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    Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as choice for secretary of state
    Dec13

    Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as choice for secretary of state

    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state, the transition team announced Tuesday, setting up a heated Senate confirmation battle and signaling a desire to ease Washington’s estrangement with Russia., Like Trump, Tillerson, 64, has no formal foreign policy experience, but has built...

    Dutch want guarantees on Ukraine deal at EU summit – draft
    Dec12

    Dutch want guarantees on Ukraine deal at EU summit – draft

    BRUSSELS – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants EU leaders to say on Thursday that the bloc’s new agreement on closer ties with Kiev covers no extra security or financial obligations, a draft said. , The draft decision by EU leaders – seen by Reuters on Monday – has been prepared by the Netherlands, the only EU state that...

    Abe, Putin to improve Japan-Russia ties but breakthrough on islands unlikely
    Dec09

    Abe, Putin to improve Japan-Russia ties but breakthrough on islands unlikely

    Japan and Russia look set to improve ties and clinch some business deals when their leaders meet next week, but both sides are scaling back expectations of a big breakthrough in a territorial row that has blocked a peace treaty to formally end World War Two., Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who pledged in September to “resolve the territorial...

    Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia’s largest oil company
    Dec08

    Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia’s largest oil company

    The Kremlin has announced that commodities trader Glencore and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund are together buying a 19.5% stake in Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil company., “It is the largest privatisation deal, the largest sale and acquisition in the global oil and gas sector in 2016,” President Vladimir Putin said. The...

    Russia ‘not seeking conflict’ – Putin tells nation
    Dec01

    Russia ‘not seeking conflict’ – Putin tells nation

    Russia is “not seeking conflict with anyone”, President Vladimir Putin has said in his annual Kremlin speech to parliament and the nation., “Unlike some foreign colleagues who see Russia as the enemy, we do not seek – and never sought – enemies. We need friends,” he said. But “we will not permit harm to...

    Obama, EU leaders agree to maintain cooperation via NATO after Trump victory
    Nov18

    Obama, EU leaders agree to maintain cooperation via NATO after Trump victory

    U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders agreed in Berlin on Friday that they needed to keep working together as part of multilateral bodies like NATO and to press ahead with the transatlantic agenda, the White House said in a statement. , Their agreement comes after the election victory of U.S. Republican Donald Trump, who said during...

    Trump, Putin speak about future of US-Russia ties
    Nov15

    Trump, Putin speak about future of US-Russia ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone with US President-elect Donald Trump Monday, according to statements from the Trump transition team and the Kremlin., Putin “called to offer his congratulations on winning a historic election,” according to a Trump statement. The two leaders discussed issues including shared threats,...

    Trump stuns world with White House defeat of Clinton
    Nov09

    Trump stuns world with White House defeat of Clinton

    Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path., A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to...

    US actor Steven Seagal given Russian citizenship by Putin
    Nov03

    US actor Steven Seagal given Russian citizenship by Putin

    President Putin signed a decree to make the award to the martial arts expert, who starred in Hollywood action thrillers during the 1990s., Seagal is friends with Mr Putin, who he has described as “one of the greatest world leaders”. Mr Putin’s spokesman said Seagal was known for his warm feelings towards Russia and his status as...

    NATO defence commitment ‘unconditional’: Stoltenberg
    Oct26

    NATO defence commitment ‘unconditional’: Stoltenberg

    Brussels – NATO’s commitment to defend all allies against any threat is “unconditional” and irrespective of whether they pay their dues, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday., Asked his view of remarks by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that, should he win, US commitment would depend on members...

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