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Politics: Russia seems to be intensifying its new Cold War on the west
Apr24

Politics: Russia seems to be intensifying its new Cold War on the west

Trump often said he'd likely "get along" with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but a recent cruise missile strike in Syria put a wrench in those plans. President Donald Trump often said on the campaign trail that he’d likely “get along” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but a recent cruise missile strike in...

Russia: Country boosts military spending despite sanctions – Study
Apr24

Russia: Country boosts military spending despite sanctions – Study

Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday. Russia became the world’s third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure...

Rex Tillerson: Russia’s actions in Ukraine ‘obstacle’ to improved relations – US Secretary of State
Apr24

Rex Tillerson: Russia’s actions in Ukraine ‘obstacle’ to improved relations – US Secretary of State

"Secretary Tillerson phoned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss his recent trip to Moscow and his message to the Russian leadership that. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation Sunday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Moscow’s actions in eastern Ukraine remain an obstacle to improved...

Nadal wins record 10th Monte Carlo Masters title
Apr23

Nadal wins record 10th Monte Carlo Masters title

The World No. 7 beat Albert Ramos-Vilonas 6-1 6-3 to claim a record 10th title. The post Nadal wins record 10th Monte Carlo Masters title appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. …read more Source: Premium Times...

In Ukraine: OSCE staff member killed by landmine
Apr23

In Ukraine: OSCE staff member killed by landmine

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Sunday one of its staff was killed after an observer mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Sunday one of its staff was killed after an observer mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in rebel-held...

Politics: A dark and familiar cloud is hanging over France’s high-stakes presidential election
Apr22

Politics: A dark and familiar cloud is hanging over France’s high-stakes presidential election

France's upcoming presidential election has turned into a de facto referendum on whether to halt or strengthen the nationalist fervor sweeping the west. France’s upcoming presidential election has turned into a de facto referendum on whether to halt or strengthen the nationalist fervor sweeping the west that propelled US President...

Finance: The Treasury Department says it won’t issue Exxon a waiver to work in Russia
Apr21

Finance: The Treasury Department says it won’t issue Exxon a waiver to work in Russia

"The Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to US comapnies, including Exxon, authorizing drilling prohibited by current Russian sanctions." The Treasury Department says it won’t issue Exxon Mobil a waiver to work in Russia. “In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing...

Politics: The US Army wants dummy Russian tanks so it can practice blowing them away
Apr21

Politics: The US Army wants dummy Russian tanks so it can practice blowing them away

The invitation for bids states that the mods will help the Army simulate realistic battle scenarios in training. The US Army just put out an invitation for bids on building a modification for Humvees to make them look like Russian T-72 tanks. The invitation for bids states that the mods will help the Army simulate realistic battle scenarios in...

ICJ partially rejects Ukraine’s case against Russia
Apr19

ICJ partially rejects Ukraine’s case against Russia

The court also ruled that Russia must not discriminate against the ethnic Tatar community in Crimea. The post ICJ partially rejects Ukraine’s case against Russia appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. …read more Source: Premium Times...

International Court of Justice: UN court rejects Kiev bid for measures to halt pro-Russian rebels
Apr19

International Court of Justice: UN court rejects Kiev bid for measures to halt pro-Russian rebels

The complicated interim ruling came as the conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year. The UN’s top court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Kiev for emergency measures to halt Russia’s alleged funnelling of money and arms into Ukraine’s war-torn east, but warned Moscow to protect ethnic rights in Crimea.The complicated...

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