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    Mike Pence: US Vice President slams Russian ‘occupation’ on Georgia visit
    Aug01

    Mike Pence: US Vice President slams Russian ‘occupation’ on Georgia visit

    The vice president reiterated America's firm backing for Georgia's hope of joining military alliance NATO, a goal that has stirred fury in Moscow. US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday blasted Russia’s “ocupation” of Georgian territory, as he pledged Donald Trump will sign off on new sanctions against Moscow...

    Russia’s Posture ‘Must Change’ – U.S. Vice President
    Aug01

    Russia’s Posture ‘Must Change’ – U.S. Vice President

    U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, said that Russia’s destabilising activities in Ukraine and support for rogue regimes like Iran, Syria and North Korea “must change”. His comments came during a joint news conference with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi. The Vice President called on Europe to match U.S. President...

    Maria Sharapova: Champion battles into second round at WTA Stanford
    Aug01

    Maria Sharapova: Champion battles into second round at WTA Stanford

    The former world number one from Russia hadn't played in the US since March of 2015, before serving a 15-month doping suspension. Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova made a battling return to US hardcourts on Monday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over American Jennifer Brady in Stanford, California.”I feel like I just want to...

    Goethe-Institut Lagos: The German cultural centre in Nigeria welcomes new director
    Aug01

    Goethe-Institut Lagos: The German cultural centre in Nigeria welcomes new director

    Goethe-Institut Lagos welcomes Friederike Möschel, to its Lagos City Hall offices replacing Marc-André Schmachtel as the new director. For artists and art enthusiasts in Lagos, there has been a new development on the scene.Goethe-Institut Lagos, the German cultural centre in Nigeria, welcomes a new director, Friederike Möschel, to its Lagos City...

    Putin: Russia defends slashing US mission as hope fades of better ties
    Aug01

    Putin: Russia defends slashing US mission as hope fades of better ties

    Moscow on Monday sought to justify its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties anytime soon under Donald Trump. Moscow on Monday sought to justify its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving...

    Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US
    Aug01

    Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US

    TBILISI (Sputnik) — Saakashvili was stripped of Ukrainian citizenship on Wednesday and is currently in the United States. He announced his intention to return to Ukraine at the earliest opportunity. “If its Ukraine, where he promised to return, we have exhausted all procedures in that direction. So if Ukraine obtains political will, the country...

    Russia: Country warns of further retaliation after US sanctions

    Sergei Ryabkov called a sanctions package aimed at penalizing Russia for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. The Kremlin’s decision to expel American diplomats was a “long overdue” retaliation to tough new sanctions passed by Washington, a top Russian official said Sunday, vowing more payback may follow if the US does...

    Putin says U.S. must cut 755 diplomatic staff, more measures possible
    Jul31

    Putin says U.S. must cut 755 diplomatic staff, more measures possible

    MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress. , Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff...

    US to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin
    Jul31

    US to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony for Russia’s Navy Day in Saint Petersburg on July 30, 2017 © POOL/AFP / Alexander ZemlianichenkoMoscow, Russian Federation, Jul 30 – President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties...

    Vladimir Putin: Russian President expels 755 US diplomats from country
    Jul31

    Vladimir Putin: Russian President expels 755 US diplomats from country

    The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded Washington cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 — the same number Moscow has in the US. President Vladimir Putin said 755 US diplomats must leave Russia and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time, in a move Sunday that followed tough new American...

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