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    Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law
    Aug03

    Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law

    US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the sanctions amounted to “full-fledged economic war on Russia” and demonstrates Trump’s “total weakness… in the...

    Trump: US President grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law
    Aug03

    Trump: US President grudgingly signs Russia sanctions into law

    US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril. US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the...

    ‘Alarming Signal’: Russian Envoy on Kiev’s Move to Boost Military Expenses
    Aug03

    ‘Alarming Signal’: Russian Envoy on Kiev’s Move to Boost Military Expenses

    MINSK (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed on Tuesday a law on introducing amendments to the 2017 state budget, which provides for additional funding for the defense sector, including the construction of an ammunition factory, the purchase of Oplot tanks, and the production of missiles. “The signing yesterday, August 1, by the...

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law
    Aug02

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law

    Washington – US President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia into law, a White House official said on Wednesday.The US Congress voted last week by overwhelming margins for sanctions to punish the Russian government over interference in the 2016 presidential election, annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and...

    Trump signs Russia sanctions into law: White House
    Aug02

    Trump signs Russia sanctions into law: White House

    President Donald Trump has signed into law a package of sanctions against Russia, the White House said Wednesday, after he had privately opposed the measures and his aides had lobbied against them. Two White House sources said Trump had signed the bill behind closed doors and away from the cameras — in signing it, he avoided the humiliating...

    Ali Cynthia Chinechere: Best student in WAEC exams rewarded on Twitter
    Aug02

    Ali Cynthia Chinechere: Best student in WAEC exams rewarded on Twitter

    The best student has nine A1s in the just concluded West Africa Examination exams. Apart from the bants and counter-bants that exemplify Twitter Nigeria, there is also a justifiable degree of reward system on the microblog. This sense of reward was recently exhibited as Nigerians on Twitter proudly honoured Ali Cynthia Chinecherem, a 17-year-old...

    NATO in Baltics learns from Ukraine’s mistakes
    Aug02

    NATO in Baltics learns from Ukraine’s mistakes

    As Russian-backed forces wreaked havoc among disorganized, often lightly armored, and mostly ad-hoc Ukrainian troops, the Baltic states watched. Now NATO allies are implementing blood-stained lessons from Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    WORLD VIEW: Ukraine should become a buffer state
    Aug02

    WORLD VIEW: Ukraine should become a buffer state

    Now a few recent words from Jack Matlock, who was US ambassador to Moscow under presidents Reagan and Bush senior: …read more Source:...

    WORLD VIEW: Ukraine should become a buffer state
    Aug02

    WORLD VIEW: Ukraine should become a buffer state

     Now a few recent words from Jack Matlock, who was US ambassador to Moscow under presidents Reagan and Bush senior: …read more Source: The...

    In Moscow: US vacates Russia compounds targeted over sanctions
    Aug02

    In Moscow: US vacates Russia compounds targeted over sanctions

    The US on Tuesday cleared out of two diplomatic compounds around Moscow under the first stage of punitive measures imposed by Russia in retaliation for new sanctions being readied in Washington. The US on Tuesday cleared out of two diplomatic compounds around Moscow under the first stage of punitive measures imposed by Russia in retaliation for...

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