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    Trump-Putin in first showdown at fractious G20 summit
    Jul07

    Trump-Putin in first showdown at fractious G20 summit

    The first encounter between property tycoon Donald Trump and former KGB agent Vladimir Putin will be dissected frame by frame © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVHamburg, Germany, Jul 7 – US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin were to meet Friday for the first time in a highly-awaited encounter at a G20 summit marred by divisive...

    US Welcomes Decision to Grant Netherlands Jurisdiction in MH17 Crash Trial
    Jul07

    US Welcomes Decision to Grant Netherlands Jurisdiction in MH17 Crash Trial

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States welcomed a decision by the Joint Investigation Team to grant the Netherlands the opportunity to hold trials for the case of the Malaysian Boeing MH17 crash in Ukraine in 2014, the US State Department said in a press release. “The United States welcomes the unanimous decision of the Joint Investigation Team...

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20
    Jul07

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20

    Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first G20 summit for US President Donald Trump, as German police clashed with a hard core of masked anti-capitalist activists hurling bottles and stones. What should have been a peaceful march by around 12,000 people in Hamburg protesting against globalisation was halted as police used...

    Tech: Hackers breached at least a dozen US nuclear power sites — and officials are zeroing in on a familiar player
    Jul07

    Tech: Hackers breached at least a dozen US nuclear power sites — and officials are zeroing in on a familiar player

    It looks like a pattern may be emerging. US officials have concluded that hackers working on behalf of a foreign power recently breached at least a dozen US nuclear power sites, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Bloomberg cited multiple US sources who said they had zeroed in on Russia as the primary suspect behind the most recent attacks, including...

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20
    Jul07

    Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20

    Up to 100,000 demonstrators are expected before and during the two-day Group of 20 meeting bringing US President Donald Trump, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping and other leaders to Hamburg © AFP / Odd ANDERSENHAMBURG, Jul 7 – Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first G20 summit for US President...

    Politics: ‘Putin will eat President Trump’s lunch’: Experts weigh in on how Trump should approach Putin
    Jul07

    Politics: ‘Putin will eat President Trump’s lunch’: Experts weigh in on how Trump should approach Putin

    Trump has to emphasize that Russia's election meddling was an act of war and be careful not to concede anything to Putin. President Donald Trump has his first high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. The meeting comes amid crumbling relations between the two countries. Experts stressed Trump must bring up...

    Germany, US Top Diplomats to Discuss Gulf Rift, Syria, Ukraine at G20 on July 7
    Jul07

    Germany, US Top Diplomats to Discuss Gulf Rift, Syria, Ukraine at G20 on July 7

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will discuss the situation in the Persian Gulf, as well as crises in Ukraine and Syria on the sidelines of the G20 summit on July 7, the German Foreign Ministry said Thursday. “Foreign Minister Gabriel will hold a meeting with Secretary of State Rex...

    Politics: ‘Putin will eat President Trump’s lunch’: How experts say Trump should approach his high-stakes meeting with Putin
    Jul07

    Politics: ‘Putin will eat President Trump’s lunch’: How experts say Trump should approach his high-stakes meeting with Putin

    Trump has to emphasize that Russia's election meddling was an act of war and be careful not to concede anything to Putin. President Donald Trump has his first high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. The meeting comes amid crumbling relations between the two countries. Experts stressed Trump must bring up...

    Trump blasts Russia, warns future of the West at stake
    Jul06

    Trump blasts Russia, warns future of the West at stake

    US President Donald Trump warned that the future of the West was at stake, in a keynote speech in Warsaw © AFP / JANEK SKARZYNSKIWarsaw, Poland, Jul 6 – US President Donald Trump warned that the future of the West was at risk and lashed out at Russia and North Korea on Thursday at the start of a high-stakes trip to Europe. In key US ally Poland...

    Donald Trump praises Poland for NATO commitment, rebukes Russia
    Jul06

    Donald Trump praises Poland for NATO commitment, rebukes Russia

    US President Donald Trump has used a speech in Warsaw to reiterate US support for the NATO alliance. He praised Poland for its commitment to defense spending, but chastised Russia over its actions in Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source:...

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