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US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief
Mar23

US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. This is part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned. Information about Manafort’s...

While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force
Mar19

While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump’s argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower. The...

Couple jailed for having sex in United Arab Emirates
Mar09

Couple jailed for having sex in United Arab Emirates

A couple have been arrested and jailed in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) after it was discovered that they had sex before marriage. Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were both arrested in Abu Dhabi on January 27 after a medical exam revealed that Nohai was pregnant. Nohai, who is from the Ukraine, went to the hospital after having...

Forget Trump; Slovenian president rules Instagram
Mar07

Forget Trump; Slovenian president rules Instagram

Donald Trump may rule Twitter, but he’s no match for his Slovenian counterpart on Instagram. Borut Pahor, who is known as “Barbie” and along with Melania Trump is Slovenia’s other former fashion model making international headlines, has been actively using social media to get his message across. He started releasing his...

Sweden institutes military draft over concerns about Russia
Mar03

Sweden institutes military draft over concerns about Russia

Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its military needs. It has never...

Kremlin: Sessions uproar an impediment to fixing relations
Mar02

Kremlin: Sessions uproar an impediment to fixing relations

A senior lawmaker called it “hysteria.” The Foreign Ministry said it was “media vandalism.” The Kremlin lamented the “emotional atmosphere” currently in Washington about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meetings with a Russian diplomat, saying it could thwart efforts to mend relations. The uproar is widely...

Trump’s new national security adviser a soldier-scholar
Feb21

Trump’s new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential book that called out the U.S. government for “lies” that led to the Vietnam War. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster would remain on active military duty while leading the National Security Council, White...

Russia’s ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64
Feb21

Russia’s ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country’s interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission. Vitaly Churkin, 64, was taken to a hospital in New York, where he died, Russia’s deputy...

Germany: No plans to add US to group solving Ukraine crisis
Feb18

Germany: No plans to add US to group solving Ukraine crisis

Germany’s foreign minister says there are no plans to add the U.S. to the group of countries that have been meeting in efforts to help reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel met his French, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference. Gabriel said all sides will use their...

In Europe, Pence says US will hold Russia accountable
Feb18

In Europe, Pence says US will hold Russia accountable

Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency. Pence, in an address to the Munich Security Conference, also offered assurances to European allies that the U.S. “strongly...

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