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Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address
Apr16

Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address

On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal “Urbi et Orbi” Easter...

Russia reset redux? Trump tries where predecessors failed
Apr13

Russia reset redux? Trump tries where predecessors failed

It’s a familiar refrain: A new American president seeks improved relations with Russia. And like his predecessors, Donald Trump is running into a thicket of obstacles, new and old, to even maintaining a functioning relationship with Moscow. For Trump, the grievances inherited from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been...

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at ‘all-time low’
Apr13

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at ‘all-time low’

Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low.” His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment from the other side of the globe after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. “Right now...

IOC strips three medal-winners from Beijing and London over doping violations
Apr05

IOC strips three medal-winners from Beijing and London over doping violations

Artur Taymazov, an Olympic wrestling champion from the 2008 Games in Beijing, has been stripped of his title by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being found guilty of doping violations. The Uzbekistani won gold in the 96-120 kilogram freestyle category, but that result has now been removed from the record. “Re-analysis of...

US ambassador says ‘no love’ in dealings with Russia
Apr02

US ambassador says ‘no love’ in dealings with Russia

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there’s no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would fully support strong action against the Kremlin once investigations are complete. Speaking in television interviews broadcast Sunday, Nikki Haley contended there is no...

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze
Mar25

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze

A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online. What drives these extreme selfie daredevils? He’s got a camera strapped to his head and he teeters on the edge of the roof in a nine story apartment block in Siberia. “Are you filming?” he asks, as a friend hands him a...

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...

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