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US, Russia at ‘Low Point’ After No Breakthrough in Moscow
Apr13

US, Russia at ‘Low Point’ After No Breakthrough in Moscow

MOSCOW – The United States and Russia laid bare their deep and dangerous divides on Syria and other matters Wednesday, as America’s top diplomat left an almost two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin with the sense the countries have reached a “low point” in relations. That candid assessment by U.S. Secretary of...

U.S. Secretary of State Arrives in Russia
Apr12

U.S. Secretary of State Arrives in Russia

Moscow.- U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will meet this Wednesday with his Russian peer, Serguei Lavrov to discuss among other issues the situation in Syria, Ukraine, security and anti-terrorism. During the work visit of Tillerson, the first as head of U.S. diplomacy will also analyze the differendum Palestinean-Israeli, the situation in...

Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout
Apr12

Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout

WASHINGTON – Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the...

G-7 Foreign Ministers Close Meeting in Italy
Apr12

G-7 Foreign Ministers Close Meeting in Italy

Rome.- With an aggressive speech against Syria, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Russia and, to a lesser extent, Iran, G-7 foreign ministers closed Tuesday their two-day meeting in the Italian city of Lucca. The fight against terrorism, the confrontation with the Islamic State and a general review of the situation in Iraq, Libya,...

UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security
Apr10

UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security

United Nations.- The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. Summoned by Ukraine, the participants in the session analyzed the situation of developing small island States, the most vulnerable to...

World Relays CEO Carey Ready for Starting Gun
Apr10

World Relays CEO Carey Ready for Starting Gun

CEO of the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017, RosamundeCarey, cannot wait for the first start gun of this year’s edition that is now a part of The IAAF World Athletics Series. So far 42 countries have submitted entries at the preliminary deadline and that is great news for the CEO who pointed out that at the last edition of the relays 43...

U.S. to hold accountable those who commit crimes against ‘innocents’
Apr10

U.S. to hold accountable those who commit crimes against ‘innocents’

The United States will hold responsible anyone who commits crimes against humanity, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday, days after the U.S. military unexpectedly attacked Syria. Tillerson is in Italy for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations, with his counterparts from Europe and...

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria
Apr10

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. The warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles at...

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad
Apr10

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad

LUCCA, Italy — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russia to end its support for President Bashar Assad. Last week’s nerve gas attack in the rebel-held town of...

South China Sea: Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy islands
Apr06

South China Sea: Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy islands

Hong Kong (CNN) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he has ordered military personnel to occupy all Philippines-claimed islands in the disputed South China Sea. “We tried to be friends with everybody but we have to maintain our jurisdiction now, at least the areas under our control. And I have ordered the armed forces to occupy...

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