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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...

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...

Russia Hopes Tillerson’s Visit Will Lead to Improved Ties
Apr05

Russia Hopes Tillerson’s Visit Will Lead to Improved Ties

MOSCOW — Russia voiced hope Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s planned visit next week will help improve relations between the former Cold War foes. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tillerson’s talks next Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will focus on the fight against terrorism, various...

3 Tiger Cubs Destined for Zoo in Syria Rescued in Lebanon
Apr03

3 Tiger Cubs Destined for Zoo in Syria Rescued in Lebanon

BEIRUT – Three Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria were rescued by a Lebanese animal rights group after being trapped in an unmarked, maggot-infested crate in Beirut’s airport for almost a week. The tigers, which were being transported from Ukraine, arrived at the Beirut airport on March 7, inside a ventilated...

US Ambassador Says ‘No Love’ in Dealings with Russia
Apr03

US Ambassador Says ‘No Love’ in Dealings with Russia

WASHINGTON — 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...

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...

Russian Prosecutors Move to Block Online Calls for Protests
Mar31

Russian Prosecutors Move to Block Online Calls for Protests

MOSCOW — Russian prosecutors moved Friday to block calls on social networks for more street protests in Moscow and other Russian cities following a wave of rallies that have cast a new challenge to the Kremlin. Tens of thousands demonstrators turned out in Moscow and other cities on Sunday to rally against official corruption in the largest...

As War in Afghanistan Drags on, Russia Resurrects Interest
Mar30

As War in Afghanistan Drags on, Russia Resurrects Interest

WASHINGTON – As the United States’ effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan’s future, with or without U.S. support....

Putin on US Election Hack Charge: ‘Read My Lips: No’
Mar30

Putin on US Election Hack Charge: ‘Read My Lips: No’

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emphatically denied allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election and said Moscow would maintain hopes of improving relations while waiting for political infighting in Washington to stop. Putin also said he is ready to meet with President Donald Trump in Finland if that country...

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