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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...

Russian Manafort Client: Willing to Speak to Congress
Mar29

Russian Manafort Client: Willing to Speak to Congress

WASHINGTON – A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Last week, it was reported that Manafort had written aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska in...

French Socialist Candidate Meets Merkel, Assails Austerity
Mar29

French Socialist Candidate Meets Merkel, Assails Austerity

BERLIN – French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon assailed European austerity policies as he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, arguing that they have helped fuel the rise of the far right. Hamon followed conservative François Fillon and independent Emmanuel Macron in making the trip to France’s traditional partner...

DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’
Mar29

DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’

In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times’ Global Business Summit on Monday, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Cheney said there were a “rising number of threats” in the world that, beyond national security, “even pose a threat to the...

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