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Republicans Seek Distance from Trump’s Comments on Putin, US 
Feb06

Republicans Seek Distance from Trump’s Comments on Putin, US 

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — President Donald Trump has long expressed a desire for improved relations with Moscow, but his latest comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. are leading some fellow Republicans to take a step back from the president — on this issue at least. Told by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly during an...

Serb bulldozers demolish wall in Kosovo’s divided city
Feb05

Serb bulldozers demolish wall in Kosovo’s divided city

Local Serbs in Kosovo used bulldozers on Sunday to demolish a wall they built in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica, following weeks of tension over the issue between Kosovo and Serbia. The Serbs, who do not recognize Kosovo as a state, started constructing the wall in December, saying it was to protect against a landslip, but the Pristina...

Belarusian leader lashes out at Russia
Feb03

Belarusian leader lashes out at Russia

In a sign of growing friction between the two ex-Soviet neighbours, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko criticized Russia Friday for cutting oil supplies. Lukashenko ordered his interior minister to press charges against Russia’s top food safety official and firmly refused to host a Russian air base. In a live news conference that...

Tillerson Addresses Dissent and Calls Mexico, Canada
Feb03

Tillerson Addresses Dissent and Calls Mexico, Canada

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for unity and understanding on his first day at the State Department amid internal dissent over policies of President Donald Trump, which have also antagonized a range of allies. Within hours of starting the job, Tillerson reached out by phone to counterparts from Mexico and Canada, spoke by phone with...

Putin says Ukraine Escalated Conflict to Bolster US Support
Feb02

Putin says Ukraine Escalated Conflict to Bolster US Support

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine — Salvos of artillery shook a sector of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, the fifth day of escalated fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels. Two Ukrainian troops were killed overnight and 10 others wounded, the government said; rebels said one of their fighters was killed. Reporters heard Grad rocket...

Usain Bolt already returns medal in doping case, but Russian athletes slow to do likewise
Feb02

Usain Bolt already returns medal in doping case, but Russian athletes slow to do likewise

None of the Russian athletes recently stripped of their Olympic titles for doping have returned their medals, the country’s Olympic committee said Thursday. Russia has had 18 medalists disqualified in doping cases from Olympic retesting from the 2008 and 2012 Games. Ten more Russians are also obliged to return medals they won as part of...

The Art of the Deal: Why Putin needs one more than Trump
Feb01

The Art of the Deal: Why Putin needs one more than Trump

In his book, ‘Art of the Deal,’ Donald Trump said the best deals were ones where both sides got something they wanted. His credo, applied to a potential U.S.-Russia deal, flags an awkward truth for Vladimir Putin: He wants more from Trump than vice versa. As aides try to set up a first meeting between the two presidents, the mismatched...

Jamaica upgraded to silver after Russia stripped of women’s 4x400m medal
Feb01

Jamaica upgraded to silver after Russia stripped of women’s 4x400m medal

Jamaica’s 4x400m women’s relay team has been upgraded from bronze to silver after Russia was stripped of the silver medals the country won at the London 2012 Olympics after Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive for a banned substance. This was revealed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday. The United States won the...

Deaths Mount Daily as Renewed Fighting Hits Eastern Ukraine
Feb01

Deaths Mount Daily as Renewed Fighting Hits Eastern Ukraine

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine – Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, leaving at least eight people dead and dozens injured. Salvos of heavy-caliber artillery were heard throughout the night and late morning in Avdiivka, a...

EU chair labels Trump a ‘threat’ as Europeans debate U.S. ties
Jan31

EU chair labels Trump a ‘threat’ as Europeans debate U.S. ties

Donald Trump has joined Russia, China and radical Islam as a threat to the European Union, EU leaders were told on Tuesday by the man chairing a summit where they will debate relations with the United States. European Council President Donald Tusk, a conservative former premier of Poland, wrote to EU national leaders to lay out themes for...

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