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May’s mission to woo Trump a success, but makes some uneasy
Jan28

May’s mission to woo Trump a success, but makes some uneasy

Prime Minister Theresa May went to Washington, and President Donald Trump extended the hand of friendship. Literally. May left Washington after a 24-hour visit as Saturday’s British newspapers splashed front-page photos of the two leaders touching hands as they walked at the White House before a strikingly collegial news conference. May...

Top Russian official says Putin-Trump call will be positive
Jan28

Top Russian official says Putin-Trump call will be positive

Influential Russian security chief Nikolai Patrushev says Moscow has high hopes for a scheduled telephone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. “Everything will be positive,” Patrushev said Saturday, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency. He is the secretary of Russia’s...

Trump, Putin to speak amid GOP concerns on sanctions
Jan28

Trump, Putin to speak amid GOP concerns on sanctions

President Donald Trump’s first conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking office is sparking concern among European allies and his own Republican Party about the future of U.S. sanctions on Moscow. Ahead of the call planned for Saturday, Trump was noncommittal about whether he was considering lifting the economic...

Merkel expected to speak with Trump about Russia on Saturday: source
Jan27

Merkel expected to speak with Trump about Russia on Saturday: source

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday and the conversation is expected to focus on Russia, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.The source did not say whether Trump might want to speak with Merkel about a lifting of the U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia in response to...

Nuclear ‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest to Midnight in 64 Years
Jan26

Nuclear ‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest to Midnight in 64 Years

WASHINGTON – Atomic scientists reset their symbolic “Doomsday Clock” to its closest time to midnight in 64 years on Thursday, saying the world was closer to catastrophe due to threats such as nuclear weapons, climate change and Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president. The timepiece, devised by the Chicago-based Bulletin...

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote
Jan23

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote

All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state. The nomination of Rex Tillerson got a boost on Sunday after two influential Republican senators — John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — offered tepid endorsements of the...

Kremlin Hopes for Rapport With US, But Differences Will Stay 
Jan21

Kremlin Hopes for Rapport With US, But Differences Will Stay 

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump’s administration in comments broadcast Saturday, but warned that differences will remain. Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with state Rossiya television that it would be an “illusion” to expect...

Kremlin hopes for rapport with US, but differences will stay
Jan21

Kremlin hopes for rapport with US, but differences will stay

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump’s administration in comments broadcast Saturday, but warned that differences will remain. Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with state Rossiya television that it would be an “illusion” to expect that...

Russian political elites revel in Trump’s inauguration
Jan20

Russian political elites revel in Trump’s inauguration

Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. They are hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States, while revelers in Moscow and elsewhere gathered for celebrations as bar and club owners sought to cash in on public excitement. Trump’s promises to fix ravaged relations with Moscow...

Russian Business World Hopes for Relief from Trump
Jan19

Russian Business World Hopes for Relief from Trump

DAVOS, Switzerland — Few people are more eager for Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia. Hacking scandals? They expect that to blow over. Conflict in Ukraine? An artificial problem invented by Barack Obama, they argue. Russian magnates and American investors alike are anticipating a Trump...

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