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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...

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...

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