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Trump Signals Shift from Obama’s Focus on Multilateralism
Dec28

Trump Signals Shift from Obama’s Focus on Multilateralism

For eight years, President Barack Obama’s foreign policy doctrine has been rooted in a belief that while the United States can take action around the word on its own, it rarely should. “Multilateralism regulates hubris,” Obama declared. His successor, President-elect Donald Trump, has derided some of the same international...

Israeli PM, angered by anti-settlement U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador
Dec26

Israeli PM, angered by anti-settlement U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned the U.S. ambassador to Israel to discuss the U.S. abstention in a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an end to settlement-building.Separately, the envoys of 10 other nations were called in to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to be reprimanded on Sunday, and Netanyahu had more harsh...

Russian plane carrying 92 crashes in Black Sea; 10 dead seen
Dec25

Russian plane carrying 92 crashes in Black Sea; 10 dead seen

A Russian plane carrying 92 people to an air base in Syria crashed Sunday into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the city of Sochi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Thousands of rescue workers were searching the undersea crash site but there appeared to be no survivors. Those on board included dozens of members of Russia’s...

Jamaicans among 74 ‘criminal’ immigrants busted in US clampdown
Dec25

Jamaicans among 74 ‘criminal’ immigrants busted in US clampdown

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has listed a number of Jamaicans among 74 immigrants who were arrested by members of the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) during a recent two-state immigration sweep targeting crim The Jamaicans were not identified. ICE said that the 11-day operation also targeted other...

Trump vows nuclear expansion, warns of ‘alternate path’
Dec24

Trump vows nuclear expansion, warns of ‘alternate path’

President-elect Donald Trump has stepped away from his typically tempered view of U.S.-Russia relations. He vowed to expand America’s nuclear capabilities while warning that the two global powers should restore collaboration so they don’t “have to travel an alternate path.” Trump’s transition team said Friday that...

Belarus Court Rules Against AP Reporter for Chernobyl Story
Dec24

Belarus Court Rules Against AP Reporter for Chernobyl Story

MOSCOW – A court in the former Soviet republic of Belarus has ruled against an Associated Press (AP) correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article damaged its reputation. AP said it stands by his reporting and will seek to overturn the ruling on appeal. The lawsuit stems from an April article about farmers using land...

Putin praises Trump’s judgment, rejects hacking claims
Dec23

Putin praises Trump’s judgment, rejects hacking claims

Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the U.S. will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge to strengthen the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal. Speaking during a marathon end-of-the-year news conference that lasted the best part of four hours, Putin heaped praise on the U.S....

Putin Praises Trump’s Judgment, Rejects Hacking Claims
Dec23

Putin Praises Trump’s Judgment, Rejects Hacking Claims

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the U.S. will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge to strengthen the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal. Speaking during a marathon end-of-year news conference that lasted the best part of four hours, Putin heaped praise on the...

Trump: US must ‘greatly strengthen’ nuclear capability
Dec23

Trump: US must ‘greatly strengthen’ nuclear capability

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to “greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability” until the rest of the world “comes to its senses” regarding nuclear weapons. His comments on Twitter came hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said strengthening his...

Putin: Russia’s military is stronger than anyone’s
Dec22

Putin: Russia’s military is stronger than anyone’s

Russia’s military is now stronger than any potential foe, President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting with the defense ministry on Thursday. “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he told the meeting. “Anyone!” His comments come at the end of a year when...

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