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Germany invites Russian minister on EU sanctions list to G20 meeting
Jan13

Germany invites Russian minister on EU sanctions list to G20 meeting

Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev, who is on a European Union list of Russians banned from entering the bloc, will next week attend a meeting in Berlin with his G20 counterparts at Germany’s invitation.European Union leaders last July extended economic sanctions against Russia first imposed in 2014 after it annexed Crimea and...

Spain’s Envoy to UK Resigns Amid Outcry Over Plane Crash
Jan13

Spain’s Envoy to UK Resigns Amid Outcry Over Plane Crash

MADRID — Spain’s ambassador to the United Kingdom resigned Thursday amid increasing calls for him to be sacked over his handling of 75 deaths in a 2003 crash of a military jet. Ambassador Federico Trillo said he decided to step down “in order not to interfere with the government’s work.” Trillo was chosen for the London...

US Troops Enter Poland, 1st Deployment at Russia’s Doorstep
Jan12

US Troops Enter Poland, 1st Deployment at Russia’s Doorstep

WARSAW, Poland — American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. Some people waved and held up American flags as U.S. troops in tanks and other vehicles crossed into southwestern Poland from Germany and...

Tillerson says China should be barred from South China Sea islands
Jan12

Tillerson says China should be barred from South China Sea islands

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.In comments expected to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his confirmation hearing on Wednesday before the...

Momentum with Man United as Liverpool heads to Old Trafford
Jan12

Momentum with Man United as Liverpool heads to Old Trafford

With Manchester United on their longest winning run in eight years, it’s tempting to conclude that a giant of English soccer is starting to resemble the force of old. Some perspective is needed, however, when assessing United’s nine straight victories in all competitions since Dec. 8. Only one of their opponents in that one-month...

US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment to Russia’s doorstep
Jan12

US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment to Russia’s doorstep

American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. Soldiers in camouflage with tanks and other vehicles crossed into southwestern Poland on Thursday morning from Germany and headed for Zagan, where they will be...

Compromising Material Appears Frequently in Russian Politics
Jan12

Compromising Material Appears Frequently in Russian Politics

MOSCOW — Blurry video of highly placed men engaging in sexual acts, audio recordings of influential figures profanely insulting their nominal allies — in Russia these appear enough that a special word has evolved: “kompromat,” or “compromising material.” In the wake of unsubstantiated allegations that Russia has gathered...

For Russia, U.S. election meddling claims strip Trump win of luster
Jan11

For Russia, U.S. election meddling claims strip Trump win of luster

The Kremlin says U.S. intelligence agency allegations it ran an influence campaign to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House are false. But if U.S. spies are right, Moscow may wish it hadn’t bothered to meddle in the first place.The belief, widely held in the West, that the Kremlin helped discredit Democratic rival Hillary...

Trump’s pick for top diplomat calls Russia a ‘danger’
Jan11

Trump’s pick for top diplomat calls Russia a ‘danger’

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, tried on Wednesday to allay concerns that a Trump administration will pull back from the world or ignore threats from rivals. He said Russia poses a “danger” to the nation. A friend of the Kremlin and foe of sanctions in his corporate...

US Lashes out at Russia at UN and Russia Goes After Obama
Jan11

US Lashes out at Russia at UN and Russia Goes After Obama

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, in one of her last appearances at the U.N. Security Council, lashed out at Russia on Tuesday for invading and annexing Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and carrying out “a merciless military assault” in Syria. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin shot back by accusing the Obama...

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