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Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts
Dec01

Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts

In a conciliatory state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced hope for mending a rift with the U.S. and pooling efforts in fighting terrorism. The speech reflected Moscow’s hope that President-elect Donald Trump could help repair ties with Washington that have sunk to a post-Cold War low over the crisis...

Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement
Nov29

Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement

Four-way talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine finished without a breakthrough on Tuesday, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declaring that “lip service” statements were not enough to achieve lasting peace.Amid low expectations, the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia met in the...

Intel Chief: Russia Eased Hacking After U.S. Accused Kremlin
Nov29

Intel Chief: Russia Eased Hacking After U.S. Accused Kremlin

WASHINGTON — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that Russia curtailed its election-related cyberactivity after the Obama administration accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the presidential race. The top U.S. intelligence official also said he had formally submitted a resignation letter effective at the end of...

‘Axeman’ quits after seven rounds in title fight
Nov27

‘Axeman’ quits after seven rounds in title fight

Vasyl Lomachenko successfully defended his WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night when Jamaican boxer Nicholas Walters was unable to continue after seven rounds. Lomachenko, the 28-year-old Ukrainian who won two Olympic gold medals, improved to 7-1. Walters dropped to 26-1-1. “My goal is to be the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the...

Germany, France seek four-way talks on eastern Ukraine conflict on November 29
Nov23

Germany, France seek four-way talks on eastern Ukraine conflict on November 29

Germany and France have invited Ukraine and Russia to meet in Minsk next week for four-way talks aimed at kick-starting peace talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.Steinmeier said he hoped the foreign ministers from all four countries could meet next Tuesday, weeks before U.S....

Putin says Ukraine’s detention of Russian soldiers is ‘perfidy’
Nov23

Putin says Ukraine’s detention of Russian soldiers is ‘perfidy’

The detention this week of two Russian servicemen near the border with Ukraine was an act of “perfidy” by the Kiev authorities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Antigua...

Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria – sources
Nov22

Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria – sources

Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.At least two Russian-flagged ships made deliveries – which contravene EU sanctions – via Cyprus, an...

Merkel says she will seek 4th term as German chancellor
Nov20

Merkel says she will seek 4th term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel announced on Sunday she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year’s election, a sign of stability after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president.Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the 62-year old conservative...

Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet
Nov20

Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for around four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office.The two men met at the start of the summit meeting in Lima, Peru’s capital. They exchanged pleasantries and...

German Chancellor Merkel to Seek Fourth Term
Nov20

German Chancellor Merkel to Seek Fourth Term

BERLIN — Angela Merkel will seek a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor in general elections next year, the German news agency dpa reported Sunday. Dpa, citing sources at the Berlin headquarters of Merkel’s Christian Democrat party, reported that the 62-year-old chancellor also will run to be re-elected as the party’s chairwoman...

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