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U.S. Anti-Boycott Laws Could Come into Play in Qatar Crisis
Jul13

U.S. Anti-Boycott Laws Could Come into Play in Qatar Crisis

WASHINGTON – As the Persian Gulf crisis drags into a second month, a four-country boycott of Qatar is raising questions about whether U.S. businesses that follow suit could unwittingly run afoul of U.S. anti-boycott laws. Under obscure tax and export provisions designed decades ago to protect Israel, U.S. companies can be punished if they accept...

White House Criticizes Russia Sanctions Stalled in House 
Jul11

White House Criticizes Russia Sanctions Stalled in House 

WASHINGTON – A new package of economic sanctions on Russia and Iran unacceptably constrains the president’s authority, the White House said Monday as Democrats complained that the Trump administration was trying to weaken the penalties. The legislation sailed through the Senate nearly a month ago in response to Russia’s meddling in...

Germany’s Siemens Says Russia Sent Turbines to Crimea
Jul10

Germany’s Siemens Says Russia Sent Turbines to Crimea

BERLIN – Germany’s Siemens AG says at least two gas turbines delivered to Russia were re-routed to Crimea, in violation both of European sanctions and a contract with the company. Siemens told the dpa news agency Monday the Russian customer, who was not identified, had confirmed multiple times in writing that the turbines would not go to...

Russia, USA and Jordan to Work on Demilitarization Zone in Syria
Jul09

Russia, USA and Jordan to Work on Demilitarization Zone in Syria

Moscow.- Russian police, in cooperation with the United States and Jordan, will patrol a demilitarized zone in southern Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today at the G20 Summit. One of the issues debated in the two-hour and 15-minute talks between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump was the agreement reached between specialists in Jordan to...

Trump Meets Putin: Talk of Positive Results, Not of Election
Jul07

Trump Meets Putin: Talk of Positive Results, Not of Election

HAMBURG – At long last face to face, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced confidence Friday that their historic first meeting would pave the way for a positive trajectory for their two countries. If thornier issues like election meddling came up in their two-hours-plus meeting, they discussed them only in private. In...

Trump Encounters Putin for First Time, Talks with Peña Nieto
Jul07

Trump Encounters Putin for First Time, Talks with Peña Nieto

With broad grins and a warm handshake, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin warmed up for their historic encounter on Friday under the shadow of U.S. outrage about Russian election-meddling and nagging questions about potential Trump campaign collusion. Ahead of a formal, sit-down meeting, Trump and Putin were seen...

Merkel Hopes for G-20 Win-Win Solutions; Protests Expected
Jul06

Merkel Hopes for G-20 Win-Win Solutions; Protests Expected

HAMBURG – U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders of the Group of 20 top industrial and developing countries arrived Thursday in Hamburg as police in Germany’s second-biggest city braced themselves for a major protest by anti-globalization activists. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she hoped the G-20 leaders meeting Friday and...

Trump Chides Russia, but Doesn’t Condemn Election Meddling
Jul06

Trump Chides Russia, but Doesn’t Condemn Election Meddling

WARSAW – On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to confront “new forms of aggression” targeting the West and called for Moscow to stop fomenting unrest around the world. Yet he pointedly stopped short of condemning Russia for meddling in the U.S. election. Buoyed by...

Putin, Trump to Meet in Germany amid a Sea of Disputes
Jul06

Putin, Trump to Meet in Germany amid a Sea of Disputes

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany offers a long-sought opportunity to negotiate a rapprochement with Washington. But controversy over the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia will loom over the talks, making any agreements unlikely. Rarely in...

Russia’s Putin, North Korea to Challenge Trump Overseas
Jul06

Russia’s Putin, North Korea to Challenge Trump Overseas

WARSAW – President Donald Trump opens his two-nation European visit with what he expects to be a short but warm stop in Poland before he encounters what could be a frostier reception and thornier issues at an international summit in Germany. Trump’s sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s first launch of an...

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