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Obama urges European leaders to work with Trump
Nov18

Obama urges European leaders to work with Trump

President Barack Obama used a meeting with key European leaders Friday to urge them to work with the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump and to discuss steps necessary to resolve the conflicts in Syria and eastern Ukraine. This was revealed by the White House. Obama’s meeting with the leaders of Germany, Britain, France,...

Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia
Nov18

Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia

U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Friday underscored the importance of working together in NATO and chided Russia for its bombing of Syria and failure to implement a Ukrainian peace accord.The White House statement followed a meeting at which Obama sought to reassure his counterparts from Germany, Britain, Spain, Italy and...

Obama to Trump: Stand up to Putin and Russia
Nov17

Obama to Trump: Stand up to Putin and Russia

Offering pointed foreign policy advice to his successor, President Barack Obama expressed hope Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump will stand up to Russia when it deviates from U.S. “values and international norms.” Obama said Trump should not simply “cut some deals” with Vladimir Putin when convenient. Obama, in a...

Putin Withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
Nov16

Putin Withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity. Russia in 2000 signed the Rome treaty that established the Hague-based court but never ratified it. Putin’s decree, published on the Kremlin’s...

Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
Nov16

Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity. Russia in 2000 signed the Rome treaty that established the Hague-based court but never ratified it. Putin’s decree, published on the...

EU Ministers Reaffirm Iran Deal, Seek More Regional Security
Nov14

EU Ministers Reaffirm Iran Deal, Seek More Regional Security

Top EU diplomats are calling for more robust European defense and a greater European voice in world affairs as Donald Trump — whose isolationist, protectionist promises have worried many in Europe — prepares to assume the U.S. presidency. With many question marks around Trump’s foreign policy plans, EU foreign ministers agreed Monday at...

E.U. Awaits Trump Team to Assess Future of Trans-Atlantic Ties
Nov14

E.U. Awaits Trump Team to Assess Future of Trans-Atlantic Ties

European Union foreign ministers conceded Sunday that they will have to wait to see what moves U.S. president-elect Donald Trump makes in the weeks ahead and work on strengthening Europe’s role in world affairs until the future of trans-Atlantic relations becomes clearer. At informal dinner talks in Brussels, the ministers underlined the...

Russia Eyes Better Ties with Trump; Says Contacts Underway
Nov10

Russia Eyes Better Ties with Trump; Says Contacts Underway

MOSCOW – A top Russian diplomat and Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Thursday that Russian experts were in contact with some members of President-elect Donald Trump’s staff during the presidential campaign, a period in which the United States accused Russia of hacking into Democratic Party emails systems. A spokeswoman for Trump denied...

Russia eyes better ties with Trump; says contacts underway
Nov10

Russia eyes better ties with Trump; says contacts underway

A top Russian diplomat and Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Thursday that Russian experts were in contact with some members of President-elect Donald Trump’s staff during the presidential campaign. That was during a period in which the United States accused Russia of hacking into Democratic Party emails systems. A spokeswoman for Trump...

China state media warns Trump against isolationism, calls for status quo
Nov10

China state media warns Trump against isolationism, calls for status quo

Chinese state media has warned the U.S. president-elect against isolationism and interventionism, calling instead for the United States to actively work with China to maintain the international status quo.President-elect Donald Trump threatened to tear up trade deals and pursue a more unilateral foreign policy under his “America First” principle...

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