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Germany: No plans to add US to group solving Ukraine crisis
Feb18

Germany: No plans to add US to group solving Ukraine crisis

Germany’s foreign minister says there are no plans to add the U.S. to the group of countries that have been meeting in efforts to help reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel met his French, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference. Gabriel said all sides will use their...

In Europe, Pence says US will hold Russia accountable
Feb18

In Europe, Pence says US will hold Russia accountable

Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency. Pence, in an address to the Munich Security Conference, also offered assurances to European allies that the U.S. “strongly...

Trump’s Team in Disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe
Feb18

Trump’s Team in Disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe

MUNICH – Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in “disarray”. McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation...

Kremlin Denies Any Disappointment with Trump Administration
Feb17

Kremlin Denies Any Disappointment with Trump Administration

The Kremlin denied Friday that it has grown frustrated with a lack of progress in improving relations with Washington under President Donald Trump, saying it’s too early to say what course Russia-U.S. ties will take. “We never wore rose-tinted glasses, never had any illusions, so there is nothing to be disappointed with,”...

Death threats for MovieTowne murder accused
Feb17

Death threats for MovieTowne murder accused

Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017The 30-year-old man accused of murdering restaurant worker Jamilia DeRevenaux, and two men charged with harbouring him before his arrest, appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate yesterday. Matthew King, of Chinapoo, Morvant, appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar charged with killing...

Old Alliances in Doubt as World’s Top Diplomats Meet in Bonn
Feb16

Old Alliances in Doubt as World’s Top Diplomats Meet in Bonn

BONN, Germany — Envoys from 20 of the world’s leading nations met Thursday in Germany to discuss current conflicts and ways to prevent future crises, against a backdrop of uncertainty among allies and adversaries over the direction of U.S. foreign policy. Germany’s foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel, who is hosting the two-day talks in...

U.N.: Rape, Sexual Assault in Ukraine Conflict May Amount to War Crimes
Feb16

U.N.: Rape, Sexual Assault in Ukraine Conflict May Amount to War Crimes

LONDON – Men and women in Ukraine have been beaten, electrocuted by their genitals and raped in cases of sexual violence committed during the conflict which may amount to war crimes, the United Nations’ human rights office said on Thursday. All sides in the unrest used beatings, forced nudity and other abuses as interrogation...

U.S. warns NATO – increase spending or we might ‘moderate’ support
Feb15

U.S. warns NATO – increase spending or we might ‘moderate’ support

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned NATO allies on Wednesday that they must honor military spending pledges to ensure the United States does not “moderate” support for the alliance. Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to Brussels as Pentagon chief, also accused some NATO members of ignoring threats, including from Russia....

Russians Remain Patient for Thaw with U.S. under Trump
Feb15

Russians Remain Patient for Thaw with U.S. under Trump

As questions over the Trump administration’s contacts with Russia roil U.S. politics, the Kremlin is taking a decidedly measured approach, carefully weighing what it says to avoid jeopardizing a chance for better relations between Moscow and Washington. This same patience is evident in Russian state media, helping to temper public...

Pentagon Chief Mattis Makes Clear that U.S. Committed to NATO
Feb15

Pentagon Chief Mattis Makes Clear that U.S. Committed to NATO

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday made clear that the United States was committed to NATO while also reinforcing the Trump administration’s demand that allies pay their fair share. Speaking at his first NATO defense minister’s meeting, Mattis called the alliance “a fundamental bedrock for the United States and for...

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