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Customs officer proposed to girlfriend by setting up drug bust
Jun22

Customs officer proposed to girlfriend by setting up drug bust

A customs officer proposed to his girlfriend by setting up a drugs bust. Oksana Tichkovskaya was travelling back to Ukraine with her mother from Poland when she was pulled over at the border by officers with sniffer dogs, the Daily Mirror reports…. …read more Source: Jamaica...

Russia Cancels Diplomatic Meeting in Wake of U.S. Sanctions
Jun21

Russia Cancels Diplomatic Meeting in Wake of U.S. Sanctions

MOSCOW – The Kremlin voiced displeasure Wednesday about new United States sanctions against Russia and called off much-anticipated talks with a senior U.S administration official in response. The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it had imposed sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and firms over Russian activities in Ukraine. Treasury...

Ukrainian Government, Separatists Agree on New Cease-Fire
Jun21

Ukrainian Government, Separatists Agree on New Cease-Fire

MOSCOW – The Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatists have agreed on a new cease-fire in the country’s war-torn east, a spokesman for the Ukrainian government said Wednesday. Fighting between government forces and Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine’s industrial heartland has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more...

Russia Regrets New U.S. Sanctions, Mulls Retaliatory Moves
Jun21

Russia Regrets New U.S. Sanctions, Mulls Retaliatory Moves

The Kremlin has voiced regret about the new U.S. sanctions against Russia and warned of possible retaliation. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that the U.S. move wasn’t constructive, adding that “various options are being considered on expert level.” The Trump administration announced...

Trump Meets Ukrainian Leader Amid Russia Investigation
Jun21

Trump Meets Ukrainian Leader Amid Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression. The meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was originally described by the White House as a brief “drop-in.” But the...

Trump Calls Warmbier’s Death a ‘Total Disgrace’
Jun20

Trump Calls Warmbier’s Death a ‘Total Disgrace’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier after his lengthy detention in North Korea was a “total disgrace,” and said if the college student had been returned home to the U.S. earlier, “I think the result would have been a lot different.” Trump said he had spoken with...

General: U.S. and Moscow in Delicate Talks on Syria Tensions
Jun19

General: U.S. and Moscow in Delicate Talks on Syria Tensions

WASHINGTON – The top U.S. military officer said Monday that Washington and Moscow are in delicate discussions to tamp down tensions arising from the U.S. shootdown of a Syrian fighter jet, which the Russians called a violation of a U.S.-Russian understanding on avoiding air incidents. In an appearance at the National Press Club, Marine Gen....

Putin Sarcastically Offers Comey Political Asylum in Russia
Jun16

Putin Sarcastically Offers Comey Political Asylum in Russia

MOSCOW – Wading into the furor surrounding the investigations of the Trump White House, President Vladimir Putin used a national call-in show Thursday to disparage what he called U.S. “political infighting” that is blocking better relations with Russia. The Russian leader even sarcastically offered political asylum to fired FBI...

Senate Passes Sweeping Sanctions Bill Targeting Iran, Russia
Jun15

Senate Passes Sweeping Sanctions Bill Targeting Iran, Russia

WASHINGTON – A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array of financial penalties. The bipartisan legislation passed overwhelmingly Thursday, 98-2, more than five months after U.S....

Germany, Austria Slam U.S. Sanctions against Russia
Jun15

Germany, Austria Slam U.S. Sanctions against Russia

Germany and Austria have voiced sharp criticism of the latest U.S. sanctions against Moscow because they could affect European businesses involved in piping Russian natural gas to Europe. The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to slap new sanctions on key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals over its interference in the U.S....

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