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The Art of the Deal: Why Putin needs one more than Trump
Feb01

The Art of the Deal: Why Putin needs one more than Trump

In his book, ‘Art of the Deal,’ Donald Trump said the best deals were ones where both sides got something they wanted. His credo, applied to a potential U.S.-Russia deal, flags an awkward truth for Vladimir Putin: He wants more from Trump than vice versa. As aides try to set up a first meeting between the two presidents, the mismatched...

Jamaica upgraded to silver after Russia stripped of women’s 4x400m medal
Feb01

Jamaica upgraded to silver after Russia stripped of women’s 4x400m medal

Jamaica’s 4x400m women’s relay team has been upgraded from bronze to silver after Russia was stripped of the silver medals the country won at the London 2012 Olympics after Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive for a banned substance. This was revealed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday. The United States won the...

Deaths Mount Daily as Renewed Fighting Hits Eastern Ukraine
Feb01

Deaths Mount Daily as Renewed Fighting Hits Eastern Ukraine

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine – Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels, leaving at least eight people dead and dozens injured. Salvos of heavy-caliber artillery were heard throughout the night and late morning in Avdiivka, a...

EU chair labels Trump a ‘threat’ as Europeans debate U.S. ties
Jan31

EU chair labels Trump a ‘threat’ as Europeans debate U.S. ties

Donald Trump has joined Russia, China and radical Islam as a threat to the European Union, EU leaders were told on Tuesday by the man chairing a summit where they will debate relations with the United States. European Council President Donald Tusk, a conservative former premier of Poland, wrote to EU national leaders to lay out themes for...

May’s mission to woo Trump a success, but makes some uneasy
Jan28

May’s mission to woo Trump a success, but makes some uneasy

Prime Minister Theresa May went to Washington, and President Donald Trump extended the hand of friendship. Literally. May left Washington after a 24-hour visit as Saturday’s British newspapers splashed front-page photos of the two leaders touching hands as they walked at the White House before a strikingly collegial news conference. May...

Top Russian official says Putin-Trump call will be positive
Jan28

Top Russian official says Putin-Trump call will be positive

Influential Russian security chief Nikolai Patrushev says Moscow has high hopes for a scheduled telephone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. “Everything will be positive,” Patrushev said Saturday, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency. He is the secretary of Russia’s...

Trump, Putin to speak amid GOP concerns on sanctions
Jan28

Trump, Putin to speak amid GOP concerns on sanctions

President Donald Trump’s first conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking office is sparking concern among European allies and his own Republican Party about the future of U.S. sanctions on Moscow. Ahead of the call planned for Saturday, Trump was noncommittal about whether he was considering lifting the economic...

Merkel expected to speak with Trump about Russia on Saturday: source
Jan27

Merkel expected to speak with Trump about Russia on Saturday: source

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday and the conversation is expected to focus on Russia, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.The source did not say whether Trump might want to speak with Merkel about a lifting of the U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia in response to...

Nuclear ‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest to Midnight in 64 Years
Jan26

Nuclear ‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest to Midnight in 64 Years

WASHINGTON – Atomic scientists reset their symbolic “Doomsday Clock” to its closest time to midnight in 64 years on Thursday, saying the world was closer to catastrophe due to threats such as nuclear weapons, climate change and Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president. The timepiece, devised by the Chicago-based Bulletin...

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote
Jan23

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote

All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state. The nomination of Rex Tillerson got a boost on Sunday after two influential Republican senators — John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — offered tepid endorsements of the...

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