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Ballet Isolated in Egypt but it Fires Passions
May12

Ballet Isolated in Egypt but it Fires Passions

CAIRO – Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighborhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create. “Every day, I cannot wait to come here. My oxygen is here,” he said....

What U.S.-Russia Crisis? Trump Seeks Closer Ties in WH Meeting
May10

What U.S.-Russia Crisis? Trump Seeks Closer Ties in WH Meeting

WASHINGTON – All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the U.S. election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare Oval Office meeting with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with Trump...

On Victory Day, Putin Calls for International Unity
May09

On Victory Day, Putin Calls for International Unity

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This monstrous tragedy was...

Ukraine Bans American Actor Steven Seagal for Five Years
May08

Ukraine Bans American Actor Steven Seagal for Five Years

MINSK, Belarus – Ukraine has banned action film actor Steven Seagal from entering the country for five years. Seagal, an American, was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin last year in a ceremony shown on state television. He has vocally defended the Russian leader’s policies and criticized the U.S. government. A statement...

Eurovision Contestants Practice; Big Week for Song Contest
May08

Eurovision Contestants Practice; Big Week for Song Contest

MOSCOW– Contestants for this year’s Eurovision contest are holding practices in the Ukrainian capital. Rehearsals have been underway in Kiev since April 30 for the annual song competition that pits performers from across the continent and also includes Australia and Israel. The contest, noted for its cheerfully garish clothes and...

Centrist Emmanuel Macron Becomes France’s Youngest President
May07

Centrist Emmanuel Macron Becomes France’s Youngest President

French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union. A crowd of Macron supporters roared with delight at the news, jubilantly...

Centrist Emmanuel Macron Becomes France’s Youngest President
May07

Centrist Emmanuel Macron Becomes France’s Youngest President

French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union. A crowd of Macron supporters roared with delight at the news, jubilantly...

High-Level US-Russia Talks Set for Next Week in NYC
May06

High-Level US-Russia Talks Set for Next Week in NYC

WASHINGTON – High-level diplomatic talks between the U.S. and Russia aimed at improving relations are due to begin next week, the State Department said Friday. Thomas Shannon, undersecretary for political affairs, will travel to New York on Monday to meet Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov “to discuss a range of bilateral...

Putin, Merkel Spar in Russia Over Election Meddling
May02

Putin, Merkel Spar in Russia Over Election Meddling

MOSCOW— During a tense appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Tuesday that Moscow ever interferes in elections in other countries. Speaking during a joint news conference following talks at his Black Sea residence, Putin said accusations of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election were...

Russia’s Putin to talk with the leaders of the West — separately
May02

Russia’s Putin to talk with the leaders of the West — separately

Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to talk with the West’s two most powerful leaders Tuesday, with a face-to-face meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by a phone call with President Trump later in the day. The talks, however, are unlikely to be the one-two punch of a unified message that a German and U.S. leader...

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