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Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test
May29

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

by Hervé ASQUIN France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday held their first meeting since the French leader came to office, with differences on Ukraine and Syria in full view. …read more Source: Daily...

Macron, Putin: French President hosts Russian President in latest diplomatic test
May29

Macron, Putin: French President hosts Russian President in latest diplomatic test

The 39-year-old centrist leader's meeting with Putin caps a whirlwind of diplomacy including the G7 talks. France’s new President Emmanuel Macron was to host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest test of his diplomatic mettle after vowing firm stands on Ukraine and Syria.”It is essential to talk to Russia...

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test
May29

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

France’s new President Emmanuel Macron was to host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest test of his diplomatic mettle after vowing firm stands on Ukraine and Syria. “It is essential to talk to Russia because there are many international issues that will not be resolved without a tough exchange with the Russians,”...

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test
May29

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

France’s new President Emmanuel Macron was to host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest test of his diplomatic mettle after vowing firm stands on Ukraine and Syria. “It is essential to talk to Russia because there are many international issues that will not be resolved without a tough exchange with the Russians,”...

US Senate Panel Advances Measure on Russian Propaganda, Election Meddling
May28

US Senate Panel Advances Measure on Russian Propaganda, Election Meddling

FILE – Sen. Ben Cardin, right, holds a news conference with Sen. John McCain during a media availability on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 6, 2012. (Credit: VOA )WASHINGTON — A key U.S. Senate committee has moved forward on new legislation aimed at countering Russian propaganda and election meddling in the United States and elsewhere. The bill,...

Stretch of Russian Rail Road Bypassing Ukraine to Become Operational in August
May27

Stretch of Russian Rail Road Bypassing Ukraine to Become Operational in August

KOLESNIKOVKA, (Voronezh Region) (Sputnik) — The Zhuravka-Millerovo stretch of Russia’s double-track electrified rail road bypassing Ukraine will become operational in August 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said Saturday. “The pace of laying the upper structure of the rail road on the stretches entrusted to the...

Politics: Report suggests potentially alarming development in Jared Kushner’s meeting with the head of a sanctioned Russian bank
May27

Politics: Report suggests potentially alarming development in Jared Kushner’s meeting with the head of a sanctioned Russian bank

The FBI is examining whether Russian officials suggested to Jared Kushner that Russian banks could finance Trump associates' business ventures if US sanctions were lifted or relaxed. The FBI is examining whether Russian officials suggested to President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, that Russian banks could finance Trump...

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate
May27

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with their commitment to...

Russia Railway Troops to Finish Grading Works for Road Bypassing Ukraine in June
May27

Russia Railway Troops to Finish Grading Works for Road Bypassing Ukraine in June

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Railway Troops have finished 97 percent of the grading works as part of the construction of a railroad bypassing Ukraine and are expected to finalize the process in June, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said Saturday. “As of now 97 percent of grading works, which amounts to 9.6 million cubic...

IMF Tranche to Kiev Not Happening Unless Kiev Sells Off Land, Raises Pension Age
May27

IMF Tranche to Kiev Not Happening Unless Kiev Sells Off Land, Raises Pension Age

IMF officials’ latest fact-finding mission to Ukraine has concluded with some unpleasant news for Kiev. On Friday, a press statement put out on behalf of IMF Ukraine mission chief Ron van Rooden indicated that Ukraine would not be getting its next, fifth loan tranche until lawmakers approved the pension and land reform measures which the...

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