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Miami Open: Konta beats Venus Williams to reach final
Mar31

Miami Open: Konta beats Venus Williams to reach final

The Australian-born 25-year-old broke Williams in the first game and played aggressively throughout the opening set. Britain’s Johanna Konta beat Venus Williams 6-4, 7-5 in a grueling battle Thursday to reach the WTA Miami Open final, where she will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.The Australian-born 25-year-old broke Williams in the...

As War in Afghanistan Drags on, Russia Resurrects Interest
Mar30

As War in Afghanistan Drags on, Russia Resurrects Interest

WASHINGTON – As the United States’ effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan’s future, with or without U.S. support....

Putin on US Election Hack Charge: ‘Read My Lips: No’
Mar30

Putin on US Election Hack Charge: ‘Read My Lips: No’

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emphatically denied allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election and said Moscow would maintain hopes of improving relations while waiting for political infighting in Washington to stop. Putin also said he is ready to meet with President Donald Trump in Finland if that country...

Politics: ‘There is a great, great deal of smoke’: Senate Intel Committee holds first public hearing on Trump-Russia probe
Mar30

Politics: ‘There is a great, great deal of smoke’: Senate Intel Committee holds first public hearing on Trump-Russia probe

he Senate Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing Thursday about its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing Thursday about its investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, in an open session focusing on...

Politics: Report: The FBI is using the explosive Trump-Russia dossier as a ‘roadmap’ for its investigation
Mar30

Politics: Report: The FBI is using the explosive Trump-Russia dossier as a ‘roadmap’ for its investigation

The FBI is using the explosive, unverified collection of memos of President Donald Trump's ties to Russia as a "roadmap" for its investigation, a report said. “The roadmap for the investigation, publicly acknowledged now for the first time, comes from Christopher Steele, once of Britain’s secret intelligence service...

Russian Manafort Client: Willing to Speak to Congress
Mar29

Russian Manafort Client: Willing to Speak to Congress

WASHINGTON – A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Last week, it was reported that Manafort had written aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska in...

French Socialist Candidate Meets Merkel, Assails Austerity
Mar29

French Socialist Candidate Meets Merkel, Assails Austerity

BERLIN – French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon assailed European austerity policies as he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, arguing that they have helped fuel the rise of the far right. Hamon followed conservative François Fillon and independent Emmanuel Macron in making the trip to France’s traditional partner...

Why U.S. should defend Ukraine against Russia’s aggression – Army Commander
Mar29

Why U.S. should defend Ukraine against Russia’s aggression – Army Commander

“We must not only match, but outpace the modernisation advances of our adversaries.” The post Why U.S. should defend Ukraine against Russia’s aggression – Army Commander appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. …read more Source: Premium Times...

DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’
Mar29

DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’

In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times’ Global Business Summit on Monday, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Cheney said there were a “rising number of threats” in the world that, beyond national security, “even pose a threat to the...

Russia’s largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine
Mar29

Russia’s largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine

AFP From Business Insider Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s Sberbank, the largest in the country, on Tuesday announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. Sberbank, whose controlling stake is owned by the Russian state, said in a statement Tuesday that it had signed a...

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