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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...

Western sanctions and languid Russian economy
May02

Western sanctions and languid Russian economy

Stringent international sanctions imposed on Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict have sucked the momentum out of the Russian economy over the past couple of years. The nation’s growth prospects remain lethargic. …read more Source:...

People Gather in Ukraine’s Odessa to Commemorate Anniversary of 2014 Massacre
May02

People Gather in Ukraine’s Odessa to Commemorate Anniversary of 2014 Massacre

ODESSA (Ukraine) (Sputnik) — People came together for the remembrance rally on the Kulykove Pole square-garden near the Trade Unions House, located in the historical part of the city. The rally goers said that organizers of the event had been detained by the Security Service of Ukraine. During the rally, the attendees read poems in honor of the...

Politics: The Senate is giving Putin a lifeline, and Russia hawks are furious
May02

Politics: The Senate is giving Putin a lifeline, and Russia hawks are furious

"We're not going to do a Russia sanctions bill," Bob Corker said. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told Politico on Monday that the committee is not going to issue new sanctions against Russia over its election interference, saying it would instead work on new bills to sanction Iran over its ballistic missile...

Politics: The Senate is giving Putin a lifeline and won’t slap new sanctions on Russia
May02

Politics: The Senate is giving Putin a lifeline and won’t slap new sanctions on Russia

"We're not going to do a Russia sanctions bill," Bob Corker said. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told Politico on Monday that the committee is not going to issue new sanctions against Russia over its election interference, saying it would instead work on new bills to sanction Iran over its ballistic missile...

Merkel Meets Putin Over Syria, Ukraine Crisis
May02

Merkel Meets Putin Over Syria, Ukraine Crisis

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has begun talks with President Vladimir Putin on her first visit to Russia since 2015. The meeting, at Mr Putin’s summer residence in Sochi, comes at a low point in bilateral relations over the war in Syria and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. They are expected to discuss both issues during their meeting...

Bilyi Slon: New lease of life for Ukraine’s war-torn mountain observatory
May02

Bilyi Slon: New lease of life for Ukraine’s war-torn mountain observatory

Scientists hope that significant progress on the restoration will be made by next year, when the observatory marks its 80th anniversary. Perched spectacularly 2,000 metres up on a snowcapped peak in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains, the Bilyi Slon observatory has stood empty and battered by the elements for some seven decades.Abandoned only a...

Anthony Joshua: Stadium, street to be named after boxing champ in Sagamu
May02

Anthony Joshua: Stadium, street to be named after boxing champ in Sagamu

Joshua a British fighter, is born to Nigerian parents and has his ancestral home in Sagamu, Ogun State. WBA and IBF Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to have a stadium and a street named after him in Ogun State. Joshua a British fighter, is born to Nigerian parents and has his ancestral home in Sagamu, Ogun State. After his Saturday,...

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...

German official sees promise in expanding Russia-backed Syrian peace talks
May02

German official sees promise in expanding Russia-backed Syrian peace talks

BERLIN – Expanding the number of countries involved in Russian-backed peace talks for Syria could offer a chance to jumpstart negotiations on a political solution, Germany’s top official for Russia policy said in an interview published on Tuesday., Gernot Erler suggested that German Chancellor Angela Merkel could raise the issue with...

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