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Merkel’s Bavarian ally calls for quick end to Russian sanctions
Jan29

Merkel’s Bavarian ally calls for quick end to Russian sanctions

BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Bavaria’s sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats called for ending sanctions imposed against Russia by Europe and the United States for its invasion of Crimea and its military actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Libya...

Chancellor Merkel and President Trump discuss conflicts, importance of NATO
Jan29

Chancellor Merkel and President Trump discuss conflicts, importance of NATO

In a telephone discussion, the leaders of Germany and the US discussed conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, relations with Russia and the importance of NATO. Trump had spoken earlier with President Putin. …read more Source:...

‘Calexit’ Process Lunges Forward, Pays Homage to Crimea
Jan29

‘Calexit’ Process Lunges Forward, Pays Homage to Crimea

The “Yes California” campaign will begin to collect signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot. …read more Source:...

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...

Russia sanctions must be tied to progress on Ukraine peace: Gabriel
Jan28

Russia sanctions must be tied to progress on Ukraine peace: Gabriel

PARIS (Reuters) – Germany and France agree that any moves to lift sanctions against Russia must be tied to progress in the peace process for eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Saturday. …read more Source: Libya...

Ruto’s hostile crowds: He should focus on people, not numbers
Jan28

Ruto’s hostile crowds: He should focus on people, not numbers

Over the last few days, the Deputy President William Ruto has encountered hostile crowds in his quest to get people registering as voters. Hostile crowds is democracy by voice and it is probably the politician’s worst nightmare. It is embarrassing and quite demeaning particularly for holders of high office. It sends the message that you are...

Trump vows ‘new vetting’ to weed out Islamic radicals
Jan28

Trump vows ‘new vetting’ to weed out Islamic radicals

Making good on one of his most controversial campaign promises US President Donald Trump suspends the entire US refugee resettlement program for at least 120 days © AFP / Mandel NganWashington, United States, Jan 28 – US President Donald Trump signed a sweeping new executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on...

Fears grow over jihadist cyber threat
Jan28

Fears grow over jihadist cyber threat

Jihadists have yet to shut down a power grid, paralyse a transport network or banking system or take over a key industrial site from afar, but experts say the threat of such a cyber attack should be taken seriously. Analysts fear that while extremist groups may not have the necessary skills themselves, they could hire someone else to wreak havoc....

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