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Germany to elect ‘anti-Trump’ Steinmeier as new president
Feb12

Germany to elect ‘anti-Trump’ Steinmeier as new president

Former foreign minister and presidential candidate Frank-Walter Steinmeier, regularly polls as Germany’s most popular politician © dpa/AFP/File / Rainer JensenBERLIN, Feb 12 – Billed as Germany’s “anti-Trump”, the centre-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Sunday set to be elected as the new ceremonial head of...

Germany to elect ‘anti-Trump’ Steinmeier as new president
Feb12

Germany to elect ‘anti-Trump’ Steinmeier as new president

Former foreign minister and presidential candidate Frank-Walter Steinmeier, regularly polls as Germany’s most popular politician © dpa/AFP/File / Rainer JensenBERLIN, Feb 12 – Billed as Germany’s “anti-Trump”, the centre-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Sunday set to be elected as the new ceremonial head of...

The timeline of Trump’s ties with Russia lines up with allegations of conspiracy and misconduct
Feb12

The timeline of Trump’s ties with Russia lines up with allegations of conspiracy and misconduct

President Donald Trump and several associates continue to draw intense scrutiny for their ties to the Russian government. A dossier of unverified claims alleges serious conspiracy and misconduct in the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. The White House has dismissed the dossier as fiction, and most of the claims remain unverified....

The timeline of President Trump’s ties with Russia lines up with allegations of conspiracy and misconduct
Feb11

The timeline of President Trump’s ties with Russia lines up with allegations of conspiracy and misconduct

President Donald Trump and several associates continue to draw intense scrutiny for their ties to the Russian government. A dossier of unverified claims alleges serious conspiracy and misconduct in the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. The White House has dismissed the dossier as fiction, and most of the claims remain unverified....

NATO says it sees sharp rise in Russian disinformation since Crimea seizure
Feb11

NATO says it sees sharp rise in Russian disinformation since Crimea seizure

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO accused Russia of escalating a disinformation campaign since the Kremlin’s 2014 seizure of Ukraine’s Crimea region, saying Russian websites such as Sputnik and RT had posted false stories, the alliance’s spokeswoman said on Saturday. …read more Source: Libya...

Germany to elect new president; Steinmeier the favourite
Feb11

Germany to elect new president; Steinmeier the favourite

A German parliamentary assembly will elect the country’s new president on Sunday, with a respected former foreign minister who last year called Donald Trump one of the world’s “hate preachers” the overwhelming favourite to win. The German president has little executive power, but is considered an important moral authority....

France watches skies for Russian wargames, domestic drone threat
Feb11

France watches skies for Russian wargames, domestic drone threat

LYON-MONT VERDUN AIRBASE, France – From close-up encounters with Russian warplanes to the threat of attacks from lightweight drones, France’s air force is on alert on two fronts as it confronts a return to Cold War shadow-boxing and heightened domestic security concerns., In the latest alert involving European airspace, the French air...

In Ukraine: Two years since peace deal, war simmers
Feb11

In Ukraine: Two years since peace deal, war simmers

Two years have passed since the signing of a deal aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but the bloody conflict has rumbled on — at the cost of another 5,000 lives. Two years have passed since the signing of a deal aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but the bloody conflict has rumbled on — at the cost of another 5,000 lives.The Minsk II...

Italy Seeks Russia’s Help to Stabilize Libya, End Migrant Crisis
Feb10

Italy Seeks Russia’s Help to Stabilize Libya, End Migrant Crisis

From a flimsy rubber dinghy drifting 16 kilometers off Tripoli, the Libyan coast guard rescued more than 100 migrants this week, including a baby just a few weeks old. Close to 9,500 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean already this year — putting 2017 on course to be a record year. The European Union agreed this month to give the Tripoli...

Eastern Ukraine witnessed ‘most violent’ week in over a year, says OSCE
Feb10

Eastern Ukraine witnessed ‘most violent’ week in over a year, says OSCE

Violence in eastern Ukraine peaked with more than 10,000 ceasefire violations a day, NATO officials said, citing monitors. The EU has announced a disbursement of 600 million euros to Kyiv for pursuing democratic reforms. …read more Source:...

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