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Trump: US President vows better Russia ties, reassures NATO allies
Jan29

Trump: US President vows better Russia ties, reassures NATO allies

Trump's friendly stance toward Putin, whom France and Germany both accuse of seeking to undermine Western unity, is being scrutinized since he won the US election in November. President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to improve floundering ties with Russia, while also reassuring close US allies he supports NATO.Amid growing international alarm...

Donald Trump: EU leaders vow ‘firm’ response to US President
Jan29

Donald Trump: EU leaders vow ‘firm’ response to US President

French President Francois Hollande also vowed a firm response to a growing list of pronouncements by the maverick tycoon. The EU’s traditional power couple France and Germany expressed mounting alarm at key decisions by US President Donald Trump in his first week in office, saying they raised many issues of concern.French President Francois...

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...

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