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Trump to announce top diplomat pick Tuesday
Dec13

Trump to announce top diplomat pick Tuesday

President-elect Donald Trump said he will announce his choice to fill the prized post of secretary of state on Tuesday, ending weeks-long speculation over the globally significant vacancy. “I will be making my announcement on the next Secretary of State tomorrow morning,” Trump said Monday evening, using his favored medium, Twitter. Trump has led...

Putin heads to Japan for hot spring meet on disputed islands
Dec13

Putin heads to Japan for hot spring meet on disputed islands

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Japan Thursday to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest bid to reach an elusive deal on a territorial dispute that has prevented their nations signing a formal treaty to end World War II. Abe will host Putin at the hot springs in his ancestral city of Nagato in the hope of breaking the ice on an...

EU seeks quick Brexit at dinner without UK PM
Dec13

EU seeks quick Brexit at dinner without UK PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be left out in the cold as her European counterparts have dinner without her in Brussels this week to push for a quick Brexit. All the EU leaders including May will discuss key issues including sanctions against Russia, Ukraine and Syria at the one day-summit on Thursday, as well as meeting the new Italian...

Putin: Russian president heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands
Dec13

Putin: Russian president heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Japan Thursday to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest bid to reach an elusive deal on a territorial dispute that has prevented their nations signing a formal treaty to end World War II.Abe will host Putin at the hot springs in his ancestral city of Nagato in the hope of breaking the ice on an...

Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO
Dec13

Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO

BELGRADE, Serbia — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday the Kremlin is ready to boost Serbia’s defense capabilities amid what his Serbian counterpart alleges is a threat from neighboring Croatia. The statements came amid rising tensions between the two major Balkan rivals and former Yugoslav republics that were at war in the...

Syrian forces enter ‘final stage’ of Aleppo conquest
Dec12

Syrian forces enter ‘final stage’ of Aleppo conquest

With rebels holding onto less than one percent of eastern Aleppo, the Syrian army said it is close to declaring victory. Amid allegations of war crimes, the EU’s top diplomat said it would not impose sanctions on Russia. …read more Source:...

Pro-Russian separatists eject DW journalists from Donetsk
Dec12

Pro-Russian separatists eject DW journalists from Donetsk

Despite issuing DW a press pass and promising an interview, Donetsk armed guards turned the team away at their border. The team was held for a hour before being sent back into Kyiv-controlled territory. …read more Source:...

Interview: Ukraine conflict on the brink
Dec12

Interview: Ukraine conflict on the brink

DW sat down with Alexander Hug, Deputy Chief of the OSCE’s monitoring mission to Ukraine, to discuss the situation on the ground. He warned of a conflict on the brink of deteriorating. …read more Source:...

Dutch want guarantees on Ukraine deal at EU summit – draft
Dec12

Dutch want guarantees on Ukraine deal at EU summit – draft

BRUSSELS – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants EU leaders to say on Thursday that the bloc’s new agreement on closer ties with Kiev covers no extra security or financial obligations, a draft said. , The draft decision by EU leaders – seen by Reuters on Monday – has been prepared by the Netherlands, the only EU state that...

Exclusive: Dutch to demand limits on Ukraine at EU summit
Dec12

Exclusive: Dutch to demand limits on Ukraine at EU summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will ask European Union leaders on Thursday to rule out financial or security guarantees for Ukraine and not to offer Ukrainians the right to live and work in the bloc, according to a document seen by Reuters. reuters.com/~ff/Reuters/worldNews?a=_8u7JBW4oH4:VUTwZ_cO0o0:F7zBnMyn0Lo”...

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