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Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade
Jul09

Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade

World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies. But the gesture opened the door for others, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning...

Federer, Djokovic: Tennis stars march on at Wimbledon
Jul09

Federer, Djokovic: Tennis stars march on at Wimbledon

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic marched into the business end of Wimbledon as they reached the last 16, while women's top seed Angelique Kerber scraped through on Saturday. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic marched into the business end of Wimbledon as they reached the last 16, while women’s top seed Angelique Kerber scraped through on...

Russian OSCE Delegation to Oppose Ukraine’s ‘Territorial Integrity’ Resolution
Jul08

Russian OSCE Delegation to Oppose Ukraine’s ‘Territorial Integrity’ Resolution

MINSK (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the OSCE PA’s General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions backed a draft resolution criticizing the situation with human rights and freedoms in several countries, including Russia and Belarus. On Friday, the OSCE PA Committee on Political Affairs and Security adopted the...

Tillerson: Special Representative for Ukraine Appointed Upon Putin Request
Jul07

Tillerson: Special Representative for Ukraine Appointed Upon Putin Request

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US special representative for the Ukraine negotiations was appointed by the United States upon request by Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a briefing in Hamburg. “At the request of President Putin, the United States has appointed — and you’ve seen, I think, the announcement...

News24.com | One killed as twin blasts rock Ukraine’s rebel city
Jul07

News24.com | One killed as twin blasts rock Ukraine’s rebel city

Two explosions have rocked the city of Lugansk in Ukraine’s insurgent-run east, killing one person and injuring seven others. …read more Source:...

Politics: TILLERSON: Trump ‘pressed’ Putin on Russian election meddling
Jul07

Politics: TILLERSON: Trump ‘pressed’ Putin on Russian election meddling

Tillerson said Trump "pressed" Putin on Russian interference during what he described as a "very robust and lengthy exchange." US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that President Donald Trump “pressed” Russian President Vladimir Putin on findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election,...

Putin and Trump agree Syria ceasefire: Lavrov
Jul07

Putin and Trump agree Syria ceasefire: Lavrov

Hamburg – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed on a ceasefire in southwestern Sryia during talks at the G20 summit, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.The truce, agreed during talks held in a “constructive atmosphere”, would start on July 9, Lavrov told...

Trump Meets Putin: Talk of Positive Results, Not of Election
Jul07

Trump Meets Putin: Talk of Positive Results, Not of Election

HAMBURG – At long last face to face, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced confidence Friday that their historic first meeting would pave the way for a positive trajectory for their two countries. If thornier issues like election meddling came up in their two-hours-plus meeting, they discussed them only in private. In...

Finance: Geopolitical risk is creeping back into the markets
Jul07

Finance: Geopolitical risk is creeping back into the markets

Geopolitical risk indices are at elevated levels relative to the last 100 years, driven by geopolitical threats and terrorist risk. Geopolitical risk has been creeping back into the markets. Most recently, we’ve seen a flurry of headlines about the situations in North Korea and Qatar, and there are unknowns about the state of US-Russia...

PICS: Grins and handshakes as Trump meets Putin for 1st time
Jul07

PICS: Grins and handshakes as Trump meets Putin for 1st time

Hamburg, Germany – With broad grins and a warm handshake, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin warmed up for their historic encounter on Friday under the shadow of US outrage about Russian election-meddling and nagging questions about potential Trump campaign collusion. Ahead of a formal, sit-down meeting, Trump and...

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