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    Putin heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands
    Dec13

    Putin heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Japan on 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...

    Trump’s quip puts Chinese ties at risk while wooing Russia
    Dec13

    Trump’s quip puts Chinese ties at risk while wooing Russia

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: With a few apparently off-the-cuff comments, US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened Washington’s cautious understanding with China while touting an unlikely new detente with Russia. The United States and China, the world’s two greatest economies and rivals for the leadership role in the Pacific, are often at...

    Merkel, Hollande Back Extension of Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Dec13

    Merkel, Hollande Back Extension of Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday they favour extending EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, ahead of a Brussels summit where the issue will be discussed. Merkel said that given grave shortcomings in the Ukraine peace process, which has been marred by regular ceasefire...

    Trump to announce Exxon chief as secretary of state
    Dec13

    Trump to announce Exxon chief as secretary of state

    President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly name ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson, an oilman with deep ties to Russia, as secretary of state on Tuesday despite mounting support for a congressional probe into Moscow’s alleged interference in the US election. “I will be making my announcement on the next Secretary of State tomorrow...

    Azerbaijan, Ukraine to jointly design ships [PHOTO]
    Dec13

    Azerbaijan, Ukraine to jointly design ships [PHOTO]

    …read more Source: Today.Az

    Hollande, Merkel urge more EU anti-Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Dec13

    Hollande, Merkel urge more EU anti-Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    German and French leaders call for the extension of Eu’s anti-Russia sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    Germany, France Back Extending Sanctions against Russia
    Dec13

    Germany, France Back Extending Sanctions against Russia

    The leaders of Germany and France say European Union sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine will need to be extended.German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Tuesday that the implementation of last year’s Minsk peace accord in eastern Ukraine is “very… …read more Source:...

    It’s official: Donald Trump taps Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state
    Dec13

    It’s official: Donald Trump taps Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state

    President-elect Donald Trump announced early Tuesday that he has officially nominated Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state in his administration. In a statement released by Trump’s transition team Tuesday, the president-elect praised Tillerson as “the embodiment of the American dream.” “Through hard work, dedication and...

    Merkel: Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended
    Dec13

    Merkel: Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the EU should extend sanctions against Russia because of a lack of progress in eastern Ukraine and Moscow’s disregard of the ceasefire. EU sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy such as finance and energy were first imposed in July 2014 after Russia’s military action in...

    Savchenko Rejects Criticism For Meeting With Russia-Backed Separatist Leaders
    Dec13

    Savchenko Rejects Criticism For Meeting With Russia-Backed Separatist Leaders

    Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko says she will continue her efforts to free Ukrainians held captive by Russia-backed separatists despite any fallout from her recent meeting with separatist leaders in Minsk, Belarus. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...