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    Belgian Police Arrested 12 People In Overnight Counter-terrorism Raids
    Jun18

    Belgian Police Arrested 12 People In Overnight Counter-terrorism Raids

    Belgian police arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror operation overnight on Friday, amid increased security alerts in Belgium and France around the Euro 2016 soccer tournament and just three months after extremist bombers wrought carnage in Brussels.On Saturday, following the raids, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel chaired a meeting of...

    Using Bread-and-Butter Issues to Try to Foment Political Change in the Former Soviet Union
    Jun18

    Using Bread-and-Butter Issues to Try to Foment Political Change in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Map of the Former Soviet Union It hasn’t been a good year for Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The country’s petroleum-based economy continues to suffer from the low price of oil. Radical Islamists made international headlines by attacking a gun store and a National Guard facility in the western city of Aktobe early...

    Putin Pushes for Economic Cooperation While EU Renews Sanctions
    Jun18

    Putin Pushes for Economic Cooperation While EU Renews Sanctions

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin told an international audience Friday in St. Petersburg that Russia wants to improve its ties with Europe and the United States, the U.S. and European Union renewed a raft of economic sanctions on Moscow for another year. At Russia’s annual St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Putin said the sanctions — enacted...

    Putin wants improved relations with Canada, but says ‘specific steps’ needed
    Jun18

    Putin wants improved relations with Canada, but says ‘specific steps’ needed

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants to work with Canada’s new Liberal government to improve relations, but he won’t say how. Putin said Friday relations between Canada and Russia have a chance to be re-established after the new prime minister came to power, as he recalled meeting Justin Trudeau at...

    Vladimir Putin Says He Will Work With Whoever Is the Next U.S. President
    Jun18

    Vladimir Putin Says He Will Work With Whoever Is the Next U.S. President

    (ST. PETERSBURG, Russia)— President Vladimir Putin says Russia will work with whoever is elected the new U.S. president. Putin earlier on Friday dodged the question of whether he would prefer Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as the new commander-in-chief. Speaking at a meeting with the leaders of the major news agencies Putin said Moscow is...

    Putin says Russia will work with any US president
    Jun18

    Putin says Russia will work with any US president

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will work with whoever is elected the new U.S. president. Putin earlier on Friday dodged the question of whether he would prefer Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as the new commander-in-chief. Speaking at a meeting with the leaders of the major news agencies Putin said Moscow is...

    Premier of Ukraine Urges Europe Not to Be Russia’s ‘Accomplice’
    Jun17

    Premier of Ukraine Urges Europe Not to Be Russia’s ‘Accomplice’

    Remarks by Prime Minister Volodymyr B. Groysman came as European officials appeared to make an effort to temper the worst estrangement in relations with Russia since the Cold War. …read more Source: The New York...

    The Belated Verdict of an Auschwitz Conspirator
    Jun17

    The Belated Verdict of an Auschwitz Conspirator

    It’s been more than 70 years since he was an SS guard at Auschwitz, but Reinhold Hanning, now 94, was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for his role in the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.Around 1.1 million Jews and other ethnic and political minorities were killed in Auschwitz. A court in Detmold, a city in...

    Vladimir Putin Says Russia ‘Bears No Grudges’ Against the EU
    Jun17

    Vladimir Putin Says Russia ‘Bears No Grudges’ Against the EU

    Amid a landmark visit of European leaders and growing calls to ease sanctions against Russia, Vladimir Putin said Friday that he “bears no grudges” against the European Union over the Ukraine crisis. The annual St. Petersburg Economic Forum was attended by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the only senior EU figure to have...

    Putin calls on Europe to improve ties despite sanctions
    Jun17

    Putin calls on Europe to improve ties despite sanctions

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European leaders Friday to heal ties with his country despite sanctions after meeting with European investors who said they want to expand their businesses there. Speaking at Russia’s top economic conference, Putin said top German and French investors expressed interest to...