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    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom
    Jul07

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom

    HAMBURG – Whether or not the world’s wealthiest countries should promise not to pay ransoms to terrorist kidnappers formed part of the discussions about international security Friday as G20 meetings got underway in Germany. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged more than a year ago to push other world leaders to stop paying kidnappers after...

    Trump Administration Appoints Former US Ambassador To NATO As Envoy For Ukraine Negotiations
    Jul07

    Trump Administration Appoints Former US Ambassador To NATO As Envoy For Ukraine Negotiations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving closer to taking a more direct role in European-led efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine, the Trump administration on Friday appointed a former U.S. ambassador to NATO as special envoy for resolving the crisis. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who will visit Kiev this weekend, named Kurt Volker as special...

    This Is How the G-20 Summit Helped Trump and Putin Claim Victories
    Jul07

    This Is How the G-20 Summit Helped Trump and Putin Claim Victories

    Matthew Rojansky Politics, Eurasia Don’t anticipate a swift improvement in the largely dysfunctional U.S.-Russia relationship. For Putin, the dysfunction is useful for domestic politics. The much anticipated first face-to-face meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin has taken place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in...

    The Trump-Putin Meeting: No More than Baby Steps
    Jul07

    The Trump-Putin Meeting: No More than Baby Steps

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia Nobody should expect major changes to happen overnight. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were scheduled to meet for only about thirty minutes, but they remained closeted together for over two hours today on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, the first face-to-face meeting of the two...

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom
    Jul07

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom

    HAMBURG — Whether or not the world’s wealthiest countries should promise not to pay ransoms to terrorist kidnappers formed part of the discussions about international security Friday as G20 meetings got underway in Germany. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged more than a year ago to push other world leaders to stop paying kidnappers after...

    Putin 1, Trump 0
    Jul07

    Putin 1, Trump 0

    At their first meeting, Trump bought Putin’s lies about Russian election meddling. President Trump’s top aides have been hemming and hawing for days about whether Trump would use today’s high-profile meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to hammer Moscow for its election meddling. It seems he did so — but in a way that...

    President Trump Met Vladimir Putin For the First Time. Here’s What a Body Language Expert Saw
    Jul07

    President Trump Met Vladimir Putin For the First Time. Here’s What a Body Language Expert Saw

    All eyes were on U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday when they sat down for their first face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. The meeting, which had been scheduled to last 30 minutes, stretched to more than two hours. Trump reportedly raised the issue of Russian interference in the 2016...

    Trump’s Foreign Trip Tells a Tale of Two Europes
    Jul07

    Trump’s Foreign Trip Tells a Tale of Two Europes

    The reception for President Donald Trump received in two European countries during his second foreign trip couldn’t be more different. In Poland, Trump was greeted by cheering crowds as he stood in the sunshine in Krasinski Square. This is where Pope John Paul II made an earthshaking address in 1979 as the Cold War entered its final phase....

    Photos of the Week: 7/1–7/7
    Jul07

    Photos of the Week: 7/1–7/7

    The pagan Ivana Kupala night celebrated in Ukraine, a crash in the Tour de France, the Wife-Carrying World Championship in Finland, G20 meetings and protests in Germany, a brawl in Venezuela’s National Assembly, flooding in Japan, the start of the San Fermin festival in Spain, and much more. …read more Source: The...

    Russian state media: Trump and Putin talked cybersecurity, Syria
    Jul07

    Russian state media: Trump and Putin talked cybersecurity, Syria

    Russian president Vladmir Putin told state media outlets that he and President Trump discussed cybersecurity, Syria and Ukraine in a Friday meeting at an economic summit in Germany.It is likely the “cybersecurity” aspect of the conversation included… …read more Source: The...