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    Tillerson Receives Oil Industry Award, Says He Misses Colleagues
    Jul10

    Tillerson Receives Oil Industry Award, Says He Misses Colleagues

    ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a brief break from his diplomatic duties on Sunday, returning to his Exxon Mobil comfort zone to bask in the glow of approval from his former colleagues in the oil sector. Accepting a lifetime achievement award from the World Petroleum Congress, the former Exxon CEO reminisced about his...

    Tillerson Embarks On First Shuttle Diplomacy Mission, Aims To Ease Qatar Crisis
    Jul10

    Tillerson Embarks On First Shuttle Diplomacy Mission, Aims To Ease Qatar Crisis

    ISTANBUL (AP) — As the Gulf crisis over Qatar festers, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is embarking on his first shuttle diplomacy mission, heading to the region in a bid to end a deadlock that has badly damaged ties between several key American partners and threatens to hinder counter terrorism efforts. Tillerson will hop between Kuwait,...

    The Transcript
    Jul09

    The Transcript

    When I wrote the post below, trying to make sense of what happened in the Trump-Putin meeting, I didn’t have the transcript of the gaggle with McMaster, Cohn and Mnuchin. What I was going on were press accounts that they declined to address Lavrov’s and Putin’s comments. So I knew in general they declined but I didn’t have...

    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...

    Trump On First Official Meeting With Putin: Anticipates ‘Positive Things Happening’
    Jul07

    Trump On First Official Meeting With Putin: Anticipates ‘Positive Things Happening’

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — After months of anticipation and intrigue, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are sitting down for their first meeting. The two exchanged brief pleasantries earlier Friday on the sideline of the G-20 summit of industrialized and developing nations. Up front, Trump said he anticipates “a lot of...

    German Cabinet Captures Trump, Putin’s First Known In-Person Exchange Prior To Formal Meeting
    Jul07

    German Cabinet Captures Trump, Putin’s First Known In-Person Exchange Prior To Formal Meeting

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — 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 U.S. outrage about Russian election-meddling and nagging questions about potential Trump campaign collusion. Ahead of a formal, sit-down meeting, Trump and...

    Trump-Putin Meeting Follows Long History Of World Stopping To Watch US, Russian Leaders Come Together
    Jul07

    Trump-Putin Meeting Follows Long History Of World Stopping To Watch US, Russian Leaders Come Together

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When U.S. and Russian presidents meet, the rest of the world stops to watch. For decades, summits between leaders of the world powers have been heavily anticipated affairs in which every word, handshake and facial expression is scrutinized. President Donald Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir...

    Report: Trump Ex-Business Associate To Assist Kazakh Money Laundering Probe
    Jul06

    Report: Trump Ex-Business Associate To Assist Kazakh Money Laundering Probe

    A former business associate of President Donald Trump who has extensive ties to organized crime is cooperating with a money laundering probe that stretches across three continents, the Financial Times reported Thursday. The Russian-born Felix Sater is working with a team of lawyers and private investigators who are pursuing civil cases against...

    Hamburg Anticipates Major Pre-G20 Protest By Anti-Globalization Activists
    Jul06

    Hamburg Anticipates Major Pre-G20 Protest By Anti-Globalization Activists

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Hamburg police braced themselves Thursday for a major protest by anti-globalization activists as Germany’s second-biggest city started welcoming leaders of the leading Group of 20 industrial and developing economies. The northern port city is boosting its police force with reinforcements from around the country for...

    Schiff Criticizes Trump For Casting Doubt On Russian Election Meddling
    Jul06

    Schiff Criticizes Trump For Casting Doubt On Russian Election Meddling

    The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday for again casting doubt on the assertion of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. “The President’s comments today, again casting doubt on whether Russia was behind the blatant interference in our election...

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