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    US Envoy to UN: Trump Has Not Blocked Her From Attacking Russia
    Apr02

    US Envoy to UN: Trump Has Not Blocked Her From Attacking Russia

    Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that President Donald Trump has not blocked her from attacking Russia, even as he continues to assail U.S. news media for its reporting on congressional and legal investigations into whether his aides colluded with Russian officials to help him win the election....

    French Polling Watchdog Warns Over Russian News Agency’s Election Report
    Apr02

    French Polling Watchdog Warns Over Russian News Agency’s Election Report

    France’s polling commission has issued a warning over a Russian news report suggesting conservative candidate Francois Fillon leads the race for the presidency — something which contradicts the findings of mainstream opinion pollsters. The cautionary note from the watchdog on pre-election polling followed allegations in February by aides of...

    Acclaimed Russian Poet Yevtushenko Dies in Oklahoma
    Apr02

    Acclaimed Russian Poet Yevtushenko Dies in Oklahoma

    Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He was 84. Ginny Hensley, a spokeswoman for Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, confirmed Yevtushenko’s death. Roger Blais, provost at the University of Tulsa, where Yevtushenko was a longtime...

    US Escalates Criticism of Russia Over Ukraine, Vows Sanctions to Stay
    Apr01

    US Escalates Criticism of Russia Over Ukraine, Vows Sanctions to Stay

    The Trump administration escalated its criticism of Moscow Friday, with two of its most senior officials denouncing Russia’s treatment of Ukraine and reiterating a vow to maintain U.S. sanctions. In his first visit to a NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Russia of “aggression” in Ukraine and...

    OSCE Chairman Calls for Revitalized Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process
    Apr01

    OSCE Chairman Calls for Revitalized Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process

    Austria’s top diplomat on Friday called on both sides of the conflict in Azerbaijan’s autonomous breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh to renew the political settlement process. Marking the first anniversary of deadly clashes in the Azeri region, which is populated mostly by ethnic Armenians, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz,...

    Poland Expects to Sign Patriot Missile Deal With US Firm
    Apr01

    Poland Expects to Sign Patriot Missile Deal With US Firm

    Poland’s defense minster said Friday that he expected to sign a multibillion-dollar deal with U.S. firm Raytheon to buy eight Patriot missile defense systems this year. Antoni Macierewicz told reporters in Warsaw that the $7.6 billion deal was necessary in light of what he called “a growing threat from the East.” Poland has...

    Russian Prosecutors Move to Block Online Calls for Protests
    Mar31

    Russian Prosecutors Move to Block Online Calls for Protests

    Russian prosecutors moved Friday to block calls on social networks for more street protests in Moscow and other Russian cities following a wave of rallies that have cast a new challenge to the Kremlin. Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in Moscow and other cities Sunday to rally against official corruption in the largest outpouring of...

    Russian Submarines Match Cold War-era Patrol Intensity
    Mar31

    Russian Submarines Match Cold War-era Patrol Intensity

    Russian submarines have increased combat patrols to the level last seen during the Cold War, the navy chief said Friday. Adm. Vladimir Korolyov said that Russian submarine crews spent more than 3,000 days on patrol last year, matching the Soviet-era operational tempo. “It’s an excellent level,” he said in remarks carried by state RIA...

    US Secretary of State to Discuss Russian ‘Aggression’ With NATO 
    Mar31

    US Secretary of State to Discuss Russian ‘Aggression’ With NATO 

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he will discuss “Russia’s aggression in Ukraine” when he meets with NATO allies Friday. Upon arrival in Brussels, the top U.S. diplomat said he sees three important areas to discuss: NATO’s resources for its mission, the organization’s fight against terrorism, including Islamic State,...

    Cargo Vessels Evade Detection, Raising Fears of Huge Trafficking Operations
    Mar31

    Cargo Vessels Evade Detection, Raising Fears of Huge Trafficking Operations

    Hundreds of ships are switching off their tracking devices and taking unexplained routes, raising concern the trafficking of arms, migrants and drugs is going undetected. Ninety percent of the world’s trade is carried by sea. Every vessel has an identification number administered by the United Nations’ International Maritime...

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