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      Armed man takes 20 people hostage on bus in Ukraine
      Jul21

      Armed man takes 20 people hostage on bus in Ukraine

      Lutsk, Ukraine – An armed man seized a bus and took some 20 people hostage in northwestern Ukraine on Tuesday, Ukrainian police said. Police sealed off the center of Lutsk, a city 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of Kyiv. The assailant is armed and carrying explosives, they said in a Facebook statement. Police officers are trying to get in...

      Sweden: Iran to compensate Ukraine plane crash victims
      Jul03

      Sweden: Iran to compensate Ukraine plane crash victims

      STOCKHOLM — Iran has agreed to compensate the families’ of the foreign victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down by Iranian forces outside Tehran in January, Sweden’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “We have signed an agreement of mutual understanding that we will now negotiate together with Iran about amends,...

      Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on US troops
      Jun30

      Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on US troops

      WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump wasn’t briefed on US intelligence assessments earlier this year that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan because the information had not been “verified.” Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany asserted...

      US government’s court bid to block John Bolton’s book fails
      Jun20

      US government’s court bid to block John Bolton’s book fails

      Washington – A federal judge ruled Saturday that former national security adviser John Bolton can move forward in publishing his tell-all book despite efforts by the Trump administration to block the release because of concerns that classified information could be exposed. The decision from US District Judge Royce Lamberth is a victory for...

      Justice Department tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies
      Jun20

      Justice Department tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies

      Washington – The Justice Department moved abruptly Friday night to oust Geoffrey S. Berman, the US attorney in Manhattan overseeing key prosecutions of President Donald Trump’s allies and an investigation of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. But Berman said he was refusing to leave his post and his ongoing investigations would...

      Donald Trump unfit to be US president, says Nancy Pelosi
      Jun19

      Donald Trump unfit to be US president, says Nancy Pelosi

      Washington – President Donald Trump came under attack from both sides of the American political spectrum on Thursday as liberal Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and former White House aide and conservative hawk John Bolton both declared him unfit to lead the country. “President Trump is clearly ethically unfit and intellectually...

      Bolton’s new book reveals how Trump asked Xi for help with election
      Jun18

      Bolton’s new book reveals how Trump asked Xi for help with election

      Washington – President Donald Trump asked his Chinese counterpart to make agricultural purchases in order to help the US leader win over farmers ahead of the upcoming election, former top aide John Bolton claims in a new book. At a meeting, Trump turned to Xi Jinping and “stressed the importance of farmers and increased Chinese...

      SA, India and UK shutterbugs on Andrei Stenin press photo contest 2020 shortlist
      Jun17

      SA, India and UK shutterbugs on Andrei Stenin press photo contest 2020 shortlist

      Cape Town – The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest’s international jury of leading photography experts has selected the best entries from over 5 000 submissions. Young photojournalists from 75 countries competed in the contest this year. The shortlist includes photographers from 19 countries, including Russia, the United...

      Trudeau says Russia won’t be included in the G7 – despite Trump’s call
      Jun02

      Trudeau says Russia won’t be included in the G7 – despite Trump’s call

      Toronto – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that Russia will not be included in the Group of 7 nations, disagreeing with US President Donald Trump, who said he plans to invite Russia. Trudeau noted Russia was excluded from the group after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. “Its continued disrespect and...

      Trump seen asking how long Ukraine can resist Russians in recording
      May15

      Trump seen asking how long Ukraine can resist Russians in recording

      Washington – President Donald Trump enquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that included the indicted associates of his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. “How long would they last in a fight with Russia?” Trump is heard asking in the audio portion of a video...