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      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...

      Obama describes Trump’s handling of coronavirus as ‘an absolute chaotic disaster’
      May10

      Obama describes Trump’s handling of coronavirus as ‘an absolute chaotic disaster’

      Washington – Former president Barack Obama described President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as “chaotic” in a conference call with former members of his administration, a source said on Saturday. Obama has largely kept out of the fray even as Trump has blamed him and his Democratic administration for...

      Chernobyl beset with wildfires on nuclear disaster’s 34th anniversary
      Apr26

      Chernobyl beset with wildfires on nuclear disaster’s 34th anniversary

      Kiev – More than a thousand firefighters were working in the radiation-contaminated Chernobyl exclusion zone on Sunday, the 34th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, amid a weeks-long effort to extinguish brush fires in the area. Authorities have attributed the fires in the predominantly uninhabited Chernobyl zone and in other parts of...

      Trump, Putin issue rare joint statement commemorating WW2
      Apr25

      Trump, Putin issue rare joint statement commemorating WW2

      Washington – US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin issued a rare joint statement on Saturday commemorating a 1945 World War 2 link-up of US and Soviet troops on their way to defeat Nazi Germany as an example of how their countries can cooperate. The statement by Trump and Putin comes amid deep strains in...

      The latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
      Apr22

      The latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

      Reported cases of the coronavirus have crossed 2.57 million globally and 178,574 people have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT on Wednesday. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS AMERICAS * The US House of Representatives will pass Congress’ latest coronavirus aid bill on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, paving the way for...

      New fires fanned by strong winds flare near Chernobyl
      Apr16

      New fires fanned by strong winds flare near Chernobyl

      Kiev, Ukraine – New fires broke out in the area around the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant on Thursday, fanned by heavy winds that have made it harder to put out the blaze, Ukrainian officials said. Emergency workers managed several days ago to contain an initial bout of fires that tore through forests around the site of the world’s...

      Radiation rises to 16 times above norm as firefighters battle blaze near Chernobyl
      Apr06

      Radiation rises to 16 times above norm as firefighters battle blaze near Chernobyl

      Kiev – Firefighters in the Chernobyl exclusion zone of northern Ukraine on Monday entered their third day of battling a forest fire in the area, still contaminated with radiation from the nuclear power plant disaster more than three decades ago. Radiation in the area was 16 times higher than normal background levels, a senior environmental...

      Russian plane heading for US with coronavirus medical equipment
      Apr01

      Russian plane heading for US with coronavirus medical equipment

      Moscow – A Russian military transport plane was headed to the United States on Wednesday carrying tons of medical equipment and masks to help Washington fight coronavirus, Russian state TV reported and a US official said. President Vladimir Putin offered Russian help in a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Monday, when the two...

      Worldwide coronavirus deaths exceed 42 000
      Apr01

      Worldwide coronavirus deaths exceed 42 000

      More than 851 000 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 42 053 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 200 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. The following table shows countries that have reported deaths due to the...