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      Russia’s Lavrov to meet with Trump on Syria amid uproar
      May10

      Russia’s Lavrov to meet with Trump on Syria amid uproar

      WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will receive Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov at the White House Wednesday even as a political firestorm has put Moscow’s alleged meddling in the US election back in the spotlight. Lavrov’s visit, confirmed by the White House late Tuesday, centers on a Russian proposal to de-escalate the...

      Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory
      May09

      Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

      MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight “terrorism” as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II. Soldiers and military hardware paraded across Red Square in Moscow as the country held its annual pomp-filled celebration of the defeat of...

      Putin urges Macron to shed distrust and ‘join forces’
      May08

      Putin urges Macron to shed distrust and ‘join forces’

      MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged French election winner Emmanuel Macron to bridge deep rifts and work together in the face of the “growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism”. “The citizens of France entrusted you to lead the country in a difficult period for Europe and for the entire world community. The growing...

      Malaysia Airlines settles with victims
      May02

      Malaysia Airlines settles with victims

      KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines announced on Tuesday it has reached a settlement with an Australian family who lost four family members on Flight MH17. Perth couple Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris lost their children Evie, 10, Mo, 12, and Otis, eight, along with their grandfather on the Boeing 777 which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014. The...

      Trump to speak with Putin on Tuesday
      May02

      Trump to speak with Putin on Tuesday

      WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will speak with Russia’s Vladimir Putin by phone Tuesday as the two leaders look to make headway on ties in the face of deep rifts over Syria and alleged hacking. Both the White House and Kremlin confirmed the leaders will hold their third call since Trump took office but did not give details on the...

      Malaysia Airlines reaches settlement with family over MH17
      May02

      Malaysia Airlines reaches settlement with family over MH17

      KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines announced Tuesday it has an Australian family who lost four family members on Flight MH17. Perth couple Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris lost their children Evie, 10, Mo, 12, and Otis, 8, along with their grandfather on the Boeing 777 which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014. The airline said in a statement it has...

      Merkel makes rare Russia visit as Putin backs warmer ties
      May02

      Merkel makes rare Russia visit as Putin backs warmer ties

      SOCHI: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will Tuesday meet President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in her first visit to Russia since 2015, signalling renewed dialogue between Berlin and Moscow. The Russian and German leaders have scaled back links as Moscow’s ties with the EU have plunged to a post-Cold War low. Merkel has...

      PH sustains good record in USTR watch list for 4 yrs
      May01

      PH sustains good record in USTR watch list for 4 yrs

      The Philippines was able to sustain its good record in United States’ intellectual property rights (IPR) watch list for four consecutive years. In its US Trade Representative (USTR) 2017 Special 301 Report, the Philippines is not in the Priority Watch List nor in the Watch List, maintaining a clean record since 2014. It was in 2014 when...

      Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary
      Apr26

      Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

      KIEV: The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus toured Wednesday the site of the Chernobyl plant to mark 31 years since the “unhealing wound” of the world’s worst civil nuclear accident spewed radiation across Europe. The station’s fourth reactor in the north of former Soviet Ukraine exploded in 1986 after a safety test went horribly...

      Russia, EU fail to mask divisions on Mogherini visit
      Apr24

      Russia, EU fail to mask divisions on Mogherini visit

      MOSCOW: The top diplomats from Russia and the European Union struggled Monday to overcome deep rifts that have plunged ties to a post-Cold War low despite calling for closer cooperation. In her first official visit to Russia, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini insisted that cooperation between the sides was “not frozen” but said that...