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      Trump regrets complications in ‘age of computer’
      Dec29

      Trump regrets complications in ‘age of computer’

      PALM BEACH, United States: US president-elect Donald Trump lamented complications from “the age of computer” Wednesday, as he responded to questions about Russia’s alleged hacking of the US election. Asked about possible sanctions against Moscow, Trump said “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” before waxing lyrical about the impact...

      Gazprom says Russia supplied nearly one-third of EU gas
      Dec27

      Gazprom says Russia supplied nearly one-third of EU gas

      MOSCOW: Russia supplied nearly a third of Europe’s gas needs in 2016, a record amount despite tensions with the European Union and a desire by the bloc to reduce its dependence on Russian supplies. The latest issue of Gazprom’s magazine Blue Fuel said “the share of Gazprom’s gas in Europe grows steadily and has almost reached...

      Trump launches into nuclear debate
      Dec24

      Trump launches into nuclear debate

      WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump indicated Friday (Saturday in Manila) he did not fear a new arms race and warned the United States would match any move by another country to boost its nuclear arsenal, in a spectacular new foray into foreign policy. His stunning—and initially unexplained—use of language reminiscent of the Cold War rocked...

      Trump releases Putin letter urging better US-Russia ties
      Dec24

      Trump releases Putin letter urging better US-Russia ties

      PALM BEACH, United States: US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday released what he said was a “very nice” letter from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin calling for a thaw in ties between the rival powers. Relations between Washington and Moscow are at their worst since the end of the Cold War, and President Barack Obama has imposed...

      With Cold War words, Trump launches into nuclear debate
      Dec24

      With Cold War words, Trump launches into nuclear debate

      WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump indicated Friday he did not fear a new arms race and warned the United States would match any move by another country to boost its nuclear arsenal, in a spectacular new foray into foreign policy. His stunning — and initially unexplained — use of language reminiscent of the Cold War rocked the Washington...

      US plays down Russian reports of chill in ties
      Dec22

      US plays down Russian reports of chill in ties

      WASHINGTON: The United States played down Russian reports Wednesday that already tense ties between the old foes have plunged to chilly new lows. The State Department denied a Kremlin claim that communications are frozen, noting that Secretary of State John Kerry had called his Russian counterpart as recently as Tuesday. The Pentagon also noted...

      US reaffirms Russia sanctions with new restrictions
      Dec21

      US reaffirms Russia sanctions with new restrictions

      WASHINGTON: The Obama administration reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining sanctions on Russia over Crimea with new financial restrictions announced Tuesday on Russian businessmen and companies. While the sanctions are not unusual, the timing is, as Donald Trump’s US election victory has created doubts about the future of US policy...

      IMF’s Lagarde down, not out, despite conviction
      Dec20

      IMF’s Lagarde down, not out, despite conviction

      WASHINGTON: Despite her conviction by a French court for negligence, Christine Lagarde is likely to continue to lead the International Monetary Fund even at the risk of weakening the fund’s image. The fate of the former French finance minister — who replaced another former French official caught up in a sex scandal — now is in the hands of...

      5 troops killed in new Ukraine clash
      Dec19

      5 troops killed in new Ukraine clash

      DONETSK, Ukraine: Ukraine said five of its troops were killed on Sunday by pro-Russian insurgents in the bloodiest clash in the war-scarred ex-Soviet republic in months. Kiev military spokesman Leonid Matyukhin told Agence France-Presse that another six soldiers were wounded in the battle for control of the strategic city of Debaltseve. The...

      EU presses Russia on Syria and Ukraine
      Dec16

      EU presses Russia on Syria and Ukraine

      BRUSSELS: European Union leaders piled pressure on Russia on Thursday, urging the Kremlin to protect civilians in Syria while taking steps to save a historic cooperation pact with Ukraine and extending sanctions against Moscow. At the final summit of one of the most turbulent years in the EU’s six-decade history, the bloc’s 28 leaders...