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Section: The Manila Times (Philippines)

      Japan, Russia wrap up peace treaty summit
      Dec16

      Japan, Russia wrap up peace treaty summit

      TOKYO: Japan and Russia on Friday struck economic deals to build confidence towards a peace treaty to formally end World War II that has been prevented by a spat over Russian-occupied islands claimed by Tokyo. The second and final day of talks in Tokyo comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Vladimir Putin met Thursday in Abe’s...

      Putin, Abe to hold hot spring meet on WW2 island row
      Dec15

      Putin, Abe to hold hot spring meet on WW2 island row

      NAGATO, Japan: Russia and Japan will hold a summit at a hot spring on Thursday aimed at reaching a deal over a group of small islands that have prevented the countries from formally ending their World War II hostilities. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will host Russian President Vladimir Putin in his ancestral city of Nagato in hopes of...

      Putin, Abe to take fresh stab at WWII island row
      Dec15

      Putin, Abe to take fresh stab at WWII island row

      NAGATO: Russia and Japan kick off a summit Thursday aimed at reaching a deal over a group of small islands that have prevented the countries from formally ending their World War II hostilities. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will host Russian President Vladimir Putin in the former’s ancestral city of Nagato in hopes of achieving a...

      Russia and Brexit loom over ‘minefield’ EU summit
      Dec15

      Russia and Brexit loom over ‘minefield’ EU summit

      BRUSSELS: The shadows of Russia and Brexit loom over a “minefield” summit of European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday at the end of a tumultuous year for the crisis-hit bloc. The EU leaders will hold dinner without British Prime Minister Theresa May where they will try to present a united front over how they handle Britain’s departure...

      Italy says Syria endgame to shape EU-Russia ties
      Dec14

      Italy says Syria endgame to shape EU-Russia ties

      ROME: Italy’s new prime minister sees European Union relations with Russia being “defined” by unfolding events in Syria and a Donald Trump-led United States as his top ally on the global stage. Paolo Gentiloni, the successor to Matteo Renzi, told parliament on Tuesday that this week’s summit of European Union leaders in Brussels would...

      Populist earthquakes make 2017 the great unknown
      Dec14

      Populist earthquakes make 2017 the great unknown

      NEW YORK: Donald Trump and Brexit: 2016 was a year of populist earthquakes on both sides of the Atlantic, spelling huge uncertainty for upcoming European elections and the direction of US policy. On June 23 and November 8, barely 20 weeks apart, millions of Britons and Americans rejected the establishment in what Richard Wike of the Pew Research...

      Putin heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands
      Dec13

      Putin heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands

      MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Japan on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest bid to reach an elusive deal on a territorial dispute that has prevented their nations signing a formal treaty to end World War II. Abe will host Putin at the hot springs in his ancestral city of Nagato in the hope of breaking the...

      Trump’s quip puts Chinese ties at risk while wooing Russia
      Dec13

      Trump’s quip puts Chinese ties at risk while wooing Russia

      WASHINGTON, D.C.: With a few apparently off-the-cuff comments, US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened Washington’s cautious understanding with China while touting an unlikely new detente with Russia. The United States and China, the world’s two greatest economies and rivals for the leadership role in the Pacific, are often at...

      Putin heads to Japan for hot spring meet on disputed islands
      Dec13

      Putin heads to Japan for hot spring meet on disputed islands

      MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Japan Thursday to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest bid to reach an elusive deal on a territorial dispute that has prevented their nations signing a formal treaty to end World War II. Abe will host Putin at the hot springs in his ancestral city of Nagato in the hope of breaking the ice...

      Trump on Russia meddling in US election: ‘I don’t believe it’
      Dec12

      Trump on Russia meddling in US election: ‘I don’t believe it’

      WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump dismissed a brewing storm over Russian cyber meddling in the US election, rejecting as “ridiculous” US intelligence reports that Moscow tried to help him win the White House. “I don’t believe it,” Trump said in a pre-recorded interview that was broadcast Sunday on Fox News. “I think it’s...