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Section: Antigua Observer (Antigua and Barbuda)

      For Russia, U.S. election meddling claims strip Trump win of luster
      Jan11

      For Russia, U.S. election meddling claims strip Trump win of luster

      The Kremlin says U.S. intelligence agency allegations it ran an influence campaign to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House are false. But if U.S. spies are right, Moscow may wish it hadn’t bothered to meddle in the first place.The belief, widely held in the West, that the Kremlin helped discredit Democratic rival Hillary...

      U.S. military vows more complex training in Europe to deter Russia
      Jan08

      U.S. military vows more complex training in Europe to deter Russia

      The U.S. military on Sunday vowed to increase the scope and complexity of its European training exercises to deter Russian aggression, as more U.S. tanks, trucks and other equipment arrived in Germany for a big buildup on NATO’s eastern flank.“Let me be clear: This is one part of our efforts to deter Russian aggression, ensure the...

      Israeli PM, angered by anti-settlement U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador
      Dec26

      Israeli PM, angered by anti-settlement U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned the U.S. ambassador to Israel to discuss the U.S. abstention in a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an end to settlement-building.Separately, the envoys of 10 other nations were called in to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to be reprimanded on Sunday, and Netanyahu had more harsh...

      Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin
      Dec16

      Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up two days of talks on Thursday, with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough on a territorial row that has over-shadowed ties since World War Two.Putin was heading home with promises of economic cooperation after appearing to achieve what experts said was a...

      EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia after leaders meet on December 15
      Dec09

      EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia after leaders meet on December 15

      The European Union will extend by six months its main economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after the bloc’s leaders meet in Brussels on Dec. 15, diplomatic sources and officials said on Friday.The sanctions include restrictions access to international financing, and curbs on defence and energy cooperation with Russia,...

      Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement
      Nov29

      Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement

      Four-way talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine finished without a breakthrough on Tuesday, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declaring that “lip service” statements were not enough to achieve lasting peace.Amid low expectations, the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia met in the...

      Germany, France seek four-way talks on eastern Ukraine conflict on November 29
      Nov23

      Germany, France seek four-way talks on eastern Ukraine conflict on November 29

      Germany and France have invited Ukraine and Russia to meet in Minsk next week for four-way talks aimed at kick-starting peace talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.Steinmeier said he hoped the foreign ministers from all four countries could meet next Tuesday, weeks before U.S....

      Putin says Ukraine’s detention of Russian soldiers is ‘perfidy’
      Nov23

      Putin says Ukraine’s detention of Russian soldiers is ‘perfidy’

      The detention this week of two Russian servicemen near the border with Ukraine was an act of “perfidy” by the Kiev authorities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Antigua...

      Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria – sources
      Nov22

      Exclusive: Russian tankers defy EU ban to smuggle jet fuel to Syria – sources

      Russian tankers have smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters, bolstering military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.At least two Russian-flagged ships made deliveries – which contravene EU sanctions – via Cyprus, an...

      Merkel says she will seek 4th term as German chancellor
      Nov20

      Merkel says she will seek 4th term as German chancellor

      Angela Merkel announced on Sunday she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year’s election, a sign of stability after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president.Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the 62-year old conservative...