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Syrian cease-fire brokered by U.S., Russia now in effect

BEIRUT — An open-ended cease-fire in southern Syria brokered by the United States and Russia has come into effect. The cease-fire, announced after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg last week, is the first initiative by the Trump administration in collaboration with Russia to bring some stability to war-torn Syria. No cease-fire ...

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Vladimir Putin shoots glare at Juncker as EU leader airs his 'problems' with Russia at G20

Jean-Claude Juncker surprised Vladimir Putin during a press conference when he brought up “big problems” between the European bloc and Russia.  And the President of the European Commission faced a frosty reception from the Russian leader after he decided to air issues with his counterpart to the press.  Speaking on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Mr Juncker ...

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U.S. and Russia announce Syria ceasefire to start on Sunday

The United States and Moscow have reached a ceasfire for part of Syria devastated by a long-running civil war, officials announced after a meeting between President Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed the ceasfire, to start on Sunday, after the more than two-hour meeting between the leaders at the G20 summit in Hamburg, which Secretary ...

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Trump and Putin set for terse G20 meeting as Russia hits out at US over Paris agreement

The pair are due to meet for the first time in an official setting, although they have spoken on the phone three times since Mr Trump’s election. But the meeting is not likely to be plain sailing, with the US continuing to impose sanctions on Russia while Moscow remains under investigation over claims it meddled in the US election. And ...

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Kremlin supports Trump's dubious response to Russia campaign hack

The Kremlin seemed pleased with President Trump’s tepid response in Poland to Russia’s campaign attacks. The Russian government on Thursday seized on Trump’s wishy-washy words in Warsaw after he acknowledged Russia interfered in America’s 2016 election — but also suggested “other countries” might have meddled, too. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov credited Trump for emphasizing “equally the possibility that it could ...

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US to work with Russia to help war-torn Syria says Secretary of State

He added the United States wanted to discuss with Russia the use of on-the-ground ceasefire observers and the coordinated delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians.  “If our two countries work together to establish stability on the ground, it will lay a foundation for progress on the settlement of Syria’s political future,” Secretary Tillerson said in a statement ahead of this ...

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Trump acknowledges Russia tried to influence US election

It took President Trump leaving the United States for him to admit Russia meddled in the U.S. election — but he said “other countries” might’ve had a hand, too. “I think it was Russia, and it could have been other people in other countries,” Trump said during a joint news conference in Warsaw with Polish President Andrej Duda. But he ...

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Trump acknowledges Russia tried to influence US election

It took President Trump leaving the United States for him to admit Russia meddled in the U.S. election — but “other countries” might’ve had a hand, too. “I think it was Russia, and it could have been other people in other countries,” Trump said during a joint news conference in Warsaw with Polish President Andrej Duda. But he cast doubt ...

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Russia & China mutually abandon Donald Trump as they snub military action on North Korea

But Ms Haley confirmed the US’ preparedness in defending itself and its allies. Ms Haley said: “One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction.” She also urged China, North Korea’s only major ally, to do more to rein in Pyongyang. ...

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Huge explosion rocks Arctic tundra leaving 165ft deep new crater in northern Russia

SIBERIAN TIMES The eruption left a 165ft crater in the Arctic tundra The terrifying account came from a herdsman on the Yamal peninsula amid warnings of more than 700 sites in the region where further methane gas eruptions are predicted endangering homes and industrial sites.  He was left clinging to a new-born deer after its mother bolted in fear.  The ...

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