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White House surrenders on Ukraine foreign aid
Trump administration officials lifted a hold on $250 million in military assistance to Ukraine on Wednesday, multiple sources told CNN, ending weeks of uncertainty about the future of the aid. The move came as lawmakers prepared to vote on a measure that could have forced the administration to release the funds, which the White House effectively froze when officials initiated a review of Ukrainian defense aid late last month.Their decision to pause the money sparked bipartisan concern about the...
2019-09-13 20:39:59
Top US national security adviser: Iranian tanker seized by UK now off coast of S...
US national security adviser John Bolton on Friday shared a satellite image of an Iranian tanker off the coast of Syria, after the Iranian government denied that it was the vessel's final destination. The Iranian tanker— Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1 — was seized in July by the UK in Gibraltar, due to evidence that the vessel was attempting to carry oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. "Anyone who s...
2019-09-12 18:14:06
Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration would be putting out "some very strong recommendations" regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in "a couple of weeks." Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, seated in the Oval Office with the President, first lady Melania Trump and the acting commissioner of the FDA, announced that newly proposed enforcement policy would require flavored e-cigarette companies to take their products off the market."It'll ...
2019-09-12 17:59:38
Another Major Erdogan Corruption Scandal; This time on US Soil
Not a week passes without the disclosure of another major scandal in Azerbaijan or Turkey. The latest such scandal was exposed by the Stockholm Center for Freedom in an article written by exiled Turkish writer Abdullah Bozkurt, titled: “Utah case exposes more dirt on Turkey’s Erdogan.” The article reveals that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s corrupt tentacles reach into the United States, which makes the subject of this scandal of particular interest to Special ...
2018-10-24 13:44:16
White House reveals range of topics for Trump-Putin meeting
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday listed a number of topics that were included in President Donald Trump's private one-on-one meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Sanders listed Syrian humanitarian aid, Israeli security, North Korea, denuclearization, Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea, reducing Russian and US nuclear arsenals, and "your favorite topic" -- Russian interference in elections -- during Wednesday's briefing for reporters.Sanders said the meet...
2018-07-19 17:33:52
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin morph into the same person in Time magazine cover
For the second month in a row, Time magazine has put a provocative photo illustration of President Donald Trump on its cover -- this time, morphing him into Russian President Vladimir In it, Trump's distinctive blonde hair, wispy eyebrows and pursed lips merge with Putin's nose and blue eyes.The stunning photo illustration, by visual artist Nancy Burson, "is meant to represent this particular moment in US foreign policy, following the pair's recent meeting in Helsinki, Finland," Time said in a ...
2018-07-19 17:18:50
Эрдоган грозит вторгнуться в Иракский Курдистан
The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met over the weekend to discuss North Korea and the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” Reuters reported quoting South Korea’s presidential Blue House. South Korea’s National Security Office chief, Chung Eui-yong, met U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Japan’s national security adviser, Shotaro Yachi, to discuss summit meetings between Kim and South Korean Pres...
2018-03-20 12:15:16
Turkey vows to expand Syria fight against Kurds
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that after victory in Syria's Afrin region, his country will expand its military operations into other Kurdish-held areas in Syria as well as to Iraq's Sinjar region, Daily Mail reported. Speaking at a ceremony for judicial appointments in Ankara, Erdogan said troops would target the Syrian city of Manbij, as well as Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobani, and other towns along the border to the east of the Euphrates River. Those areas are controlled by U....
2018-03-20 12:13:55
Trump still wants to organize meeting of Gulf leaders
A senior administration official said on Monday that US President Donald Trump believes unity among Gulf states is critical and still wants to organize a meeting of Gulf leaders, who are divided by a dispute involving Qatar, reported Reuters. The official added that Trump had wanted Qatar and Gulf Cooperation Council members to settle their dispute on their own, but is now much more concerned about the long-term impact in the region. And speaking on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman&rsquo...
2018-03-20 12:12:34
Armenia President to Russia’s Putin: We are determined to develop and expand str...
President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Vladimir Putin on his victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Russia, wishing him robust health, every success, as well as prosperity and wellbeing to the fraternal people of Russia. “On behalf of the people of Armenia and myself, I sincerely and wholeheartedly congratulate you on your overwhelming victory in the elections of the President of the Russian Federation,” the message reads, in part. “The...
2018-03-19 13:15:49
Armenia-US trade and investment council to hold meeting in Washington
Second meeting of the Armenia-United States Council on Trade and Investment will be convened Monday in Washington, D.C. A delegation from Armenia, and led by Hovhannes Azizyan, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments, is in the US to take part in this talk. The parties will confer on the avenues for the expansion of bilateral cooperation on trade, economy, and investments. A roundtable discussion, with the participation of business community representatives from both countries...
2018-03-19 13:14:28
Canada PM and German chancellor decide to support UK over Skripal case
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed full support to Britain in connection with the investigation over Sergey Skripal's case. The Prime Minister and the Chancellor share the concern over the case of poisoning with nerve substance in the United Kingdom and confirm the importance of solidarity among NATO member states on the matter, Canada’s government said in a statement. Former colonel of Russian intelligence Sergey Skripal and his daught...
2018-03-17 11:48:55
Artsakh president meets with Ramkavar Azatakan Party members in Washington
President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan met in Washington with members of the Supreme Council of the Ramkavar Azatakan Party on Friday. The meetings addressed diverse issues related to the Artsakh domestic and foreign policy, the Artsakh-Diaspora cooperation, developing and deepening the USA-Artsakh ties. The Head of the State acknowledged the role of the traditional parties in supporting Artsakh, solving important national issues, strengthening the Motherland-Diaspora ties, adding that Artsakh was...
2018-03-17 11:48:21
Lavrov: US intends to devalue Russia’s strategic nuclear capability
Deployment of a global missile defense system is aimed at devaluing Russia’s strategic nuclear capability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Vietnamese and Japanese media. The global missile defense system is not designed to counter the threats coming from Iran and North Korea, but to encircle the Russian Federation around the perimeter, he said. According to Lavrov, Moscow tried to create with Washington a mechanism for joint consideration of protection ag...
2018-03-17 11:47:16
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