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Syrian Gov’t Delegation Calls for Taking Anti-Terrorism as Top Priority in Geneva Talks

Syrian Gov’t Delegation Calls for Taking  Anti-Terrorism as Top Priority in Geneva Talks

February 27, 2017

GENEVA - A top diplomat from Syrian government delegation Saturday called for taking combating terrorism as a top priority in the ongoing intra-Syrian negotiations. The words came after...

Turkey Completes Half Construction of Turkey-Syria Border Wall

Turkey Completes Half Construction of Turkey-Syria Border Wall

February 27, 2017

ANKARA - More than half of construction of a concrete wall along the Turkish-Syrian border was completed, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Sunday. According to Ergun Turan, the...

White House Defends Contacts with FBI over Russia Reports

White House Defends Contacts with FBI over Russia Reports

February 26, 2017

WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly...

Hollande Fires Back at Trump over Paris Comments

Hollande Fires Back at Trump over Paris Comments

February 26, 2017

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris...

Intra-Syrian Negotiations Discuss Talk Format in Geneva

Intra-Syrian Negotiations Discuss Talk Format in Geneva

February 25, 2017

GENEVA - The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura on Friday held separate meetings with Syrian government and opposition delegations to set up the format of talks, as UN...

Trump Adviser Asked FBI to Dispute Russia Reports

Trump Adviser Asked FBI to Dispute Russia Reports

February 25, 2017

WASHINGTON - White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with...

Int’l Community Should Not Take European Peace for Granted: Guterres

Int’l Community Should Not Take  European Peace for Granted: Guterres

February 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The international community should not take peace and prosperity in Europe for granted, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said here Tuesday, warning that recent crises...

Trump Lays out Tougher Approach to Illegal Immigration

Trump Lays out Tougher Approach to Illegal Immigration

February 23, 2017

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations...

After Millions Sign Petitions, British Lawmakers Debate Trump’s State Visit

After Millions Sign Petitions, British Lawmakers Debate Trump’s State Visit

February 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - Parliament debated Monday whether or not to rescind a state visit invitation extended to President Trump a week into his presidency, after two competing petitions elevated...

Britain will Not Bribe its Way to Brexit: Minister

Britain will Not Bribe its Way  to Brexit: Minister

February 22, 2017

RIGA - Britain's "Brexit" minister responsible for managing its departure from the European Union on Tuesday denied reports his government was planning to pay eastern EU...

Most Americans Believe NATO Should be Maintained: Poll

Most Americans Believe NATO Should be Maintained: Poll

February 21, 2017

WASHINGTON - Eighty percent of Americans believe the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should be maintained despite doubts about the alliance among the Trump administration, a...

New Russian Ballistic Missiles can Penetrate US Missile Defense: Vice Premier

New Russian Ballistic Missiles can Penetrate US Missile Defense: Vice Premier

February 21, 2017

MOSCOW - The newly-developed ballistic missiles of Russia can penetrate any U.S. missile shield, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. At a program on the Rossiya-1...

Trump Must Punish Russia for Election Interference: Graham

Trump Must Punish Russia for  Election Interference: Graham

February 20, 2017

MUNICH — A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought...

UN and Others Play Down Expectations for Geneva Talks on Syria

UN and Others Play Down Expectations for Geneva Talks on Syria

February 20, 2017

MUNICH - The United Nations and other parties to Syrian peace efforts on Sunday softened any expectations of a major breakthrough at U.N.-led talks in Geneva next week, with U.S. policy...

Tough U.S. Demands for Burden-Sharing Dominate NATO Talks

Tough U.S. Demands for Burden-Sharing Dominate NATO Talks

February 19, 2017

BRUSSELS - Defense ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ended their two-day talks in Brussels on Thursday whose agenda was dominated by discussions...

Russian FM Calls for “Post-West” Order at Munich Security Conference

Russian FM Calls for “Post-West” Order at Munich Security Conference

February 19, 2017

MUNICH - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday that his country wants pragmatic and mutually respectful relations with the United States, calling for a "post-West" order...

Trump to Issue New Executive Order on Immigration

Trump to Issue New Executive  Order on Immigration

February 18, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he will rescind his controversial executive order temporarily barring entry to refugees and immigrants and replace it with a new...

Turkey Opens Campaign for Constitutional Referendum

Turkey Opens Campaign for  Constitutional Referendum

February 18, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish election authority announced campaign for constitutional referendum open on Thursday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Constitutional referendum will be held...

Trump Signs Bill to Repeal Transparency Rule for Energy Companies

Trump Signs Bill to Repeal Transparency Rule for Energy Companies

February 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill to repeal a regulation requiring energy companies to disclose payments to the U.S. or foreign governments for commercial...

Russia Deploys New Cruise Missiles in Violation of Treaty, U.S. Paper Claims

Russia Deploys New Cruise Missiles in Violation of Treaty, U.S. Paper Claims

February 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - Russia has secretly deployed a new type of cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty with the U.S., the New York Times reported Tuesday. The deployment of a fully...

UNSC Urges Joint Measures to Protect “Critical Infrastructure” from Terrorist Attacks

UNSC Urges Joint Measures to Protect  “Critical Infrastructure” from Terrorist Attacks

February 15, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted resolution 2341 (2017), calling upon member states to consider developing or further improving their...

NATO Chief Seeks Bigger Defense Budgets Ahead of US Meeting

NATO Chief Seeks Bigger Defense Budgets Ahead of US Meeting

February 15, 2017

BRUSSELS - The NATO chief urged allies on Tuesday to step up their defense spending, a day ahead of the first meeting between new U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his 27 NATO counterparts...

Germany to Elect New President, Steinmeier as Frontrunner

Germany to Elect New President, Steinmeier as Frontrunner

February 13, 2017

BERLIN - German Federal Assembly will convene a session on Sunday to elect a new president to succeed Joachim Gauck who has decided not to run for a second term. The new head of state...

Success of EU Exit Bill Sends Strong Message to Upper House: UK Minister

Success of EU Exit Bill Sends Strong Message to Upper House: UK Minister

February 13, 2017

LONDON - The successful passage of British legislation to start Brexit talks through the lower house of parliament is a "pretty powerful message" to the upper house...

Germany to Elect New President; Steinmeier the Favorite

Germany to Elect New President; Steinmeier the Favorite

February 12, 2017

BERLIN -A German parliamentary assembly will elect the country's new president on Sunday, with a respected former foreign minister who last year called Donald Trump one of the world's...

UN Chief Discusses Syria, Iraq Issues with Turkish President

UN Chief Discusses Syria, Iraq Issues with Turkish President

February 12, 2017

ISTANBUL - Visiting UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday discussed the situations in Syria and Iraq with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as Ankara is a key...

Xi, Trump Agree to Boost Win-Win Cooperation, Develop Constructive China-U.S. Ties

Xi, Trump Agree to Boost Win-Win Cooperation, Develop Constructive China-U.S. Ties

February 11, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump pledged Friday to boost win-win cooperation in a variety of areas and develop a constructive China-U.S...

Russia, US Constructive Ties have Positive Impact on World: Russian FM

Russia, US Constructive Ties have  Positive Impact on World: Russian FM

February 11, 2017

MOSCOW - The development of constructive, mutually beneficial bilateral ties can bring real benefits to the peoples of Russia and the United States and will also have a positive impact on...

Trump, Erdogan Stress Commitment to Combatting Terrorism

Trump, Erdogan Stress Commitment to Combatting Terrorism

February 09, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed Tuesday their shared commitment to combatting terrorism in all its forms, the White...

Assad Says Possible Russia-U.S. Cooperation Positive for Syria

Assad Says Possible Russia-U.S. Cooperation Positive for Syria

February 09, 2017

DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a cooperation between Russia and the United States would be positive, not only for Syria, but the entire world as well, state news agency...

EU Reaffirms Strong Position on Russia over Ukraine Crisis

EU Reaffirms Strong Position on Russia over Ukraine Crisis

February 08, 2017

BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) insisted on Monday that it will not recognize Crimea's incorporation into Russia and urged all parties to implement the Minsk agreements fully in...

Putin, Merkel Urge Immediate Ceasefire in Ukraine

Putin, Merkel Urge Immediate  Ceasefire in Ukraine

February 08, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an immediate restoration of a truce in southeastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday...

Americans Divided on Media Treatment of Trump: Gallup

Americans Divided on  Media Treatment of Trump: Gallup

February 07, 2017

WASHINGTON - Two weeks since newly-elected U.S. President Donald Trump took office, Americans are split in their assessments of whether the U.S. news media is covering the Trump...

Asked About Putin, Trump Says US Isn’t ‘So Innocent’

Asked About Putin, Trump Says  US Isn’t ‘So Innocent’

February 07, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said he respects Vladimir Putin, and when an interviewer called the Russian leader "a killer," Trump said the United States has many of...

Angela Merkel Calls for European Unity

Angela Merkel Calls for European Unity

February 05, 2017

VALLETTA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on the European Union to stay united and hailed the plan to stem illegal migration from Libya to Europe endorsed by the 28 EU leaders...