Thursday, 20 January 2022

Tag Archives: Russia

Donald Trump lashes out over ‘phony’ Russia dossier claims

NEW YORK: Donald Trump attacked US intelligence agencies and the media as he denied explosive allegations about his ties to Russia, despite admitting for the first time that Moscow had likely meddled in the US election. Just over a week before he takes office, Trump said he had ceded “complete” ...

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Russia, Pakistan, China seek to crack Afghan conundrum

ISLAMABAD: In international diplomacy, there are no permanent friends or foes. This oft-repeated cliché perfectly illustrates the current transformation of Pakistan-Russia relationship. When Afghanistan was in turmoil in the 1980s, Moscow and Islamabad were in opposite camps. But their Cold War rivalry has taken a dramatic turn. And the two ...

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Russia has charged its economy minister with corruption

MOSCOW: They came for him in the middle of the night. “He was caught red-handed,” said Svetlana Petrenko of Russia’s Investigative Committee, as she announced corruption charges against Russia’s economy minister, Alexey Ulyukayev, the highest-ranked sitting minister to be arrested in the history of post-Soviet Russia. Investigators claim that Mr ...

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US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE – US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan from 2003-2004 by torturing prisoners in what appeared to be a deliberate policy, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has said. Unveiling the results of a lengthy initial probe into atrocities in Afghanistan, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda ...

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An Adélie penguin stands on pack ice. The world’s largest marine reserve aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica will be created after a “momentous” agreement was finally reached with Russia dropping its long-held opposition

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Trump’s world and world’s Trump

Donald Trump’s victory has caught the world by its throat, and in all likelihood, we are in for interesting times. His victory presents an interesting case study oscillating between “democracy at its best” and democracy at its worst”. It is perhaps the biggest political upset that America has ever seen ...

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