Russia‘s Putin, France‘s Macron discuss Syria

Russia‘s Putin, France‘s Macron discuss Syria

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Friday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and discussed the situation in Syria, RIA news agency cited the Kremlin as saying. The presidents discussed humanitarian aid to the war-torn Middle Eastern country, the Kremlin was cited as saying.

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Turkey implores Trump to return to negotiating table on tariffs

Turkey implores Trump to return to negotiating table on tariffs

ISTANBUL – Turkey‘s trade minister on Friday implored US President Donald Trump to return to the negotiating table on tariffs, saying the trade rift between the NATO allies can and should be resolved through dialog. Trump on Friday intensified his spat with Turkey on Friday by imposing higher tariffs on metal imports, putting unprecedented economic pressure on a NATO ally and deepening turmoil in Turkish financial markets. "Repeated efforts to […]

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U.N. Security Council urges credible inquiry into Yemen air strike

U.N. Security Council urges credible inquiry into Yemen air strike

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Security Council called for a credible and transparent investigation into a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen that killed dozens of children, British UN Ambassador Karen Pierce said on Friday. "They expressed their grave concern at these, and all other recent attacks in Yemen. They called for a credible and transparent investigation," Pierce, council president for August, said after a senior UN official briefed […]

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Pompeo discusses sanctions, Syria in call with Russian counterpart

Pompeo discusses sanctions, Syria in call with Russian counterpart

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed recent US sanctions against Moscow and challenges in Syria‘s war in a phone call with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on Friday, a State Department spokeswoman said. "Secretary Pompeo reiterated that the United States seeks an improved relationship with Russia and agreed to future dialogue," spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. It was their first phone call since Washington said […]

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