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U.S. allies fret as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Tillerson

U.S. allies fret as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Tillerson

Published 03/12/2017

On the eve of his trip to Europe, Rex Tillerson gave a speech last week that European allies had waited months to hear: an "ironclad" promise of U.S. support to its oldest allies. [more…]

More than 20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

More than 20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

Published 14/11/2017

A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday. [more…]

Kosovo says `false` arrest warrant for PM undermines dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo says `false` arrest warrant for PM undermines dialogue with Serbia

Published 10/11/2017

Kosovo accused Serbia of undermining a European Union-sponsored dialogue between the two countries by refusing to withdraw an international arrest warrant for Kosovo's prime minister. [more…]

Exclusive: While advising Trump in 2016, ex-CIA chief proposed plan to discredit Turkish cleric

Exclusive: While advising Trump in 2016, ex-CIA chief proposed plan to discredit Turkish cleric

Published 27/10/2017

Former CIA director James Woolsey pitched a $10 million contract to two Turkish businessmen to help discredit a controversial U.S.-based cleric while Woolsey was an adviser to Donald Trump's election campaign, three people familiar with the proposal said. [more…]

International Red Cross to `drastically` cut Afghan presence after attacks

International Red Cross to `drastically` cut Afghan presence after attacks

Published 09/10/2017

The International Committee of the Red Cross will "drastically" cut back its operations in Afghanistan following attacks that have killed seven of its staff this year, the aid group said on Monday. [more…]

Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

Published 18/09/2017

President Vladimir Putin arrived at a remote army training ground on Monday to watch a military parachute drop, part of Russia's biggest war games since 2013 that have the West looking on nervously. [more…]

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Published 07/08/2017

Qatar held joint military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, Qatari media reported, showcasing their strategic alliance two months into a boycott by Arab neighbors which accuse Doha of supporting terrorism. [more…]

Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks

Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks

Published 01/08/2017

Employees of customer support team of the Wnet internet provider work at the company's headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine July 26, 2017.

When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn't the only symptom of lax IT security in a country suffering crippling cyber attacks.

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Turkey sent some 200 cargo planes to Qatar since dispute began: minister

Turkey sent some 200 cargo planes to Qatar since dispute began: minister

Published 12/07/2017

Turkey has sent 197 cargo planes, 16 trucks and one ship to Qatar to meet its daily needs since a dispute broke out last month between Qatar and other Gulf states, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Wednesday.

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Before Putin talks, Trump plays down interference in U.S. election

Before Putin talks, Trump plays down interference in U.S. election

Published 06/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on January 17, 2017 and U.S. President Donald Trump seen at a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 20, 2017, as seen in this combination photo. ... REUTERS and Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout/File photos via REUTERS

One day before his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that no one knows for sure whether Moscow intervened in the 2016 U.S. election but that he suspected Russian involvement.

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