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Trump defiant as new Russia ties emerge

Washington, United States | AFP | An avalanche of new revelations about ties between Donald Trump’s aides and Russia forced the White House back on the offensive Friday, overshadowing a presidential weekend trip to Florida and his well-received major speech. Before heading to his Mar-a-Lago resort for the fourth time …

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US attorney general Sessions recuses self from Trump campaign probes

Washington, United States | AFP |  Embattled US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he would recuse himself from any investigations into President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign. But after receiving a strong endorsement from Trump, Sessions did not bow to pressure to step down over charges he lied …

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Russian jets mistakenly bomb US-backed forces in Syria

Washington, United States | AFP | Russian warplanes bombed US-backed fighters in several small villages in northern Syria after they mistakenly thought Islamic State forces were in the area, a US general said Wednesday. Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend said Russian and Syrian regime aircraft attacked the villages to the …

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Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions

United Nations, United States | AFP | Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons use, in the first clash at the Security Council since US President Donald Trump took office. The twin vetoes came as peace talks …

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Russian and Libyan state oil giants sign deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Russia’s Rosneft oil giant has paved the way for investment in Libya’s oil sector by signing a Cooperation Framework Agreement with the National Oil Corporation of Libya, it was announced Tuesday. The agreement was signed Monday on the sidelines of London’s International Petroleum Week …

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Russia calls for ‘post-West’ world order

Munich, Germany | AFP |  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Saturday for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wanted to establish a “pragmatic” relationship with the United States. Lavrov was speaking at the Munich Security Conference shortly after US Vice President Mike …

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White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal

Washington, United States | AFP | The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide’s contacts with Russia, as it emerged that the president was aware of the problem for weeks before acting. With calls for an independent investigation gathering pace, the White …

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Flynn resigns as Trump’s national security advisor

Washington, United States | AFP |  The White House announced Monday that Michael Flynn has resigned as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, amid escalating controversy over his contacts with Moscow. In his formal resignation letter, Flynn acknowledged that in the period leading up to Trump’s inauguration: “I inadvertently briefed …

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CIA chief warns Trump on pro-Russia remarks

CIA chief urges Trump to temper impulses amid Russia claims Washington, United States | AFP | Allegations of Russian interference in US politics cast a shadow over inaugural preparations on Sunday, with the CIA chief warning that President-elect Donald Trump must tamp down his shoot-from-the-hip style to protect national security. …

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