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12 December, 2017 2:25 PM Russian Olympic Committee Approves Athletes Under Neutral Flag

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) on Tuesday gave the nod for its athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics despite a ban on the country's national team. "We all had the same opinion: our athletes need to go to South Korea and try to bring back a victory for Russia. Russian athletes have expressed their will to take part in the games 51

25 November, 2017 5:28 AM 45 Twitter accounts, spreading propaganda on Brexit and Trump, suspended

The handles were spreading propaganda related to Brexit, US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel San Francisco: Twitter has suspended 45 new accounts suspected of spreading propaganda related to Brexit, US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to a report in BuzzFeed News on Saturday, Twitter took the action 102

21 November, 2017 7:05 AM Russia's Vladimir Putin hosts Syria's Bashar al-Assad Assad for talks: Kremlin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, discussing the fight against terrorism and the prospects for a political settlement in Syria, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. In remarks broadcast by Russian television, Assad thanked Putin, the Russian defense minister 64

11 November, 2017 2:34 PM Vladimir Putin says claims of Russian meddling in US vote 'fantasies'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said accusations that Moscow meddled in US elections, particularly through contacts with Donald Trump's campaign team, are "fantasies" and attempts to undermine the US presidency. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said accusations that Moscow meddled in US elections, particularly through contacts with Donald 76

31 October, 2017 3:03 AM Who Is George Papadopoulos? Energy Expert and Junior Trump Staffer Sought to Be Russia Power Broker

George Papadopoulos, the first person to plead guilty in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, is a specialist in Mediterranean oil and gas policy who sought to become a key intermediary between Russia and the United States. Papadopoulos, 30, a volunteer foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, secretly 186

31 October, 2017 2:28 AM Who Is George Papadopoulos, The Trump Adviser Who Pleaded Guilty To Lying To Federal Agents?

Former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has been thrust into a national spotlight after he pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents amid an investigation into President Donald Trump's ties with Russia. Papadopoulos, who was charged with making false statements, pleaded guilty this month to lying about his involvement with people he understood had ties to the Russian 151

30 October, 2017 8:16 PM Three of Trump's former top campaign aides face criminal charges in dramatic expansion of Mueller probe

The special counsel investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential race announced criminal charges Monday against three former senior campaign aides to Donald Trump, including his former campaign manager, marking an explosive new phase in the FBI probe of the president’s inner circle. One of the three repeatedly sought to arrange a meeting between 65

25 October, 2017 10:37 AM China's new Politiburo Standing Committee lineup

China's ruling Communist Party on Wednesday unveiled its core decision-making body, the Politburo Standing Committee, with President Xi Jinping returning for a second five-year term as party general secretary. BEIJING: Key members of China's Communist Party were determined at the national congress, which is held every five years and concluded this week. On Wednesday 132

22 October, 2017 6:50 AM Japanese PM Abe on track to score easy election win

Polls show the Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition to be the clear favourite Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday vowed to step up pressure on North Korea to protect the Japanese people as he wrapped up an election campaign dominated by threats from Pyongyang. Polls show Mr. Abe and his conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are clear 53

17 October, 2017 1:34 AM North Korea says `a nuclear war may break out any moment'

Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to ``such an extreme and direct nuclear threat'' from the United States since the 1970s _ and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense. ``The entire U.S. mainland is within our firing 50