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Despite tensions, U.S. sees value in New START treaty with Russia


WASHINGTON The United States sees value in the New START arms control treaty with Russia, despite Washington's concerns about Moscow's track record on arms control and other issues, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.


Post-election conundrum awaits Germany's Merkel 11:06am EDT

BERLIN Barring an upset, the main uncertainty surrounding Europe's most important election this year is not whether Angela Merkel will continue to lead Germany after this weekend's vote, but who with and how long they will take to get going. | Video


Ukraine president says Trump shares vision on 'new level' of defense cooperation Sep 21 2017

KIEV/NEW YORK Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko met U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and said afterwards that they had a shared vision on a "new level" of defense cooperation, but not whether this included the U.S. provision of defensive weapons to Ukraine.


Trump says Puerto Rico obliterated by Hurricane Maria Sep 21 2017

NEW YORK President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Hurricane Maria "totally obliterated" the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico with its electrical grid destroyed.


Ukraine's Poroshenko rejects Russia's 'hybrid' peackeeping offer Sep 20 2017

UNITED NATIONS Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dismissed a Russian proposal to deploy U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine as an effort to legalize its proxies and freeze the conflict.


Belarus plays down Western fears of aggression stirred by joint war games with Russia Sep 20 2017

BORISOV FIRING RANGE, Belarus Belarus said on Wednesday the West had no reason to fear attack by its close ally Russia or that Moscow could leave behind forces after war games it is holding with Minsk for a possible occupation of Western neighbors.


Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled West Sep 18 2017

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin observed Russia's biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a tank-led counter offensive, part of an exercise that has rattled the West. | Video

Russia says U.S., Ukraine reject its U.N. proposal for Eastern Ukraine: TASS Sep 18 2017

MOSCOW Moscow's ambassador to the United Nations said the United States and Ukraine have told Russia they will not work on a Russian proposal to deploy United Nations peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine, the TASS news agency reported.


Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov discuss Syria, Ukraine, Middle East Sep 17 2017

NEW YORK Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed cooperation on the Syrian crisis, Middle East issues, and the agreement to bring peace to Ukraine in a meeting on Sunday, Lavrov's spokeswoman said.


Iran's Khamenei warns U.S. against 'wrong move' on nuclear deal Sep 17 2017

DUBAI Iran will not be bullied by the United States and will react strongly to any "wrong move" by Washington on Tehran's nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.


U.S. challenged by rising North Korea tensions, Russia urges calm

UNITED NATIONS Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults. | Video