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Trump to sign Russia sanctions, Moscow retaliates


WASHINGTON/MOSCOW U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

Ivanka Trump meets with United Nations secretary-general

UNITED NATIONS Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and informal adviser, met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for lunch at U.N. headquarters in New York on Friday to discuss women's economic empowerment.

World, 28 Jul 2017

Chris Grayling seeks to reassure U.S., airlines of Brexit plans

WASHINGTON British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Thursday he had met with Trump administration officials and U.S. airlines to reassure them that air traffic would not be disrupted as Britain leaves the European Union in 2019.

German conservatives ordered to remove fake Schulz tweet - court

BERLIN A German court said it had ordered the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats to remove a fake tweet issued in the name of top Social Democrat Martin Schulz or face a fine of up to 250,000 euros (223,498.50 pounds).

World, 25 Jul 2017

Trump praises work on British trade deal, says EU 'protectionist'

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised ongoing work on a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain while sharply criticizing the European Union's trade relationship with the United States.

World, 25 Jul 2017

World needs $94 trillion spent on infrastructure by 2040 - report

LONDON Nearly a fifth of the $94 trillion (72.09 trillion pounds) in global infrastructure investment needed by 2040 risks being unfunded if current spending trends continue, the G20-backed Global Infrastructure Hub said on Tuesday.

Business, 25 Jul 2017

Russia ready to help mediate in Qatar row if asked - Lavrov

MOSCOW Russia is ready to help mediate in the dispute between Qatar and Arab states if approached, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview released on Monday.

World, Middle East 24 Jul 2017

Just as German election heats up, Merkel takes holiday break

BERLIN (Reuters) – - With a comfortable lead in opinion polls, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left the stage for a quiet three-week summer holiday shrouded in secrecy - even though just two months remain before the election.

World, 24 Jul 2017

Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation - official

WASHINGTON The White House said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump was open to signing legislation toughening sanctions on Russia after Senate and House leaders reached agreement on a bill late last week.

World, 24 Jul 2017

Moscow in talks with U.S. to create cyber working group - RIA report

MOSCOW/LONDON/WASHINGTON Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Andrey Krutskikh, a special presidential envoy on cyber security.

World, 20 Jul 2017