Shanahan heads to Texas as Pentagon eyes longer-term support on Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will make his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Two days after the White House announced Trump’s intention to nominate the former Boeing Co executive to be defense secretary, Shanahan is slated to travel […]

Read more

US warns China, Russia against 'aggressive behaviour' in Arctic

Pompeo fails to mention climate change in speech at gathering of foreign ministers from the Arctic Circle. The Trump administration warned China and Russia on Monday that the United States will not stand for aggressive moves in the Arctic region, which is rapidly opening up to development and commerce as temperatures warm and sea ice melts. US Secretary of State […]

Read more

Russia says it won't ground Sukhoi plane despite fatal crash-landing

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia sees no reason to ground its domestically-produced Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft despite one of the planes bursting into flames during a crash-landing and killing 41 people, the country’s transport minister said on Monday. The crash-landing on Sunday is the latest serious setback for the plane, the first new passenger jet developed in Russia since the fall […]

Read more

Russia, Venezuela envoys meet after Trump reveals Putin’s pledge

Washington: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza shake hands after their joint news conference following the talks in Moscow.Credit:AP That the two would meet is not surprising – Russia, after all, is economically invested in Venezuela and is standing behind […]

Read more

Circus snake trainer is strangled ‘to death’ by a constrictor

Circus snake trainer is strangled ‘to death’ by a constrictor during performance in front of horrified families WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT   Footage shows the man falling to his knees as the snake wraps tightly round him Circus staff come to his aid as the audience realises his collapse is not an act His fate remains uncertain as Russian police denied any […]

Read more

UK 'yet to renew visa' of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich

Owner of Chelsea football club did not attend Saturday’s FA Cup final in London, when his team beat Manchester United. British authorities, whose relations with Moscow have been strained, are yet to renew Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s visa after it expired last month, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters news agency. Abramovich, best known in Britain as the […]

Read more
1 2 3 12