Sunday , October 21 2018

Politics

US charges Russian with midterm vote meddling

Bloomberg The US charged a Russian woman with conspiring to interfere in both the 2016 and 2018 elections, marking the first criminal charges related to next month’s congressional midterm vote. Elena Alekseevna Khusy-aynova of St. Petersburg, allegedly served as the chief accountant for an operation known as “Project Lakhta,” the ...

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US, China agree to Asia defense rules to avoid air crashes

Bloomberg Defense chiefs from the US and China agreed in principle to guidelines on encounters between warplanes, in the latest bid by Pacific nations to keep increased military activity from escalating into conflict. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and seven other regional military chiefs, including China’s General Wei Fenghe, ...

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Salvini visits Moscow pledging to fight EU Russia sanctions

Bloomberg Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini visited Moscow on Wednesday to drive home one of his favorite points: that European Union sanctions on Russia hurt Italy and should be repealed. “The Russian sanctions are a social, cultural and economic absurdity,” Salvini told the annual meeting of the Russian branch of ...

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Trump to withdraw US from postal treaty, squeezing China

Bloomberg President Donald Trump plans to withdraw the US from a 192-nation treaty that gives Chinese companies discounted shipping rates for small packages sent to American consumers, another escalation of his economic confrontation of Beijing. US officials said the administration sought to revise the treaty in September and was rebuffed ...

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Ivory Coast’s ruling bloc on top in local elections

Bloomberg Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s ruling alliance won a majority in local elections that were contested by its former coalition partner as political divisions in the world’s biggest cocoa grower widen ahead of a 2020 presidential vote. Ouattara’s Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace took 92 municipalities in ...

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