Trump says US will withdraw from nuclear arms treaty with Russia | World news

Donald Trump has confirmed the US will leave an arms control treaty with Russia dating from the cold war that has kept nuclear missiles out of Europe for three decades. “We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to …

Salisbury novichok suspects say they were only visiting cathedral | UK news

The two men identified as suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack have appeared on Russia’s state-funded TV station RT, claiming they visited the “wonderful” English city as tourists to see its cathedral. In their first interview since being charged in the UK with attempted murder, the men said they may have approached Sergei Skripal’s …

Oh dear! A brief history of politicians who tried to dance

In honour of UK prime minister Theresa May’s brave attempts at dancing in Africa recently, we take a look back at the many times world leaders and other politicians have shaken off the shackles of good judgement and let loose Continue reading… Source Link

John Bolton warns Russian counterpart over midterm election meddling | World news

The US national security adviser, John Bolton, has warned his Russian counterpart that the US will take “necessary steps” to prevent a repeat of Russian interference during the 2018 midterm elections. Bolton and Nikolai Patrushev failed to sign a joint statement following five hours of discussion in Geneva covering security issues, amid a historic low …

Jeremy Hunt calls for fresh EU sanctions on Russia | Politics

Jeremy Hunt is to urge the EU to stand shoulder to shoulder with the US administration by going further to impose more comprehensive sanctions against Russia. In his first speech since his appointment as foreign secretary, Hunt will renew the British attack on Russian efforts to undermine liberal democracies, saying that Russian president Vladimir Putin …

We like to mock Trump, but Britain’s Russia stance is even worse | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion

There are not many laughs to be had from international diplomacy, but US foreign policy in the age of Donald Trump provides a grim kind of comedy all the same. This week the world’s diplomats allowed themselves a chuckle at the risibly inconsistent US approach to Russia, in which the State Department whacks Moscow with …

Oleg Sentsov is 82 days into a hunger strike – I and many others are by his side | Jonathan Littell | Opinion

Dear Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov, you must feel very lonely, way out in the Labytnangi penal colony, the northernmost one in Russia, so far from Ukraine and from your loved ones. I am writing to you – without knowing if this letter will ever reach you – to let you know that, in thought at least, …

Donald Trump postpones summit with Vladimir Putin until new year | US news

Donald Trump’s proposed Washington meeting with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has been delayed until 2019. The national security adviser, John Bolton, in a statement, cited special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as the reason for the delay. Bolton said: “The President believes that the next bilateral meeting with …

Trump says relations with Russia have never been worse as he prepares to meet Putin in Helsinki – live updates | US news

“Today, on the same day as Europe meets China in Beijing, American President Trump and Russian President Putin will talk in Helsinki, we are all aware of the fact that the architecture of the world is changing before our very eyes. And it is our common responsibility to make it a change for the better. …