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Isolated in EU, Poland seeks better ties with Germany behind the scenes

WARSAW: When two dark cars drove up to the retreat of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a baroque castle on a sunny afternoon last July, only a handful of people knew they were bringing Poland’s top politician, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. So awkward are relations with Berlin for the rightwing Polish leader that the public was not… Read More »

Russia identifies mastermind behind St. Petersburg metro bombing – Russian agencies

MOSCOW: Russia’s Federal Security Service has identified the person who orchestrated an attack that killed 14 people on the St. Petersburg metro earlier this month, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, citing FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov. “He has been provisionally identified. Yes, yes, identified,” agencies cited Bortnikov as saying. Police have so far detained 10… Read More »

Germany supports group behind Turkish coup attempt – Erdogan spokesman

ANKARA: Turkey on Sunday accused Germany of supporting the network of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric it blames for last year’s attempted coup, comments likely to aggravate a diplomatic feud between Ankara and Berlin. On Saturday, German news magazine Der Spiegel published an interview with the head of the BND foreign intelligence agency, who said Ankara… Read More »

US behind Japan '100%' after North Korea missile launch: Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, United States: President Donald Trump on Saturday assured Japan it has the full support of the United States following a North Korean ballistic missile launch. “I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent,” Trump said in a… Read More »

Yachting: Thomson passes Cape Horn 48 hours behind leader Le Cleac'h

PARIS: British skipper Alex Thomson took his Hugo Boss craft around Cape Horn on Sunday (Dec 25), almost a full 48 hours behind Vendee Globe leader Armel Le Cleac’h, organisers announced. Thomson passed the Cape, at the southern tip of Chile, in second place in the solo round-the-world race, but he got there one day,… Read More »

Olympics: Family tragedy behind historic US hurdles sweep

RIO DE JANEIRO: Kristi Castlin dedicated her 100m hurdles medal to victims of gun violence after helping the United States claim a historic podium sweep in the event on Wednesday (Aug 17). The 28-year-old Los Angeles-based sprinter claimed bronze behind gold medallist Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali in silver as the US sealed a 1-2-3 in… Read More »