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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 »

US lawmakers seek deeper probe into Russia ties after Trump aide quits

WASHINGTON: U.S. lawmakers, including some leading Republicans, called on Tuesday for a deeper inquiry into White House ties to Russia, after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned in President Donald Trump’s biggest staff upheaval so far. Flynn quit on Monday after only three weeks in the job amid revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions… Read More »

Merkel says in Europe's interests to have good ties with US

WARSAW: Germany and Europe have an innate interest in having strong ties with the United States, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding that NATO members would discuss the alliance’s future in light of comments by the new U.S. administration. “As Germany and Europeans, we have an innate interest in good trans-Atlantic relations on the… Read More »

Deepening commercial ties with US won't change under Trump presidency – China

BEIJING: China’s commerce ministry said on Friday that deepening commercial cooperation with the United States will not change when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, but warned against moves that could hurt bilateral trade ties. Trump made trade a centrepiece of his presidential campaign and railed against what he said were bad deals… Read More »

Merkel and Trump spoke about continuing US-German ties – spokesman

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by telephone on Thursday about continuing longstanding ties between Germany and the United States, a spokesman for Merkel said on Friday. Government spokesman Georg Streiter gave no further details about the length of the conversation or additional issues discussed by the two, who have… Read More »

Biden vows 'rock solid' NATO ties as allies slam Trump

RIGA: US Vice President Joe Biden promised unwavering commitment to NATO’s collective defence on Tuesday (Aug 23) as he sought to reassure Baltic allies spooked by a resurgent Russia and White House hopeful Donald Trump. “Let there be no doubt – America’s Article 5 commitment is rock solid and unwavering,” Biden said, referring to a… Read More »

Former Fox News commentator sentenced to prison for faking CIA ties

WASHINGTON – A man who has appeared on Fox News as a guest “terrorism analyst” was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Friday on charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades, U.S. prosecutors said. Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Alexandria,… Read More »