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Trump's stunning u-turns on NATO, China, Russia and Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Within a few hours of extraordinary political shape-shifting, President Donald Trump abandoned stances that were at the bedrock of his establishment-bashing campaign.<p>NATO, he said, is "no longer obsolete."<p>He backed down a threat to brand China a currency manipulator.<p>In another …

Geopolitics

Why Akshay Kumar Won National Award? Reasons will leave you in Shock

Before you judge us or this article, please understand, we too love Akshay Kumar and his movies. He is genuinely a good actor and has some …

Bollywood

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Where Trump's real estate world meets a top religious ally of the Kremlin.<p>Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional …

An abandoned fortress beneath Russia

Underneath the hills of the Russian city of Vladivostok are the remnants of what used to be one of the world's most powerful maritime fortresses.<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the weekly bbc.com</b> …

Russia

The cancellation of Boris Johnson's trip to Moscow puts Britain in its place in the world

The decision by Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, to cancel his visit to Moscow to meet Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, on Monday is …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Defense4 hours agoBabur Missile Test: Pakistan validating its Second-Strike Capability Intelligence5 hours agoKatibat al Tawhid wal Jihad: A faithful …

Will Assad Use ISIS to Get His Revenge?

The Assad family is notorious for its ruthless patience getting back at those who cross it—and isn’t afraid to use terrorists to carry out its …

The Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin’s Russia is back.

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — On the rim of a volcano with a clear view of the U.S. Embassy, landscapers are applying the final touches to a mysterious new Russian compound.<p>Behind the concrete walls and barbed wire, a visitor can see red-and-blue buildings, manicured lawns, antennas and globe-shaped …

MSNBC host’s conspiracy theory: What if Putin planned the Syrian chemical attack to help Trump?

A volley of U.S. cruise missiles had barely been launched into Syria before the Internet filled up with fact-free theories about the <i>real</i> reason for an international crisis.<p>A popular one on the right-most fringes: The U.S. government actually carried out the chemical weapons massacre in Syria last …

Donald Trump

Despite U.S. missile barrage, Syria continues airstrikes against rebels

BEIRUT — Residents of the Syrian town devastated by a chemical weapons attack earlier this week said warplanes had returned to bomb them Saturday, despite a U.S. missile barrage and warnings of possible further response.<p>At least 86 people in the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhoun were killed …

Syrian warplanes take off once again from air base bombed by US Tomahawks

Syrian warplanes took off from the air base hit by US cruise missiles yesterday to carry out bombing raids on rebel-held areas, in a defiant show of strength.<p>Just hours after the al-Shayrat airfield was bombed with 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from warships in the Mediterranean, aircraft …

Middle East

FBI offers $10,000 reward for fugitive gun thief who may be targeting Trump

A nationwide manhunt is underway in the US for an “armed and highly dangerous” suspect who robbed 16 high-end guns and may be plotting an act of mass …

Trump to Congress on Syria strike: US to take additional action to further its national interests

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the US Congress, informing them about the US missile strike against the Syrian Air Force base, and …

Did Trump Attack Assad to End the Russian Collusion Story?

<i>This article first appeared on the Kennan Institute site.</i><p>Tomahawk missiles fired late Thursday by the U.S. Navy at a Syrian air base have put an end …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Latest Comments From Russia on Syria Show That Assad Could Lose His Biggest Backer

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad didn't just get one of his airfields attacked by the U.S. this week, he's also getting some news from Russia that he …

Russia

Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip just hours before take-off after US air strike on Syria

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has dramatically cancelled plans to visit Moscow just hours before he was due to fly amid escalating tensions over Syria.<p>The Foreign Office announced on Saturday that Mr Johnson would not be visiting Russia for talks in the wake of America’s unilateral air …

North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria 'unforgivable' | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Friday were “an unforgivable act of aggression” that showed its decision to develop nuclear weapons was “the right choice a million times over”.<p>North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to …

North Korea

Monitor: Syrian warplanes take off from air base hit by US cruise missiles

Syrian warplanes took off from an air base that was hit by U.S. cruise missiles on Friday, and carried out airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the eastern Homs countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>The U.S. Navy had fired dozens of missiles at the air base near Homs city in …

Syria nerve agent attack: why it made sense to Assad | Emma Graham-Harrison

The president’s army is battle-weary, but the sarin attack and the US missile strikes show this war is far from over<p>April seemed to start well for the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, six years in to a civil war he once looked unlikely to survive.<p>Fighting still raged across the battered country …

Russia sends warship to battlegroup off Syrian coast

Naval move will overshadow US secretary of state Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow<p>A warship armed with cruise missiles has joined the Russian battlegroup off the coast of Syria as part of Moscow’s response to US cruise missile strikes on the Syrian airbase of Shayrat.<p>Russia’s angry declarations, a …

The world handed to Trump is a big, fat, huge mess: But don’t blame Obama — this took years of capitalism and imperialism

But such a mess is the inevitable result of an economic system based on endless growth and limitless exploitation<p>Since becoming president of the United States earlier this year, Donald Trump has had anything but smooth sailing, with political scandals and policy mishaps plaguing his fledgling …

‘Low efficiency’: Only 23 Tomahawk missiles out of 59 reached Syrian airfield, Russian MoD says

The Russian Defense Ministry says the US missile strike on a Syrian airfield wasn't very effective, with only 23 out of 59 Tomahawk missiles reaching …

Following US Airstrike, Russia Says it Will Assist Syria in Strengthening Air Defense

In the wake of the U.S. airstrike on a Syrian airfield in response to the chemical attack on Syrian civilians, one of Syria's closest allies not only …

Middle East

Trolls jump off the Trump train, as the alt-right expresses anger over Syria actions

<b>(Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>The alt right is suspiciously aligning itself with the Putin position on the Syrian conflict<p>April 7, 2017 1:44pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump's decision to order a military strike against Syria may have been a turning point not only in his relationship with Russia, but in his …

Russia reportedly moves ship loaded with cruise missiles to Syrian coast

A Russian frigate loaded with cruise missiles is expected to enter the Mediterranean on Friday, bound for the Syrian port of Tartus, the Russian news …

US air strikes in Syria: Russia suspends agreement preventing direct conflict with American forces

Russia has said it is suspending a deal with the US to prevent mid-air collisions over Syria in response to US air strikes on a Syrian air base.<p>The …

What the World Is Saying About the U.S. Strike in Syria

Russia condemned it while U.S. allies called it proportional.<p><i>Updated at 8:57 a.m.</i><p>Russia reacted sharply to the U.S. airstrike in Syria on Friday while U.S. allies and those opposed to Bashar al-Assad lauded the action and said the Syrian president had brought it upon himself with the use this week …

What Russia and China wanted to do about the chemical weapons attack in Syria

The US on Thursday (April 6) launched dozens of missiles at a Syrian military airfield, in retaliation for the Assad regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons that killed dozens of civilians earlier this week. US officials have said they have no doubt Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was …

Middle East

Tensions rise as Russia reinforces Syrian air defences and warns of 'considerable damage' to ties with US after missile strike

Russia has diverted a warship to protect the Syrian coast and vowed to bolster Bashar al-Assad's missile defences against more US strikes, risking a confrontation between the former Cold World foes.<p>The Admiral Grigorevich, a cruise missile-carrying frigate, passed through the Bosporus en-route to …