Monthly Archive: February 2018

Feb
23

U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

Feb
23

Merkel’s Bavarian allies warn SPD to stick to deal on migrants

BERLIN (Reuters) – Top officials in the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Saturday warned the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) that failure to stick to agreements on migrants could cause the collapse of the potential new German government.

Feb
23

U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

Feb
23

Saudi, UAE, Qatari leaders to visit Trump in March, April

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the next couple of months, U.S. officials said, amid efforts by Washington to try to resolve a dispute between the Gulf neighbors.

Feb
23

U.S. Treasury head says new Russia sanctions expected within weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday the Trump administration is working on new sanctions against Russia for a range of activities, including meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he expects to brief the media on the actions within the next several weeks.

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