Government And Politics

Lithuania: Russia deploying more missiles into Kaliningrad

Feb 5, 2018

Lithuania's president says Russia has deployed additional nuclear-capable missiles in its Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad on a permanent basis, calling it a threat to Europe

UN agency: US tax reform could cut investment elsewhere

Feb 5, 2018

The U.N.'s trade and development agency says multinational companies could use U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform to return $2 trillion to the United States, leading to "sharp reductions" in foreign direct investment worldwide

Netherlands, Turkey fail to heal diplomatic rift

Feb 5, 2018

The Dutch foreign ministry says that attempts to heal a diplomatic rift between the Netherlands and Turkey have faltered

UN court lays down Costa Rica, Nicaragua maritime borders

Feb 2, 2018

The International Court of Justice has laid down definitive maritime boundaries between Costa Rica and Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and a small land boundary in a remote, disputed wetland

Finland's president Niniisto announces the birth of a son

Feb 2, 2018

Finland's president, 69-year-old Sauli Niniisto, has announced the birth of a son

Blatter hints at new evidence to challenge 6-year FIFA ban

Feb 2, 2018

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he has "new facts" and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban

Q&A about Russian win in Olympic doping cases

Feb 2, 2018

Some of 28 Russians who had their disqualifications from the 2014 Sochi Olympics overturned in a landmark legal ruling are expected to seek late entries to the Pyeongchang Games

AP Interview: New Zealand urges North Korea 'de-escalation'

Feb 2, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her country should maintain a close relationship with the U.S. even if they don't always agree

Dutch watchdog urges slash to gas extraction to limit quakes

Feb 1, 2018

A mining watchdog is advising the Dutch government to significantly decrease the amount of gas extracted from the northeastern Groningen region, saying a cut is necessary to reduce the risk of damage caused by earthquakes triggered by the extraction

Swiss sanction Gazprombank in wake of Panama Papers leak

Feb 1, 2018

Switzerland's market regulator says it has banned the national affiliate of Russia's Gazprombank from taking new private clients over money laundering concerns over a 10-year period that emerged from the Panama Papers leak

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