BEIJING | China ‘outraged’ by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

BEIJING  — China said Friday it was “outraged” over U.S. economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment, and demanded the U.S. cancel the measure. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing has lodged stern complaints with Washington over the action, which … Continue reading BEIJING | China ‘outraged’ by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

BRICS countries meet to map path to increase their roles

XIAMEN, China/September 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A summit of five major developing countries will open Monday to map out their future course, after host Chinese President Xi Jinping called on them to stand up together against a growing tide of protectionism across the world. Leaders of the BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and … Continue reading BRICS countries meet to map path to increase their roles

The Latest: Trump supports more powerful missiles for SKorea

WASHINGTON/September 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 4:10 p.m. – The White House says President Donald Trump has told South Korean President Moon Jae-In that he supports the country’s push to lift restrictions on its missile payload capabilities. Trump has offered “conceptual approval” on the purchase … Continue reading The Latest: Trump supports more powerful missiles for SKorea

Diplomatic tit-for-tat between Russia and the US escalates

WASHINGTON/September 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Russia on Friday promised a “tough response” to a U.S. order to shut the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and offices in Washington and New York, the latest round in a diplomatic tit-for-tat. The U.S. issued its order Thursday and gave Russia 48 hours to comply, intensifying tensions between the … Continue reading Diplomatic tit-for-tat between Russia and the US escalates

Lawyer says Trump Tower in Russia considered during campaign

WASHINGTON/August 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer confirmed Monday that the president’s company pursued a project in Moscow during the Republican primary, but said that the plan was abandoned “for a variety of business reasons.” The attorney, Michael Cohen, also said he sent an email to the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading Lawyer says Trump Tower in Russia considered during campaign