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Trump Blames Russia as US Pulls Out of Nuclear Arms Treaty

WASHINGTON — The United States announced Friday that it was pulling out of a landmark nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, accusing Moscow of violating the Cold War-era pact with "impunity" by continuing to develop banned missiles. "We cannot be the onl...
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US to Suspend Nuclear Pact With Russia

BRUSSELS — The United States will suspend its obligations under a landmark nuclear treaty in 60 days in response to Russia's alleged violation of the pact, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday. "We ei...

Syria: West Should Lift Sanctions to Help Refugees Return

MOSCOW — Syria's warring sides and the mediators meeting in Kazakhstan failed to agree on the formation of a committee meant to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country, the U.N. special envoy to Syria said Thursday, calling it a "missed opportunity."...
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The US Now Has Second-Class Status in the Middle East

You may not have noticed it – the chair that wasn’t there. The seven-year Syrian civil war is ending with a government victory, aided by Russia and Iran. Talks to end to the war are accelerating. Who is at the table in those talks? Russia, Turkey and Ira...
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Longtime Manafort Deputy Rick Gates Admits Embezzlement

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman — and told jurors that he and Manafort committed crimes to...