Former Trump aide Bannon sets up group to undermine EU

By Mark Hosenball London, July 23 : Former Donald Trump political strategist Steve Bannon and a top associate have created a Brussels-based political organization intended to undermine, and ultimately paralyze, the European Union, Bannon and the associate told Reuters. In an interview and email conversations, Bannon and Raheem Kassam, a former chief aide to British […]

Olympics-Tokyo focuses on environment two years out from Olympics

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO, July 23 : With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who was previously Japan’s Minister of the Environment, has made lowering emissions and plastic litter prevention some of […]

US senators push sanctions to send Putin message on election interference

By Pete Schroeder Washington, July 22 : A pair of prominent Republican US senators said today that the United States needs to prepare new sanctions against Russia to discourage interference in upcoming elections. Senator Lindsey Graham said additional sanctions must be teed up before President Donald Trump holds a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir […]

Afghan vice president Dostum escapes blast on return from exile

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Omar Sobhani Kabul, July 22 : Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home today from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival. Dostum, who left Afghanistan last year […]

G20 calls for greater dialogue on trade tensions -draft

By Daniel Flynn and Luc Cohen Buenos Aires , July 22 : Finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s largest economies meeting in Argentina said heightened trade and geopolitical tensions risk derailing global growth and called for greater dialogue, according to a draft communique. The weekend talks in Buenos Aires come amid an escalation […]