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” A White House statement issued Friday said the two leaders have reaffirmed their commitment “to cooperate to the fullest extent possible to counter terrorist threats” and have agreed to “enhance sanctions on North Korea” in an attempt to deter the development of North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. While terrorism would also be a primary concern for the leaders during their two days of talks on the Italian island, North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing and ballistic missile development comprise “a big problem, it’s a world problem,” said Trump. “It will be solved at some point. It will be solved, you can bet on that.” Trade on agenda Trade is another major topic on the minds of Trump’s counterparts, who have gathered in the resort town of Taormina. Juncker, who heads the 28-member EC that manages the day-to-day business of the European Union, on Friday denied that Trump in a closed-door meeting in Brussels the previous day denounced Germany as “very bad” for its trade policies.
Politico
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S. and its G7 partners. Some supporters of the agreement have suggested that a withdrawal by the U.S. would help position China as a leader of global environmental policy, and new green technologies. Leaders were in the final negotiations on the language of the 2017 directive. Among the issues still under discussion was whether to retain language saying the G7 would be ready to impose new restrictive measures on Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine. The senior official said that leaders seemed to be leaning in favor of retaining that language, which does not call for new sanctions but maintains the specter of additional punitive action should the situation in Ukraine deteriorate.
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In the end, the communication channel wasn't set up. It was reported yesterday that Mr Kushner had a separate meeting with the head of a Russian bank which has been subject to sanctions imposed by the Obama administration. Reuters News Agency is saying he also had several telephone.
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misled other administration officials about the extent of his contacts with Ambassador Kislyak. In the end, the communication channel wasn't set up. It was reported yesterday that Mr Kushner had a separate meeting with the head of a Russian bank which has been subject to sanctions imposed by the Obama administration
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“We think the Paris Agreement has to be implemented entirely,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. North Korea problem Sitting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump said just before the start of Friday’s summit that it would have a “particular focus on the North Korea problem.” A White House statement issued Friday said the two leaders have reaffirmed their commitment “to cooperate to the fullest extent possible to counter terrorist threats” and have agreed to “enhance sanctions on North Korea” in an attempt to deter the development of North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. While terrorism would also be a primary concern for the leaders during their two days of talks on the Italian island, North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing and ballistic missile development comprise “a big problem, it’s a world problem,” said Trump.
Daily Express
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DONALD Trump’s administration has announced plans for a missile defence test and increased sanctions as Kim Jong-un mocks the US with yet more war rhetoric. Here is the latest news and live updates on North Korea and the US.
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about the extent of his contacts with the ambassador. In the end, the communications channel was not set up. It was reported yesterday, that Mr Kushner had a separate meeting with the head of a Russian bank that has been subject to sanctions imposed by the Obama administration. Reuters News Agency is saying he had several telephone conversations with Sergey Kislyak. Mr Kushner is being investigated by the FBI as part of their enquiry. This does not necessarily mean he is suspected of a crime
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other administration officials about the extent of his contact? With the ambassador. In the end, the communications channel was not set up. It was reported yesterday that Mr Kushner had a separate meeting with the head of a Russian bank that has been subject to sanctions imposed by the Obama administration. Reuters news agency is saying he had several telephone from conversations.
The Iran Project
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S. sanctions against Iran before it makes the final decision on a US$2.2-billion investment in a gas project in the country, according to Total’s chief executive Patrick Pouyanne. OPEC’s no.3 producer, Iran, which is currently pumping just below 3.8 million bpd of crude oil, wants to increase its production to 5 million bpd by 2021. In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that the re-election of reformist President Hassan Rouhani last week was an important step toward signing big deals with big international companies. “ One important step was the election, because in this election Iranian people said yes' to positive interaction with the world ,” the minister noted. Zanganeh reiterated Iran’s long-term plan to lift the country’s production capacity to 5 million bpd in the next five years, thanks to new projects developed together with international companies.
Sputnik International
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Kushner had a meeting with a Russian bank which is the subject of sanctions imposed by the Obama administration. Reuters says he also had several telephone conversations with the Russian Ambassador. Jared Kushner is reportedly being investigated by the FBI is part of their enquiry, but this does.
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Why did Kushner (and Trump?) want a secret back channel to Moscow? For what purpose? What did they want to discuss with Vladimir Putin that they did not want US intelligence to know about? 4. Michael Flynn is alleged to have told Kislyak around the same time that Trump would lift sanctions on Russia that Obama had slapped on because of the annexation of the Crimea. What did Russia do for Trump as a quid pro quo? Was the back channel related to the lifting of sanctions? 5. Kushner is known to have been involved in manipulating social media into supporting Trump or dissing Clinton. Is his mastery of psy-ops related to his role with Russia? It is alleged that fake news about Hillary was fed to RT and Sputnik by an undercover pro-Trump team, and that RT etc. then broadcast it to social media, targeting states Trump needed. Was Kushner a conduit to Russia in this regard? Related video added by Juan Cole: Washington Post: Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret channel with Kremlin.
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Top White House adviser Gary Cohn today insisted that President Trump no longer intends to make any efforts to roll back US sanctions against Russia, and that if anything, we would probably look to get tougher on Russia in the future. The Trump Administration has struggled with consistency on its Russia policy, as Trump campaigned very openly on diplomatic rapprochement in 2016, with expectations of rolling back the excesses of Obama's sanctions. After the election he started talking about wanting some sort of concessions, though these too were eventually abandoned. Facing political opposition to any improved relationship with Russia, Cohn's comments are in keeping with other recent reports out of the administration, which vowed to keep the sanctions in place unless Russia gave up Crimea, and made other major moves they clearly would not have any intention of making.
Politico
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The White House will not move to reduce U.S. sanctions on Russia and may even pursue further action against Moscow, top White House adviser Gary Cohn told reporters on Friday, clarifying previous remarks. “We’re not lowering our sanctions on Russia,” said Cohn, President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser and one of the most powerful voices in the White House. “If anything, we would probably look to get tougher on Russia.” “I think the president’s made it clear how the Russians could have the sanctions lifted and how they could have the sanctions taken away,” Cohn added. Cohn spoke to reporters from the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Sicily, Trump’s final stop on his nine-day, five-stop overseas trip. Cohn had said earlier in the week that Trump was “looking at” the issue of Russia sanctions and that the White House did not yet have a position.
Sputnik International
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A member of the French right-wing National Front (FN) party in an interview with Sputnik on Friday expressed hope that the anti-Russian sanctions would be lifted, adding that President Emmanuel Macron is capable of making this step.
Daily Mail - USA
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Washington will not ease sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and may even get tougher on Moscow, the White House said Friday.
Sky News
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Donald Trump will keep sanctions on Russia and could even "get tougher" on the country, according to a top White House aide.
BBC News 24
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Of interest to investigators, meetings that took place in September, during the transition, between Jared Kushner and the Russian ambassador to Washington and a leading Russian banker. The head of an institution that has been subject to US sanctions, following the annexation of Crimea