CIA director: Russia loves to meddle and ‘stick it to America’

, , , , , , , , , ,

Mike Pompeo describes the US-Russia relationship as complicated but hopes there will be areas where they can cooperate The CIA director, Mike Pompeo, said on Thursday that Russia had no plans to leave Syria and would continue to try to meddle in US affairs to stick it to America. He reiterated his belief that Russia […]

Read More...

Paris’s Pompidou Centre to open gallery in Shanghai

, , , , , , ,

The modern art gallery, which also plans to open branches in South Korea and Belgium, has been in talks for more than a decade with China The regarded as the second most important in the world after the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/pariss-pompidou-centre-to-open-gallery-in-shanghai

Read More...

EU says it will limit inflatable boat exports to Libya to stop traffickers

,

(CNN)The European Union will limit the number of inflatable boats and motors it sends to Libya in order to prevent human trafficking. The EU said the restrictions will not prevent exports or sales when they are “meant for legitimate uses by the civilian population, for instance for fishermen, who may need motors for their boats.” […]

Read More...

France puts on military show as Trump marks Bastille Day in Paris

,

Paris (CNN)France will treat President Donald Trump to an elaborate military display on Friday, a strategic show of friendship by the new leader here who hopes to elevate his country’s global standing by flattering his US counterpart. This year the celebration is also meant to commemorate the centennial of US entry into World War I, […]

Read More...

Romania hits Canadian firm with $9m ‘retaliatory’ tax bill over gold mine

, , , , , , , , ,

Move comes after Gabriel Resources sues government for $4.4bn over failed bid to establish goldmine in Apuseni mountains Romania has served a Canadian mining company with a $8.6m back taxes bill days after the company filed a $4.4bn compensation claim over a stalled project in the country. Gabriel Resources tried for more than 18 years […]

Read More...

Minnesota man, 98, wanted for Nazi war crimes in Poland but son decries ‘charade’

, , , , , , ,

Michael Karkoc is sought by Polish authorities over the massacre of 44 civilians in 1944, but his son Andriy tells the Guardian his father is entirely innocent As the history of Nazi hunting approaches its inevitable end, it could seem anticlimactic that one of its final chapters concerns a 98-year-old resident of an assisted living […]

Read More...