US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian pranksters to talk about pig manure

These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials, spokeswoman says, after duo tricked Perry into thinking he was talking to Ukrainian PM The US energy secretary Rick Perry has become the latest victim of a pair of Russian phone pranksters who have previously fooled Elton John into thinking he was chatting to Vladimir Putin. On […]

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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 […]

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Ukrainian president to ‘drop in’ on Donald Trump during Washington visit

Hours before Petro Poroshenkos arrival, details of the meeting had still not been confirmed with the apparently reluctant US president Donald Trump is expected to meet the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, at the White House on Tuesday but the encounter is likely to be a brief and leave questions unanswered over the administrations strategic importance […]

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Donald Trump repeats his respect for ‘killer’ Vladimir Putin

Asked on Fox about the Kremlin chiefs bloody reputation, the US president said: Weve got a lot of killers. Do you think our countrys so innocent? Donald Trump has once again said that he respects Vladimir Putin, even though the Russian president is a killer. sought to influence on Trumps behalf. Such beliefs prompted a […]

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UN envoy Nikki Haley criticises Russian aggression in Ukraine

New ambassador uses maiden speech to the security council to deliver the Trump administrations first rebuke to Moscow The Trump administration has severely criticised Russia for the first time with its newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations lambasting Moscow for its military intervention in Ukraine. Making her maiden address to a session of the […]

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Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

Italian culture minister travels to Kiev to retrieve works by Rubens, Tintoretto and Mantegna taken from Verona art museum Seventeen masterpieces valued at 17m (14.3m) have been returned to Italy from Ukraine after being

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Donald Trump says he is open to talks with North Korea and David Cameron

Republican candidate sets out foreign policy priorities: putting pressure on China, renegotiating Paris climate deal, and stopping countries ripping us off Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he was willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to try to stop Pyongyangs nuclear program, proposing a major shift in US policy toward the isolated […]

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