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Macron warns Europe not to rebuff Trump and Putin – Starr Fm

French President Emmanuel Macron says Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are threatening Western values of openness and tolerance, but isolating them from Europe would be counterproductive. “If you decide just to push them back from Europe and our values, saying ‘you’re betraying our values’, you lose them,” he told the …

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US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions – Starr Fm

Leaders of both parties in the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows fresh sanctions to punish Russia for alleged election meddling. The new legislation would also sharply limit President Donald Trump’s ability to lift any sanctions against Russia. He has previously said he needs diplomatic leeway with …

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Trump and Putin had undisclosed talks – Starr Fm

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, had another, previously undisclosed conversation at this month’s G20, the White House has confirmed. They spoke towards the end of a formal dinner but the White House has not revealed what was discussed. President Trump has condemned media revelations …

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Russia ‘ready to expel 30 US diplomats’ in sanctions row – Starr Fm

Russia is ready to expel about 30 US diplomats and seize US state property in retaliation for Washington’s sanctions, Russian officials say. The threat came from Russian foreign ministry sources, quoted by the daily Izvestia. Other Russian officials have made similar statements recently. In December the Obama administration expelled …

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