Posts tagged as United States

North Korea may suspend nuclear talks with ‘gangster-like’ U.S.: diplomat

Saturday, March 16, 2019

North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, news reports from the North’s capital on Friday quoted a senior diplomat as saying. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui blamed top U.S. officials for the breakdown of last month’s summit in Hanoi between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Russia’s…

Latvians involved in alleged US auto scam

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Police have taken action in Latvia as well as the United States, Finland and Lithuania to bust an international luxury car scam, according to the Bloomberg newswire. According to Bloomberg, two Latvians were arrested in Kuldīga and extradited to the US for their part in a fraudulent scheme which saw luxury cars “sold” to buyers online that were never actually delivered with Tesla, Dodge and Mercedes-Benz models among those offered. However, an official press release about…

American “Trojan horse” in Poland and Baltic states

By Jonas Dringelis on Saturday, December 29, 2018

The confrontation between East and West threatens potential war between the United States and Russia. In this case, the Baltic countries, Poland can become a battlefield between West and East. Most NATO planners and independent experts think that if any fighting breaks out between Russia and its neighbors to the West, the likely battlefields will be Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland. And the question today is not whether NATO will fight, but…

U.S. announces end to its international role of global policeman

Thursday, December 27, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has declared the end of U.S. international role of a global policeman making unannounced visits to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and Germany. U.S. state media organisation Radio Free Europe, reports that on Thursday, December 27, the U.S. President visited American troops at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. On Wednesday, December 26, Trump paid a surprise visit to the Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq.…

No one can ‘dictate’ to China what it should do: Xi Jinping

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

President Xi Jinping warned on Tuesday (Dec 18) that no one can “dictate” China’s economic development path as the Communist Party marked 40 years of its historic “reform and opening up” policy amid a stern challenge from the United States. In a speech at the grandiose Great Hall of the People, Xi vowed to press ahead with economic reforms but made clear that Beijing will not deviate from its one-party…

EU defense efforts must not hurt transatlantic bond: NATO chief

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Europe against undermining transatlantic ties, following a defense spat between US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron, the AFP news agency reports. Trump had tweeted on Friday that Macron’s call for a “real European army” was “insulting”. The US leader’s criticism came after Macron spoke about the need for a European army and listed the US along with Russia and China as a…

First sex robot brothel in the US blocked by officials in Texas

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The first sex robot brothel in the United States has been blocked by officials in Texas. Toronto-based KinkySdollS had planned to open a Houston location , where customers could both buy “adult love dolls” and rent them for use in private rooms. The lifelike sexbots – priced from $2,500 (£1,900) each – react to touch and have vocal responses, while more expensive versions with AI can engage in conversations. At…

NATO Chief lists benefits of alliance to the security of the United States

By George Allison on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in the US last week. The NATO chief spoke at the Heritage Foundation following talks with US security officials. In his remarks, he stressed the importance of the nearly 70-year-old organisation to America. The alliance has guaranteed peace and stability in Europe since it was founded in…

New Estonian ambassador to present credentials to Trump Monday

Monday, September 17, 2018

The new Estonian ambassador to the United States, Jonatan Vseviov, will present his credentials to President Donald Trump on Monday, spokespeople for the Estonian Foreign Ministry said. President Kersti Kaljulaid named Vseviov, secretary general of the Ministry of Defense, Estonia’s new ambassador to the United States at the beginning of August. Lauri Lepik was recalled from the post of Estonia’s ambassador to the United States in June, after just nine…

Vilnius names George W. Bush as honorary citizen

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, on Wednesday was named an honorary citizen of Vilnius. The Lithuanian capital’s politicians took the decision unanimously. “If we look at Lithuania’s achievements over more than ten years, it is obvious that changes that took place after we joined the EU and NATO were essential. And looking back at whose steps, whose position was decisive at that stage, then we see…