French President Emmanuel Macron will host his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a rare meeting on Monday before the start of the G7 summit in Biarritz. Macron is hoping to convince Russia to help end the conflict in east Ukraine. The French president believes the arrival of Volodymyr Zelensky as Ukrainian president could be the start of a new era between the two countries. Putin and Macron will meet at the French president's official holiday residence in Bregancon, southern France, a few days before he hosts world leaders. Russia was kicked out of the G8 in 2014 after it seized Crimea from Ukraine. Since 2014, approximately 13,000 people have been killed in the war between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists over Ukraine's eastern Donbass provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk. Alexander Baunov, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center, told the AFP that Macron would be looking for a way to resuscitate the 2015 Minsk ceasefire deal. "The main public issue will be … [Read more...] about Ukraine high on agenda as Macron meets Putin before G7
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Matthew Lee, Ap Diplomatic Writer Updated 8:05 am CDT, Saturday, July 27, 2019 FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo,. Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Gharib Abadi speaks to the media after the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is at a crossroads as his administration wrestles with whether to risk stoking international tensions even more by ending one of the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal. less FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo,. Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Gharib Abadi speaks to the media after the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International ... more Photo: Ronald Zak, AP … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran faces key test
By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s vision for Mideast peace has hit a raw nerve in Lebanon, reviving fears of any plan that would permanently settle Palestinian refugees in the country and shift its Christian-Muslim sectarian balance. The first part of the White House plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians focuses on encouraging $50 billion of investment in the Palestinian territories and three neighbouring Arab states, one of them Lebanon. Lebanese of all sects are objecting to ideas that have surfaced so far, seeing $6 billion for Lebanon as an inducement to accept the settlement of Palestinians who have lived as refugees in the country since Israel’s creation in 1948. Rejecting the naturalisation of Palestinians has been a rare point of agreement among Lebanese through a troubled history including the 1975-90 civil war in which Palestinian groups played a major role. The first part of the plan is set to be … [Read more...] about Trump Mideast plan hits nerve in Lebanon, stirs old fears
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Uber Bombed. Now What? Advertisement DealBook Supported by May 13, 2019 Good Monday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) All eyes on Uber’s Day 2 Today is a big test for Uber: Can it overcome tumbling 7.6 percent from its I.P.O. price on Friday to do better during its second day on the public stock markets? Uber suffered the worst first-day dollar loss of any U.S. I.P.O. ever. That’s a terrible start for the biggest market debut in years. What was supposed to be a celebration turned into an exercise in expectations management: “I think we came public on a tough day, and a tough week,” Dara Khosrowshahi, the company’s C.E.O., told Mike Isaac of the NYT. And that’s a bad omen. “If a stock falls below its I.P.O. price on the … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Uber Bombed. Now What?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Fashion Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Fashion | Why Soft Power Is in Style in Qatar Advertisement Supported by Hundreds of influential faces in global politics, art, fashion and design descended on this tiny desert kingdom last week. ByElizabeth Paton April 4, 2019 DOHA, Qatar — Victoria Beckham came from London. Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang from New York. Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino flew in from Rome, while Olivier Rousteing of Balmain and Giambattista Valli came from Paris. So did Carla Bruni, with her husband, former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, firmly in tow. They were part of a pantheon of the biggest names in fashion that descended upon Doha last week, dressed in black tie and ball gowns to mix with Qatari dignitaries and socialites in flowing abaya and thobe and act as judges for the inaugural Fashion Trust … [Read more...] about Why Soft Power Is in Style in Qatar