Russia’s Putin Arrives An Hour Late In Meet…

Roxaanne | July 19, 2019 | 0

Vladimir Putin, who has met with Pope Francis twice before, arrived an hour late.VATICAN CITY: Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Pope Francis for “very substantive” talks on Thursday, a day before Ukraine’s Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican.Putin, who has met with Francis twice before, arrived an hour late. He had been 50 minutes late…

Russia’s increasing influence in Cuba stirs ghost of…

Roxaanne | May 29, 2019 | 0

1 / 4Almost 30 years after the Soviet Union was dissolved its flag still flies over the sea front in Havana (AFP Photo/Yamil LAGE)Havana (AFP) – Russia is stirring the ghosts of Cuba’s Cold War past as it looks to re-establish its influence in the Communist-run island nation, although this time analysts say Moscow has…

Russia’s increasing influence in Cuba stirs ghost of…

Roxaanne | May 8, 2019 | 0

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Russia is stirring the ghosts of Cuba’s Cold War past as it looks to re-establish its influence in the Communist-run island nation, although this time analysts say Moscow has no intention of bankrolling Havana. Whereas once the Soviet Union and Cuba were linked by an ideological bond, now pragmatism and a…