Putin says trust erodes under Trump, Moscow icily receives Tillerson


Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations has been dashed in the past week after the new U.S. leader fired missiles at Syria to punish Moscow’s ally for its suspected use of poison gas. Just as Tillerson sat down for talks, a senior Russian official assailed the “primitiveness…

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Heartbroken father cradles twin babies who died in Syria chemical attack

The father cradled his nine-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in an arm. He stroked their hair and choked back tears, mumbling, “Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye” to their lifeless bodies. Abdel Hameed Alyousef lost his twins, his wife and other relatives in the suspected chemical attack on Tuesday in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed at least 86 people. In footage shared with The Associated Press, Alyousef sits in the front seat of a van with the twins, his eyes red as he asks his cousin…

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