N-arms treaty faces collapse after failed US-Russia talks Jan 16, 2019 0 385 12345 AFPGenevaThe survival of a key nuclear arms control treaty was cast further in doubt on Tuesday after the United States and Russia blamed each other for pushing the agreement to the brink of collapse.Senior diplomats from both countries met in Geneva amid widespread concern over the fate of the bilateral Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which successfully put an end to a mini-arms race after it was signed in 1987.President Donald Trump said in October that his country would pull out of the deal unless Russia stops violating it.Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to develop nuclear missiles banned under the treaty if it is scrapped.“The meeting was disappointing as it is clear Russia continues to be in material breach of the Treaty and did not come prepared to explain how it plans to return to full and verifiable compliance,” US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Andrea Thompson, said in a statement. RELATED ARTICLES Mueller probe no ‘witch hunt’, says Trump’s A-G pick Jan 16, 2019 0 4871 Six-fold increase in Antarctica ice loss since 1979: Study Jan 16, 2019 0 800 Canada-China tensions flare over drug death sentence Jan 16, 2019 0 733 Lawmakers reject Brexit deal in crushing defeat for PM May REUTERS LONDON British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political upheaval that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a .. Hondurans’ new US-bound caravan draws fire from Trump AFP San Pedro Sula Hundreds of Hondurans have set out on a trek to the United States, forming another caravan that US President Donald Trump cited on Tuesday to justify building a wall on the border with Mexico. “A big new .. US extends troop deployment at Mexico border Washington: The Pentagon said Monday it would extend until September 30 the deployment of active-duty soldiers and Coast Guard members at the US-Mexico border, while expanding the mission to include surveillance and .. Brazil’s president eases gun laws with decree Bogota: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree relaxing the country’s strict gun controls in an attempt to stem mounting crime. “The people have decided to buy arms and munitions and we cannot deny .. 11th victim in Austria as snow breaks records Vienna: A Czech ski instructor was killed by an avalanche in Austria on Tuesday, the 11th avalanche fatality the Alpine country has seen this winter amid historic snowfall. The 24-year-old man was skiing off-piste with .. Macron kickstarts ‘great debate’ to win back French French President Emmanuel Macron attempted on Tuesday to rebound from two months of often violent anti-government protests by launching a nationwide debate over the grievances fuelling the ‘yellow vest’ movement. .. Turkish coastguard saves 46 migrants, recovers one body DPA Istanbul The Turkish coastguard says it has rescued 46 migrants from the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey and recovered one body. They were picked up off the western Turkish district of Kusadasi, the coastguard said ..