strained relations

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The mockery ceased, but the hostility remained, and cold and strained relations became permanent between us.
It will be remembered that in 1939, because of the Pickard incident, strained relations existed between the two countries.
Macewen; and the presence of these strangers relieved what might have been otherwise a somewhat strained relation.
Lady commit suicide: A young lady worker of Mona Manika has committed suicide in the Crescent Bahu Maan Mills on Lahore-Pindi Bhattian road due to her strained relations with her husband.
Salhab explained the attack on the Premier as a "message to Saad Hariri" due to strained relations between FPM and Future Movement.
US SECRETARY of state John Kerry has met Russian president Vladimir Putin in a bid to ease badly strained relations over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.
The session, held during the Summit of the Americas, in which Cuba participated for the first time, was the most visible step toward ending a half century of strained relations dating back to the Cuban revolution.
In 2008, direct flights between Russia and Georgia were ceased due to strained relations over the conflict in the breakaway region of South Ossetia and in 2010, Russia's Sibir (S7) and Georgian Airways started occasional charter flights between Moscow and Yekaterinburg and Georgian cities Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi.
Strained relations between the Mercedes drivers were again exposed last weekend as Hamilton refused to let his rival pass midway through the race, despite orders to the contrary from his team.
It is thought already strained relations will worsen if extra controls cause more border delays as the holiday season begins.
ISLAMABAD -- Strained relations between Pakistan and Iran are one major reason for constant delay of fixing a schedule for Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif's tour to the neighbouring Islamic country.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Friday clarified that her husband wouldn't be coming to Amritsar to campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jailtey's campaigns, given his strained relations with the Akalis.