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    FBI obtained Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page
    Apr12

    FBI obtained Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page

    The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said, according to The Washington Post (WP). The FBI and the Justice Department obtained the...

    EU and NATO countries kick off center to counter “hybrid” threats
    Apr12

    EU and NATO countries kick off center to counter “hybrid” threats

    Several EU and NATO countries on Tuesday signed up to establish a center in Helsinki to research how to tackle tactics such as cyber attacks, propaganda and disinformation, according to Reuters. The United States, Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the membership, and...

    Putin complains of degradation of ties with U.S. under Trump
    Apr12

    Putin complains of degradation of ties with U.S. under Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russian-American relations under U.S. President Donald Trump deteriorated. ”We can say that the level of trust at the working level, especially at the military level, has not become better, it rather degraded,” Putin said in an interview with the Mir TV channel, the text of which was published on the...

    Gazprom strikes deals with Czech Republic, Slovakia ahead of Nord Stream launch
    Apr12

    Gazprom strikes deals with Czech Republic, Slovakia ahead of Nord Stream launch

    Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom has concluded framework agreements with gas transport operators of the two countries on long-term capacity reservation. The deals are not yet binding, but they should be the basis for future contracts for Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, according to Kommersant publication. Russia`s Gazprom is preparing to redirect gas...

    Ukraine to join development of Trans-Caspian international transport corridor
    Apr12

    Ukraine to join development of Trans-Caspian international transport corridor

    The heads of the railways of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan invite the government of Ukraine to join the development of the Trans-Caspian international transport corridor and possibly to create a joint venture, according to the Ukrainian Cabinet`s press service. Ukraine in turn is ready to take part in the creation of new...

    Talks between Tillerson and Lavrov kick off in Moscow
    Apr12

    Talks between Tillerson and Lavrov kick off in Moscow

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have started talks in Moscow, according to an UNIAN correspondent in the Russian Federation. The talks are held in the House of receptions of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in a broad format, with the participation of representatives of delegations of the two countries....

    NATO`s build-up in east cuts fear of conflict, Estonia says
    Apr12

    NATO`s build-up in east cuts fear of conflict, Estonia says

    Investors in the Baltic countries should brush off the perceived risk of a conflict between NATO and Russia in the region after the alliance deployed reinforcements to its eastern flank, Estonia`s president said, according to Bloomberg. After the arrival of North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in...

    Russia seeks to ”save face” in Syria – U.S. envoy to UN
    Apr12

    Russia seeks to ”save face” in Syria – U.S. envoy to UN

    Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, is characterizing Russia as skittish and isolated in the wake of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad`s deadly chemical weapon attack last week that killed scores of civilians, including children, according to CNN. ”I think they`re nervous,” said Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, CNN...

    U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit
    Apr12

    U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left European diplomats befuddled at a gathering in Italy by saying ”why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine,” according to Bloomberg. See also: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict But the provocative remark suggested Tillerson, the former...

    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict
    Apr11

    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson has openly questioned why ”American taxpayers” should be concerned about Ukraine, which has been racked by a separatist conflict for the last three years, according to Reuters. Ayrault told reporters he had replied: ”It is in the interests of the U.S. taxpayers to...

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