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    Moldova declares Russian deputy premier persona non grata
    Aug02

    Moldova declares Russian deputy premier persona non grata

    Bucharest – Moldova has declared a Russian deputy prime minister persona non grata, following remarks he made after an aborted visit to the ex-Soviet republic. Wednesday’s statement from Moldova’s Foreign Ministry came after Dmitry Rogozin abandoned a trip to the country Friday after his plane was barred from entering Romanian and...

    Putin lays down a number: US must cut 755 Moscow diplomats
    Jul31

    Putin lays down a number: US must cut 755 Moscow diplomats

    Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded the United States cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755 people, underlining his displeasure with U.S. sanctions and heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow, reports AP/UNB. The U.S. State Department called Putin’s move “a regrettable and uncalled-for act.”...

    Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions
    Jul30

    Russia derides Tillerson statement on sanctions

    Washington, Jul 30 – An attempt by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to portray recently passed Russian sanctions legislation as a sign Americans want Russia to improve relations with the U.S. has been derided by Moscow, reports AP/UNB. In a statement released by the State Department on Saturday, Tillerson said the overwhelming House and Senate...

    Ten lessons from North Korea’s nuclear program
    Jul26

    Ten lessons from North Korea’s nuclear program

    North Korea has produced a number of nuclear warheads and is developing ballistic missiles capable of delivering them around the world. Many governments are debating how to prevent or slow further advances in North Korea’s capacity and what should be done if such efforts fail. These are obviously important questions, but they are not the...

    White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill
    Jul24

    White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

    Washington, Jul 24 – The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow, reports AP/UNB. Lawmakers are scheduled to consider the sanctions...

    Why it’s difficult to trust China or Russia
    Jul20

    Why it’s difficult to trust China or Russia

    Interpreting and understanding political movements and societal disruptions usually don’t occur in large macro-settings like the recent Group of 20 Summit. Other than bashing Donald Trump along with China and Germany for their unwillingness to take on larger global roles from the United States, nothing significant happened. To track global...

    Ukrainian separatists proclaim a new state
    Jul18

    Ukrainian separatists proclaim a new state

    Moscow, Jul 18 – Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of Ukraine, reports AP/UNB. The surprise announcement in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk casts further doubt on the 2015 cease-fire deal that was supposed to stop fighting in Ukraine’s...

    White House criticizes Russia sanctions stalled in House
    Jul11

    White House criticizes Russia sanctions stalled in House

    Washington, Jul 11 – A new package of economic sanctions on Russia and Iran unacceptably constrains the president’s authority, the White House says, as Democrats complain that the Trump administration is trying to weaken the penalties, reports AP/UNB. The legislation sailed through the Senate nearly a month ago in response to Russia’s...

    Trump: US must work with Russia, move past election issues
    Jul10

    Trump: US must work with Russia, move past election issues

    Washington, Jul 10 – President Donald Trump said Sunday that “it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia” after his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany. But he is still avoiding the question of whether he accepts Putin’s denial that Russia was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election,...

    Trump says it’s ‘time to move forward’ with Russia
    Jul09

    Trump says it’s ‘time to move forward’ with Russia

    Washington, Jul 9 – President Donald Trump said Sunday that “it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia” after his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany. But he is still avoiding the question of whether he accepts Putin’s denial that Russia was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election,...

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