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    Pence seeks to reassure European allies
    Feb17

    Pence seeks to reassure European allies

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who throughout the campaign sought to soften Donald Trump’s edges and make him palatable to uneasy conservatives, now takes his reassurance tour to a new audience: foreign leaders frightened by Russian aggression and wary of an American president full of praise for Vladimir Putin. Pence took off for Europe on...

    Kremlin orders media to scale back pro-Trump coverage: report
    Feb17

    Kremlin orders media to scale back pro-Trump coverage: report

    Amid concerns that the Trump administration may not be as friendly to Russia as once thought, the Kremlin told Russian media to cut back on favorable coverage of U.S. president Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported Friday. Recent controversies surrounding the Trump administration — including the resignation of National Security Adviser...

    Russia ♥ Marine Le Pen
    Feb17

    Russia ♥ Marine Le Pen

    MOSCOW — Russia is on a roll: Donald Trump is in the White House, the wheels of Brexit are in motion and the Kremlin’s Gallic target of affection — France’s Marine Le Pen — is riding high in the polls. “We’re on the verge of a new global order,” said...

    5 things to watch at this year’s Munich Security Conference
    Feb17

    5 things to watch at this year’s Munich Security Conference

    BERLIN — This weekend, the German chancellor, the U.S. vice president and dozens of foreign and defense ministers will mingle with other political big shots at the grandiose Bayerischer Hof hotel in the Bavarian capital. Just another year at the Munich Security Conference? Not really. For much of its history stretching back more than...

    Trump administration: Chaos at home, discipline abroad
    Feb16

    Trump administration: Chaos at home, discipline abroad

    In Washington, the swirling sandstorm of political upheaval just won’t stop. But in Europe, U.S. President Donald Trump’s first high-level emissaries abroad worked hard to avoid any surprises — and, at least initially, seemed to succeed. At NATO headquarters, it was an ultimatum’s ultimatum, delivered by a...

    Tillerson warns Russia to respect Ukraine commitments
    Feb16

    Tillerson warns Russia to respect Ukraine commitments

    Russia must respect its international commitments toward Ukraine, new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday during the first meeting between the two sides since Donald Trump took office. “As we search for new common ground we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and...

    Croatia, Albania ask NATO to revise Kosovo peacekeeping mission
    Feb16

    Croatia, Albania ask NATO to revise Kosovo peacekeeping mission

    The governments of Croatia and Albania asked NATO to revise plans for its peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, arguing that nationalist rhetoric by Serbian politicians threatens to destabilize the region, Reuters reported Thursday. In a letter to NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Croatian Defense Minister Damir Krstičević and his Albanian...

    James Mattis gives NATO spending ultimatum
    Feb15

    James Mattis gives NATO spending ultimatum

    On his first visit to NATO headquarters, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Tuesday delivered a blunt warning to America’s allies, telling them they must increase military spending or the United States will pull back from its commitment to the transatlantic bloc. Noting that his predecessor, Robert M. Gates, had called for...

    James Mattis calls NATO ‘my second home’
    Feb15

    James Mattis calls NATO ‘my second home’

    Arriving in Brussels at a time of turbulence and uncertainty over the future of transatlantic relations, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday called NATO “my second home” and reiterated President Donald Trump’s support for the alliance. “Thank you very much for the warm welcome back to my second home,” Mattis said during a brief...

    Wolves in nationalist clothing
    Feb15

    Wolves in nationalist clothing

    LONDON — Nationalists versus globalists. Traditionalists versus multiculturalists. The “left behind” versus the elites. If the likes of Donald Trump, Brexit leaders and the European right are to be believed, these binary battle lines — ideological boundaries as clear as those of the Cold War — are what divide...

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