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    Trump to select former UN spokesman as NATO envoy: report
    Mar08

    Trump to select former UN spokesman as NATO envoy: report

    U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate Richard Grenell, a former U.S. spokesman at the United Nations to be the next ambassador to NATO, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Grenell was an early Trump supporter, and if confirmed by the Senate, would be the highest-ranking openly gay person in the Trump administration. In his recent stint as aÂ...

    Commission gives Orbán his nuclear deal
    Mar06

    Commission gives Orbán his nuclear deal

    In a European Union beset by crises, a decision Monday to approve a new nuclear power plant for Hungary showed the Commission’s limited appetite for tangling with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The EU justified its blessing of a new nuclear power plant in Hungary by saying it imposed stringent competition conditions unusual for projects of...

    Boris Johnson: Russia ‘up to all sorts of no good’
    Mar06

    Boris Johnson: Russia ‘up to all sorts of no good’

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday that Russian meddling in other countries is “unacceptable” and that Russian authorities “have got to change, they have to got to show that they can be trusted again,” AFP reported. Johnson was speaking in Brussels before a meeting of European foreign and defense ministers. “Let us be very...

    State Department staffers have one question: Where’s Rex?
    Mar06

    State Department staffers have one question: Where’s Rex?

    The State Department resumes its formal press briefing on Monday — an event that offers Secretary of State Rex Tillerson an ideal setting to assert to the world that America remains a diplomatic force and reassure his jittery employees that their work matters to the new administration. But Tillerson is not expected to show up,...

    Dutch go old school against Russian hacking
    Mar06

    Dutch go old school against Russian hacking

    THE HAGUE — Better safe than sorry. That’s the Dutch government’s approach to dealing with the fear of Russian election hacking. The tech-savvy country scaled back the use of computers to count votes and opt for an all-paper, all-manual election this month. It is one of the more drastic responses to a threat that France...

    The definitive guide to Trump’s Russia ties
    Mar04

    The definitive guide to Trump’s Russia ties

    President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia is facing fresh scrutiny in the wake of reports that his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, failed to disclose two meetings he had last year with the country’s ambassador while he was advising Trump’s campaign. The Justice Department maintains that Sessions held...

    Boris Johnson to visit Moscow soon for ‘robust’ talks
    Mar04

    Boris Johnson to visit Moscow soon for ‘robust’ talks

    Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will travel to Moscow in the coming weeks for talks with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov, making him the first U.K. minister to visit the Russian capital in more than five years. Britain’s foreign ministry said Johnson’s visit should not be seen as a resetting of the relationship between...

    Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is Washington’s most dangerous diplomat
    Mar04

    Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is Washington’s most dangerous diplomat

    When Donald Trump delivered his first foreign policy speech of the 2016 campaign at a Washington hotel last April, a special foreign guest was in attendance: Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to Washington. Before the speech, the soft-spoken Russian envoy and other foreign ambassadors mingled at a backstage reception also attended...

    Polish foreign minister: Russia will ‘very likely’ annex Donbass
    Mar02

    Polish foreign minister: Russia will ‘very likely’ annex Donbass

    There is a “great probability” that Moscow will take over the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine, Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Wednesday during a visit to Kyiv, Radio Poland reported. Waszczykowski warned Russia is already issuing identity cards and passports, seizing Ukrainian property and cutting the eastern...

    MPs: UK must resist Trump, maintain Russia sanctions
    Mar02

    MPs: UK must resist Trump, maintain Russia sanctions

    Britain must have some “uncomfortable conversations” with its close allies and take a “principled stance” on Russian sanctions, the all-party foreign affairs select committee wrote in a report released Thursday. Sanctions should not be lifted until Russia ends its illegal annexation of Crimea, stops supporting separatist groups in eastern...

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