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    Donald Tusk: Russia is ‘unreliable’ on Crimea
    Aug18

    Donald Tusk: Russia is ‘unreliable’ on Crimea

    The European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that the Russian version of events in Crimea and Donbas was “unreliable” and his assessment of the situation aligned with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s. Tusk made the statement on Twitter after speaking with Poroshenko on the phone. The comments are likely a reference to...

    Is Putin playing Trump like he did Berlusconi?
    Aug18

    Is Putin playing Trump like he did Berlusconi?

    In January 2009, the U.S. ambassador in Rome cabled Washington to raise an alarm. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the diplomat wrote, had cultivated a troubling relationship with the country’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. “Berlusconi admires Putin’s macho, decisive, and authoritarian governing style, which the Italian PM...

    Donald Trump shakes up campaign team
    Aug17

    Donald Trump shakes up campaign team

    Donald Trump, whose presidential bid has been stumbling badly in recent weeks, is reshuffling his campaign’s senior leadership. The Republican nominee tapped pollster Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager and Breitbart News Chairman Stephen Bannon as campaign chief executive, Conway confirmed to POLITICO early Wednesday morning. The news was...

    Mikhail Baryshnikov: Trump’s rhetoric ‘reminds me of the Soviet Union’
    Aug17

    Mikhail Baryshnikov: Trump’s rhetoric ‘reminds me of the Soviet Union’

    Mikhail Baryshnikov sees flashes of the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle in Donald Trump’s rhetoric. The legendary Russian-American dancer, choreographer and actor warned of the danger posed by Trump in a new video released Wednesday in which he endorsed Hillary Clinton and ripped into the Republican nominee as reminiscent of...

    Steinmeier: Germany ‘worried’ about spike in Crimea tensions
    Aug16

    Steinmeier: Germany ‘worried’ about spike in Crimea tensions

    The German and Russian foreign ministers have called for restraint amidst increasing friction in Crimea, Deutsche Welle reports. “In recent days there has been a spike in tensions around Crimea and that has worried us,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s foreign minister, said at a joint press conference Monday with his Russian counterpart...

    Trump’s new normal
    Aug16

    Trump’s new normal

    Donald Trump again blamed U.S. President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the rise of ISIS. He questioned his opponent’s “physical stamina” to eradicate the terrorist group. And he again interspersed what his campaign hyped as a major foreign policy speech — his third to date — with falsehoods and half-truths, promising an end to nation...

    Donald Trump struggles for a campaign reset
    Aug15

    Donald Trump struggles for a campaign reset

    New revelations about the foreign financial ties of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman are threatening to steal the thunder from the Republican presidential nominee’s much-hyped foreign policy speech, adding to the turmoil that has engulfed his presidential bid. Paul Manafort on Monday blasted a New York Times report that detailed...

    Donald Trump to urge ideological test for immigrants
    Aug15

    Donald Trump to urge ideological test for immigrants

    Donald Trump is expected on Monday to propose screening immigrants with an ideological questionnaire. According to The Associated Press, the Republican presidential nominee plans to present a proposal during an address in Youngstown, Ohio, to create an ideological admissions test that would question potential immigrants on positions such as...

    Trump campaign chair denies he accepted Ukraine cash payments
    Aug15

    Trump campaign chair denies he accepted Ukraine cash payments

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, slammed the New York Times Monday on the morning after the newspaper published a story reporting that secret ledgers in Ukraine show more than $12 million in cash earmarked for him. The report states that the political party of former Ukraine president and pro-Russia ally Viktor Yanukovych...

    Vladimir Putin switches chief of staff
    Aug12

    Vladimir Putin switches chief of staff

    Vladimir Putin has replaced his chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov, the Kremlin announced Friday, adding the move came at Ivanov’s request. Ivanov’s deputy, Anton Vaino, will become the new head of Putin’s office, according to a transcript of a meeting between the trio, released by the Kremlin. “I remember very well our agreement...

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