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    Ukrainian president’s visit to Estonia: The value of political solidarity in the Trump era
    Jan27

    Ukrainian president’s visit to Estonia: The value of political solidarity in the Trump era

    On Jan. 23, 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visited Estonia just three days after the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump — a known skeptic of NATO. While the timing of the two events was not related, the messages raised in Donald Trump’s inaugural address and his vision of US foreign policy have...

    Putin, Trump to speak Saturday: Kremlin
    Jan27

    Putin, Trump to speak Saturday: Kremlin

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump are scheduled to speak by phone Saturday, the Kremlin said Friday, Reuters reported. The planned phone call will be the first conversation between the two since Trump took office January 20. The Kremlin did not outline what the presidents will discuss during their...

    Theresa May’s speech to Congressional Republicans
    Jan27

    Theresa May’s speech to Congressional Republicans

    This is the full text of the speech delivered by British Prime Minister Theresa May to the Republican Party ‘Congress of Tomorrow’ conference in Philadelphia on January 26, 2017 There’s an interesting balancing act in this speech, so I’ve uploaded it here in case it should be 404’d and for ease of reference later....

    EU fights Russian fake news machine from the shadows
    Jan27

    EU fights Russian fake news machine from the shadows

    NATO’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg told Playbook that he does not believed in “fighting propaganda with propaganda.” The EU also stays out of the propaganda game (mostly) but has created a team “East StratCom” in its External Action Service to catalogue and expose disinformation it says comes from the Russian state. So far it claims...

    In the Baltics, waiting for history to start up again
    Jan27

    In the Baltics, waiting for history to start up again

    VILNIUS, Lithuania — A large plaque located in a central square in Lithuania’s capital city enshrines a phrase uttered by U.S. President George W. Bush during a visit in 2002: “Anyone who would choose Lithuania as an enemy has also made an enemy of the United States of America.” It’s a...

    Russia may pose threat to Poland with war games in Belarus: expert
    Jan26

    Russia may pose threat to Poland with war games in Belarus: expert

    Russia plans to threaten Poland and Lithuania with the “soft occupation” of Belarus during war games later this year, Ukrainian military expert Alexey Arestovich has said. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Theresa May seeks price of Trump friendship
    Jan26

    Theresa May seeks price of Trump friendship

    LONDON — Theresa May knows what she wants from Donald Trump, but doesn’t yet know the price. The U.K. prime minister arrives in the United States Thursday vowing to reboot the special relationship with the new administration and eager to start work on a U.S.-U.K. trade deal. But even before she had landed, costs were...

    Lukashenko calls to join efforts to solve difficult tasks in economy
    Jan26

    Lukashenko calls to join efforts to solve difficult tasks in economy

    “We did not have to pay much for independence: all nations fought, our brotherly Ukraine is fighting today. We will not be dragged into fighting. Belarus is a peace-loving nation. Maybe, God set these difficult tasks for us to understand what independence is. Only by joint efforts we can prevail. Thank God, the economy is the main field of our...

    [Ticker] EU upholds sanctions on Russian missile-maker
    Jan26

    [Ticker] EU upholds sanctions on Russian missile-maker

    The EU’s top court rejected a bid by Russian arms maker Almaz-Antey to lift sanctions imposed in connection with the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Almaz-Antey, the makers of Buk missiles, one of which brought down Malaysian Airlines’ flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, was targeted by EU sanctions for undermining the territorial...

    Polish FM demands inquiry over vandalism at WWII memorials in Ukraine
    Jan26

    Polish FM demands inquiry over vandalism at WWII memorials in Ukraine

    Speaking over the phone with his Ukrainian counterpart, Poland’s foreign minister demanded an inquiry into vandalism that has taken place at a WWII memorial in central Ukraine. …read more Source: Polskie...

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