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    In Ukraine: Warring sides agree on heavy arms pullback
    Feb16

    In Ukraine: Warring sides agree on heavy arms pullback

    An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine's warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile frontline by February 20 in line with a tattered peace plan. An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine’s warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile frontline by February 20 in...

    NATO expert says Obama was so soft on Moscow that ‘Russian legislators made fun of him’
    Feb15

    NATO expert says Obama was so soft on Moscow that ‘Russian legislators made fun of him’

    "Obama’s sanctions are so soft, some Russian legislators made fun of him and begged the US to sanction them." President Donald Trump posed a question via Twitter on Wednesday morning: “Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?” According to NATO expert Jorge Benitez of...

    The ruble dives after Trump tweets ‘Was Obama too soft on Russia?’
    Feb15

    The ruble dives after Trump tweets ‘Was Obama too soft on Russia?’

    The Russian ruble is tumbling. The Russian ruble extended its earlier losses after US President Donald Trump tweeted about President Barack Obama’s stance on Russia with respect to Crimea. The petro-currency is down by 1.2% at $57.8170 per dollar as of 7:55 a.m. ET. “Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was...

    Donald Trump: White House tries to insulate President from Russia scandal
    Feb15

    Donald Trump: White House tries to insulate President from Russia scandal

    Flynn was asked to resign on Monday, after what the White House said were weeks of internal investigation. The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide’s contacts with Russia, as it emerged that the president was aware of the problem for weeks before acting.With calls for an independent...

    Rex Tillerson: Russia’s Lavrov to meet US Secretary on Thursday
    Feb15

    Rex Tillerson: Russia’s Lavrov to meet US Secretary on Thursday

    Lavrov will also hold his first meeting with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who was appointed last month. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to meet his US counterpart Rex Tillerson for the first time Thursday in Germany, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.”The meeting with Secretary of State Mr...

    Trump: President’s campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence
    Feb15

    Trump: President’s campaign aides had repeated contacts with Russian intelligence

    The intelligence agencies sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election. Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence...

    Europa League: Reunions abound as Man Utd tackle Saint-Etienne
    Feb15

    Europa League: Reunions abound as Man Utd tackle Saint-Etienne

    United remain on track for glory in both the League Cup, where they have reached the final, and the FA Cup. Manchester United’s quest for a trophy treble continues with a meeting against a fallen French giant on Thursday as Saint-Etienne visit Old Trafford in the Europa League’s round of 32.Although United trail leaders Chelsea by 12...

    Trump’s campaign reportedly had multiple contacts with Russian intelligence before the election
    Feb15

    Trump’s campaign reportedly had multiple contacts with Russian intelligence before the election

    The Times said contact between Trump associates and Russia was discovered during a concurrent investigation into Russian cyberattacks during the US election. Intercepted phone calls allegedly show that President Donald Trump’s election campaign had multiple communications with senior Russian intelligence officials before the US election,...

    Trump: More than ever, Russia at heart of US politics
    Feb15

    Trump: More than ever, Russia at heart of US politics

    Between the alleged cyber-attacks on US political parties and secret dealings between presidential aides-in-waiting and Russia's ambassador, Moscow is front and center in American politics in a way not seen since the Cold War. Between the alleged cyber-attacks on US political parties and secret dealings between presidential aides-in-waiting...

    ‘Not based on a legal issue, but based on a trust issue’: Spicer defends White House Russia policy after Flynn resigns
    Feb14

    ‘Not based on a legal issue, but based on a trust issue’: Spicer defends White House Russia policy after Flynn resigns

    Sean Spicer repeatedly said that Michael Flynn's resignation was a result of a trust issue with President Trump, as opposed to the fallout of legal wrongdoing. White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly said that NSA Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation was a result of a trust issue with President Donald Trump, as opposed to the...

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