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    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...

    Flynn Exit Creates Vacuum That Trump’s Pragmatists May Fill
    Feb15

    Flynn Exit Creates Vacuum That Trump’s Pragmatists May Fill

    The dramatic departure of President Donald Trump’s hard-hitting national security adviser creates a vacuum of power and raises a key question about U.S. foreign policy: Will the pragmatists in the administration now gain clout? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, both known as levelheaded technocrats, stand to...

    Russia: Writer Prilepin trades words for weapons
    Feb14

    Russia: Writer Prilepin trades words for weapons

    A famous newcomer has joined the ranks of the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Zakhar Prilepin, one of Russia’ most well-known writers, is fighting on their side – with weapons. …read more Source:...

    UN Official Fears Shaky Ukraine Cease-fire Will Not Hold
    Feb14

    UN Official Fears Shaky Ukraine Cease-fire Will Not Hold

    A senior U.N. official said Tuesday that he feared the fragile cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine would not hold. Neal Walker, the U.N. resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine, said that although calm had returned, the situation in eastern Ukraine remained very serious. The...

    ‘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...

    Trump faces calls for probe after aide ousted over Russia talks
    Feb14

    Trump faces calls for probe after aide ousted over Russia talks

    US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 14, 2017 © AFP / SAUL LOEBWashington, United States, Feb 14 – Donald Trump’s young presidency was plunged into deep crisis Tuesday as the forced departure of a key national security aide triggered calls for an independent inquiry into his...

    Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine: White House
    Feb14

    Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine and reduce violence in Ukraine, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Libya...

    Kremlin Denies Campaign to Discredit French Election Contender Macron
    Feb14

    Kremlin Denies Campaign to Discredit French Election Contender Macron

    The Kremlin denied on Tuesday that it was behind media and internet attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron though his camp renewed the charges against Russian media and a hackers’ group operating in Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, replying to a question on a daily conference call, said charges...

    500 US Troops Arrive in Romania to Bolster Defense
    Feb14

    500 US Troops Arrive in Romania to Bolster Defense

    Five hundred U.S. troops began to arrive in a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in this East European NATO nation. The U.S. Embassy said the “Fighting Eagles,” 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, will be stationed in the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in eastern Romania, on a rotational basis. U.S....

    Ukraine: Country’s economy grows nearly 5%
    Feb14

    Ukraine: Country’s economy grows nearly 5%

    Analysts said they were taken aback by such a large jump in the war-scarred former Soviet republic. Ukraine said Tuesday its economy expanded at a surprisingly fast pace of nearly five percent in the fourth quarter as it continued its steady climb out of a two-year recession.The State Statistics Service said gross domestic product (GDP) growth...

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