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    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision
    Feb16

    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence heads to Europe this week to meet with allies seeking clarity on the Trump administration’s foreign policy strategy and its stance toward Russia after the resignation of the top White House national security aide. Pence, who has hewn more closely to Republican orthodoxy than his boss President Donald Trump,...

    Trump Defends National Security Adviser He Ousted
    Feb16

    Trump Defends National Security Adviser He Ousted

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday staunchly defended the national security adviser he ousted earlier this week, saying Michael Flynn was the victim of illegal leaks from the country’s intelligence community detailing his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to Washington and had been “treated very, very unfairly by the...

    Lawmakers Call for Congressional Approval on Russia Sanctions
    Feb15

    Lawmakers Call for Congressional Approval on Russia Sanctions

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday to prevent the Trump administration from repealing sanctions on Russia without congressional approval. “The recent revelation of Flynn’s secret conversation with the Russian ambassador on the subject of sanctions makes this legislation all the more important,”...

    eNCA | Ukraine declares state of energy emergency
    Feb15

    eNCA | Ukraine declares state of energy emergency

    Kiev has continued to buy a specific type of coal produced only in the Russian-backed separatist east that is needed to fuel the country’s power plants. …read more Source:...

    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...

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens
    Feb15

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens

    US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 15, 2017 © AFP / SAUL LOEBWashington, United States, Feb 15 – President Donald Trump railed at US intelligence agencies Wednesday as Washington was shaken by new reports of high-level Russian contacts with his aides and associates during the...

    Mattis to NATO: Boost Defense Spending or US Will ‘Moderate Commitment’
    Feb15

    Mattis to NATO: Boost Defense Spending or US Will ‘Moderate Commitment’

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told NATO member countries they must increase defense spending by the end of the year or the U.S. might “moderate its commitment” to the alliance. The Pentagon chief was in Brussels to meet for the first time with his NATO counterparts. Exactly how the U.S. might “moderate” its involvement...

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election
    Feb15

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election

    French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country’s presidential race, notably to protect against hacking. Hollande’s order came after the campaign of centrist Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of trying to sway the April 23-May 7 election. Hollande asked top security officials Wednesday to...

    Trump Fires New Broadsides at US Intelligence Community, Media, Obama
    Feb15

    Trump Fires New Broadsides at US Intelligence Community, Media, Obama

    U.S. President Donald Trump launched new attacks Wednesday against media reports of alleged links between him and Russia, blaming the country’s intelligence community for what he said were “illegal” leaks to news outlets. “The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by...

    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...

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