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GOP, Dem Senators Want Congressional Say on Russia Sanctions
Feb08

GOP, Dem Senators Want Congressional Say on Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators wants President Donald Trump to get approval from Congress before easing U.S. sanctions against Russia. Their legislation, dubbed the Russia Sanctions Review Act, is the latest salvo in an increasingly heated debate over Trump’s desire to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

Lithuania: NATO Presence in Baltics Sends Clear Signal
Feb07

Lithuania: NATO Presence in Baltics Sends Clear Signal

VILNIUS, Lithuania — More than 1,000 NATO soldiers being stationed in Lithuania sends a clear signal that the alliance stands “strong and united” in the Baltics in the face of Russian aggression, the Lithuanian president said Tuesday. Dalia Grybauskaite said that Lithuania has “never before” seen “forces of such size...

Trump presses for tougher immigration checks
Feb06

Trump presses for tougher immigration checks

President Donald Trump is pressing the need for more stringent screening while his immigration order is on hold by the courts. Trump says in remarks at the U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force base in Florida that, “We need strong programs” so that “people that love us and want to love our country and will end up loving...

Republicans seek distance from Trump’s comments on Putin, US
Feb06

Republicans seek distance from Trump’s comments on Putin, US

President Donald Trump has long expressed a desire for improved relations with Moscow. However his latest comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. are leading some fellow Republicans to take a step back from the president – on this issue at least. Told by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly during an interview that the...

Republicans Seek Distance from Trump’s Comments on Putin, US 
Feb06

Republicans Seek Distance from Trump’s Comments on Putin, US 

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — President Donald Trump has long expressed a desire for improved relations with Moscow, but his latest comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. are leading some fellow Republicans to take a step back from the president — on this issue at least. Told by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly during an...

Serb bulldozers demolish wall in Kosovo’s divided city
Feb05

Serb bulldozers demolish wall in Kosovo’s divided city

Local Serbs in Kosovo used bulldozers on Sunday to demolish a wall they built in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica, following weeks of tension over the issue between Kosovo and Serbia. The Serbs, who do not recognize Kosovo as a state, started constructing the wall in December, saying it was to protect against a landslip, but the Pristina...

Belarusian leader lashes out at Russia
Feb03

Belarusian leader lashes out at Russia

In a sign of growing friction between the two ex-Soviet neighbours, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko criticized Russia Friday for cutting oil supplies. Lukashenko ordered his interior minister to press charges against Russia’s top food safety official and firmly refused to host a Russian air base. In a live news conference that...

Tillerson Addresses Dissent and Calls Mexico, Canada
Feb03

Tillerson Addresses Dissent and Calls Mexico, Canada

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for unity and understanding on his first day at the State Department amid internal dissent over policies of President Donald Trump, which have also antagonized a range of allies. Within hours of starting the job, Tillerson reached out by phone to counterparts from Mexico and Canada, spoke by phone with...

Putin says Ukraine Escalated Conflict to Bolster US Support
Feb02

Putin says Ukraine Escalated Conflict to Bolster US Support

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine — Salvos of artillery shook a sector of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, the fifth day of escalated fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels. Two Ukrainian troops were killed overnight and 10 others wounded, the government said; rebels said one of their fighters was killed. Reporters heard Grad rocket...

Usain Bolt already returns medal in doping case, but Russian athletes slow to do likewise
Feb02

Usain Bolt already returns medal in doping case, but Russian athletes slow to do likewise

None of the Russian athletes recently stripped of their Olympic titles for doping have returned their medals, the country’s Olympic committee said Thursday. Russia has had 18 medalists disqualified in doping cases from Olympic retesting from the 2008 and 2012 Games. Ten more Russians are also obliged to return medals they won as part of...

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