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Trump envoys in Europe: Talking points
Feb19

Trump envoys in Europe: Talking points

US President Donald Trump’s envoys have tried to reassure allies that Washington remains committed to its global role and responsibilities. But after a week of top flight diplomacy, it is unclear if US Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and defence chief James Mattis have got the message across. Here is a summary of...

A Wall Street performance coach who’s consulted on Showtime’s ‘Billions’ says too many people have the same misconception about success
Feb18

A Wall Street performance coach who’s consulted on Showtime’s ‘Billions’ says too many people have the same misconception about success

Wall Street coach Denise Shull, one of the inspirations for the psychiatrist character in "Billions," explains how to bring yourself out of a slump. For some of Denise Shull’s clients, being in a slump might mean losing millions of dollars of other people’s money. Shull is the founder of the ReThink Group, a performance...

Pence Says US Will Hold Russia Accountable; Moscow Calls for ‘Post-West’ Order
Feb18

Pence Says US Will Hold Russia Accountable; Moscow Calls for ‘Post-West’ Order

In his first major foreign policy speech, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence has said that America will be ‘unwavering’ in its support for the NATO alliance, but warned European allies that they must step up defense spending. “I bring you this assurance – the United States of America strongly supports NATO and will be unwavering in our...

Putin orders Russia to recognise documents issued in rebel-held east Ukraine
Feb18

Putin orders Russia to recognise documents issued in rebel-held east Ukraine

The decision will enable people from the conflict-hit region to travel, work or study in Russia. …read more Source: Eyewitness...

Russia Now Recognizes Ukrainian Rebel Documents, Passports
Feb18

Russia Now Recognizes Ukrainian Rebel Documents, Passports

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order for Russia to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine. The signing, announced by the Kremlin on Saturday, brought sharp criticism from Ukrainian officials. Ukraine’s national security council head, Oleksander Turchynov,...

Pence Vows ‘Unwavering’ US Commitment to Transatlantic Alliance
Feb18

Pence Vows ‘Unwavering’ US Commitment to Transatlantic Alliance

In his first major foreign policy speech, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said that America will be ‘unwavering’ in its support for the NATO alliance, but warned European allies that they must step up defense spending. “I bring you this assurance – the United States of America strongly supports NATO and will be unwavering in our...

eNCA | Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in E Ukraine from Monday
Feb18

eNCA | Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in E Ukraine from Monday

Since the end of January, shelling on both sides of the front line near the government-held town of Avdiyivka has been heavier than at any time since last summer. …read more Source:...

Russia seeks ‘post-West’ order as US vows loyalty to allies
Feb18

Russia seeks ‘post-West’ order as US vows loyalty to allies

The US would also not relent in pushing Russia to honour the Minsk ceasefire accords with Ukraine. …read more Source: Daily...

Tentative ceasefire agreed for eastern Ukraine
Feb18

Tentative ceasefire agreed for eastern Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a truce between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine’s army will start on Monday. But Kyiv has said it is “not at all” happy with the deal made at the Munich Security Conference. …read more Source:...

Merkel, Pence Vow Strong NATO Support
Feb18

Merkel, Pence Vow Strong NATO Support

While German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed that European nations strengthen their multilateral ties, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised NATO but made no mention of the European Union, fueling concerns about America’s new approach to international affairs. At the Munich Security Conference Saturday, Merkel delivered a speech...

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