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White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal
Feb15

White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal

The White House announced Michael Flynn has resigned as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, amid escalating controversy over his contacts with Moscow © AFP/File / NICHOLAS KAMMWashington, United States, Feb 15 – The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide’s contacts with...

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,...

White House: Trump Knew of Flynn’s Contact With Top Russian for ‘Weeks’
Feb15

White House: Trump Knew of Flynn’s Contact With Top Russian for ‘Weeks’

The White House says President Donald Trump was advised nearly three weeks ago that national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled his vice president about controversial pre-inauguration contacts with a top Russian diplomat. White House spokesman Sean Spicer, speaking Tuesday, said the president and his close advisers had been...

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...

Ukraine: High Tension & Low Temperatures
Feb15

Ukraine: High Tension & Low Temperatures

It’s February, and exactly as was the case three years ago, events in Ukraine are making headlines. Guns are again being fired; deaths and injuries are being reported. Low temperatures of below 20o Celsius are affecting the region these days, but they have not lowered tensions in a conflict, which far from nearing a resolution, is...

500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense
Feb14

500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense

Five hundred U.S. troops are arriving at a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in the 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 rotating basis. U.S. Ambassador...

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...

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