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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...

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...

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:...

‘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, Russian Lawmakers Play Down Flynn’s Resignation
Feb14

Kremlin, Russian Lawmakers Play Down Flynn’s Resignation

The Kremlin on Tuesday played down the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a sign that Russia is already looking ahead to talks with the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to improve the nations’ strained ties. Flynn was often perceived as Donald Trump’s key contact with Moscow. In 2015, Flynn appeared at a...

Democrats demand independent Russia probe after Flynn quits
Feb14

Democrats demand independent Russia probe after Flynn quits

Democrats demanded a special investigation Tuesday into possible links between President Donald Trump’s administration and Russia. This includes when Trump learned that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian diplomat. “The American people deserve to know the full extent of...

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....

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