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Mattis is reportedly ‘not happy’ the White House is blocking his choice for a key staff position
Feb08

Mattis is reportedly ‘not happy’ the White House is blocking his choice for a key staff position

This doesn't seem to be a fight over qualifications. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is reportedly “not happy” the White House is arguing with him over who should take the top job in the Pentagon’s policy shop, Foreign Policy reports. According to FP, Mattis wants former George W. Bush era Pentagon official Mary Beth Long to...

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...

Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in eastern Ukraine
Feb07

Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in eastern Ukraine

BERLIN (Reuters) – German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said. …read more Source: Libya...

Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in eastern Ukraine
Feb07

Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in eastern Ukraine

German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said. Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists have both blamed each other for...

Kremlin: Putin, Merkel call for immediate truce in east Ukraine
Feb07

Kremlin: Putin, Merkel call for immediate truce in east Ukraine

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Germany’s Angela Merkel called for the immediate restoration of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Eyewitness...

Putin, Merkel call for immediate truce in east Ukraine: Kremlin
Feb07

Putin, Merkel call for immediate truce in east Ukraine: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a immediate restoration of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine during a phone call on Tuesday between the two leaders, Kremlin said in statement. …read more Source: Libya...

Putin, Merkel call for immediate truce in east Ukraine: Kremlin
Feb07

Putin, Merkel call for immediate truce in east Ukraine: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a immediate restoration of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine during a phone call on Tuesday between the two leaders, Kremlin said in statement. …read more Source: Libya...

Angela Merkel: German Chancellor unites conservatives for ‘toughest race yet’
Feb07

Angela Merkel: German Chancellor unites conservatives for ‘toughest race yet’

Merkel faces multiple challenges at home, and a confused picture in Europe and internationally. German Chancellor Angela Merkel formally united her conservative block behind her re-election bid Monday, despite discord over migrant policy, as she faces tough challenges from both the right and left.While a huge refugee influx has fuelled the rise...

Report: Trump’s national security adviser will recommend Trump make a big move against Russia
Feb06

Report: Trump’s national security adviser will recommend Trump make a big move against Russia

On Monday, Politico reported that Michael Flynn, the retired general and national security adviser to President Donald Trump, would advise the Trump administration to back Montenegro's entrance into NATO — a move sure to infuriate Russia. Flynn has longstanding ties to Russia — most notably, he received payment to attend a gala event for...

Report: Retired Gen. Flynn to recommend Trump make a big move against Russia
Feb06

Report: Retired Gen. Flynn to recommend Trump make a big move against Russia

On Monday, Politico reported that retired general and national security advisor to President Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, would advise the Trump administration to back Montenegro's entrance into NATO — a move sure to infuriate Russia. Flynn has long-standing ties to Russia, most notably he received payment to attend a gala event for Russia...

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