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    President Trump denounces ‘Russian connection non-sense’
    Feb16

    President Trump denounces ‘Russian connection non-sense’

    President Donald Trump appears to be faulting the Obama administration for being ‘‘too soft” on Russia, pointing to Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine on President Barack Obama’s watch. He tweeted, ‘‘Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?” In that and a series of...

    What Does It Mean to Have ‘Repeated Contacts’ With Russian Intelligence?
    Feb16

    What Does It Mean to Have ‘Repeated Contacts’ With Russian Intelligence?

    Tuesday evening, The New York Times reported that associates of then-candidate Donald Trump, including within his presidential campaign, had had “repeated” contact with Russian intelligence officials, and that American intelligence and law-enforcement officials had records of intercepted communications to prove it. The news came a day after...

    Trump Defends National Security Adviser He Ousted
    Feb16

    Trump Defends National Security Adviser He Ousted

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday staunchly defended the national security adviser he ousted earlier this week, saying Michael Flynn was the victim of illegal leaks from the country’s intelligence community detailing his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to Washington and had been “treated very, very unfairly by the...

    Montenegro Parliament Strips Opposition Leader of Immunity
    Feb16

    Montenegro Parliament Strips Opposition Leader of Immunity

    Montenegro’s parliament voted on Wednesday to strip an opposition leader of immunity, paving the way for the public prosecutor to question him as part of an investigation into an alleged Russian-backed plot to overthrow the government. On election day last October, authorities arrested 20 people accused of planning armed attacks against...

    Lawmakers Call for Congressional Approval on Russia Sanctions
    Feb15

    Lawmakers Call for Congressional Approval on Russia Sanctions

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday to prevent the Trump administration from repealing sanctions on Russia without congressional approval. “The recent revelation of Flynn’s secret conversation with the Russian ambassador on the subject of sanctions makes this legislation all the more important,”...

    U.S. warns NATO – increase spending or we might ‘moderate’ support
    Feb15

    U.S. warns NATO – increase spending or we might ‘moderate’ support

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned NATO allies on Wednesday that they must honor military spending pledges to ensure the United States does not “moderate” support for the alliance. Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to Brussels as Pentagon chief, also accused some NATO members of ignoring threats, including from Russia....

    Kremlin denies bid to sully French candidate
    Feb15

    Kremlin denies bid to sully French candidate

    February 16, 2017 5:00 AMMOSCOW • The Kremlin has denied being behind media and Internet attacks on the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, though the front runner’s camp has renewed its charges against Russian media and a hackers’ group in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens
    Feb15

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump railed at US intelligence agencies on Wednesday as Washington was shaken by new reports of high-level Russian contacts with his aides and associates during the 2016 presidential campaign. Intercepted calls and phone records show Trump aides were in repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials at least a...

    Donald Trump defence chief to NATO: pay up or we reduce support
    Feb15

    Donald Trump defence chief to NATO: pay up or we reduce support

    Brussels, Feb 15 (AFP) US Defence Secretary James Mattis bluntly warned NATO allies today that Donald Trump’s administration would “moderate its commitment” to the transatlantic alliance unless members met their spending pledges. Mattis’s no-nonsense message to his counterparts in Brussels follows years of calls by Washington for...

    What’s happening in Ukraine?
    Feb15

    What’s happening in Ukraine?

    It has been more than three years since Ukrainians gathered at Maidan Square in Kyiv on the night of Nov. 21, 2013, to demand closer integration with Europe and the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...