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    Key Senate committee won’t probe possible Trump-Russia collusion
    Jan13

    Key Senate committee won’t probe possible Trump-Russia collusion

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Thursday his panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election would not look into possible contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign.Burr’s comments raise questions about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s piecemeal...

    What kind of threat does Russia pose to the U.S.?
    Jan13

    What kind of threat does Russia pose to the U.S.?

    STEVE INSKEEP: Now, President-elect Trump has said he would like to improve relations with Russia. His choice for defense secretary views Russia as America’s number one threat. Let’s listen to General James Mattis at his hearing today. GEN. JAMES MATTIS (RET.), Secretary of Defense-Designate: I would consider the principal threats to...

    Poland rejoices as 3,500 U.S. troops arrive to deter Russia
    Jan13

    Poland rejoices as 3,500 U.S. troops arrive to deter Russia

    Deployment part of a larger NATO commitment to protect region worried about Vladimir Putin’s intentions after annexation of Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Buffer zone kids tour Ukraine
    Jan13

    Buffer zone kids tour Ukraine

    Hundreds of children, living in the buffer zone in Ukraine’s east, have been taken on a tour to visit the peaceful parts of their country. …read more Source:...

    Tillerson irks Beijing, muddles policy on South China Sea
    Jan13

    Tillerson irks Beijing, muddles policy on South China Sea

    Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2107, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Credit: AP) Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department top U.S. diplomat has stoked confusion over South China Sea policy by...

    Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea
    Jan13

    Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department has stoked confusion over the U.S.’s South China Sea policy by appearing to advocate a blockade of Chinese man-made islands. A person familiar with deliberations inside the Trump transition team was aware of no such planning, raising the likelihood that Rex Tillerson...

    Spain’s Envoy to UK Resigns Amid Outcry Over Plane Crash
    Jan13

    Spain’s Envoy to UK Resigns Amid Outcry Over Plane Crash

    MADRID — Spain’s ambassador to the United Kingdom resigned Thursday amid increasing calls for him to be sacked over his handling of 75 deaths in a 2003 crash of a military jet. Ambassador Federico Trillo said he decided to step down “in order not to interfere with the government’s work.” Trillo was chosen for the London...

    US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson
    Jan12

    US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson

    WASHINGTON — The United States must send a clear signal to China that its island-building in the contested South China Sea must stop, and that its access to those islands will not be allowed, US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state said on Wednesday. In comments certain to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his...

    A Sanctions Skeptic for State?
    Jan12

    A Sanctions Skeptic for State?

    Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s choice to serve as secretary of state, fielded roughly nine hours of questions before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. Among other things, he was asked for his views on the role of economic sanctions in foreign policy, whether fossil fuels contribute to climate change, and how a Trump...

    Water can become a source of peace
    Jan12

    Water can become a source of peace

    The changing of the guard on the 38th floor of the UN building in New York, with António Guterres taking over for Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary-General, has taken place at a time when notions about peace and conflict are undergoing a subtle change. In particular, the role of resources – especially water – is getting the recognition it deserves.This...