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    In Ukraine: Warring sides agree on heavy arms pullback
    Feb16

    In Ukraine: Warring sides agree on heavy arms pullback

    An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine's warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile frontline by February 20 in line with a tattered peace plan. An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine’s warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile frontline by February 20 in...

    Trump defence chief to NATO: pay up or we reduce support
    Feb16

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

    BRUSSELS: US Defence Secretary James Mattis bluntly warned NATO allies Wednesday 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...

    More About Russia and Less About Flynn?
    Feb16

    More About Russia and Less About Flynn?

    The story on the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is somewhat like peeling an onion, with each layer revealing something new. To be sure, I am delighted to see Flynn gone, both because of his clearly expressed desire to confront Iran and his inaccurate characterization of Islam. But Flynn’s departure will no doubt be...

    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations
    Feb16

    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations

    A barrage of damning revelations about contacts between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian officials threatens to derail his plans for a closer relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Growing political pressure on Trump to stand up to Putin rather than work with him could even escalate tensions between the United States...

    Russia tells US it will not return Crimea to Ukraine
    Feb16

    Russia tells US it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said US President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned. Moscow says an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to become part of Russia in a 2014 referendum wanting...

    Vox Sentences: Trump’s Israel-Palestine policy:  ¯_(ツ)_/¯
    Feb16

    Vox Sentences: Trump’s Israel-Palestine policy: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The Trump administration might have just totally shifted the US’s stance...

    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations
    Feb16

    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations

    A barrage of damning revelations about contacts between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian officials threatens to derail his plans for a closer relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Growing political pressure on Trump to stand up to Putin rather than work with him could even escalate tensions between the United States and...

    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision
    Feb16

    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence heads to Europe this week to meet with allies seeking clarity on the Trump administration’s foreign policy strategy and its stance toward Russia after the resignation of the top White House national security aide. Pence, who has hewn more closely to Republican orthodoxy than his boss President Donald Trump,...

    Russian Actions Seen as Challenging Trump Administration
    Feb16

    Russian Actions Seen as Challenging Trump Administration

    A secret deployment of a new nuclear-capable missile in apparent violation of an arms control treaty. Russian spy ships lurking 50 kilometers from a U.S. East Coast submarine base while Moscow’s jets buzz an American Navy destroyer in the Black Sea. These actions are being seen by some as a test of how the new Trump administration will...

    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision
    Feb16

    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence heads to Europe this week to meet with allies seeking clarity on the Trump administration’s foreign policy strategy and its stance toward Russia after the resignation of the top White House national security aide. Pence, who has hewn more closely to Republican orthodoxy than his boss President Donald Trump,...