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    Trump campaign had contact with Russia – NYT
    Feb15

    Trump campaign had contact with Russia – NYT

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before he won the White House, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Citing “four current and former American officials,” the Times report said that intercepted phone calls and phone records...

    White House tries to insulate Trump
    Feb15

    White House tries to insulate Trump

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide’s contacts with Russia, as it emerged that the president was aware of the problem for weeks before acting. With calls for an independent investigation gathering pace, the White House admitted that Trump was told three weeks ago that...

    Eurovision 2017 organising team quits en masse
    Feb15

    Eurovision 2017 organising team quits en masse

    The Eurovision Song Contest has hit a major road bump, after 21 top level staff organising the event resigned, the BBC reports. The Ukrainian Eurovision team say they were stripped of major responsibilities in December, when a new boss was appointed to the organising committee. According to their resignation letter, they were “completely blocked”...

    Pentagon Chief Mattis Makes Clear that U.S. Committed to NATO
    Feb15

    Pentagon Chief Mattis Makes Clear that U.S. Committed to NATO

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday made clear that the United States was committed to NATO while also reinforcing the Trump administration’s demand that allies pay their fair share. Speaking at his first NATO defense minister’s meeting, Mattis called the alliance “a fundamental bedrock for the United States and for...

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine warned as organising team quits
    Feb15

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine warned as organising team quits

    Organisation that founded song contest tells Ukraine’s public broadcaster to ‘stick to the timeline’ following mass resignationLast year, it stole the show with a haunting, politically-charged ballad about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tartars. Now Ukraine risks “nul points” for its hosting of the Eurovision song contest after...

    Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine
    Feb15

    Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

    Russia said on Feb. 15 it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    A Former Putin Backer Steps Through the Looking Glass
    Feb15

    A Former Putin Backer Steps Through the Looking Glass

    The man behind Russia’s foreign media ownership ban has been welcomed with open arms in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Michael Flynn is gone. President Trump’s strangely warm feelings about Russia remain.
    Feb15

    Michael Flynn is gone. President Trump’s strangely warm feelings about Russia remain.

    There are a lot of questions swirling around the scandal that brought down National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, but the biggest and most important goes way beyond him: What’s up with President Donald Trump and Russia? Flynn was forced out of his job Monday night amid growing evidence that he’d misled Vice President Mike Pence, and...

    Trump: Was Obama too soft on Russia when it took Crimea?
    Feb15

    Trump: Was Obama too soft on Russia when it took Crimea?

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning questioned whether former president Obama was too soft on Russia when it annexed Crimea in 2014. Trump’s tweet follows comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who said on Tuesday that the president will take a harder line against Russia and expects the country to withdraw from...

    Trump Blasts Media Over ‘Russian Connection,’ Suggests Obama Was Soft On Moscow
    Feb15

    Trump Blasts Media Over ‘Russian Connection,’ Suggests Obama Was Soft On Moscow

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on February 15 that “Crimea was taken by Russia” during the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and added: “Was Obama too soft on Russia?” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...