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    Flynn episode ‘darkens the cloud’ of Russia that hangs over Trump administration
    Feb15

    Flynn episode ‘darkens the cloud’ of Russia that hangs over Trump administration

    By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, Washington Post Once again, Donald Trump is embroiled in controversy related to Russia. The ouster of Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, caught by intelligence agencies speaking with the Russian ambassador about U.S. sanctions and then misleading administration officials about the...

    As Romania Battles Corruption
    Feb15

    As Romania Battles Corruption

    By Joseph Vann and Valbona ZeneliCorruption is the most underrated international security threat of our time. Every day, major corruption cases are splashing on the front pages of newspapers around the world. Thankfully, corruption is no longer perceived as a “victimless” crime, but as an infringement on the fundamental human right to equal...

    Canadian troops prepare to leave for Ukraine despite uncertainty over mission
    Feb15

    Canadian troops prepare to leave for Ukraine despite uncertainty over mission

    OTTAWA — Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended, exactly how long they will be staying is anyone’s guess. Canada, Britain and the United States have had military trainers in Ukraine since the summer of 2015, after Russia annexed...

    Russian cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit
    Feb15

    Russian cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit

    WASHINGTON — Questions about the Trump administration’s ties to Russia are hardly going to disappear with the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn. Investigations are underway, and more are likely by the new administration and on Capitol Hill. U.S. agencies, including the FBI, have been probing Russian interference in the 2016...

    Anti-Islam Geert Wilders rontrunner as Dutch election campaign begins
    Feb15

    Anti-Islam Geert Wilders rontrunner as Dutch election campaign begins

    Campaigning for the Dutch election kicks off on Wednesday with anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders frontrunner in a vote that will test the anti-establishment sentiment that swept Britain out of the European Union and Donald Trump into the US presidency. Wilders, a eurosceptic, anti-immigration fan of Trump has dubbed the March 15 parliamentary...

    White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal
    Feb15

    White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal

    WASHINGTON: 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...

    Flynn departure erupts into a full-blown crisis for Trump White House
    Feb15

    Flynn departure erupts into a full-blown crisis for Trump White House

    By Abby Phillip,Karen DeYoung and Jenna Johnson, (c) 2017, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s ouster of national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, and the circumstances leading up to it, have quickly become a major crisis for the fledgling administration, forcing the White House on the defensive and precipitating the...

    Trump’s campaign reportedly had multiple contacts with Russian intelligence before the election
    Feb15

    Trump’s campaign reportedly had multiple contacts with Russian intelligence before the election

    The Times said contact between Trump associates and Russia was discovered during a concurrent investigation into Russian cyberattacks during the US election. Intercepted phone calls allegedly show that President Donald Trump’s election campaign had multiple communications with senior Russian intelligence officials before the US election,...

    Wolves in nationalist clothing
    Feb15

    Wolves in nationalist clothing

    LONDON — Nationalists versus globalists. Traditionalists versus multiculturalists. The “left behind” versus the elites. If the likes of Donald Trump, Brexit leaders and the European right are to be believed, these binary battle lines — ideological boundaries as clear as those of the Cold War — are what divide...

    Did Trump Aides Speak With Russian Intelligence Before the Election?
    Feb15

    Did Trump Aides Speak With Russian Intelligence Before the Election?

    If the leaks that doomed Michael Flynn were a signal from the intelligence community, perhaps the message they intended to carry was: You ain’t seen nothing yet.The national security adviser’s abrupt resignation Monday night, which the White House says was a firing, came after it became clear that Flynn had lied to the public and to...