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    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership: German media
    Feb02

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership: German media

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans a referendum on whether Ukraine should join the NATO alliance given polls that show 54 percent of Ukrainians now favor such a move, Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain reported Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Tillerson takes charge of restive State Department
    Feb02

    Tillerson takes charge of restive State Department

    WASHINGTON: Former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson was sworn in Wednesday to take charge of a US State Department simmering with opposition to President Donald Trump’s refugee ban. After the 64-year-old oilman’s nomination was confirmed by the Senate, he headed to the White House, where Trump formally named the political...

    NATO issues dire Ukraine warning as 19 die in fighting
    Feb02

    NATO issues dire Ukraine warning as 19 die in fighting

    The head of NATO warned on Wednesday that Ukraine faced its worst violence “in a long time” as global alarm rang out over a spike in bloodshed that has killed 19 people in the European Union’s backyard. The post NATO issues dire Ukraine warning as 19 die in fighting appeared first on Inquirer News. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership – German media
    Feb02

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership – German media

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans a referendum on whether Ukraine should join the NATO alliance given polls that show 54 percent of Ukrainians now favour such a move, Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain reported Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    U.S. flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine
    Feb02

    U.S. flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine

    The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks. The restrained tone may reflect the start of a new U.S. approach to dealing with Russia’s cross-border activity, even as top U.S. officials are...

    The show under Washington’s big top
    Feb02

    The show under Washington’s big top

    Saul Loeb/Getty WASHINGTON – No wonder the Ringling Bros. circus is folding; it can’t compete with the United States Congress. It is early morning in a Senate office building on Capitol Hill in the middle of the second week of America’s brand-new president’s presidency, the day that used to be known as Wednesday. But now, guess...

    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine
    Feb02

    US flirts with softer stance on Russia’s conduct in Ukraine

    The Trump administration appears to be taking a low-key approach to a flare-up in violence in eastern Ukraine where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks …read more Source: U.S....

    Toward a New Equilibrium in U.S.-Russian Relations
    Feb02

    Toward a New Equilibrium in U.S.-Russian Relations

    Thomas E. Graham Politics, Eurasia The new administration must understand how Russia relates to American goals. President Trump will face no more urgent foreign-policy task than developing a Russia policy. His warm words for Russian president Vladimir Putin and his questioning of long-standing bipartisan U.S. policy have alarmed key...

    The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: A Way Forward
    Feb02

    The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: A Way Forward

    Matthew Rojansky Security, Eurasia Washington cannot afford to miss this window of opportunity. On November 14, 2016, the International Criminal Court issued a preliminary finding endorsing Ukraine’s claims that Russia had committed acts of aggression against its territory, citizens and infrastructure. Ukrainians, who for more than two...

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Feb02

    Ukraine: US will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) ” Ukraine’s U.N. envoy says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has confirmed the Trump administration fully supports his country’s territorial integrity and independence and will never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea.Volodymyr… …read more Source: The New Zealand...