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    US worried about losing global leadership
    May28

    US worried about losing global leadership

    Top Pentagon officials say that because of Russian and Chinese advances, the U.S. military’s “overmatch” has diminished. Planners can no longer guarantee a president that the United States could prevail in the early days of a conventional conflict; they fear that the United States might lose, in a future confrontation. The economic,...

    Trump to decide soon on climate accord
    May28

    Trump to decide soon on climate accord

    TAORMINA, Sicily — Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with...

    Trump’s foreign trip: 5 takeaways
    May28

    Trump’s foreign trip: 5 takeaways

    President Donald Trump ended his first overseas trip on a buoyant note Saturday, telling a crowd of American sailors at a naval base in Sicily: “I think we hit a home run.” But aside from closing a $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia on the first day of his nine-day tour, it wasn’t entirely clear what concrete goals the president...

    G7 ready to beef 

up Crimea curbs 

against Russia
    May28

    G7 ready to beef up Crimea curbs against Russia

    TAORMINA: G7 nations including the United States said on Saturday that they stood ready to strengthen sanctions imposed against Russia after its annexation of Crimea if Moscow’s actions warranted it. “We recall that the duration of sanctions is clearly linked to Russia’s complete implementation of its commitments in the Minsk...

    Kushner’s alleged Russia backchannel attempt would be serious break from protocol
    May28

    Kushner’s alleged Russia backchannel attempt would be serious break from protocol

    Jared Kushner’s alleged discussions with Russia’s ambassador about potentially establishing backchannel communications during the transition would have been viewed as not only highly improper but possibly even illegal, according to former national security officials.President Donald Trump’s team on Saturday tried to downplay...

    G-7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way
    May27

    G-7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

    TAORMINA, Italy — G-7 leaders on Saturday wrapped up their annual summit with an unprecedented display of division over climate change as US President Donald Trump rebuffed pressure to toe the collective line in the club of powerful democracies. Trump tweeted that he would reveal his hand only next week as to whether he will keep the United...

    NATO Chief: Trump’s Message on Spending Echoes Previous Administrations
    May27

    NATO Chief: Trump’s Message on Spending Echoes Previous Administrations

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the message in U.S. President Donald Trump’s “blunt” speech urging alliance members to boost defense spending echoed that of previous administrations. Stoltenberg spoke to RFE/RL in an interview on Friday, a day after Trump met with the other leaders of the 28-member military alliance...

    NATO Chief Not Shocked By Trump’s ‘Blunt and Direct’ Speech
    May27

    NATO Chief Not Shocked By Trump’s ‘Blunt and Direct’ Speech

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg wasn’t shocked by Donald Trump’s “blunt and direct” speech on defense spending during the U.S. president’s first meeting with alliance leaders in Brussels. In an interview with RFE/R’s Brussels Correspondent Rikard Jozwiak, Stoltenberg said NATO leaders were committed to fairer...

    G-7 Summit Ends With US Declining To Join Consensus On Climate Change
    May27

    G-7 Summit Ends With US Declining To Join Consensus On Climate Change

    TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick...

    Stretch of Russian Rail Road Bypassing Ukraine to Become Operational in August
    May27

    Stretch of Russian Rail Road Bypassing Ukraine to Become Operational in August

    KOLESNIKOVKA, (Voronezh Region) (Sputnik) — The Zhuravka-Millerovo stretch of Russia’s double-track electrified rail road bypassing Ukraine will become operational in August 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said Saturday. “The pace of laying the upper structure of the rail road on the stretches entrusted to the...