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    Rights Group Says Ukraine Separatists Release Russian LGBT Activist, Musician
    Feb15

    Rights Group Says Ukraine Separatists Release Russian LGBT Activist, Musician

    Human rights workers say a Russian LGBT activist and an associate have returned to Russia after they were detained by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Two representatives of the New York …read more Source: Big News...

    White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal
    Feb15

    White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal

    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 national security...

    Trump campaign had repeated contact with Russia: NYT
    Feb15

    Trump campaign had repeated contact with Russia: NYT

    WASHINGTON: 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...

    White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal
    Feb15

    White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal

    The White House announced Michael Flynn has resigned as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, amid escalating controversy over his contacts with Moscow © AFP/File / NICHOLAS KAMMWashington, United States, Feb 15 – The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide’s contacts with...

    Trump ‘Expects’ Russia Should Give Crimea Back to Ukraine – Official
    Feb15

    Trump ‘Expects’ Russia Should Give Crimea Back to Ukraine – Official

    White House Spokesperson Sean Spicer said on Tuesday US President Donald Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine. At a daily news briefing, Spicer told reporters “President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea.” However, Trump also...

    Nervous NATO allies seek reassurance from Trump’s defense chief
    Feb15

    Nervous NATO allies seek reassurance from Trump’s defense chief

    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon in Arlington, US, on February 10, 2017. Photo: Reuters BRUSSELS: European allies will tell the United States’ new defense secretary on Wednesday that NATO is not the weak alliance US President Donald Trump has accused it of...

    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...