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    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...

    Battle of the Nations: Real medieval warfare games! (video-photos)
    Feb15

    Battle of the Nations: Real medieval warfare games! (video-photos)

    If you are fit, enjoy physical contact sports, but above all are a diehard fan of the medieval era, then this sport is for you. Once a year a medieval style combat tournament takes place in a castle in Europe, which means long swords, full body armour and shields! The Battle of the Nations (BN), as it is called was first held in 2009 in the city...

    The Canadians leave town, just before a tornado of turmoil hits Washington
    Feb15

    The Canadians leave town, just before a tornado of turmoil hits Washington

    WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assured his U.S. counterpart over the phone that there might be 10,000 problems that land on his White House desk — and Canada won’t be among them. How true that promise rang Tuesday. Trudeau had barely left Washington and the cheer of a drama-free day was swiftly overshadowed by an incoming...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    Eurovision organizing team quits
    Feb15

    Eurovision organizing team quits

    The Eurovision Song Contest is in chaos after 21 members of the organizing committee resigned Wednesday, saying they were “completely blocked” from making decisions about the show. The mass resignations could jeopardize the event, which is scheduled to take place in Kiev in May. The Ukrainian organizing team’s resignations were announcedÂ...