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    Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks
    Feb07

    Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State group, saying news outlets “have their reasons” for not reporting what he described as a “genocide” underway at the hands of the group. The president did not immediately offer evidence...

    Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in Ukraine
    Feb07

    Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in Ukraine

    February 08, 2017 5:00 AMBERLIN • German leader Angela Merkel has urged Russia’s Vla- dimir Putin in a telephone call to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, a German government spokesman said. …read more Source: The Straits...

    The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars
    Feb07

    The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars

    A fighter of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fires an anti-aircraft weapon from Tel Tawil village in the direction of Islamic State fighters positioned in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr February 25, 2015. (Rodi Said/Reuters) Political entities have never been free of interior strife, from disputes to riots,...

    Merkel gets support (of sorts) from Poland
    Feb07

    Merkel gets support (of sorts) from Poland

    WARSAW — Angela Merkel met with Poland’s leaders Tuesday, gauging support for her vision of Europe at a time when the EU is beset with internal crises, wary of Russian intervention and uncertain of how to deal with Donald Trump. Relations between Warsaw and Berlin have been chilly since the Law and Justice (PiS) party...

    Another take on Putin, Trump and Ukraine | Letters
    Feb07

    Another take on Putin, Trump and Ukraine | Letters

    Jonathan Freedland (First on the White House agenda: the collapse of the global order. Next, war?, 4 February) asserts that with his “swooning admirer” in the White House, Vladimir Putin “feels free to flex his muscles”, and has launched an offensive in eastern Ukraine. As so often in recent coverage of Russia, the opposite is the case. Moscow...

    Trump Vows To ‘Find Out’ Nature of Separatist Forces in Ukraine
    Feb07

    Trump Vows To ‘Find Out’ Nature of Separatist Forces in Ukraine

    Trump says he “would be surprised” if forces are “uncontrolled” but unsure. …read more Source:...

    Danish foreign minister calls for continued sanctions in Ukraine
    Feb07

    Danish foreign minister calls for continued sanctions in Ukraine

    Anders Samuelsen, the foreign minister, has called upon the European Union and the United States to maintain sanctions against Russia following a personal visit to the front in eastern Ukraine, where fighting and casualties have increased of late. “There is a broad agreement in Denmark that we should stick to sanctions,” Samuelsen said....

    Lithuania: NATO Presence in Baltics Sends Clear Signal
    Feb07

    Lithuania: NATO Presence in Baltics Sends Clear Signal

    VILNIUS, Lithuania — More than 1,000 NATO soldiers being stationed in Lithuania sends a clear signal that the alliance stands “strong and united” in the Baltics in the face of Russian aggression, the Lithuanian president said Tuesday. Dalia Grybauskaite said that Lithuania has “never before” seen “forces of such size...

    Ukraine on brink of more fighting and tension is high, OSCE warns
    Feb07

    Ukraine on brink of more fighting and tension is high, OSCE warns

    Head of the OSCE special monitoring mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, told ITV News that a lull in hostilities could be broken at any time. …read more Source:...

    Where Countries Stand With Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet
    Feb07

    Where Countries Stand With Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

    Donald Trump has vowed to put “America first,” but who comes second, and third, and 193rd? Barack Obama may have been more willing than his predecessors to “question why America’s enemies are its enemies, or why some of its friends are its friends,” as Jeffrey Goldberg once wrote in The Atlantic, but Trump has thrown U.S. allies and...