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    Senate Passes Sweeping Sanctions Bill Targeting Iran, Russia
    Jun15

    Senate Passes Sweeping Sanctions Bill Targeting Iran, Russia

    WASHINGTON – A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array of financial penalties. The bipartisan legislation passed overwhelmingly Thursday, 98-2, more than five months after U.S....

    As Ukraine Says ‘Farewell Unwashed Russia,’ Putin Says Take Care In ‘Gay’ Europe
    Jun15

    As Ukraine Says ‘Farewell Unwashed Russia,’ Putin Says Take Care In ‘Gay’ Europe

    Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to use his marathon call-in show to poke fun at Ukraine’s tighter relations with the EU and suggest there are more gays there than in Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Risks of Foreign Policy as Political Distraction
    Jun15

    The Risks of Foreign Policy as Political Distraction

    If you’re an embattled head of state, deflecting criticism through foreign adventure carries seductive appeal: Outside threats can cause people to pull together. As King Henry IV advises his son Hal, the future king, in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 2: busy giddy minds With foreign quarrels; that action, hence borne out, May waste the...

    Russia Bars Imprisoned Crimean Tatar From Seeing Dying Mother
    Jun15

    Russia Bars Imprisoned Crimean Tatar From Seeing Dying Mother

    Supporters of Akhtem Chiygoz, the head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis who has been held by Russian authorities since January 2015, say a Russian court in the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea has rejected a request that Chiygoz be allowed to see his mother, who is reportedly dying of cancer. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe’s defense fund ignores real threat: populism
    Jun15

    Europe’s defense fund ignores real threat: populism

    The European Union’s recently launched defense fund has been widely praised as a long-overdue step toward defense autonomy, a real game-changer at a time when the United States has become an increasingly unreliable ally on security issues. These steps toward a so-called security union and common defense policies were even hailed by...

    Putin has jokes, offers Comey asylum
    Jun15

    Putin has jokes, offers Comey asylum

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin held his annual “Direct line” marathon Q&A session on Thursday where he spent nearly four hours answering caller and in-person questions on Russian television. And the Russian leader didn’t miss the opportunity to once again establish himself atop the mountain of the world’s finest trolls....

    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions
    Jun15

    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions

    Germany and Austria today hit back at proposed U.S. sanctions that would threaten European companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, accusing the U.S. of politicizing its economic interest in selling natural gas to Europe. “Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not for the United States of America,”...

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum
    Jun15

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States only make the country stronger, and jokingly offered former FBI director James Comey asylum if he is prosecuted in the U.S. Speaking during his annual question-and-answer session, which lasted four hours, Putin said the most recent U.S. sanctions...

    U.S. engagement in the Baltic Region
    Jun15

    U.S. engagement in the Baltic Region

    When Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested and received U.S. and NATO military support following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, it garnered massive attention – and rightly so. The measured response to Russian aggression, which supplemented on-going training, exercises, and Baltic Air Policing, demonstrated U.S. commitment...

    Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia
    Jun15

    Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia

    The United States Senate voted Wednesday to slap new sanctions on key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals over its interference in the 2016 U.S. election campaign and its aggression in Syria and Ukraine. “[…] we can’t accept the threat of illegal and extraterritorial sanctions against European companies,” the...