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    DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’
    Mar29

    DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’

    In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times’ Global Business Summit on Monday, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Cheney said there were a “rising number of threats” in the world that, beyond national security, “even pose a threat to the...

    News Wrap: ‘Fair chance’ U.S. airstrike played role in Mosul civilian deaths
    Mar29

    News Wrap: ‘Fair chance’ U.S. airstrike played role in Mosul civilian deaths

    JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: The U.S. commander in Iraq now says there’s a — quote — “fair chance” that a U.S. airstrike played a role in killing scores of civilians in Mosul. It happened on March 17. But Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend also voiced doubt that the weapons used could have collapsed an entire building....

    Russia’s largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine
    Mar29

    Russia’s largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine

    AFP From Business Insider Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s Sberbank, the largest in the country, on Tuesday announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. Sberbank, whose controlling stake is owned by the Russian state, said in a statement Tuesday that it had signed a...

    Putin Could Use ‘Anticorruption’ Protests to His Advantage
    Mar29

    Putin Could Use ‘Anticorruption’ Protests to His Advantage

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia The protests come at a time when the different political clans within the Kremlin have begun to accelerate their jockeying for position. Protest marches were held over the weekend in one hundred cities across the Russian Federation, the largest manifestation of political discontent in the country since...

    Georgia celebrates EU visa waiver
    Mar29

    Georgia celebrates EU visa waiver

    TBILISI: Pro-Western former Soviet republic of Georgia on Tuesday hailed the “historic” first day of visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens as a waiver agreed with the European Union entered into force. The new regulation allows Georgians to travel to the EU for non-work purposes for up to 90 days, over any 180-day period, but...

    Nato-Russia talks on eve of Tillerson visit
    Mar29

    Nato-Russia talks on eve of Tillerson visit

    BRUSSELS: Nato ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance´s first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The ambassadors will discuss the crisis in Ukraine as well as Afghanistan´s security, and terrorism in the region, a Nato official said. “Following consultations...

    200 Ukrainian Jews immigrate to Israel
    Mar29

    200 Ukrainian Jews immigrate to Israel

    Some 200 Jews today arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv from Ukraine in order to move to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Israeli Radio reported. The station claimed the Jews are refugees from eastern Ukraine who fled the battles there. The cost of their migration has been covered by the Israel Friendship...

    Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO
    Mar29

    Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to admit the small Balkan nation of Montenegro to the NATO military alliance, in what is seen as a crucial step in pushing back against Russian meddling in Eastern Europe.The vote, 97-2, now sends the defense treaty to President Donald Trump, whose top aides have expressed strong support for the move...

    Politics: These are the key names that keep coming up in the Trump-Russia investigation
    Mar29

    Politics: These are the key names that keep coming up in the Trump-Russia investigation

    With news of business deals, undisclosed phone calls, and secret meetings coming to light daily, keeping up with the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election has been difficult. The Senate and House Intelligence Committees are conducting investigations (the latter of which has been called into question), and the FBI is...

    US Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO
    Mar29

    US Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO

    The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to admit the small Balkan nation of Montenegro to the NATO military alliance, in what is seen as a crucial step in pushing back against Russian meddling in Eastern Europe. The vote, by 97-2, now sends the defense treaty to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose top aides have expressed strong support...