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    News of the day from across the globe, July 11
    Jul12

    News of the day from across the globe, July 11

    Major NATO exercises in Eastern Europe began in Bulgaria on Tuesday involving 25,000 military personnel from more than 20 allied and partner countries as the U.S. seeks to reassure NATO’s European allies. The drills aim to increase the interoperability of participating countries and demonstrate resolve and readiness to act in support of...

    Politics: The Trump administration just made a move that experts say could strike back at Russian hackers
    Jul12

    Politics: The Trump administration just made a move that experts say could strike back at Russian hackers

    The Trump administration is weighing whether to blacklist Kaspersky Labs, a popular Russian cybersecurity firm that may pose a threat. The Trump administration moved on Tuesday to prevent government agencies from using products developed by Kaspersky Labs, an elite Russian cybersecurity firm, Politico reported on Tuesday. The General Services...

    Politics: The White House and its supporters are turning to a frequent boogeyman to defend Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting
    Jul12

    Politics: The White House and its supporters are turning to a frequent boogeyman to defend Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting

    The White House and its allies are pulling out an old boogeyman to defend Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer: Hillary Clinton. The White House and its allies are turning to a familiar boogeyman to defend Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in the heart of the 2016 campaign: Hillary Clinton....

    News roundup: Trump campaign attempted collusion with Russian government
    Jul12

    News roundup: Trump campaign attempted collusion with Russian government

    Yesterday evening, it was revealed that not only did Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort not only took a meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian attorney who claimed to have secret information damaging to Hillary Clinton, but that the three of them had been explicitly told, in advance, that the meeting was...

    The Everybody-Does-It Defense of Collusion
    Jul12

    The Everybody-Does-It Defense of Collusion

    As evidence continues to mount suggesting the Trump campaign worked with Russia to influence the 2016 election, the president’s allies have shifted to a new defense: Collusion is no big deal. For months, the White House has fervently denied allegations of collusion, with President Trump routinely dismissing Russia stories in the press as...

    20 Years of NATO – Ukraine Relations
    Jul12

    20 Years of NATO – Ukraine Relations

    NATO has had a partnership with Ukraine for over 20 years. Ukraine is one of the biggest beneficiaries of NATO Trust Funds. The funds have paid for various projects including financial support for political and security sector reforms, help with cyber defence and medical rehabilitation for Ukrainian soldiers. Follow EU Today on Social media:...

    President Trump is stalling Congress’s push to punish Russia for election interference
    Jul12

    President Trump is stalling Congress’s push to punish Russia for election interference

    While astonishing news is swirling around Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer last June, the Trump administration is quietly trying to put the kibosh on bipartisan legislation to sanction Russia for election interference. The bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John McCain (R-AZ), would impose new sanctions...

    US, Russia To Resume High-Level Talks Initially Scrapped After Trump Admin’s New Sanctions
    Jul12

    US, Russia To Resume High-Level Talks Initially Scrapped After Trump Admin’s New Sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia are set to resume a series of high-level talks that Moscow scrapped after the Trump administration announced new sanctions. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says that Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet on Monday in Washington....

    EU seals Ukraine pact ahead of Kiev summit
    Jul11

    EU seals Ukraine pact ahead of Kiev summit

    Brussels: The EU formally approved on Tuesday a landmark cooperation accord with Ukraine meant to counter a hostile Russia ahead of a high-profile summit in Kiev. The decision by the 28 European Union member states came hours before Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to meet EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels. The EU...

    Forget Trump Jr.’s Recklessness: The Battle Lines Are Already Drawn
    Jul11

    Forget Trump Jr.’s Recklessness: The Battle Lines Are Already Drawn

    Matt Purple Politics, Americas Whatever Trump Jr. did, the numerous causes of Trump’s election cannot be reduced to some hacked emails and a fruitless klatch with a Russian lawyer. The irony here is that Donald Trump has probably been tougher on Russia than Barack Obama was. Ham-handed efforts at forming a joint cybersecurity unit aside,...