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    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover
    May24

    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover

    Trump meets with Sergey Lavrov and Sergei Kislyak at the White House (Credit: Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP) A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian contacts with advisers to President...

    Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan brings Armenia with him – New York Times
    May24

    Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan brings Armenia with him – New York Times

    Mkhitaryan ranks as the finest player his country has produced, and should United beat Ajax on Wednesday, he will be the first Armenian to win a major European trophy, the New York Times writes. In his eyes, that is more than a piece of trivia. There is a particular burden on high-profile athletes from low-profile countries; voluntarily or not,...

    USA to reduce financial aid to Armenia by 67% 
    May24

    USA to reduce financial aid to Armenia by 67% 

    ArmInfo. The administration of the US President Donald Trump released its budget recommendations for the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) before the Congress. As the press service of the Armenian Assembly of America told ArmInfo, the proposed budget for FY18, called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” recommended a 29 percent cut...

    Russia’s new T-14 Armata tank to be operational in 2020 (video)
    May24

    Russia’s new T-14 Armata tank to be operational in 2020 (video)

    Russia’s new main battle tank, the T-14 “Armata,” is slated to become operational in 2020. The advanced third generation tank will replace older Soviet-era designs and is set to be a formidable opponent to NATO designs including the American M1A2 Abrams. According to The Diplomat, the T-14 Armata will enter service in 2020 with the 1st...

    Trump Administration recommends 67 percent cut in aid to Armenia
    May24

    Trump Administration recommends 67 percent cut in aid to Armenia

    The Administration released its budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) to Congress today with substantial budget cuts, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) reports. The proposed budget for FY18, called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” recommended a 29 percent cut overall and a 60 percent reduction in assistance to...

    Azerbaijani music sounds in Lviv
    May24

    Azerbaijani music sounds in Lviv

    The 36th “Virtuosos” International Festival opened at the Lviv Philharmonic, Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Newspaper summaries-May 24 2017
    May24

    Newspaper summaries-May 24 2017

    Daily Nation Maize: Story behind Kenya’s food crisis: Two blunders by the government — the first leading to the second — are behind a biting maize shortage in the country that has caused the escalation of prices of basic food commodities. To make matters worse, contrary to its earlier promise that it would import maize from Mexico to...

    Trump’s budget proposes converting Pakistan’s military grant to loan
    May24

    Trump’s budget proposes converting Pakistan’s military grant to loan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s budget proposal would convert some of the United States’ foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29 percent, the White House said on Monday.The cuts to programs under the State Department are...

    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit
    May24

    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit

    NATO leaders are going to Brussels for a summit meeting on Thursday expecting to agree on key principles. With Monday’s attack in Britain overshadowing the meeting, there will be quick consensus on the need to keep fighting terrorism both at home and abroad, in places like Afghanistan. How to do it is a different question. The war in...

    Trump’s 2018 Budget Requests $150 Million for Ukraine Security Assistance
    May24

    Trump’s 2018 Budget Requests $150 Million for Ukraine Security Assistance

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump’s proposed 2018 budget for the Department of Defense includes $150 million in assistance for Ukraine, according to a budget proposal released on Tuesday. “The FY [fiscal year] 2018 request includes $150.0 million for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative to support Ukraine under the ‘Building Partnership...