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    Kushner’s alleged Russia backchannel attempt would be serious break from protocol
    May28

    Kushner’s alleged Russia backchannel attempt would be serious break from protocol

    Jared Kushner’s alleged discussions with Russia’s ambassador about potentially establishing backchannel communications during the transition would have been viewed as not only highly improper but possibly even illegal, according to former national security officials.President Donald Trump’s team on Saturday tried to downplay...

    G-7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way
    May27

    G-7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

    TAORMINA, Italy — G-7 leaders on Saturday wrapped up their annual summit with an unprecedented display of division over climate change as US President Donald Trump rebuffed pressure to toe the collective line in the club of powerful democracies. Trump tweeted that he would reveal his hand only next week as to whether he will keep the United...

    NATO Chief Not Shocked By Trump’s ‘Blunt and Direct’ Speech
    May27

    NATO Chief Not Shocked By Trump’s ‘Blunt and Direct’ Speech

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg wasn’t shocked by Donald Trump’s “blunt and direct” speech on defense spending during the U.S. president’s first meeting with alliance leaders in Brussels. In an interview with RFE/R’s Brussels Correspondent Rikard Jozwiak, Stoltenberg said NATO leaders were committed to fairer...

    NATO Chief: Trump’s Message on Spending Echoes Previous Administrations
    May27

    NATO Chief: Trump’s Message on Spending Echoes Previous Administrations

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the message in U.S. President Donald Trump’s “blunt” speech urging alliance members to boost defense spending echoed that of previous administrations. Stoltenberg spoke to RFE/RL in an interview on Friday, a day after Trump met with the other leaders of the 28-member military alliance...

    G-7 Summit Ends With US Declining To Join Consensus On Climate Change
    May27

    G-7 Summit Ends With US Declining To Join Consensus On Climate Change

    TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick...

    Stretch of Russian Rail Road Bypassing Ukraine to Become Operational in August
    May27

    Stretch of Russian Rail Road Bypassing Ukraine to Become Operational in August

    KOLESNIKOVKA, (Voronezh Region) (Sputnik) — The Zhuravka-Millerovo stretch of Russia’s double-track electrified rail road bypassing Ukraine will become operational in August 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said Saturday. “The pace of laying the upper structure of the rail road on the stretches entrusted to the...

    Politics: Report suggests potentially alarming development in Jared Kushner’s meeting with the head of a sanctioned Russian bank
    May27

    Politics: Report suggests potentially alarming development in Jared Kushner’s meeting with the head of a sanctioned Russian bank

    The FBI is examining whether Russian officials suggested to Jared Kushner that Russian banks could finance Trump associates' business ventures if US sanctions were lifted or relaxed. The FBI is examining whether Russian officials suggested to President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, that Russian banks could finance Trump...

    Trade and Russia unresolved issues in G7 communique – source
| Reuters
    May27

    Trade and Russia unresolved issues in G7 communique – source | Reuters

    TAORMINA, Italy Group of Seven (G7) leaders have still not agreed to joint language on the issues of trade and Russia, a G7 source said, hours before their final communique is due to be published. The source said diplomats had been unable to resolve whether the communique would include a pledge to fight against “protectionism” and a...

    Worried by Trump, G7 sees a bright side: he showed up
    May27

    Worried by Trump, G7 sees a bright side: he showed up

    TAORMINA, Sicily — It could have been worse. A lot worse. As leaders of the G7, the elite group of established democracies, concluded their annual clubby retreat Saturday, that was the general takewaway. The glorious Sicilian sun above them wasn’t the only bright spot: while U.S. President Donald Trump’s unpredictable...

    Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate
    May27

    Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

    Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The other six nations in the Group of Seven agreed to stick with their commitment to...