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    US Escalates Criticism of Russia Over Ukraine, Vows Sanctions to Stay
    Apr01

    US Escalates Criticism of Russia Over Ukraine, Vows Sanctions to Stay

    The Trump administration escalated its criticism of Moscow Friday, with two of its most senior officials denouncing Russia’s treatment of Ukraine and reiterating a vow to maintain U.S. sanctions. In his first visit to a NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Russia of “aggression” in Ukraine and...

    Tillerson demands US’s NATO allies pay up
    Apr01

    Tillerson demands US’s NATO allies pay up

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed NATO allies Friday to ramp up military spending and denounced Russias ongoing hostility and occupation of Ukraine as the Trump administration toughened its tone toward Moscow.Tillerson delivered the message as he met fellow NATO foreign ministers for the first time ahead of a May...

    Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row
    Apr01

    Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row

    Ukraine imposed three-year ban on Yuliya Samoilova over illegally entering Moscow-annexed Crimea to perform in 2015The organisers of the Eurovision song contest have threatened to ban Ukraine from future competitions unless it allows Russia’s entrant to enter the country and take part in this year’s show which Kiev is hosting....

    OSCE Chairman Calls for Revitalized Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process
    Apr01

    OSCE Chairman Calls for Revitalized Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process

    Austria’s top diplomat on Friday called on both sides of the conflict in Azerbaijan’s autonomous breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh to renew the political settlement process. Marking the first anniversary of deadly clashes in the Azeri region, which is populated mostly by ethnic Armenians, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz,...

    Tillerson denounces ?Russian aggression?
    Apr01

    Tillerson denounces ?Russian aggression?

    BRUSSELS: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday he would hold talks with Nato allies about ‘Russia’s aggression in Ukraine’, signalling a tougher stance toward Moscow from the Trump administration. ‘We want to have a discussion around Nato’s posture in Europe, most particularly in eastern Europe in response to...

    Poland Expects to Sign Patriot Missile Deal With US Firm
    Apr01

    Poland Expects to Sign Patriot Missile Deal With US Firm

    Poland’s defense minster said Friday that he expected to sign a multibillion-dollar deal with U.S. firm Raytheon to buy eight Patriot missile defense systems this year. Antoni Macierewicz told reporters in Warsaw that the $7.6 billion deal was necessary in light of what he called “a growing threat from the East.” Poland has...

    Liberals refuse to back down to U.S.’s latest call for NATO allies to spend more
    Apr01

    Liberals refuse to back down to U.S.’s latest call for NATO allies to spend more

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wait for the start of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday, March 31, 2017. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with his NATO counterparts in Brussels for the first time looking to persuade reluctant...

    Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row (AFP)
    Apr01

    Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – The organisers of the Eurovision song contest have threatened to ban Ukraine from future competitions unless it allows Russia’s entrant to enter the country and take part in this year’s show which Kiev is hosting. …read more Source: The West...

    UN chief urges Ukraine and separatists to honor cease-fire
    Apr01

    UN chief urges Ukraine and separatists to honor cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) ” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is welcoming a new cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east and urging all parties to honor it.U.N. spokesman Stephane… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Politics: The White House is trying to distract from Trump’s wiretap claims with a dubious new talking point
    Apr01

    Politics: The White House is trying to distract from Trump’s wiretap claims with a dubious new talking point

    A former Obama administration official responsible for the Defense Department's Russia policy has come in the White House's crosshairs. In a March 2 appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Evelyn Farkas, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense, was asked to respond to a New York Times report claiming the Obama...