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    Georgian President tells VOA He is Confident of US Support
    Aug03

    Georgian President tells VOA He is Confident of US Support

    Nana Sanjaia of VOA’s Georgian service spoke with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, following Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the country. Below is a transcript, edited for clarity and length. Q: Vice President Mike Pence is the highest official of the current U.S. administration who visited Georgia. What is the takeout...

    In Kiev, Russia-blamed assassinations are becoming commonplace in ‘hybrid war’ amid eastern Ukraine’s uprising
    Aug02

    In Kiev, Russia-blamed assassinations are becoming commonplace in ‘hybrid war’ amid eastern Ukraine’s uprising

    An explosion that killed a top Ukrainian military intelligence official in his car June 27 wasn’t the only high-profile assassination that’s struck Kiev lately. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Go West, US Vice President Pence Tells Balkan Leaders
    Aug02

    Go West, US Vice President Pence Tells Balkan Leaders

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Russia on Wednesday of working to “destabilize” the Western Balkans and divide the region from the West where he said its future lies. Pence spoke in Montenegro, which joined NATO this year in defiance of Russia, on the final leg of a tour designed to reassure Eastern Europe of Washington’s...

    Russian Reporter Punched in the Face Live on TV
    Aug02

    Russian Reporter Punched in the Face Live on TV

    A Russian TV reporter’s live coverage was ruined by a rowdy passerby, who punched him and then followed him. The reporter who received the blow was Nikita Razvoz’zhaev, who works for TV station NTV, according to RT.com. The clip was uploaded to YouTube, where it’s gone viral. Razvoz’zhaev was doing a report from...

    Russia’s Back-to-the-80s Foreign Policy
    Aug02

    Russia’s Back-to-the-80s Foreign Policy

    “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” The latest round of Russian-American embassy staff hits—Russia cut hundreds of U.S. Embassy employees in an escalatory response to U.S. expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats last December—recall the big Soviet-American embassy staff expulsions of 1986. Few recall the details of these Reagan-era...

    Analysis: Trump adds disdainful flourish to Russia signing
    Aug02

    Analysis: Trump adds disdainful flourish to Russia signing

    By Emily Tamkin | Foreign Policy President Donald Trump may have felt forced to sign the new sanctions legislation into law. After all, it came to him with overwhelming Congressional support, in response to alleged Russian meddling in the election that put him in the White House, and exists in part to make it more difficult for Trump to...

    Trump signs Russian sanctions bill, calls it ‘seriously flawed’
    Aug02

    Trump signs Russian sanctions bill, calls it ‘seriously flawed’

    President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday implementing sanctions against Russia that he called “seriously flawed.” The bill — the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” — places sanctions on Russia as punishment for its efforts to interfere in November’s presidential election, Moscow’s military...

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill
    Aug02

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a “seriously flawed” bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S....

    Glavin: If Trudeau is the free world’s best hope, we’re doomed
    Aug02

    Glavin: If Trudeau is the free world’s best hope, we’re doomed

    In all the eye-rolling and the uproar attending to the glamour treatment lavished upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover of this month’s Rolling Stone magazine, there’s one thing that has been conspicuously overlooked in each of the obsessively forensic deconstructions of the gushing 7,000-word profile that accompanies the...

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill
    Aug02

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a “seriously flawed” bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential...