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    Tillerson made a mess at State, but his departure leaves Trump “unleashed”
    Mar13

    Tillerson made a mess at State, but his departure leaves Trump “unleashed”

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson diminished the organization he led during the first year of President Donald Trump’s administration while fending off personal attacks from his own president. Now, he’s passing a weakened institution to a man with no diplomatic record, who observers said appears far less likely to restrain...

    Farewell to Chrystia Freeland’s man in Washington
    Mar13

    Farewell to Chrystia Freeland’s man in Washington

    Everything is flux and adaptation. Nothing is forever. As Harry Truman is thought to have said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” (He probably never said it, because he wasn’t fond of dogs.) So there’s every reason to believe Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s resourceful foreign minister, will find other ways to advance...

    Pelosi Saw Both Tillerson’s Hiring and Firing as Proof Trump Obeys Putin
    Mar13

    Pelosi Saw Both Tillerson’s Hiring and Firing as Proof Trump Obeys Putin

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) cast both President Donald Trump’s nomination and firing of outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as evidence of Trump’s acquiescence to Russian President Vladimir Putin. When Trump first tapped the Exxon Mobil CEO for secretary in December 2016, Pelosi issued a press release...

    Trump Stops Short of Blaming Russia Over Former Spy Poisoning
    Mar13

    Trump Stops Short of Blaming Russia Over Former Spy Poisoning

    U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday British evidence that the Russians may have been behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, but he stopped short of blaming Moscow “until we get the facts straight.” “It sounds to me like it would be Russia based on all the evidence they have,”...

    Your Complete Guide to Russia’s 2018 Presidential Election
    Mar13

    Your Complete Guide to Russia’s 2018 Presidential Election

    Russians go through the formality of voting in their country’s presidential elections on Sunday, March 18 — though there can be few doubts as to who the winner will be. President Vladimir Putin is a shoo-in for his second consecutive—and fourth overall—term as president. His most vocal opponent, Alexei Navalny, has been disqualified from...

    Chernobyl Is Now the World’s Unlikeliest Green Energy Experiment
    Mar13

    Chernobyl Is Now the World’s Unlikeliest Green Energy Experiment

    A hundred yards from the rusting ruins at the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, a gossamer array of almost 4,000 photovoltaic panels sits atop a thick concrete slab capping a grave of radioactive waste. When it comes to clean energy, it’s hard to think of a less likely place than Ukraine’s infamous Chernobyl nuclear...

    Mike Pompeo Is an Excellent Choice for Secretary of State
    Mar13

    Mike Pompeo Is an Excellent Choice for Secretary of State

    The announcement of Mike Pompeo as the next secretary of state, subject to Senate confirmation, sends a firm signal that the Trump presidency is committed to ensuring robust U.S. leadership on the world stage. Pompeo is a very strong pick for the position, replacing Rex Tillerson at Foggy Bottom. He has done an outstanding job as CIA director,...

    Exit Rex: Tillerson’s Brief, Tumultuous Tenure As America’s Chief Diplomat
    Mar13

    Exit Rex: Tillerson’s Brief, Tumultuous Tenure As America’s Chief Diplomat

    Rex Tillerson leaves a State Department with morale reportedly low and major international challenges outstanding. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What happens when Russia ignores the U.K.’s ultimatum over nerve agent attack
    Mar13

    What happens when Russia ignores the U.K.’s ultimatum over nerve agent attack

    British Prime Minister Theresa May issued an ultimatum to the Kremlin to account for how a Russian-made nerve agent ended up in an attack on British soil. Russia must explain by Tuesday at midnight how Novichok, the rare Russian-manufactured nerve agent, poisoned a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia on March 4 in...

    Roger Stone claimed contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2016, according to two associates
    Mar13

    Roger Stone claimed contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2016, according to two associates

    By Tom Hamburger,Josh Dawsey,Carol D. Leonnig and Shane Harris | The Washington Post In the spring of 2016, longtime political operative Roger Stone had a phone conversation that would later seem prophetic, according to the person on the other end of the line. Stone, an informal adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, said he had learned from...