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    The Latest: UK expelling 23 Russian diplomats over spy spat
    Mar14

    The Latest: UK expelling 23 Russian diplomats over spy spat

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Britain is expelling 23 Russian diplomats after the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy — the single biggest such expulsion since the Cold War. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons on Wednesday that Russia has...

    Chernobyl Victim Wins Paralympic Skiing Gold In Pyeongchang
    Mar14

    Chernobyl Victim Wins Paralympic Skiing Gold In Pyeongchang

    A Ukraine-born U.S. skier who suffered radiation-induced birth defects following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster says she is “on cloud nine” after winning Winter Paralympic gold in South Korea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia: Things Can’t Get Worse with New US Chief Diplomat
    Mar14

    Russia: Things Can’t Get Worse with New US Chief Diplomat

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says relations with the U.S. can’t get any worse so he’s hoping for improvement under a new secretary of state. Dmitry Peskov told reporters Wednesday that he’s not worried about relations getting worse after Rex Tillerson’s ouster, saying the relationship “can...

    Where is Real Statesmanship When We Need it Most?
    Mar14

    Where is Real Statesmanship When We Need it Most?

    The view that America is the indispensable leader in efforts to make a better world has long been so dominant in American foreign policy thinking as to seem axiomatic. Much of the current hostility to the Donald Trump presidency originated within the foreign policy networks that connect government, think tanks, media, and academia. Trump’s...

    Roma Beats Shakhtar 1-0 to Reach CL Quarterfinals
    Mar14

    Roma Beats Shakhtar 1-0 to Reach CL Quarterfinals

    Roma overcame a dismal first-half performance and a first-leg deficit, to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russia’s Use of Nerve Agent Calls for Unified Western Response
    Mar13

    Russia’s Use of Nerve Agent Calls for Unified Western Response

    Last week, according to experts at the United Kingdom’s premier defense laboratory, the world witnessed the debut of a new and extraordinarily deadly weapon—the chemical agent known as “Novichok.” According to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Novichok was used in the Mar. 4 assassination attempt on former Russian intelligence officer...

    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...

    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...

    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,”...