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    In Georgia, Pence Assures Eastern Europe of US Backing
    Aug01

    In Georgia, Pence Assures Eastern Europe of US Backing

    On the latest leg of his first official tour of Eastern Europe, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured regional allies the United States will stand by their side. Facing a crowd of Georgian and international journalists at government offices in Tbilisi, Pence, standing alongside his host, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, said America...

    Ukrainian ‘Hero’ Pilot In Social-Media Squall Over Facebook Photos Of Russia’s Lavrov
    Aug01

    Ukrainian ‘Hero’ Pilot In Social-Media Squall Over Facebook Photos Of Russia’s Lavrov

    A social-media storm has erupted over a Ukrainian commercial pilot feted as a hero for a difficult landing of a damaged plane after Internet users found a photograph of Russia’s foreign minister on his Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Macron Factor
    Aug01

    The Macron Factor

    The rollercoaster electoral cycle that the French have endured for about a year under the scrutiny of the international media has finally come to an end, producing the swiftest and most thorough transformation of the French national political landscape since the beginning of the Fifth Republic nearly sixty years ago. It also holds the promise of...

    The Last Hope for Venezuela Is Also a Frightening One
    Aug01

    The Last Hope for Venezuela Is Also a Frightening One

    Three months ago, Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolás Maduro, pushed the nuclear button in Venezuelan politics: He declared that he would convene a Constituent Assembly, a specially elected body that’s allowed to do pretty much anything. There’s nothing quite like it in the U.S.; the Constitution does have a provision for...

    Sending ‘Defensive’ Arms to Ukraine Would Be Deadly
    Aug01

    Sending ‘Defensive’ Arms to Ukraine Would Be Deadly

    Both Russian and U.S. generals have an interest in testing their newer weapons against each other. …read more Source:...

    With Scaramucci debacle, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner again prove they are lousy personnel managers
    Aug01

    With Scaramucci debacle, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner again prove they are lousy personnel managers

    When Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner landed plum White House jobs, their boss, President Donald Trump, gave both powerful portfolios over a wide range of national and international policy issues. Related Articles Watch: Anthony Scaramucci’s crazy phone call to New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, the dramatic reenactment Week before ouster,...

    Saakashvili Wants To Return To Ukraine To Fight For Citizenship
    Aug01

    Saakashvili Wants To Return To Ukraine To Fight For Citizenship

    Ex-Georgian president and former regional governor of Odesa, Mikheil Saakashvili, said he wants to be allowed back into Ukraine so he can fight to have his Ukrainian citizenship restored. It was revoked in July by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, reportedly on the grounds that Saakashvili failed to mention there was a criminal case against...

    Saakashvili Lashes Out At Poroshenko And Vows To Return To Ukraine
    Aug01

    Saakashvili Lashes Out At Poroshenko And Vows To Return To Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and Odesa regional governor who was recently stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, says he intends to return to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Will Donald Trump Arm Ukraine?
    Aug01

    Will Donald Trump Arm Ukraine?

    The Pentagon and State Department are cooking up a proposal to give Ukraine lethal defensive weapons, according to the Wall Street Journal: American military officials and diplomats say the arms, which they characterized as defensive, are meant to deter aggressive actions by Moscow, which the U.S. and others say has provided tanks and other...

    Pence Pledges Support For Georgia, Condemns Russia’s Occupation
    Aug01

    Pence Pledges Support For Georgia, Condemns Russia’s Occupation

    MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged support Tuesday for the former Soviet republic of Georgia, his second stop on a European trip backing nations that feel threatened by Russian aggression. Russia and Georgia fought a brief war in 2008, which lead to two breakaway Georgian regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, declaring...