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    US, Russia on Collision Course as They Compete for European Gas Market
    Jul08

    US, Russia on Collision Course as They Compete for European Gas Market

    Visiting Poland this week, U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to boost exports of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Central Europe and take on Russia’s stranglehold on energy supplies. “America stands ready to help Poland and other European nations diversify their energy supplies so that you can never be held hostage to a single...

    Trump’s pursuit of friendship with Putin fulfills his campaign promise
    Jul08

    Trump’s pursuit of friendship with Putin fulfills his campaign promise

    HAMBURG — When it comes to dealing with Russia, President Donald Trump is keeping his promise.As president, Trump has backed away from campaign promises to impose tariffs on China, scrap the Iran nuclear deal and quickly build a wall on the Mexican border.But nothing has deterred him from his vow to test the possibilities of diplomacy with...

    West must engage with Russia, but can’t be ‘business as usual,’ says U.K. defense secretary
    Jul08

    West must engage with Russia, but can’t be ‘business as usual,’ says U.K. defense secretary

    JUDY WOODRUFF: As part of the G20 summit this weekend, President Trump will meet with the United Kingdom’s prime minister, Theresa May. They will have much to discuss, from the fight against ISIS, to the role of NATO, and how their broader agendas differ from those of European allies. A short time ago, I spoke with the U.K.’s defense...

    Vox Sentences: A big, beautiful handshake
    Jul08

    Vox Sentences: A big, beautiful handshake

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Trump and Putin meet face to face; the latest US jobs report exceeds expectations; 19 states sue...

    Trump’s Warsaw Triumph
    Jul08

    Trump’s Warsaw Triumph

    Imagine that President Donald Trump gave a speech praising a strong Europe. Imagine that he called forthrightly on Russia to stop its aggression in Ukraine and join the community of responsible nations. Imagine that he embraced the mutual defense commitment, so-called Article 5, of NATO. Imagine that he extolled the role of women in our society....

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit
    Jul07

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit

    Updated July 7 at 4 p.m.Pundits eager to analyze the outcome of Friday’s first face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin don’t have much to go on. (Bold prediction: That won’t slow them down.)In the absence of material information, many analysts rushed to read meaning into the...

    Trump Defends the West
    Jul07

    Trump Defends the West

    There is something about a crisis and a foreign venue that brings out the best in an American president. In June 1963, when the Berlin Wall seemed permanent and the Iron Curtain impenetrable, President John F. Kennedy traveled to West Berlin to reassure the captive peoples of Eastern and Central Europe they had not been forgotten. In perhaps the...

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit
    Jul07

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit

    Pundits eager to analyze the outcome of Friday’s first face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin don’t have much to go on. (Bold prediction: That won’t slow them down.)In the absence of material information, many analysts rushed to read meaning into the length of the meeting in...

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom
    Jul07

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom

    HAMBURG – Whether or not the world’s wealthiest countries should promise not to pay ransoms to terrorist kidnappers formed part of the discussions about international security Friday as G20 meetings got underway in Germany. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged more than a year ago to push other world leaders to stop paying kidnappers after...

    Trump Administration Appoints Former US Ambassador To NATO As Envoy For Ukraine Negotiations
    Jul07

    Trump Administration Appoints Former US Ambassador To NATO As Envoy For Ukraine Negotiations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving closer to taking a more direct role in European-led efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine, the Trump administration on Friday appointed a former U.S. ambassador to NATO as special envoy for resolving the crisis. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who will visit Kiev this weekend, named Kurt Volker as special...