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    Laurel Miller: The Full Transcript
    Jul24

    Laurel Miller: The Full Transcript

    Susan Glasser: I’m Susan Glasser, and welcome back to The Global POLITICO. Our guest again this week is Laurel Miller who has just completed her service as the acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s a big mouthful of a title, as the State Department is wont to create, the SRAP as it’s known. And I...

    Where Muslim Countries Actually Lead the World
    Jul24

    Where Muslim Countries Actually Lead the World

    By The GlobalistNineteen countries worldwide devote a larger share of their economies to defense spending than the United States.1. Among the 171 countries surveyed by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2015, 19 spent a higher share of their GDP on defense than the United States’s 3.3%. 2. All of these...

    Trump may sign bill to toughen Russian sanctions
    Jul24

    Trump may sign bill to toughen Russian sanctions

    HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The White House said today President Trump supports the bill working its way through Congress to toughen sanctions on Russia for meddling in last year’s election and for its military aggression in Syria and Ukraine. The bill, which also contains new sanctions for Iran and North Korea, would...

    White House says Trump is open to signing legislation on Russia sanctions: Report
    Jul24

    White House says Trump is open to signing legislation on Russia sanctions: Report

    (Credit: AP/Alex Brandon) After a Senate and House leaders reached an agreement on a bill expected to impose harsher sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Sunday that President Donald Trump would be open to signing the legislation, according to Reuters. Republicans and Democrats reached a deal for new sanctions to be placed on Russia, Iran...

    Russia sanctions bill that defies Trump is set for key vote
    Jul23

    Russia sanctions bill that defies Trump is set for key vote

    WASHINGTON — The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. Lawmakers are scheduled to consider the sanctions package as early as...

    Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan Deal On Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill
    Jul23

    Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan Deal On Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, said lawmakers had settled lingering...

    US Envoy: Russia Responsible for ‘Hot War’ in Ukraine
    Jul23

    US Envoy: Russia Responsible for ‘Hot War’ in Ukraine

    Russia is responsible for the “Hot War” in Eastern Ukraine, the newly appointed U.S. special envoy to Ukraine said Sunday. Kurt Volker, who was appointed by the State Department earlier this month to negotiate an end to more than three years of fighting that has killed 10,000 people, visited Ukraine on the eve of telephone talks...

    New U.S. Special Envoy Blames Russia For ‘Hot War’ In Eastern Ukraine
    Jul23

    New U.S. Special Envoy Blames Russia For ‘Hot War’ In Eastern Ukraine

    The U.S. special envoy for Ukraine peace negotiations said the ex-Soviet country is locked in a “hot war” with Russia-backed separatists and pinned the blame on Moscow for the conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sanders, Scaramucci On Different Pages About WH Support For Sanctions Bill
    Jul23

    Sanders, Scaramucci On Different Pages About WH Support For Sanctions Bill

    Top White House communications staffers on Sunday gave differing statements on whether President Donald Trump will sign legislation imposing tough new sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 election and its annexation of Crimea. Congressional leaders on Saturday reached an agreement on a sanctions bill, despite the White...

    U.S. special envoy says Russian aggression to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine
    Jul23

    U.S. special envoy says Russian aggression to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine

    Kurt Volker said the conflict between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists is a key obstacle for better U.S.-Russia relations …read more Source: The Globe and...