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    Are Russia and America Headed for a Showdown?
    Jul31

    Are Russia and America Headed for a Showdown?

    George Beebe Security, Americas Misinterpreting Russian signals is the most immediate danger to the United States as the White House considers next steps. How will Moscow respond as the United States takes a series of retaliatory steps meant to punish Russia for its misdeeds in American domestic politics, Ukraine and the Middle East? Conventional...

    Trump’s Worst Week Yet
    Jul31

    Trump’s Worst Week Yet

    There hasn’t been a single smooth week in the Trump presidency, but last week was, by popular consensus, the worst of them so far. Given the struggles of this president, that’s no small statement. What was remarkable was the breadth of Trump’s troubles. His top legislative priority was, once again, knocked flat. He had to...

    Trump administration hails deal to export coal to Ukraine
    Jul31

    Trump administration hails deal to export coal to Ukraine

    A Pennsylvania-based coal company has won a contract to supply coal to Ukraine’s state-owned power company in preparation for that country’s winter heating needs. Officials said the deal would bolster … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts US diplomatic staff
    Jul31

    Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts US diplomatic staff

    Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said it will take time for the U.S. to recover from what he called “political schizophrenia,” but he added that Russia wants constructive cooperation with Washington. Peskov’s statement followed televised comments Sunday by Putin, who said the U.S. would have to cut 755 of its embassy and...

    U.S. Set To Deliver Coal To Ukraine For The First Time
    Jul31

    U.S. Set To Deliver Coal To Ukraine For The First Time

    The United States is set to begin delivering coal to Ukraine for the first time in a deal Washington framed as a move toward reducing Kyiv’s reliance on Russian energy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin to America: You’ve Let Me Down
    Jul31

    Vladimir Putin to America: You’ve Let Me Down

    Sunday night, Vladimir Putin went on national television and explained his decision to slice American diplomatic staff in Russia by two-thirds. He was retaliating for Barack Obama’s December expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, as well as newly passed congressional sanctions, by kicking out 755 American diplomatic staff—a response over 20...

    Report: RNC Employees Asked To Save All 2016 Campaign Documents
    Jul31

    Report: RNC Employees Asked To Save All 2016 Campaign Documents

    In a memo sent to employees on Friday, the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) lawyers told employees to hold onto any documents related to the 2016 presidential campaign as well as any records that may relate to an investigation into the election, according to a report. The memo, obtained by BuzzFeed News, said the request was just a...

    US-Russia ties at new low with expulsions of diplomats
    Jul31

    US-Russia ties at new low with expulsions of diplomats

    MOSCOW (AP) — With a sweeping cut in the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes further in an escalating rift with the United States. In December 2016, following allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, President Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian...

    How U.S. Sanctions Are Working (Or Not) in 5 Countries
    Jul31

    How U.S. Sanctions Are Working (Or Not) in 5 Countries

    Sanctions are back in the news — though if you’re President Donald Trump, that’s not a good thing. Here’s a look at the current state of U.S. sanctions on a few key countries and how they’re faring. Russia This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a new round of sanctions against Russia, targeting its...

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to NATO’s Article 5
    Jul31

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to NATO’s Article 5

    Vice President Mike Pence on Monday reaffirmed America’s commitment to NATO, and pledged that the United States will come to the defense of member countries that are attacked. “Under President Donald Trump, the United States stands firmly behind our Article 5 pledge of mutual defense — an attack on one of us is an attack on us...