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    Tillerson to Affirm ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment to NATO During Trip to Europe
    Dec05

    Tillerson to Affirm ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment to NATO During Trip to Europe

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he plans to affirm an “ironclad” U.S. commitment to NATO during a visit to Belgium, Austria and France this week. Dogged by reports by several media outlets that the White House is considering replacing him with CIA Chief Mike Pompeo, Tillerson called those reports “laughable.” President Donald...

    Mueller: Paul Manafort has been trying to “violate a court order” while under house arrest
    Dec05

    Mueller: Paul Manafort has been trying to “violate a court order” while under house arrest

    It looks like he was writing an op-ed with someone connected to Russia’s intelligence service. Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign chair, was drafting an English-language op-ed on Ukraine with a Russian who has ties to the Kremlin’s intelligence service as late as last Thursday, more than four weeks...

    Manafort worked on op-ed with Russian while out on bail, prosecutors say
    Dec05

    Manafort worked on op-ed with Russian while out on bail, prosecutors say

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ghostwriting an op-ed while out on bail last month with a Russian who has ties to the Russian intelligence service, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muller’s team said Monday. In a new filing Monday afternoon, Mueller’s investigators said Manafort was working on an editorial in...

    Mueller: Manafort Was Ghostwriting Op-Ed With Russian Colleague Last Week
    Dec05

    Mueller: Manafort Was Ghostwriting Op-Ed With Russian Colleague Last Week

    The agreement that Paul Manafort and Special Counsel Robert Mueller had seemed to have come to on releasing him from home arrest has fallen apart due to what prosecutors described in court filings Monday as an op-ed Manafort was “ghostwriting” with a Russia-based colleague “regarding his political work for Ukraine.”The colleague has been...

    Europe’s Wheel of Fortune Turns
    Dec05

    Europe’s Wheel of Fortune Turns

    Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in EuropeGeorge FriedmanAnchor Books, 2016, 264 pp., $21 Slippery Slope: Europe’s Troubled FutureGiles MerrittOxford University Press, 2016, 320 pp., $29.95 Europe Since 1989: A HistoryPhilipp Ther, trans. Charlotte Hughes-KreutzmüllerPrinceton University Press, 2016, 440 pp., $35 Medieval EuropeChris...

    Prosecutors: Manafort Wrote Op-Ed With Colleague ‘Assessed To Have Ties’ In Russia
    Dec05

    Prosecutors: Manafort Wrote Op-Ed With Colleague ‘Assessed To Have Ties’ In Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While facing several felony charges, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been working on an op-ed essay with a longtime colleague “assessed to have ties” to a Russian intelligence service, according to court papers filed Monday by prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller.In the court...

    Prosecutors: Manafort Wrote Op-Ed With Colleague ‘Assessed To Have Ties’ In Russia
    Dec05

    Prosecutors: Manafort Wrote Op-Ed With Colleague ‘Assessed To Have Ties’ In Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While facing several felony charges, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been working on an op-ed essay with a longtime colleague “assessed to have ties” to a Russian intelligence service, according to court papers filed Monday by prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller.In the court...

    NATO Chief Says Alliance Will Maintain Focus Despite Tillerson ‘Rumors’
    Dec05

    NATO Chief Says Alliance Will Maintain Focus Despite Tillerson ‘Rumors’

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has praised Rex Tillerson for what he called a “strong personal commitment” to the alliance and said “rumors” that the U.S. secretary of state could lose his job would not affect meetings this week in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Chief Says Alliance Will Maintain Focus Despite Tillerson ‘Rumors’
    Dec05

    NATO Chief Says Alliance Will Maintain Focus Despite Tillerson ‘Rumors’

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has praised Rex Tillerson for what he called a “strong personal commitment” to the alliance and said “rumors” that the U.S. secretary of state could lose his job would not affect meetings this week in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian TV Station Hit By Blockade
    Dec05

    Ukrainian TV Station Hit By Blockade

    Men dressed in camouflage blockaded Ukraine’s NewsOne TV station in Kyiv with sandbags and barbed wires on December 3. They were angry that the broadcaster covered an opposition rally organized by Mikheil Saakashvili’s political party. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...