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    Top EU, U.S. Diplomats Discuss Russia, Iran, Ukraine In First Meeting
    Feb10

    Top EU, U.S. Diplomats Discuss Russia, Iran, Ukraine In First Meeting

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke “at length” about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal, and Ukraine in their first meeting, the EU said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Baltic States Seek More NATO Help Ahead of Russian Exercise
    Feb10

    Baltic States Seek More NATO Help Ahead of Russian Exercise

    The Baltic states will press the United States and NATO to take additional security measures in the region ahead of a large Russian military exercise planned for September, Lithuania’s president said on Thursday. NATO has already started to deploy four battle groups of about 1,000 soldiers each to the Baltic states and Poland, part of...

    NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’
    Feb10

    NYT: Unlike Russian Wars, US Wars ‘Promote Freedom and Democracy’

    The New York Times defends its country’s innocence. The New York Times, in its recent rebuff of comments President Donald Trump made about Russia, seems not to have evolved its understanding of US geopolitics past an 8th grade level. Trump had been asked by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (2/5/17) why he wouldn’t condemn Vladimir...

    Cory Booker calls Putin cause of global terror, slams Trump for ‘cozying up’ to him
    Feb10

    Cory Booker calls Putin cause of global terror, slams Trump for ‘cozying up’ to him

    Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) called Putin a cause of global chaos and terror and decried President Trump for “cozying up” to him. He made the contentious comments on CNN Thursday. Booker described the “egregious ways” in which Russia is conducting its foreign policy from Syria to Ukraine, and reported his meeting with Baltic countries feeling...

    On the Front Lines of the War in Ukraine, Soldiers Dig In
    Feb10

    On the Front Lines of the War in Ukraine, Soldiers Dig In

    VOLNOVAKHA, Ukraine—On Tuesday in this embattled front-line town in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian army’s 30th Brigade came under 120 mm mortar fire from its enemy—a combined force of pro-Russian separatists and Russian regulars entrenched across no man’s land about 2 kilometers away. The indirect fire skirmishes in Volnovakha...

    Some Republican Senators Want Trump to Take Tough Stance on Russia
    Feb09

    Some Republican Senators Want Trump to Take Tough Stance on Russia

    Nine Republican senators have signed a letter calling on President Donald Trump to take a tough stance when dealing with Russia, though they did encourage the president to “seek common ground.” The letter, spearheaded by Senator Corey Gardner and signed by several other high-profile Republicans, including John Cornyn and Lindsey Graham, said it...

    McCain: It’s ‘incredible’ Trump would equate US with ‘butcher’ Putin
    Feb09

    McCain: It’s ‘incredible’ Trump would equate US with ‘butcher’ Putin

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is standing firm in his opposition to President Donald Trump’s seemingly cozy relationship with the Russian bear. During a brief interview with CNN’s Manu Raju Thursday, McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, went after Trump for his defense over the weekend of Russian President Vladimir...

    British Jews open safe space for Syrian women in Turkey
    Feb09

    British Jews open safe space for Syrian women in Turkey

    Syrian women attending a lesson at the Women’s Support Center in Islahiye, Turkey, Nov. 25, 2016. (Tanya Freedman/World Jewish Relief) ISTANBUL (JTA) — In a region awash with half a million Syrian refugees and the predators they attract, home used to be the only safe space for Samiyeh Hilo and her infant son, Mohammed. A teacher of English...

    Donald Trump has successfully buried the story that worries him most
    Feb09

    Donald Trump has successfully buried the story that worries him most

    Even though there are mountains of evidence. Even though the implications literally include an existential threat to the United States. Even though it is, by any measure, the greatest scandal ever to affect this or any other administration … the story has utterly vanished from the media: According to the consensus assessment of US intelligence...

    Top U.S. Senator Suggests Empowering Trump Officials Who Are Tough On Russia 
    Feb09

    Top U.S. Senator Suggests Empowering Trump Officials Who Are Tough On Russia 

    A top U.S. senator has suggested lawmakers should empower officials in Donald Trump’s administration whose views on Russia diverge sharply from those voiced by the president. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...