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    Headlines for February  2, 2017
    Feb02

    Headlines for February 2, 2017

    Longtime Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson Confirmed as Secretary of StateSenate Judiciary Committee Approves Sessions as Attorney GeneralMnuchin & Price Approved by Committees, Despite Democratic BoycottDeVos Confirmation in Doubt as 2 Republicans Say They’ll Vote Against HerTrump Urges Republicans to Use “Nuclear Option” If Dems...

    Russia protests Ukrainian plane ‘provocation’ near oil rigs
    Feb02

    Russia protests Ukrainian plane ‘provocation’ near oil rigs

    Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 2 (UPI) — The Russian Black Sea Fleet said a Ukrainian Antonov An-26 plane made two “provocative passes” at a low altitude near Russian oil rigs in the Black Sea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine’s president to call for referendum on joining NATO
    Feb02

    Ukraine’s president to call for referendum on joining NATO

    Eric DuVallFeb. 2 (UPI) — Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said he will seek a national referendum on the question of whether to seek to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. …read more Source: United Press...

    How to Survive a Russian Hack
    Feb02

    How to Survive a Russian Hack

    In response to Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement on Sunday arguing that the measure would “do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.” In response, Trump took to...

    2 Ukrainian troops killed in fighting in the east
    Feb02

    2 Ukrainian troops killed in fighting in the east

    Two Ukrainian troops have been killed in the country’s industrial east as both government forces and rebels reported shelling on their positions overnight, Ukraine’s government said early Thursday. …read more Source: CTV...

    European Parliament Approves Visa-Free Schengen Travel For Georgia
    Feb02

    European Parliament Approves Visa-Free Schengen Travel For Georgia

    The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to approve visa liberalization for Georgia, paving the way for Georgians to travel to the European Union’s Schengen zone without obtaining visas. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    European Parliament Approves Visa-Free Schengen Travel For Georgia
    Feb02

    European Parliament Approves Visa-Free Schengen Travel For Georgia

    The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to approve visa liberalization for Georgia, paving the way for Georgians to travel to the European Union’s Schengen zone without obtaining visas. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, February 2, 2017
    Feb02

    The Morning Vertical, February 2, 2017

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Latest: EU chief presses Russia on Ukraine cease-fire
    Feb02

    The Latest: EU chief presses Russia on Ukraine cease-fire

    The Latest on a resurge of fighting in Ukraine (all times local): 12:55 p.m. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU’s Tusk Says Fighting Must Stop In Ukraine, Points To ‘Russia’s Aggression’
    Feb02

    EU’s Tusk Says Fighting Must Stop In Ukraine, Points To ‘Russia’s Aggression’

    European Council President Donald Tusk is calling on Russia to use its influence with separatists in eastern Ukraine to end an upsurge of fighting that has caused many casualties and aggravated the humanitarian situation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...