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    Wilbur Ross will shepherd Trump’s trade policy: Should he also own a shipping firm?
    Mar26

    Wilbur Ross will shepherd Trump’s trade policy: Should he also own a shipping firm?

    In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump, left, stands with investor Wilbur Ross after meeting at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. (Credit: AP) When private equity billionaire Wilbur Ross Jr. signed on to be President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, he agreed to divest...

    Five months, eight prominent Russians dead
    Mar26

    Five months, eight prominent Russians dead

    The brazen daytime slaying of a Russian politician outside a Ukrainian hotel this week brings to eight the number of high-profile Russians who have died over the past five months since the US presidential election on November 8. …read more Source:...

    Clear Winner Unlikely in Bulgaria’s Third Election in Four Years
    Mar26

    Clear Winner Unlikely in Bulgaria’s Third Election in Four Years

    Bulgarians began voting in a snap general election Sunday with the center-right GERB party challenged for power by Socialists who say they will improve ties with Russia even if it means upsetting the country’s European Union partners. Opinion polls put the GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, 57, narrowly ahead of the...

    Belarus Police Arrest Hundreds Defying Protest Ban
    Mar26

    Belarus Police Arrest Hundreds Defying Protest Ban

    Riot police in Belarus launched a massive crackdown Saturday on protesters trying to hold a banned march in Minsk. Hundreds were reported arrested, and a human rights leader said many of the detainees had been beaten by police and needed medical attention. An estimated 700 people were trying to march through a central part of the capital, part of...

    Trump Administration Reviewing What Role US Nuclear Weapons Should Play 
    Mar25

    Trump Administration Reviewing What Role US Nuclear Weapons Should Play 

    The United Nations begins negotiations Monday on a legally binding treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. This comes as the United States commences a review of what role its nuclear weapons should now play. “Shortly after taking office, the president directed a new Nuclear Posture Review to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern,...

    NATO Ministers Tentatively Plan Brussels Meeting With Tillerson
    Mar25

    NATO Ministers Tentatively Plan Brussels Meeting With Tillerson

    NATO diplomats say a meeting of alliance foreign ministers originally scheduled for April 5-6 is now tentatively planned for March 31, when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass
    Mar25

    Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass

    The Russian state-owned news website Sputnik has applied for a White House hard pass and is seeking membership in the White House Foreign Press Group in order to become a part of pool rotations. Sputnik, which Foreign Policy magazine described as the “BuzzFeed of propaganda,” would be part of a rotating group of roughly 22 overseas...

    What America Stood For
    Mar25

    What America Stood For

    After Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election in November, a foreign ambassador accosted one of my deputies at the State Department, where from 2014 to early this year I served as the assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor. “You must be so sad!” the man, a representative of a Central Asian...

    The Global Right Wing Grows: Marine Le Pen Meets and Expresses Admiration for Putin
    Mar25

    The Global Right Wing Grows: Marine Le Pen Meets and Expresses Admiration for Putin

    The international far right celebrates a milestone meeting. The international web of far right politicians includes the likes of President Donald Trump in the United States, MEP Nigel Farage in the United Kingdom, President Vladimir Putin in Russia and an aspiring president — Marine Le Pen in France.As if to solidify her status as part of a...

    Trump’s Russia Ties a Full-Blown Crisis for U.S. Democracy
    Mar25

    Trump’s Russia Ties a Full-Blown Crisis for U.S. Democracy

    If there has ever been a need for a select committee and an independent prosecutor, that time is now. If the United States Congress were doing its job, right now nearly all business before the House and Senate would grind to a halt as leaders addressed a rapidly-unfolding crisis: whether the current administration is acting in the interests of...