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    President of European Commission: We Had a ‘Very Frankly Constructed Meeting’ With Trump
    May26

    President of European Commission: We Had a ‘Very Frankly Constructed Meeting’ With Trump

    Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, appeared to confirm Friday that President Donald Trump had complained privately about Germany, but he pushed back against the notion that Trump was aggressive in his criticism. Juncker instead described a “very frankly constructed meeting” with Trump in Brussels and said that...

    Trump’s Moral Holiday
    May26

    Trump’s Moral Holiday

    In the annals of the Trump era, May 25, 2017, will deserve a special mark. Four remarkable things happened on Thursday, each of which marks a way that this presidency is changing the nation.The first remarkable thing was President Trump’s speech at the NATO summit in Brussels. Many European governments had hoped—which is a polite way to say...

    Trump’s Transactionality on Display in Brussels
    May26

    Trump’s Transactionality on Display in Brussels

    It was a day full of mixed signals and tense handshakes in Brussels on Thursday. President Trump began the last leg of his world tour, making the rounds at NATO, where he failed to articulate a strong U.S. commitment to Article 5, while at the same time lecturing allies for not living up to their commitments to defense spending over the...

    Climate Change Among Most Contentious Issues at G-7 Summit
    May26

    Climate Change Among Most Contentious Issues at G-7 Summit

    Climate change is among the most contentious agenda items being addressed Friday at the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Sicily. U.S. administration officials have said U.S. President Donald Trump, who referred to man-made global warming as a “hoax” during his campaign, will wait until after the summit before making a decision on the issue....

    Estonia to expel 2 Russian diplomats, report says
    May26

    Estonia to expel 2 Russian diplomats, report says

    Estonia’s security service has repeatedly said Russia’s intelligence services have strong interest in the Baltic NATO member. Ties also have been uneasy because of Moscow’s support for separatist rebels fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    NATO Chief Not Shocked By Trump’s “Blunt And Direct” Speech
    May26

    NATO Chief Not Shocked By Trump’s “Blunt And Direct” Speech

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg wasn’t shocked by Donald Trump’s “blunt and direct” speech on defense spending during the U.S. president’s first meeting with alliance leaders in Brussels. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Brussels Correspondent Rikard Jozwiak a day after the May 25 gathering, Stoltenberg said NATO leaders were...

    Russia Has One Super ‘Cannon’ That Can Kill Cities
    May26

    Russia Has One Super ‘Cannon’ That Can Kill Cities

    Sebastien Roblin Security, It holds the title of the largest mortar system in use today. Russia maintains just one active battalion of eight 2S4s in service, with over four hundred in reserve. In 2000, Tyulpans played a prominent role in the siege of Grozny in the second Chechen war, systematically “leveling” the city from afar according to one...

    Trump staffer hints he may be open to softening Russia sanctions
    May26

    Trump staffer hints he may be open to softening Russia sanctions

    (Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) The topic of sanctions against Russia — more specifically, whether President Donald Trump will strengthen, weaken or leave in place both the sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama after Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine and the ones imposed as a result of their alleged meddling in the 2016...

    Canada moves closer to enacting Magnitsky law
    May26

    Canada moves closer to enacting Magnitsky law

    Ukrainian Canadian lawmakers are key players in bill’s progress OTTAWA – Canada is closer to enacting Magnitsky-style legislation after Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, a Ukrainian Canadian, announced last week that the Liberal government would support a bill sponsored by Ukrainian Canadian Conservative Sen. Raynell Andreychuk...

    Public sharply divided over Ukraine’s ban on Russian social networks
    May26

    Public sharply divided over Ukraine’s ban on Russian social networks

    KYIV – Censorship and a blow to freedom of expression, or a long-overdue move in defense of national security? President Petro Poroshenko’s blanket ban in Ukraine on several Russian Internet services, including leading Russian-language social networks and a popular search engine, has struck a chord – or a nerve, depending on whom you ask....