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    The Trump-Russia probes are not going away — here are 6 things to watch as they move forward
    May10

    The Trump-Russia probes are not going away — here are 6 things to watch as they move forward

    REUTERS/Carlos BarriaPresident Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday night amid an active FBI investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and whether the Trump campaign was involved. Trump fired Comey unexpectedly, one day after former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified before Congress that she...

    US Criticizes Russian Build-up Near Baltic States
    May10

    US Criticizes Russian Build-up Near Baltic States

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday criticized what he called a destabilizing Russian military build-up near Baltic states and officials suggested the United States could deploy Patriot missiles in the region for NATO exercises in the summer. U.S. allies are jittery ahead of war games by Russia and Belarus in September that could involve...

    Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House
    May10

    Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House, officials say, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader’s young presidency. It would also signal that the two countries have improved ties that Trump recently described as being at an...

    Foreign States Preparing Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure in Future War
    May10

    Foreign States Preparing Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure in Future War

    Foreign nations’ cyber intrusions into key infrastructure network are preparation for damaging attacks in a future conflict, the commander of Cyber Command told Congress Tuesday. Adm. Mike Rogers, the commander who is also director of the National Security Agency, said one of his major concerns is cyber attacks on critical infrastructures...

    Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington
    May10

    Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcoming Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to the State Department Wednesday for talks expected to be dominated by the two countries’ differences over Syria and Ukraine. Later in the morning Lavrov will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House. This will be the first time Lavrov has...

    Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia Qualify For Eurovision Final
    May10

    Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia Qualify For Eurovision Final

    Performers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova have made it through to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe’s largest television event. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Semena To Continue In Crimea
    May10

    Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Semena To Continue In Crimea

    The trial of RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge on the Russian-controlled peninsula, is due to resume in the Crimean capital, Simferopol. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s Uncontrolled Foreign Policy
    May10

    Trump’s Uncontrolled Foreign Policy

    For the first two months of her job, Nikki Haley was blazing her own trail as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Sounding more like Trump’s defeated GOP primary opponents than Trump himself, she announced that sanctions against Russia would not end until Crimea was returned to an independent Ukraine. She was asked if she was on the...

    In Russia, It’s the Realists vs. the Ethno-Nationalists
    May10

    In Russia, It’s the Realists vs. the Ethno-Nationalists

    Editor’s note: This piece was originally published in Russia in Vzglyad on January 13. It was translated by Paul Grenier under the aegis of the Simone Weil Center for Political Philosophy dialogue project. Dmitry Drobnitsky, in his article “The foreign policy objectives of the party of internal development,” raises a question about the sort...

    Official: Trump may meet top Russian diplomat in White House
    May10

    Official: Trump may meet top Russian diplomat in White House

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump could meet with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House on Wednesday, a U.S. official and a person with knowledge of the plans said, describing what would be the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader’s young presidency. It would also signal that the two...