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    “The leaks are real but the news is fake”: Trump’s wild press conference
    Feb16

    “The leaks are real but the news is fake”: Trump’s wild press conference

    President Donald Trump attacked the media and dismissed any suggestions of a White House in crisis during a bizarre press conference at the White House Thursday afternoon. In the midst of the fallout from the Monday night resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn — fallout that included even greater scrutiny of Trump’s and his...

    Ukrainian Hacker Gets Jail for Leading Online Theft Ring
    Feb16

    Ukrainian Hacker Gets Jail for Leading Online Theft Ring

    A Ukrainian hacker who admitted using thousands of infected computers to steal user names and passwords for bank accounts and other online services has been sentenced to prison. …read more Source: U.S....

    News Analysis: Munich Security Conference — What’s In It For Moscow, Washington, and Europe?
    Feb16

    News Analysis: Munich Security Conference — What’s In It For Moscow, Washington, and Europe?

    When leading officials meet in the heart of Europe for a prominent annual piece of geopolitical theater, two key players will be offstage: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Team Trump Talks Tough on Russia
    Feb16

    Team Trump Talks Tough on Russia

    As headlines about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia keep the presses rolling at home, senior Trump officials are engaged in a busy day of diplomacy with their Russian counterparts abroad. But despite the frenzied speculation about Trump’s Russia ties, the Administration’s early diplomatic...

    Either Trump is lying about his campaign’s Russia ties or US spies are
    Feb16

    Either Trump is lying about his campaign’s Russia ties or US spies are

    In the midst of a rambling, angry press conference on Thursday afternoon, a reporter asked Trump for a “yes or no” answer on whether his campaign had any contact with Russia over the course of the election. Here’s what he said: How many times do I have to answer this question? Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. I...

    Ukraine is making progress against tough odds. It deserves US support.
    Feb16

    Ukraine is making progress against tough odds. It deserves US support.

    Building a democracy isn’t easy, even in the best of circumstances. As a diplomat for over 40 years, I have seen firsthand how difficult it has been for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe to overcome the legacy of Soviet authoritarianism,… …read more Source: The...

    Trump says White House ‘fine-tuned machine,’ despite turmoil
    Feb16

    Trump says White House ‘fine-tuned machine,’ despite turmoil

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEN THOMAS WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense of his young presidency Thursday, lambasting reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and vowing to crack down on the leaking of classified information. Nearly a month into his presidency, Trump insisted in...

    France: U.S. Position On Mideast Peace Is ‘Confused And Worrying’
    Feb16

    France: U.S. Position On Mideast Peace Is ‘Confused And Worrying’

    BONN, Germany, Feb 16 (Reuters) – France considers the U.S. position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “confused and worrying,” its foreign minister said on Thursday, reacting to U.S. President Trump’s dropping of the America’s commitment to a two-state solution.Jean-Marc Ayrault met Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a G20...

    Q&A: Duško Marković, the Prime Minister Stuck Between Putin and Trump in the Balkans
    Feb16

    Q&A: Duško Marković, the Prime Minister Stuck Between Putin and Trump in the Balkans

    As the U.S. presidential elections were approaching last year, voters in the tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro liked to say that they deserved to cast a ballot at least as much as any American. They were only half joking. Like many people in Eastern Europe wedged between the dueling interests of Russia and the West, the outcome of the U.S. race...

    Trump meets the press
    Feb16

    Trump meets the press

    Popular vote loser Donald Trump is holding a press conference, ostensibly to announce his new Department of Labor nominee since the last one took his ball and went home. But after another morning of unhinged Twitter rants from Agent Orange, who knows what we’ll see. Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 · …read more Source: Daily...