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    Russia-Belarus rift grows as Putin loses patience
    Feb18

    Russia-Belarus rift grows as Putin loses patience

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — In more than two decades in power, the autocratic leader of Belarus has cast his nation as Moscow’s closest ally, securing tens of billions of dollars in Russian subsidies. When Belarus balked last year at the price Russia charged for its natural gas, accumulating a $550 million debt, Moscow hit Minsk in its softest...

    Pence pledges U.S. will stand firm with Europe, NATO
    Feb18

    Pence pledges U.S. will stand firm with Europe, NATO

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday sought to assure allies that the Trump administration will back NATO and stand with Europe even as it looks for new ways to co-operate with Russia. In the first major foreign policy address for the new administration of President Donald Trump, Pence warned allies that they must pay their fair share to...

    Pence pledges U.S. will stand firm with Europe, NATO
    Feb18

    Pence pledges U.S. will stand firm with Europe, NATO

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday sought to assure allies that the Trump administration will back NATO and stand with Europe even as it looks for new ways to co-operate with Russia. …read more Source:...

    Pence: US will ‘hold Russia accountable,’ demand it honor deal in eastern Ukraine even as Trump seeks common ground
    Feb18

    Pence: US will ‘hold Russia accountable,’ demand it honor deal in eastern Ukraine even as Trump seeks common ground

    MUNICH (AP) — Pence: US will ‘hold Russia accountable,’ demand it honor deal in eastern Ukraine even as Trump seeks common ground. …read more Source: CNS...

    Pence Tells Europe U.S. Remains Its ‘Greatest Ally,’ Urges More Defense Spending
    Feb18

    Pence Tells Europe U.S. Remains Its ‘Greatest Ally,’ Urges More Defense Spending

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has told European leaders that the United States “is now and will always be your greatest ally,” seeking to assuage concerns about Washington’s commitment to transatlantic ties under President Donald Trump. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pence says US ‘strongly supports NATO,’ will hold Russia ‘accountable’ for Ukraine actions
    Feb18

    Pence says US ‘strongly supports NATO,’ will hold Russia ‘accountable’ for Ukraine actions

    The comments were made in Germany during his first foreign trip as VP. …read more Source: ABC...

    Germany’s Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism
    Feb18

    Germany’s Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism

    MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others on Saturday to support and bolster multilateral organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to which U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged America’s commitment was “unwavering.” Merkel told Pence and...

    Pence: US Will Hold Russia Accountable, Stand With Europe
    Feb18

    Pence: US Will Hold Russia Accountable, Stand With Europe

    Vice President Mike Pence said the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Russia at the start of his presidency. Pence, speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, said that with regard to Ukraine, the international community must hold Russia accountable and...

    Merkel Says NATO, West Must Protect Principle Of Territorial Integrity
    Feb18

    Merkel Says NATO, West Must Protect Principle Of Territorial Integrity

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Western states must protect the principle of territorial integrity and NATO needs to strengthen its eastern flank following Russia’s interference in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Latest: Pence: US to ‘will hold Russia accountable’
    Feb18

    The Latest: Pence: US to ‘will hold Russia accountable’

    Pence says at the Munich Security Conference in Germany that with regard to Ukraine, the international community must hold Russia accountable and demand that it honor a 2015 peace agreement aimed at ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russia-backed separatists. Pence’s speech comes amid concerns in Europe...