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    Tillerson Heads to Russia as Relations Dip Over Syria Attacks
    Apr11

    Tillerson Heads to Russia as Relations Dip Over Syria Attacks

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Moscow for talks Wednesday with Russian leaders amid a spike in tensions over attacks in Syria. Tillerson accused Moscow of complicity or incompetence in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians, while Russia called the U.S. response, a missile...

    Belarus Crackdown Throws US Sanctions Relief in Doubt
    Apr11

    Belarus Crackdown Throws US Sanctions Relief in Doubt

    The Trump administration must decide by the end of this month whether to grant Belarus continued relief from U.S. economic sanctions despite a stiff government crackdown on street demonstrations last month. The renewal decision is considered a low-level priority for the administration, which is facing bigger questions about U.S. relations with...

    Hungarian President Signs New Law Threatening Soros University
    Apr11

    Hungarian President Signs New Law Threatening Soros University

    Hungary’s right-wing president has signed controversial legislation on foreign universities that critics warn could force the closure of a top international institution founded by U.S. financier George Soros. The approval Monday by President Janos Ader came less than a day after tens of thousands of protesters rallied in central Budapest...

    Lessons From the ‘Red Line’ Crisis
    Apr11

    Lessons From the ‘Red Line’ Crisis

    For many of us who were in the United States government in 2013, when the images of women and children writhing in pain in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta first brought the United States to the brink of airstrikes against the Syrian government, watching as 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired into a regime airbase in Homs was at once cathartic and not...

    Khan Sheikhoun, Shayrat Air Base, and Now What?
    Apr10

    Khan Sheikhoun, Shayrat Air Base, and Now What?

    I wrote my first response to the U.S. cruise missile attack on Shayrat Air Base on April 7, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. EDT—in other words, about 18 hours after the attack. A great deal more has happened since, and it is in the nature of a crisis that this be so. One of the characteristics that make a crisis a crisis is that decision-makers on all sides...

    If a War Between Russia and America Went Down: 5 Deadly Weapons Moscow Would Use
    Apr10

    If a War Between Russia and America Went Down: 5 Deadly Weapons Moscow Would Use

    Dave Majumdar Security, Middle East Could it happen? While anti-ship missiles get a lot of attention, submarine launched torpedoes are arguably a much more dangerous threat to U.S. Navy surface warships. Perhaps the most dangerous torpedoes that the Navy might encounter are high-performance Russian-made wake homing torpedoes. Wake-homing...

    Hidden Killers In Ukraine’s Fields
    Apr10

    Hidden Killers In Ukraine’s Fields

    Unexploded bombs, mines, and booby-traps litter the fields of eastern Ukraine — an unmapped and deadly hazard not only for soldiers, but also farmers and other civilians. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tillerson Vows New Commitment to Protect Civilians Worldwide
    Apr10

    Tillerson Vows New Commitment to Protect Civilians Worldwide

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, looking to rally world leaders in support of last week’s U.S. missile attack on Syria, Monday promised a new U.S. commitment to facing the world’s aggressors who attack their citizens. Tillerson joined other G-7 foreign ministers meeting in Italy in laying a wreath at a Tuscan village where Nazis...

    US to Hold Accountable Those Who Commit Crimes Against ‘Innocents’
    Apr10

    US to Hold Accountable Those Who Commit Crimes Against ‘Innocents’

    LUCCA, Italy—The United States will hold responsible anyone who commits crimes against humanity, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday, days after the U.S. military unexpectedly attacked Syria. Tillerson is in Italy for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations, with his counterparts from...

    Ukrainian MPs Caught Voting Illegally For Colleagues In Parliament
    Apr10

    Ukrainian MPs Caught Voting Illegally For Colleagues In Parliament

    Ukrainian MPs have been caught voting illegally for their colleagues in parliament. It has been going for years and several Ukrainian political parties engage in the unlawful practice. A two-week investigation by RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service revealed numerous cases of illegal voting by the country’s lawmakers. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian...