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    Russia has deployed missile in violation of treaty
    Feb15

    Russia has deployed missile in violation of treaty

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, a Russian air defense missile system SA-11 launcher is on display at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn’t have the right systems in place to...

    Trump’s Russia Reset Will Survive Flynn’s Ouster
    Feb15

    Trump’s Russia Reset Will Survive Flynn’s Ouster

    As soon as news reached Moscow that Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn had resigned after it became clear he had lied to the vice president about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, hawkish Russian lawmakers began to hyperventilate. Shadowy elements in Washington were trying to ruin not just Flynn, but the entire...

    Flynn’s ouster leads to more chaos in Trump world
    Feb15

    Flynn’s ouster leads to more chaos in Trump world

    The resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn did little to calm the chaos at the White House, where staff spent Tuesday scrambling to deflect blame for the rising scandal about Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials—including who knew what about the conversations and when.Other ongoing controversies intruded on the White...

    Russia cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit
    Feb14

    Russia cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit

    In late August, Paul Manafort resigned as Trump’s campaign chairman after disclosures by The Associated Press about his firm’s covert lobbying on behalf of the former pro-Russian ruling political party in Ukraine. The investigations and the unusual firing of the national security adviser just 24 days into his job have put Republicans...

    Canadian soldiers prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future
    Feb14

    Canadian soldiers prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future

    Canada’s training mission is set to expire at the end of March, and the Liberal government has not decided whether to extend it. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Rights Group Says Ukraine Separatists Release Russian LGBT Activist, Musician
    Feb14

    Rights Group Says Ukraine Separatists Release Russian LGBT Activist, Musician

    Human rights workers say a Russian LGBT activist and an associate have returned to Russia after they were detained by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN Official Fears Shaky Ukraine Cease-fire Will Not Hold
    Feb14

    UN Official Fears Shaky Ukraine Cease-fire Will Not Hold

    A senior U.N. official said Tuesday that he feared the fragile cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine would not hold. Neal Walker, the U.N. resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine, said that although calm had returned, the situation in eastern Ukraine remained very serious. The...

    500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense
    Feb14

    500 US troops arrive in Romania to bolster defense

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania (AP) — Five hundred U.S. troops are arriving at a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in the East European NATO nation. The U.S. embassy said the “Fighting Eagles,” 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, will be stationed in the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in eastern Romania on a...

    Spicer: Trump has made it ‘very clear’ that he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine
    Feb14

    Spicer: Trump has made it ‘very clear’ that he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine

    Spicer also said Trump “fully expects” to get along with Russia. …read more Source: Business...

    The other half of Trump’s Russia problem—emboldened Putin rolls out missiles that violate treaty
    Feb14

    The other half of Trump’s Russia problem—emboldened Putin rolls out missiles that violate treaty

    It’s easy to focus on the side of the Trump-Putin relationship that revolves around Trump’s admiration for the Russian autocrat. But there’s a bigger problem than Trump encouraging corruption of US elections or even gifting Putin with $500 billion in oil money by lowering existing sanctions. Trump has also repeatedly...