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Section: US & Canada

    Why the Russians Aren’t Likely to Break With Assad
    Apr11

    Why the Russians Aren’t Likely to Break With Assad

    By punishing Syria for its use of chemical weapons, President Donald Trump effectively broke with Barack Obama’s foreign policy toward the Middle East. In a bit of irony for a committed anti-interventionist, Trump enforced Obama’s red line in Syria against the use of chemical weapons, ending the U.S. prohibition on military strikes...

    Ukraine’s Hroysman Pledges More Reforms In 2017
    Apr11

    Ukraine’s Hroysman Pledges More Reforms In 2017

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman says his government will continue to implement reforms in 2017. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s Why U.S.-Russia Military Conflict Over Syria Is Looking More And More Likely
    Apr11

    Here’s Why U.S.-Russia Military Conflict Over Syria Is Looking More And More Likely

    MOSCOW ― The Russia-U.S. relationship is rapidly getting back to “normal” ― mutual rejection and confrontation. Just days ago, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow this week was anticipated with hope that the two countries would at last start working on a new agenda and preparing a meeting of their presidents. But the...

    Protesters Clash With Police At Russian Bank In Ukraine
    Apr11

    Protesters Clash With Police At Russian Bank In Ukraine

    Ukrainian protesters clashed with police as they attempted to blockade a Russian bank branch in Kharkiv. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    G7 fails to reach consensus on new Russia sanctions
    Apr11

    G7 fails to reach consensus on new Russia sanctions

    Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are expected to call Tuesday for a new international push to end the war in Syria, but are divided on whether to threaten new sanctions or other tough measures to pressure Russia over its support of President Bashar Assad. The G-7 blames Assad’s military for a deadly chemical...

    Tillerson readies for tough talk with Russia
    Apr11

    Tillerson readies for tough talk with Russia

    Rex Tillerson’s seemingly cozy ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin drew bipartisan alarm and nearly derailed his confirmation as secretary of state.But some three months later, as the former ExxonMobil CEO heads to Moscow on his first trip as America’s top diplomat, it’s hard to believe Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    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...