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    Putin tells German FM he wants better ties
    Mar09

    Putin tells German FM he wants better ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the visiting German foreign minister that he would like to improve ties between the two countries that were soured by the Ukraine crisis …read more Source: ABC...

    Putin tells German FM he wants better ties
    Mar09

    Putin tells German FM he wants better ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the visiting German foreign minister that he would like to improve ties between the two countries that were soured by the Ukraine crisis. Russia’s … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Putin tells German FM he wants better ties
    Mar09

    Putin tells German FM he wants better ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the visiting German foreign minister that he would like to improve ties between the two countries that were soured by the Ukraine crisis. Russia’s … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Moldova: Russia intimidating officials over corruption probe
    Mar09

    Moldova: Russia intimidating officials over corruption probe

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova accused Russia’s intelligence service on Thursday of intimidating politicians and other officials, amid an investigation in the former Soviet republic into alleged money laundering by Russian officials. Moldova’s Parliament said Russia intelligence agents had “abusively stopped…. interrogated, and...

    Still Waiting for Trump’s Russia Reset
    Mar09

    Still Waiting for Trump’s Russia Reset

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin on Tuesday, and according to the readout, the new administration intends to toe the line on Ukraine and uphold sanctions against Russia. RFE/RL: Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement after the meeting that Tillerson told Klimkin the U.S. sanctions...

    Jon Huntsman, Trump’s pick for Russia ambassador, is a baffling choice
    Mar09

    Jon Huntsman, Trump’s pick for Russia ambassador, is a baffling choice

    Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr. has been tapped to be President Trump’s ambassador to Russia. And that is very, very strange. Huntsman isn’t a Russia expert, or anything close. President Obama appointed Huntsman, a Republican, to serve as ambassador to China in his first term because Huntsman speaks Mandarin and had lived in...

    Kremlin Denies Violating Nuclear Arms Pact With US
    Mar09

    Kremlin Denies Violating Nuclear Arms Pact With US

    The Kremlin on Thursday rejected U.S. claims of Russian violations of a landmark nuclear arms treaty, saying it has respected the pact and will continue to do so. The controversy over the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty adds another thorn in the side for U.S. President Donald Trump’s declared goal of improving ties with...

    Kremlin denies violating nuclear arms pact with US
    Mar09

    Kremlin denies violating nuclear arms pact with US

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Thursday rejected U.S. claims of Russian violations of a landmark nuclear arms treaty, saying it has respected the pact and will continue to do so. The controversy over the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty adds another thorn in the side for U.S. President Donald Trump’s declared goal of improving...

    Is Trump throwing Ukraine to the Kremlin sharks?
    Mar09

    Is Trump throwing Ukraine to the Kremlin sharks?

    OPINION | The Trump administration is throwing one of the friendliest and most pro-American countries in the world under the bus. …read more Source: The...

    Moscow Cozies Up to the Right
    Mar09

    Moscow Cozies Up to the Right

    Bistro Bis, a swanky French joint on Capitol Hill, is a Washington institution that has hosted all sorts of political summits over the years. But the group that piled into the restaurant’s Leaders Room on the night of Feb. 1 was among the more unusual. For four hours, current and former Russian officials dined with two Republican...