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    Trump: Was Obama too soft on Russia when it took Crimea?
    Feb15

    Trump: Was Obama too soft on Russia when it took Crimea?

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning questioned whether former president Obama was too soft on Russia when it annexed Crimea in 2014. Trump’s tweet follows comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who said on Tuesday that the president will take a harder line against Russia and expects the country to withdraw from...

    Trump Blasts Media Over ‘Russian Connection,’ Suggests Obama Was Soft On Moscow
    Feb15

    Trump Blasts Media Over ‘Russian Connection,’ Suggests Obama Was Soft On Moscow

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on February 15 that “Crimea was taken by Russia” during the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and added: “Was Obama too soft on Russia?” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Michael Flynn is gone. President Trump’s strangely warm feelings about Russia remain.
    Feb15

    Michael Flynn is gone. President Trump’s strangely warm feelings about Russia remain.

    There are a lot of questions swirling around the scandal that brought down National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, but the biggest and most important goes way beyond him: What’s up with President Donald Trump and Russia? Flynn was forced out of his job Monday night amid growing evidence that he’d misled Vice President Mike Pence, and...

    Latvia’s “non-citizen” policy leaves thousands feeling stateless
    Feb15

    Latvia’s “non-citizen” policy leaves thousands feeling stateless

    A decision taken over 25 years ago has left many in Latvia feeling rootless. When the country regained independence in 1991, the Russians who had arrived when it was still under Soviet rule were denied citizenship. This decision left 700,000 former citizens of the Soviet Union alienated by the country taking shape around them. That number is now...

    Party line: Rand Paul doesn’t want to investigate Trump’s Russian ties because they’re both Republicans
    Feb15

    Party line: Rand Paul doesn’t want to investigate Trump’s Russian ties because they’re both Republicans

    (Credit: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, doesn’t want to investigate former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia because that could make Republicans like President Donald Trump look bad. “I think that might be excessive. It looks like the President has handled the situation, and unless...

    Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine
    Feb15

    Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

    White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump was expecting Moscow to hand Crimea back …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia Dismisses Reports of Contacts With Trump Campaign Before Election
    Feb15

    Russia Dismisses Reports of Contacts With Trump Campaign Before Election

    Russia on Wednesday dismissed a New York Times report that members of U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and other associates were in contact with senior Russian intelligence officials ahead of the November U.S. election. The Times cited four current and former U.S. officials saying law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted...

    Russia questions mount for Trump White House reeling from Flynn
    Feb15

    Russia questions mount for Trump White House reeling from Flynn

    By Laura Litvan,Margaret Talev and Steven Dennis, (c) 2017, Bloomberg Questions about ties between President Donald Trump’s team and Russian intelligence agents deepened Wednesday after new reports of extensive contacts between the two, which are sure to fuel Republican calls for a deeper look at Trump’s links to the country. The New...

    Trump advisers maintained regular contact with Russia during campaign: report
    Feb15

    Trump advisers maintained regular contact with Russia during campaign: report

    (Credit: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file) It appears that President Donald Trump’s advisers have been in contact with Russian officials since his presidential campaign. Multiple sources connected to the intelligence and law enforcement communities are reporting that Trump’s top advisers maintained constant contact with Russian...

    Donetsk residents say OSCE monitors inffectual
    Feb15

    Donetsk residents say OSCE monitors inffectual

    About 1,000 residents of Ukraine’s largest rebel-held city have demonstrated outside the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s office there to complain that the monitoring mission in the conflict … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...