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    Vox Sentences: Trump’s new national security adviser has his job cut out for him
    Feb21

    Vox Sentences: Trump’s new national security adviser has his job cut out for him

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. In which we do not envy the job of the national security adviser; a famine in...

    The Mystery of the Ukraine Peace Plan
    Feb21

    The Mystery of the Ukraine Peace Plan

    On Sunday, The New York Times reported that two associates of President Donald Trump, including Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, presented a sealed envelope to then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn containing a secret peace plan to resolve the three-year conflict in Ukraine. The plan, according to the report, would have...

    Michael Flynn’s Sacking Alters The Course Of Trump’s NATO Policy
    Feb21

    Michael Flynn’s Sacking Alters The Course Of Trump’s NATO Policy

    The Trump administration seems to be reassuring European countries that a more rational attitude by the U.S. toward NATO is on the horizon after Trump himself described the trans-Atlantic alliance as obsolete.Europeans are also reassured by developments that have shone a more scrutinizing and politically realistic light on US-Russian relations....

    Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser
    Feb21

    Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

    By CATHERINE LUCEY and ROBERT BURNS PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach, Florida, club and said McMaster is “a...

    Choice of McMaster likely to quell GOP hawks
    Feb21

    Choice of McMaster likely to quell GOP hawks

    President Donald Trump has picked one of the military’s leading warrior-scholars to restore order to the National Security Council — but also one who has staked out a decidedly more hawkish position on Russia and gone out of his way to assert that the war against terrorism must not be morph into a war against Islam.Lt. Gen. H.R....

    Trump Lawyer Confirms Meeting Ukrainian, Denies Carrying Peace Plan
    Feb21

    Trump Lawyer Confirms Meeting Ukrainian, Denies Carrying Peace Plan

    Michael Cohen said he did meet with a Russian-born ex-Trump associate and a Ukraine lawmaker, but didn’t carry a peace plan to Mike Flynn. …read more Source:...

    Trump Decapitates the Russia Peace Initiative
    Feb21

    Trump Decapitates the Russia Peace Initiative

    Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Trump folds under totalizing corporate media and war-state pressures today. The resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn decapitates his presidency’s peace initiative with Russia after years of campaigning for it. General Flynn is not another Trump slob. He is the most advanced military intelligence...

    Russia’s ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC
    Feb20

    Russia’s ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (Sean Kilpatrick, The Canadian Press) NEW YORK — Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country’s interests as he sparred...

    Obscure Ukraine Lawmaker Behind ‘Peace Plan’ Delivered To Trump’s White House
    Feb20

    Obscure Ukraine Lawmaker Behind ‘Peace Plan’ Delivered To Trump’s White House

    A little-known Ukrainian lawmaker is in the spotlight after a report said a peace-for-sanctions-relief proposal that he says he co-authored ended up on the desk of U.S. President Donald Trump’s short-lived national security adviser. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin denies knowledge of Ukrainian peace plan drafted by Trump’s personal lawyer
    Feb20

    Kremlin denies knowledge of Ukrainian peace plan drafted by Trump’s personal lawyer

    Reports suggest Felix Sater, a Trump business associate, and Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, worked with a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine on the plan …read more Source: Vancouver...