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    Germany’s Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism
    Feb18

    Germany’s Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism

    MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others on Saturday to support and bolster multilateral organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to which U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged America’s commitment was “unwavering.” Merkel told Pence and...

    Merkel Says NATO, West Must Protect Principle Of Territorial Integrity
    Feb18

    Merkel Says NATO, West Must Protect Principle Of Territorial Integrity

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Western states must protect the principle of territorial integrity and NATO needs to strengthen its eastern flank following Russia’s interference in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pence: US Will Hold Russia Accountable, Stand With Europe
    Feb18

    Pence: US Will Hold Russia Accountable, Stand With Europe

    Vice President Mike Pence said the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Russia at the start of his presidency. Pence, speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, said that with regard to Ukraine, the international community must hold Russia accountable and...

    The Latest: Pence: US to ‘will hold Russia accountable’
    Feb18

    The Latest: Pence: US to ‘will hold Russia accountable’

    Pence says at the Munich Security Conference in Germany that with regard to Ukraine, the international community must hold Russia accountable and demand that it honor a 2015 peace agreement aimed at ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russia-backed separatists. Pence’s speech comes amid concerns in Europe...

    In Europe, Pence to reassure allies at start of Trump era
    Feb18

    In Europe, Pence to reassure allies at start of Trump era

    “The vice president has sent reassuring messages through his own engagement but that hasn’t been enough to dispel the concerns that you see in many parts of Europe,” says Jeff Rathke, a senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In Munich, the American allies will be seeking clues from Pence as to how...

    Pence: US will ‘hold Russia accountable,’ demand it honor deal in eastern Ukraine even as Trump seeks common ground
    Feb18

    Pence: US will ‘hold Russia accountable,’ demand it honor deal in eastern Ukraine even as Trump seeks common ground

    MUNICH (AP) — Pence: US will ‘hold Russia accountable,’ demand it honor deal in eastern Ukraine even as Trump seeks common ground. …read more Source:...

    Moody’s Says Outlook For Russian Debt Improved By Better Fiscal Management
    Feb18

    Moody’s Says Outlook For Russian Debt Improved By Better Fiscal Management

    The Moody’s ratings agency has raised the outlook on Russian government debt, citing improved fiscal management that it says will reduce the government’s dependence on oil and gas revenues. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Officials Say Russian ‘Fake News’ Seeks to Undermine Alliance
    Feb18

    NATO Officials Say Russian ‘Fake News’ Seeks to Undermine Alliance

    Emails accusing German soldiers stationed in Lithuania of rape were sent this week to local news outlets, the latest incident in what NATO officials say is a Russian “fake news” campaign aimed at eroding public support for the military alliance. The emails, which were sent to several Lithuanian media outlets on February 14, claimed...

    Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old
    Feb18

    Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

    FILE – In this July 3, 2008, file photo, New Mexico Tech professor Penny Boston crawls through the Mud Turtle Passage on the way to the Snowy River formation during an expedition in Fort Stanton Cave, N.M. Boston, who discovered extreme life in New Mexico caves in 2008, presented new findings on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 of microbes trapped in...

    Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old
    Feb18

    Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

    By SETH BORENSTEIN BOSTON (AP) — In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. The bizarre and ancient microbes were found dormant in caves in Naica, Mexico, and were able to exist by living on minerals such as iron and...