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    Team Trump Talks Tough on Russia
    Feb16

    Team Trump Talks Tough on Russia

    As headlines about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russia keep the presses rolling at home, senior Trump officials are engaged in a busy day of diplomacy with their Russian counterparts abroad. But despite the frenzied speculation about Trump’s Russia ties, the Administration’s early diplomatic...

    Trump says White House ‘fine-tuned machine,’ despite turmoil
    Feb16

    Trump says White House ‘fine-tuned machine,’ despite turmoil

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEN THOMAS WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense of his young presidency Thursday, lambasting reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and vowing to crack down on the leaking of classified information. Nearly a month into his presidency, Trump insisted in...

    Ukraine is making progress against tough odds. It deserves US support.
    Feb16

    Ukraine is making progress against tough odds. It deserves US support.

    Building a democracy isn’t easy, even in the best of circumstances. As a diplomat for over 40 years, I have seen firsthand how difficult it has been for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe to overcome the legacy of Soviet authoritarianism,… …read more Source: The...

    Either Trump is lying about his campaign’s Russia ties or US spies are
    Feb16

    Either Trump is lying about his campaign’s Russia ties or US spies are

    In the midst of a rambling, angry press conference on Thursday afternoon, a reporter asked Trump for a “yes or no” answer on whether his campaign had any contact with Russia over the course of the election. Here’s what he said: How many times do I have to answer this question? Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. I...

    France: U.S. Position On Mideast Peace Is ‘Confused And Worrying’
    Feb16

    France: U.S. Position On Mideast Peace Is ‘Confused And Worrying’

    BONN, Germany, Feb 16 (Reuters) – France considers the U.S. position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “confused and worrying,” its foreign minister said on Thursday, reacting to U.S. President Trump’s dropping of the America’s commitment to a two-state solution.Jean-Marc Ayrault met Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a G20...

    Q&A: Duško Marković, the Prime Minister Stuck Between Putin and Trump in the Balkans
    Feb16

    Q&A: Duško Marković, the Prime Minister Stuck Between Putin and Trump in the Balkans

    As the U.S. presidential elections were approaching last year, voters in the tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro liked to say that they deserved to cast a ballot at least as much as any American. They were only half joking. Like many people in Eastern Europe wedged between the dueling interests of Russia and the West, the outcome of the U.S. race...

    Donald Trump’s best-ever, not crazy executive order
    Feb16

    Donald Trump’s best-ever, not crazy executive order

    President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, signs his first executive order on health care, Friday, Jan, 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) A broken clock is right twice a day. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. Not all executive...

    Trump meets the press
    Feb16

    Trump meets the press

    Popular vote loser Donald Trump is holding a press conference, ostensibly to announce his new Department of Labor nominee since the last one took his ball and went home. But after another morning of unhinged Twitter rants from Agent Orange, who knows what we’ll see. Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 · …read more Source: Daily...

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties
    Feb16

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties

    BRUSSELS — The Trump administration signaled Thursday there will be no change soon in U.S.-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer cooperation with Washington. Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behavior. At a NATO meeting in...

    Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Ukraine, Syria in first meeting
    Feb16

    Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Ukraine, Syria in first meeting

    Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 16 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had his first meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in which they discussed conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...