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    Trump and Russia: Confusion at the Top
    Feb15

    Trump and Russia: Confusion at the Top

    President Trump has stated regularly that he will conduct national security policy from a position of strength. As part of this effort he has vowed to increase defense spending, sounded the alarm on China’s expansive aims in the South and East China Seas, and placed new sanctions on Iran in the wake of its ballistic missile tests.Yet there...

    GOP senators are split on whether to investigate Flynn’s Russia ties
    Feb15

    GOP senators are split on whether to investigate Flynn’s Russia ties

    Despite some opposition, an investigation is “highly likely.” On Tuesday, seven Republican senators indicated that it’s likely there will be further investigations into the conversations between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the US. Flynn resigned Monday night following reports that the Justice...

    Kremlin Dismisses Reports That Trump Aides Had Contact With Intelligence Agents
    Feb15

    Kremlin Dismisses Reports That Trump Aides Had Contact With Intelligence Agents

    Soon after, President Trump said on Twitter that Crimea had been taken by Russia during the Obama administration, asking if his predecessor had been too soft. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia: ‘We’re not returning our territory’ to Ukraine
    Feb15

    Russia: ‘We’re not returning our territory’ to Ukraine

    …read more Source: CNN

    U.S. Defense Chief Says NATO Remains ‘Bedrock’ For U.S., West
    Feb15

    U.S. Defense Chief Says NATO Remains ‘Bedrock’ For U.S., West

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said in Brussels that the NATO alliance “remains a fundamental bedrock for the United States and for all the transatlantic community.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Democrats Demand Investigation Into President Trump’s Ties With Russia
    Feb15

    Democrats Demand Investigation Into President Trump’s Ties With Russia

    (WASHINGTON) — Democrats demanded a special investigation Tuesday into possible links between President Donald Trump’s administration and Russia, including when Trump learned that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian diplomat. “The American people deserve to know the full extent of...

    Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team
    Feb15

    Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin spokesman on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The New York Times said that the Russians made contact with Paul Manafort, who briefly served as Trump’s campaign chairman. Current and former U.S....

    The Canadians leave town, just before a tornado of turmoil hits Washington
    Feb15

    The Canadians leave town, just before a tornado of turmoil hits Washington

    WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assured his U.S. counterpart over the phone that there might be 10,000 problems that land on his White House desk — and Canada won’t be among them. How true that promise rang Tuesday. Trudeau had barely left Washington and the cheer of a drama-free day was swiftly overshadowed by an incoming...

    A Former Putin Backer Steps Through the Looking Glass
    Feb15

    A Former Putin Backer Steps Through the Looking Glass

    The man behind Russia’s foreign media ownership ban has been welcomed with open arms in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    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...