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    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...

    Tillerson Tells Lavrov To Honor Ukraine Commitments
    Feb16

    Tillerson Tells Lavrov To Honor Ukraine Commitments

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Moscow must adhere to its commitments to “de-escalate the violence” in Ukraine. They met on February 16 on the sidelines of a G20 meeting of foreign ministers in Bonn, Germany. (AP) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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

    The Trump administration signalled Thursday there will be no change soon in U.S.-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer co-operation with Washington. Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behaviour. …read more Source: CTV...

    NATO European Allies to Jointly Buy Planes, Set Up New Elite HQ
    Feb16

    NATO European Allies to Jointly Buy Planes, Set Up New Elite HQ

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European NATO allies agreed on Thursday to jointly buy planes and submarines and possibly open a new command headquarters for elite troops as Europe seeks to show the United States it is serious about its own security. In signing ceremonies at NATO, defense ministers from France and Germany said they will buy...