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    Poll Gap Between Merkel’s Conservatives, Social Democrats Shrinking
    Feb05

    Poll Gap Between Merkel’s Conservatives, Social Democrats Shrinking

    The lead in voter support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance over the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) shrank to a multi-year low of 4 percentage points, an opinion poll showed on Sunday. The SPD, which a week ago appointed Martin Schulz as leader, scored 29 percent in the survey published in newspaper Bild am...

    Trump says America is not ‘so innocent’ when asked about Putin’s brutality
    Feb05

    Trump says America is not ‘so innocent’ when asked about Putin’s brutality

    President Donald Trump told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that he doesn’t think America is “so innocent” when confronted with the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a killer of those who criticize him. In a preview of the interview, which is slated to air at 4 p.m. Sunday right before the Super Bowl, O’Reilly asks Trump...

    Trump tells Ukraine leader he’ll work to “restore peace” with Russia
    Feb05

    Trump tells Ukraine leader he’ll work to “restore peace” with Russia

    Amid mixed signals from the White House, Trump tells Petro Poroshenko he’ll work with him and Russians to stop simmering border war …read more Source:...

    Unpredictable Trump foreign policy may test US spy alliances
    Feb05

    Unpredictable Trump foreign policy may test US spy alliances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy could hamper long-standing U.S. intelligence-sharing partnerships as countries react to a president who seeks closer ties to Russia and is unafraid to offend American allies by cracking down on immigration or getting angry with friendly leaders. Veteran spies say intelligence...

    Asked about Putin, Trump notes U.S. is not ‘so innocent’
    Feb05

    Asked about Putin, Trump notes U.S. is not ‘so innocent’

    Face masks depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump hang for sale at a souvenir street shop in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. (Dmitri Lovetsky/AP/CP) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he respects Vladimir Putin, and when an interviewer called the Russian leader “a killer,” Trump said...

    Asked about Putin, Trump says U.S. isn’t ‘so innocent’
    Feb05

    Asked about Putin, Trump says U.S. isn’t ‘so innocent’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he respects Vladimir Putin, and when an interviewer called the Russian leader “a killer,” Trump said the United States has many of them. “What do you think? Our country’s so innocent,” he told Fox’s Bill O’Reilly in an excerpt released by the network. The president’s interview was...

    Ukraine: 2 Soldiers Wounded but Fighting Declines
    Feb05

    Ukraine: 2 Soldiers Wounded but Fighting Declines

    Ukraine’s military says two soldiers were wounded in fighting with rebels in the separatist east, but that artillery attacks were significantly lower after a week in which fighting surged.The rebels’ command on Sunday reported scores of mortar and tank firings by government… …read more Source:...

    Pence on Russia: ‘We’re watching’
    Feb05

    Pence on Russia: ‘We’re watching’

    Vice President Mike Pence in an interview broadcast Sunday would not say Russia is “on notice” over violating the ceasefire in Ukraine, a phrase President Trump and administration officials used last week while referring… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine: 2 soldiers wounded but fighting declines
    Feb05

    Ukraine: 2 soldiers wounded but fighting declines

    Ukraine’s military says two soldiers were wounded in fighting with rebels in the separatist east, but that the artillery attacks were significantly lower after a week of escalation …read more Source: U.S....

    Pence leaves door open to easing Russia sanctions
    Feb05

    Pence leaves door open to easing Russia sanctions

    Vice President Mike Pence said President Donald Trump will decide in the coming months whether to relieve sanctions on Russia in exchange for coordinating efforts against ISIS.Pence did commit to keeping the sanctions as long as Russia violates the ceasefire in Ukraine.”That’s a question that will be answered in the months...