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    Vox Sentences: Trump’s Israel-Palestine policy:  ¯_(ツ)_/¯
    Feb16

    Vox Sentences: Trump’s Israel-Palestine policy: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The Trump administration might have just totally shifted the US’s stance...

    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations
    Feb16

    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations

    A barrage of damning revelations about contacts between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian officials threatens to derail his plans for a closer relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Growing political pressure on Trump to stand up to Putin rather than work with him could even escalate tensions between the United States and...

    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision
    Feb16

    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence heads to Europe this week to meet with allies seeking clarity on the Trump administration’s foreign policy strategy and its stance toward Russia after the resignation of the top White House national security aide. Pence, who has hewn more closely to Republican orthodoxy than his boss President Donald Trump,...

    Residents in eastern Ukraine face worst fighting in years in war with Russian-backed separatists
    Feb16

    Residents in eastern Ukraine face worst fighting in years in war with Russian-backed separatists

    The news reached Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boychenko via a morning phone call from an assistant: A rocket attack damaged 11 houses on the outskirts of the Ukrainian city. There were no casualties, but a major concern had become a reality: The escalation of fighting elsewhere in the nation in recent… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    President Trump denounces ‘Russian connection non-sense’
    Feb16

    President Trump denounces ‘Russian connection non-sense’

    President Donald Trump appears to be faulting the Obama administration for being ‘‘too soft” on Russia, pointing to Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine on President Barack Obama’s watch. He tweeted, ‘‘Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?” In that and a series of...

    Trump Defends National Security Adviser He Ousted
    Feb16

    Trump Defends National Security Adviser He Ousted

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday staunchly defended the national security adviser he ousted earlier this week, saying Michael Flynn was the victim of illegal leaks from the country’s intelligence community detailing his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to Washington and had been “treated very, very unfairly by the...

    Montenegro Parliament Strips Opposition Leader of Immunity
    Feb16

    Montenegro Parliament Strips Opposition Leader of Immunity

    Montenegro’s parliament voted on Wednesday to strip an opposition leader of immunity, paving the way for the public prosecutor to question him as part of an investigation into an alleged Russian-backed plot to overthrow the government. On election day last October, authorities arrested 20 people accused of planning armed attacks against...

    What Does It Mean to Have ‘Repeated Contacts’ With Russian Intelligence?
    Feb16

    What Does It Mean to Have ‘Repeated Contacts’ With Russian Intelligence?

    Tuesday evening, The New York Times reported that associates of then-candidate Donald Trump, including within his presidential campaign, had had “repeated” contact with Russian intelligence officials, and that American intelligence and law-enforcement officials had records of intercepted communications to prove it. The news came a day after...

    What’s Wrong in Our Arms Treaty With Russia
    Feb15

    What’s Wrong in Our Arms Treaty With Russia

    Some media outlets reported last week that President Donald Trump called the Obama administration’s New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, or New START, a “bad deal.” Well, Trump is right: New START is advantageous to the Russians and does not advance U.S. national security interests. Because of the way the treaty limits were...

    Kyiv Declares State Of Emergency For Energy Sector, Rolling Blackouts Possible
    Feb15

    Kyiv Declares State Of Emergency For Energy Sector, Rolling Blackouts Possible

    Ukraine has declared a state of emergency for its energy sector that could lead to rolling blackouts as officials try to dramatically reduce electricity consumption across the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...