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    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...

    Pentagon boss to NATO nations: Increase military spending
    Feb15

    Pentagon boss to NATO nations: Increase military spending

    BRUSSELS — In an ultimatum to America’s allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told fellow NATO members Wednesday to increase military spending by year’s end or risk seeing the U.S. curtail its defense support — a stark threat given Europe’s deep unease already over U.S.-Russian relations. Echoing President Donald Trump’s...

    Mattis gives Canada and other NATO nations an ultimatum on boosting defence spending
    Feb15

    Mattis gives Canada and other NATO nations an ultimatum on boosting defence spending

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to NATO Wednesday, telling allies they must start increasing defense spending by year’s end or the Trump administration will “moderate its commitment” to them, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: He did not detail what the...

    NATO Expert: Russian Legislators ‘Made Fun’ of Obama for Being ‘Too Soft’ on Russia
    Feb15

    NATO Expert: Russian Legislators ‘Made Fun’ of Obama for Being ‘Too Soft’ on Russia

    Russian legislators “made fun” of President Barack Obama for being “too soft” on Russia after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, according to a NATO expert. “The U.S. and the international community had a lot of powerful non-military options to raise the cost to Russia and make it more willing to...

    What Happens Next Is Up to Republicans
    Feb15

    What Happens Next Is Up to Republicans

    The immediate question raised by the latest information published by The New York Times is: What next? Will Congress investigate? Will it subpoena records, including the tax records that may clarify the financial obligations—if any—Donald Trump has to Russia? And since Congress is so dominated by one party, that first question raises a follow-up...

    The 3 Trump-Russia scandals, explained
    Feb15

    The 3 Trump-Russia scandals, explained

    It’s starting to look like President Trump has a Russia problem. Late on Tuesday night, the New York Times reported that members of Trump’s campaign team and other “Trump associates” had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials” prior to the November vote. The calls were intercepted by US officials monitoring...