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    WATCH: Trump says relations between U.S. and Russia at an ‘all-time low’
    Apr13

    WATCH: Trump says relations between U.S. and Russia at an ‘all-time low’

    WASHINGTON — Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low.” His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment from the other side of the globe after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. “Right now we’re...

    The Sadness of Princes
    Apr13

    The Sadness of Princes

    Through this work hardly appears in the most recent bibliographies, I believe that the following work by the German historian Friedrich Meinecke is still a very important study of a concept that has dominated political thinking for many years—The Idea of State Reason (German original 1957, common English version titled Machiavellianism). The...

    ‘It feels like no one needs us’: Hope fades as Ukraine’s war drags on
    Apr13

    ‘It feels like no one needs us’: Hope fades as Ukraine’s war drags on

    How residents of Donetsk are dealing with constant shelling and the ongoing war in Ukraine. …read more Source: Business...

    Erdogan Is Popular For The Same Reason Duterte, Modi And Putin Are Popular
    Apr13

    Erdogan Is Popular For The Same Reason Duterte, Modi And Putin Are Popular

    MANILA, Philippines ― On Sunday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s charismatic president, will face his biggest electoral test yet: A game-changing referendum that will decide whether he will become an all-powerful president until 2029.The failed 2016 coup against the Turkish government provided Erdogan the perfect pretext to fully consolidate...

    Russia: ‘Too Early Yet’ to Know Whether Ties with US Will Improve
    Apr13

    Russia: ‘Too Early Yet’ to Know Whether Ties with US Will Improve

    The Kremlin says it is “too early yet” to know whether U.S. and Russian relations will improve after hours of contentious talks Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday the tone of the Moscow meetings had...

    Paul Manafort’s off-the-books funding appears to include $20 million from Trump associates
    Apr13

    Paul Manafort’s off-the-books funding appears to include $20 million from Trump associates

    On August 19, just weeks after the Republican convention, Paul Manafort resigned as campaign chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign. Manafort left under pressure as stories of his corruption, secret funding by the Russians, and anti-NATO activities were growing almost daily. Fresh details of alleged secret payments allocated for Paul Manafort...

    Coppola, Kidman and virtual reality in Cannes lineup
    Apr13

    Coppola, Kidman and virtual reality in Cannes lineup

    PARIS (AP) — A Civil War film by Sofia Coppola, a Ukrainian road movie and a drama about AIDS activism are among 18 films competing for prizes at… …read more Source:...

    Trump’s Plan to End Europe
    Apr13

    Trump’s Plan to End Europe

    Within weeks of his inauguration, President Donald Trump had already wrought a strategic revolution in U.S. foreign policy. Russia, formerly an antagonist, has been promoted to preferred partner. In its place, Team Trump has identified a new enemy. With this enemy there can be no coexistence, no cooperation. It must be humbled and divided, not...

    NATO’s chief on how to prevent Russian tensions from spiraling
    Apr13

    NATO’s chief on how to prevent Russian tensions from spiraling

    JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, President Trump hosted the NATO secretary-general this afternoon at the White House. And a short time later, I spoke with Jens Stoltenberg. Mr. Secretary-General, welcome to the NewsHour. We heard President Trump say today that relations between the United States and Russia may be at their lowest point since...

    NATO’s chief on how to prevent Russian tensions from spiraling
    Apr13

    NATO’s chief on how to prevent Russian tensions from spiraling

    JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, President Trump hosted the NATO secretary-general this afternoon at the White House. And a short time later, I spoke with Jens Stoltenberg. Mr. Secretary-General, welcome to the NewsHour. We heard President Trump say today that relations between the United States and Russia may be at their lowest point since...