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    Ukraine Leader Confident Of Support From Trump Against Russian Aggression
    Jan19

    Ukraine Leader Confident Of Support From Trump Against Russian Aggression

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is expressing confidence that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will support Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression despite his desire to mend ties with Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Signs Defense Pacts With Baltic States, but NATO Allies Wary of Trump Era
    Jan19

    US Signs Defense Pacts With Baltic States, but NATO Allies Wary of Trump Era

    The United States has signed defense cooperation agreements with Lithuania and Estonia, formalizing the deployment of thousands of troops to bolster NATO defenses in the face of a Russian threat of aggression. The agreements, signed Tuesday, will regulate the legal status of U.S. armed forces in the two Baltic states and are part of the biggest...

    President Obama’s Final Word: ‘We’re Going to Be Okay’
    Jan18

    President Obama’s Final Word: ‘We’re Going to Be Okay’

    Barack Obama is the leader of the nation’s progressive political party, but his belief in progress is more fundamental than a simple political label. “Hope” may have seemed a facile or even juvenile basis for a presidential campaign in 2008, but it was a sincere one, as Obama demonstrated one final time Wednesday afternoon in the final...

    Moldovan President Threatens To Scrap EU Agreement
    Jan18

    Moldovan President Threatens To Scrap EU Agreement

    Standing beside Putin in Moscow, Moldova’s newly elected president rebuked the EU and gave fresh proof of his intention to pivot toward Russia. FT: Moldova could scrap its trade agreement with the EU in favor of a rival Russia-led economic bloc, the country’s president said in Moscow on Tuesday.The announcement by Igor Dodon, who took...

    Ukrainian president: US should ‘be great again’ by confronting the ‘global threat’ of Russia
    Jan18

    Ukrainian president: US should ‘be great again’ by confronting the ‘global threat’ of Russia

    Thomson ReutersUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to “be great again” by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to improve ties with the Kremlin and open...

    Ukrainian president: US should ‘be great again’ by confronting the ‘global threat’ of Russia
    Jan18

    Ukrainian president: US should ‘be great again’ by confronting the ‘global threat’ of Russia

    Thomson ReutersUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to “be great again” by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to improve ties with the Kremlin and open...

    Nikki Haley, Trump’s pick for UN ambassador, doesn’t sound anything like Trump
    Jan18

    Nikki Haley, Trump’s pick for UN ambassador, doesn’t sound anything like Trump

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the US ambassador to the United Nations, has virtually no experience on the world stage, and absolutely none in the high-stakes realm of international diplomacy. But in her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, she didn’t hesitate to answer some of the...

    Canada and Russia are ‘at war’ already, says Ukrainian envoy
    Jan18

    Canada and Russia are ‘at war’ already, says Ukrainian envoy

    The West — including Canada — needs to wake up to the fact that it’s already at war with Russia, and Canadian policymakers need to send clear signals to the Kremlin about which side they are on, says Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada. In a wide-ranging interview with iPolitics, Andriy Shevchenko said that while his country is optimistic...

    These 7 Countries Are Dreading Donald Trump’s Presidency the Most
    Jan18

    These 7 Countries Are Dreading Donald Trump’s Presidency the Most

    There are those outside the U.S. who will welcome Donald Trump’s arrival as the 45th President of the United States. Russia will cheer his skepticism of NATO’s value, and his suggestion of a thaw in relations. The Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will applaud...

    Key moments from Obama’s final news conference
    Jan18

    Key moments from Obama’s final news conference

    President Barack Obama strolled into the tightly packed White House briefing room Wednesday, a day after his controversial commutation of Chelsea Manning and less than two days before he will depart 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for the final time as America’s commander in chief. Below are the highlights:Obama took a jab at the incoming...