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    Pence seeks to reassure European allies
    Feb17

    Pence seeks to reassure European allies

    Vice President Mike Pence, who throughout the campaign sought to soften Donald Trump’s edges and make him palatable to uneasy conservatives, now takes his reassurance tour to a new audience: foreign leaders frightened by Russian aggression and wary of an American president full of praise for Vladimir Putin.Pence took off for Europe on...

    Kyiv Moves To Protect Energy Security Amid Coal Shortage
    Feb17

    Kyiv Moves To Protect Energy Security Amid Coal Shortage

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to prevent threats to the country’s energy security amid a shortage of coal from eastern regions controlled by separatist fighters. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fact-checking Trump’s claim that he has no business ties to Russia
    Feb17

    Fact-checking Trump’s claim that he has no business ties to Russia

    Trump doesn’t own real estate in Russia, but he’s done plenty of business with Russians. At a raucous press conference on Thursday, President Trump faced a volley of questions about his and his inner circle’s ties to Russia. At one point, he declared: “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia. I have no loans...

    Donald Trump Is the Bizzaro Noam Chomsky
    Feb17

    Donald Trump Is the Bizzaro Noam Chomsky

    In her famous 1984 speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, diplomat Jeane Kirkpatrick, at the time America’s ambassador to the United Nations, characterized the Democrats as the party with the tendency to “blame America first.” The Democrats, according to Kirkpatrick, habitually criticized the foreign policy of the United...

    The Morning Vertical, February 17, 2017
    Feb17

    The Morning Vertical, February 17, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: The Kremlin’s Existential Threat
    Feb17

    The Daily Vertical: The Kremlin’s Existential Threat

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Transcript: Donald Trump’s news conference at White House
    Feb17

    Transcript: Donald Trump’s news conference at White House

    President Donald Trump defended his presidency, slammed reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and promised to crack down on the leaking of classified information in a news conference Thursday at the White House. Here is the full transcript: ____ TRUMP: Thank you very much. I just wanted to begin by...

    Donald Trump: 28 Days Later
    Feb17

    Donald Trump: 28 Days Later

    Donald Trump will hit the four-week-mark Friday on a presidency that has begun like no other — full of big promises, constant controversy, the ever-present encroaching of major scandal, and zero regard for the previous norms of American politics.Beneath the noise, however, there has been a march, however halting and disorganized, toward...

    Mike Pence Hopes to Reassure Skeptical Allies Over Trump, Putin and the U.S. Commitment to Europe
    Feb17

    Mike Pence Hopes to Reassure Skeptical Allies Over Trump, Putin and the U.S. Commitment to Europe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Making his debut on the world stage, Vice President Mike Pence will seek to reassure skeptical allies in Europe about U.S. foreign policy under President Donald Trump, who has made his “America First” mantra a centerpiece of his new administration. Pence’s trip to Germany and Belgium, his first overseas trip as vice...

    CPJ Demands Separatism Charges Against Crimean Journalist Be Dropped
    Feb17

    CPJ Demands Separatism Charges Against Crimean Journalist Be Dropped

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Russia-imposed authorities to drop all charges against journalist Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor accused of separatism in the Moscow-controlled Ukrainian region of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...