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    Trump still hasn’t given allied leaders what they want
    May26

    Trump still hasn’t given allied leaders what they want

    Despite a day of pitches from European leaders, President Donald Trump has yet to give them what they want — a commitment to the Paris climate accord ahead of the G7 summit. Trump departed late Thursday from Brussels, where he met with his fellow NATO heads of state, and headed to Sicily, where he embarks Friday on his first meeting with leaders...

    At NATO, Trump calls out allies on unpaid dues while staying mum on joint defense pact
    May26

    At NATO, Trump calls out allies on unpaid dues while staying mum on joint defense pact

    JUDY WOODRUFF: A note of some discord today, as President Trump addressed his first meeting of NATO leaders. He criticized the allies, again, for falling short on their share of defense spending. From Brussels, special correspondent Ryan Chilcote begins our coverage. RYAN CHILCOTE: Jets blazed over Brussels and NATO’s gleaming new...

    FBI homes in on Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in Russia probe
    May26

    FBI homes in on Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in Russia probe

    Jared Kushner (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) On May 19, the Washington Post published an article citing anonymous government sources who said that the federal investigation into collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign had homed in on an unnamed “current White House official,” cited as a “person of interest.” It turns out that...

    Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation
    May26

    Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

    By Matt Zapotosky,Sari Horwitz,Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous, (c) 2017, The Washington Post Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to...

    Trump’s Move to Deter Russian Aggression
    May26

    Trump’s Move to Deter Russian Aggression

    KYIV, Ukraine—On Tuesday, President Donald Trump presented a budget request to Congress that would boost spending for an Obama-era buildup of U.S. military forces in Europe meant to deter Russia from military provocations and show NATO and its European partners that the U.S. is committed to their defense. “Such a request is more reassuring for...

    A Montana GOP candidate made in Trump’s mold: rich, unaccountable, and above the law
    May25

    A Montana GOP candidate made in Trump’s mold: rich, unaccountable, and above the law

    You don’t have to know much about Montana’s GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte to realize he’s a direct political descendent of Donald Trump: an entitled millionaire who’s accountable to no one and considers himself above the law. Look no further than the altercation last night in which Gianforte wrapped his hands...

    Trudeau discusses Russian sanctions with Ukrainian president
    May25

    Trudeau discusses Russian sanctions with Ukrainian president

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to coordinate Ottawa’s and Kyiv’s positions on Russia as well as strengthen bilateral ties, the Prime Minister’s Office announced. “The leaders discussed the importance of maintaining unity on sanctions on Russia and Prime Minister Trudeau...

    Trump didn’t say the one thing about NATO he was supposed to say
    May25

    Trump didn’t say the one thing about NATO he was supposed to say

    His silence on Article 5 is deafening to European leaders. European leaders had high hopes that President Donald Trump would finally endorse Article 5 of NATO — the keystone principle that an attack on one member is an attack against all — during a hotly anticipated speech at the alliance’s headquarters on Thursday. But after a speech in...

    Peace Activists Focus on Reducing Military Spending at Counter-NATO Summit
    May25

    Peace Activists Focus on Reducing Military Spending at Counter-NATO Summit

    While NATO heads of states are meeting in their newest headquarters to discuss increasing defense budget spending, leading peace activists from around the world are gathered for a counter-summit to advocate for less militarization. Military spending will be one of the issues topping the NATO summit agenda Thursday in Brussels. Increasing defense...

    Prosecutors To Look Into Comments By Transparency International Official
    May25

    Prosecutors To Look Into Comments By Transparency International Official

    The Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office says it will look into recent remarks by the deputy chief of Transparency International Russia (TIR) regarding controversial lawmaker Natalya Poklonskaya. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...