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    Kremlin, Russian lawmakers downplay Flynn’s resignation
    Feb14

    Kremlin, Russian lawmakers downplay Flynn’s resignation

    MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Tuesday played down the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a sign that Russia is already looking ahead to talks with the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to improve the two nations’ strained ties. Flynn was often perceived as Donald Trump’s key contact with Moscow. In 2015, he was...

    Future uncertain as Edmonton soldiers head to Ukraine
    Feb14

    Future uncertain as Edmonton soldiers head to Ukraine

    Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton’s PPCLI are preparing to deploy to war-torn Ukraine, but they might only end up staying for a month. …read more Source: Global...

    500 US Troops Arrive in Romania to Bolster Defense
    Feb14

    500 US Troops Arrive in Romania to Bolster Defense

    Five hundred U.S. troops began to arrive in a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in this East European NATO nation. The U.S. Embassy said the “Fighting Eagles,” 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, will be stationed in the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in eastern Romania, on a rotational basis. U.S....

    NATO Chief Urges Allies To ‘Keep Up The Momentum’ On Defense Spending
    Feb14

    NATO Chief Urges Allies To ‘Keep Up The Momentum’ On Defense Spending

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member-states to step up defense spending, speaking on the eve of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’s first meeting with his 27 counterparts in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    I’ve been visiting Russia for 22 years. I’ve never seen Russians prouder than under Putin.
    Feb14

    I’ve been visiting Russia for 22 years. I’ve never seen Russians prouder than under Putin.

    One evening in October 2015, my Russian friend Valera and I went to the movies in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. There was a multiplex not far from his apartment, and with a dozen movies to choose from, we decided to see “The Martian.” As we walked out of the movie, I asked how he liked it. To my surprise, he began fuming about a scene I...

    Forget “bad hombres,” President Trump is headed for a war with China
    Feb14

    Forget “bad hombres,” President Trump is headed for a war with China

    A Chinese man holds up a Chinese newspaper with the front page photo of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the headline “Outsider counter attack” at a newsstand in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Trump is a mixed blessing for Chinese leaders. His threats to tear up trade deals and hike tariffs on Chinese goods could chill...

    NATO chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of US meeting
    Feb14

    NATO chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of US meeting

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO chief urged allies on Tuesday to step up their defense spending, a day ahead of the first meeting between new U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his 27 NATO counterparts in Brussels. U.S. President Donald Trump suggested during his campaign that he might not defend allies who refuse to contribute their fair share. His...

    The Morning Vertical, February 14, 2017
    Feb14

    The Morning Vertical, February 14, 2017

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

    Troops prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future
    Feb14

    Troops prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future

    OTTAWA — Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended, exactly how long they will be staying is anyone’s guess. Canada, Britain and the United States have had military trainers in Ukraine since the summer of 2015, after Russia annexed...

    Trump’s First Major Foreign-Policy Success?
    Feb14

    Trump’s First Major Foreign-Policy Success?

    One of the more bizarre spectacles of Donald Trump’s young presidency came on Saturday night, when he stood with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a press conference called after North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. Trump let Abe speak first, standing politely in the background as he condemned the test. When...