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Section: US & Canada

    Trump: Mattis’ view on torture will override his own beliefs
    Jan27

    Trump: Mattis’ view on torture will override his own beliefs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his defense secretary’s opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation “does work,” addressing concerns about a return to Bush-era use of waterboarding and other especially harsh procedures. Three issues — whether Trump would allow the use...

    John McCain Warns Trump: I’m Prepared To Codify Russian Sanctions Into Law
    Jan27

    John McCain Warns Trump: I’m Prepared To Codify Russian Sanctions Into Law

    WASHINGTON ― Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent a clear message to President Donald Trump on Friday amid speculation that he may lift sanctions against Russia: Don’t even think about it or I’ll lead a congressional effort to pass them into law.“For the sake of America’s national security and that of our allies, I hope President...

    Republicans warn Trump against lifting Russia sanctions
    Jan27

    Republicans warn Trump against lifting Russia sanctions

    Two Republican senators on Friday warned President Donald Trump not to unilaterally ease sanctions against Russia — reminding him there’s bipartisan support for blocking such a move. Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain and Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman urged Trump to rule out any rollback of punitive measures against Moscow hours after White House...

    Hungary Hails Putin Visit, Says Sanctions On Russia ‘Useless’
    Jan27

    Hungary Hails Putin Visit, Says Sanctions On Russia ‘Useless’

    The foreign minister of Hungary says economic sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia have been “bad news for Europe” and welcomed the timing of President Vladimir Putin’s planned trip to Budapest next week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chuck Schumer To Vote Against Rex Tillerson For Secretary Of State
    Jan27

    Chuck Schumer To Vote Against Rex Tillerson For Secretary Of State

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that he plans to vote against former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. “I will oppose his nomination, and I encourage the full Senate to do the same,” Schumer said in a statement released shortly before President Donald Trump was scheduled to speak to Russian President Vladimir...

    McCain to Trump: I will work to ‘codify sanctions against Russia into law’ if you try to lift them
    Jan27

    McCain to Trump: I will work to ‘codify sanctions against Russia into law’ if you try to lift them

    Thomson ReutersArizona Senator John McCain released a statement on Friday about President Donald Trump’s planned phone call with Vladimir Putin, advising Trump to “put an end to speculation” that sanctions on Russia will be lifted. Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Friday that removing US sanctions on Russia...

    Ukraine upgraded in yearly graft ranking on back of e-declarations
    Jan27

    Ukraine upgraded in yearly graft ranking on back of e-declarations

    KYIV – Ukraine slightly improved on the yearly corruption index compiled by Transparency International, placing in the 26th percentile alongside regional peers Russia and Kazakhstan. The Berlin-based corruption watchdog said Ukraine ranked 131st out of 176 countries last year, a minor improvement over the previous year when it ranked 130 out of...

    Ukrainian contingent in Women’s March raises issue of Trump-Putin connection
    Jan27

    Ukrainian contingent in Women’s March raises issue of Trump-Putin connection

    PHILADELPHIA – A Ukrainian contingent at the January 21 Women’s March on Philadelphia gave voice to the concerns of Ukrainians and Ukrainian Americans following the presidential inauguration, in particular the relationship with Russia. The event was one of 600-plus protests around the world affiliated with the Women’s March on...

    McCain Vows To Cement Sanctions Against Russia If Trump Tries To Lift Them
    Jan27

    McCain Vows To Cement Sanctions Against Russia If Trump Tries To Lift Them

    U.S. Senator John McCain says he will pursue legislation that would cement sanctions against Russia into law if President Donald Trump decides to lift them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Petro Matiaszek: promoting Ukraine via “honest dialogue” with investors
    Jan27

    Petro Matiaszek: promoting Ukraine via “honest dialogue” with investors

    KYIV – Petro Matiaszek prefers “government relations and communications” to the streetwise adage of “fixer” to describe his 23-year illustrious role in Ukraine. For nearly two decades, the New York Law School graduate has smoothly navigated among the three sectors of society – public, private and civil society – with such fluidity that he could...