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Section: US & Canada

    Montenegro Tests U.S. Foreign Policy Independence
    Jan27

    Montenegro Tests U.S. Foreign Policy Independence

    It is not often that the relationship with a country whose population is smaller than that of Washington, D.C. serves as a litmus test of American foreign policy. That, however, is exactly the case regarding the pending U.S. Senate approval of Montenegro’s joining NATO. In May 2016 after the little Balkan country had successfully fulfilled...

    Former Separatist Leader From Luhansk Reportedly Dies In Russia
    Jan27

    Former Separatist Leader From Luhansk Reportedly Dies In Russia

    Russian media reports say a former leader of Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s Luhansk region has died in Russia at the age of 46. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump ducks question on lifting Russia sanctions
    Jan27

    Trump ducks question on lifting Russia sanctions

    A day ahead of his first phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump wouldn’t say Friday whether he favors lifting sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and meddling in the U.S. presidential election. At his first news conference, Mr. Trump said it was “very early to … …read more Source: The...

    Britain’s May Says Trump Backs NATO ‘100 Percent’
    Jan27

    Britain’s May Says Trump Backs NATO ‘100 Percent’

    British Prime Minister Theresa May says U.S. President Donald Trump stands fully behind NATO, an alliance whose usefulness he has previously questioned. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    GOP Senators Warn Trump Against Lifting Sanctions on Russia
    Jan27

    GOP Senators Warn Trump Against Lifting Sanctions on Russia

    Republican senators warned President Donald Trump on Friday against lifting sanctions on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine, after a top White House adviser indicated it would be up for discussion. Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) said he was “deeply concerned” that sanctions on Russia could be lifted, urging Trump to “reject this course of...

    Trump, May Stress Common Interests, Values
    Jan27

    Trump, May Stress Common Interests, Values

    In his first meeting with a foreign leader, President Donald Trump spoke of the two nations’ “special relationship,” and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed, mentioning common economic interests and shared values, but pointedly saying the new president had pledged he is “100 percent” behind NATO. Trump has...

    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...

    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...

    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...