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    Vladimir Putin signs order for Russia to recognize documents issued by separatist rebels in Ukraine
    Feb18

    Vladimir Putin signs order for Russia to recognize documents issued by separatist rebels in Ukraine

    The order effectively means that Russia is recognizing the rebel authorities and is abandoning a two-year-old stalemated plan to end the war between the government and the separatists …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Donald Trump Is the Bizarro Noam Chomsky
    Feb18

    Donald Trump Is the Bizarro 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...

    ‘Before, Putin Was Unpredictable; Now It’s Trump’
    Feb18

    ‘Before, Putin Was Unpredictable; Now It’s Trump’

    Well, that didn’t last long. As President Donald Trump wrapped up his fourth week in office, the romance between him and Russian president Vladimir Putin seemed to have cooled suddenly. The week began with the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn amid revelations that he lied about his phone calls to the Russian...

    Russia Now Recognizes Ukrainian Rebel Documents, Passports
    Feb18

    Russia Now Recognizes Ukrainian Rebel Documents, Passports

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order for Russia to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine.The signing, announced by the Kremlin on Saturday, brought sharp criticism from Ukrainian officials…. …read more Source:...

    Pence to Europe: We’re still with you
    Feb18

    Pence to Europe: We’re still with you

    Vice President Mike Pence delivered assurances to European leaders Saturday that the United States is not withdrawing from the world stage under the rule of an “America First” president.“Today, on behalf of President Trump, I bring you this assurance: The United States of America strongly supports NATO and will be unwavering in our commitment to...

    America comes in third: Trump’s foreign policy is looking more and more like “China First,” “Russia Second”
    Feb18

    America comes in third: Trump’s foreign policy is looking more and more like “China First,” “Russia Second”

    Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Maxim Shipenkov/Christopher Aluka Berry/Photo montage by Salon) If there’s a single consistent aspect to Donald Trump’s strategic vision, it’s this: U.S. foreign policy should always be governed by the simple principle of “America First,” with this country’s vital interests...

    Merkel, Pence Vow Strong NATO Support
    Feb18

    Merkel, Pence Vow Strong NATO Support

    While German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed that European nations strengthen their multilateral ties, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised NATO but made no mention of the European Union, fueling concerns about America’s new approach to international affairs. At the Munich Security Conference Saturday, Merkel delivered a speech...

    Poroshenko Received ‘Very Strong Message Supporting Ukraine’ From Top U.S. Officials
    Feb18

    Poroshenko Received ‘Very Strong Message Supporting Ukraine’ From Top U.S. Officials

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he received a “very strong message supporting Ukraine” in a meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and recent talks with other top U.S. officials. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Signs Decree Temporarily Recognizing Passports Issued By Separatists In Ukraine
    Feb18

    Putin Signs Decree Temporarily Recognizing Passports Issued By Separatists In Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree temporarily recognizing identification documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia now recognizes Ukrainian rebel documents, passports
    Feb18

    Russia now recognizes Ukrainian rebel documents, passports

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order for Russia to recognize passports and other documents issued by separatist rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...