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    Anxious European leaders seek an early audience with Trump
    Jan18

    Anxious European leaders seek an early audience with Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — European leaders, anxious over Donald Trump’s unpredictability and kind words for the Kremlin, are scrambling to get face time with the new American president before he can meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose provocations have set the continent on edge. One leader has raised with Trump the prospect of a...

    Haley on Russia: I don’t think we can trust them
    Jan18

    Haley on Russia: I don’t think we can trust them

    Sen. Ben Cardin asked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley about Russia during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She answered that “we have to be cautious” and also said she sees Crimea as part of Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Nikki Haley breaks with Trump on Russia
    Jan18

    Nikki Haley breaks with Trump on Russia

    Another one of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees has broken with him on how to deal with Russia — to a degree, anyway.South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told senators reviewing her nomination for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations that the United States must push back against Russia’s attempts to flex its muscles in...

    Russia Investigating Ex-Teacher Who Wrote Pro-Ukraine Poetry
    Jan18

    Russia Investigating Ex-Teacher Who Wrote Pro-Ukraine Poetry

    Russian authorities have launched a fresh investigation targeting a former teacher in Russia’s western region of Oryol who was convicted of inciting ethnic hatred and sacked from his job for writing a pro-Ukraine poem. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Haley Affirms: Russia Committed War Crimes in Syria
    Jan18

    Haley Affirms: Russia Committed War Crimes in Syria

    Russia committed war crimes in Syria and violated the international order with its annexation of Crimea, the president-elect’s pick for United Nations ambassador affirmed Wednesday. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley appeared to take a tougher line on Russia than President-elect Donald Trump, who has said that he will mend relations with...

    Obama’s presidency saw the end of American power
    Jan18

    Obama’s presidency saw the end of American power

    “Yes, we can,” they chanted in unison. To hear Barack Obama speak, or just to catch a glimpse of him, roughly 200,000 people had turned out that day, July 24, 2008, filling the broad, tree-lined avenue of Strasse des 17 Juni, in Berlin’s glorious Tiergarten Park. It was an audience three times the size of any crowd Obama had drawn back in...

    Report: Nikki Haley will question why the US funds the UN during Senate hearing
    Jan18

    Report: Nikki Haley will question why the US funds the UN during Senate hearing

    President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for United Nations ambassador, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, will reportedly question if the funding the United States provides to the international body each year is worth it during her opening statements at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday. According to documents obtained by CNN, Haley...

    Nikki Haley Breaks With Trump On Russia And Muslim Registry
    Jan18

    Nikki Haley Breaks With Trump On Russia And Muslim Registry

    WASHINGTON ― South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told a Senate hearing Wednesday that she opposes two of Trump’s most controversial positions: his determination to build a partnership with Russia and his support for a registry of Muslims in the...

    The Scary Reasons NATO (and the World) Should Fear Russia’s Nuclear Weapons
    Jan18

    The Scary Reasons NATO (and the World) Should Fear Russia’s Nuclear Weapons

    Malcolm Davis Security, Europe Moscow’s nukes are getting a big upgrade…and more. Russia faces real challenges in sustaining its military modernization efforts, given low oil prices, Western sanctions and the cost of operations in Ukraine and Syria. Despite that, Moscow looks set to continue the program. At its heart is nuclear...

    The Real Meaning of Putin’s Press Conference
    Jan18

    The Real Meaning of Putin’s Press Conference

    You have to feel bad for the Moldovan president. The newly elected Igor Dodon had traveled to Moscow to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin for the first Russian-Moldovan bilateral meeting in nine years. Yet here he was, standing side by side with Putin, his hero and model for emulation, at a regal-looking press conference and some reporter has...