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    US Begins Russia Drawdown After Kremlin Retaliates for Sanctions
    Aug02

    US Begins Russia Drawdown After Kremlin Retaliates for Sanctions

    The United States began removing furniture and equipment from a diplomatic property in Moscow on Tuesday in the first sign of compliance with a Kremlin order to slash its presence in Russia as retaliation for new U.S. sanctions. President Vladimir Putin has ordered the United States to cut around 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia by...

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 1
    Aug02

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 1

    Macedonia and neighboring Bulgaria signed a historic friendship agreement designed to dampen a historic rivalry in their region that is still at odds over old ethnic and territorial disputes. The deal, in which both countries renounced territorial claims against each other and Bulgaria commits to backing its smaller neighbor’s bids to join...

    Pentagon and State Department propose plan to arm Ukraine
    Aug02

    Pentagon and State Department propose plan to arm Ukraine

    The proposed transfer comes as fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists has increased in recent days. …read more Source: Toronto...

    WH press secretary says Trump ‘weighed in’ on misleading response to Don Jr.’s Russia meeting
    Aug01

    WH press secretary says Trump ‘weighed in’ on misleading response to Don Jr.’s Russia meeting

    In direct contradiction with Donald Trump’s own lawyer, Donald Trump’s White House press secretary said Tuesday that Trump “weighed in” on the original statement released in response to a New York Times story about Don Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the campaign....

    Pence says US backs Georgia in NATO over Russian objection
    Aug01

    Pence says US backs Georgia in NATO over Russian objection

    TBILISI, Georgia — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. “strongly” supports Georgia’s ambition of joining NATO, even as Russia remains hostile to the military alliance expanding its influence in Moscow’s former Soviet backyard. “We see Georgia as a key strategic partner and stand by your territorial integrity and your aspirations...

    WH press secretary says Trump ‘weighed in’ on misleading response to Don Jr.’s Russia meeting

    In direct contradiction with Donald Trump’s own lawyer, Donald Trump’s White House press secretary said Tuesday that Trump “weighed in” on the original statement released in response to a New York Times story about Don Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the campaign....

    Huckabee Sanders Blasts Media for ‘Misleading’ Russia Coverage
    Aug01

    Huckabee Sanders Blasts Media for ‘Misleading’ Russia Coverage

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lambasted the media on Tuesday for being “misleading” with their “false narrative” about Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign. A reporter asked Sanders about the letter in which Donald Trump, Jr. disclosed information about his meeting in June...

    In Georgia, Pence Assures Eastern Europe of US Backing
    Aug01

    In Georgia, Pence Assures Eastern Europe of US Backing

    On the latest leg of his first official tour of Eastern Europe, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured regional allies the United States will stand by their side. Facing a crowd of Georgian and international journalists at government offices in Tbilisi, Pence, standing alongside his host, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, said America...

    Ukrainian ‘Hero’ Pilot In Social-Media Squall Over Facebook Photos Of Russia’s Lavrov
    Aug01

    Ukrainian ‘Hero’ Pilot In Social-Media Squall Over Facebook Photos Of Russia’s Lavrov

    A social-media storm has erupted over a Ukrainian commercial pilot feted as a hero for a difficult landing of a damaged plane after Internet users found a photograph of Russia’s foreign minister on his Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Macron Factor
    Aug01

    The Macron Factor

    The rollercoaster electoral cycle that the French have endured for about a year under the scrutiny of the international media has finally come to an end, producing the swiftest and most thorough transformation of the French national political landscape since the beginning of the Fifth Republic nearly sixty years ago. It also holds the promise of...