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    Theresa May says Trump ‘100 per cent’ behind NATO
    Jan28

    Theresa May says Trump ‘100 per cent’ behind NATO

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared chummy as they faced a curious world together for the first time Friday, pledging allegiance to the special relationship between their countries while trying to mask stark differences on some major issues. It was Trump’s first White House meeting with a...

    Republicans Have a Warning for President Trump: Don’t Play Nice With Russia
    Jan28

    Republicans Have a Warning for President Trump: Don’t Play Nice With Russia

    (WASHINGTON) — A day ahead of President Donald Trump’s weekend call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fight within the Republican Party over the direction of U.S. policy toward Moscow intensified. Trump, who has said he wants a better relationship with Russia, was noncommittal on Friday about whether he was considering lifting U.S....

    Putin consults his Security Council before talking to Trump
    Jan28

    Putin consults his Security Council before talking to Trump

    Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Friday that U.S. sanctions against Russia and other issues would be on the table during his conversation with Putin set for Saturday. Conway also said Trump will be receptive if the Russian leader wants to have a serious conversation about how to defeat...

    McConnell to Trump: Do not lift sanctions on Russia
    Jan27

    McConnell to Trump: Do not lift sanctions on Russia

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is drawing a hard line against easing U.S. sanctions against Russia, issuing a stern warning on the eve of President Donald Trump’s first official communication with Russian leader Vladimir Putin since he was formally inaugurated last week. “I’m against lifting any sanctions on the Russians....

    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 won’t kill speculation on lifting Russia sanctions
    Jan27

    Trump won’t kill speculation on lifting Russia sanctions

    President Donald Trump on Friday left the door open to lifting sanctions against Russia. “Well, I hear a call was set up,” Trump told reporters at bilateral news conference alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May, indicating that he was unaware of his upcoming call with Russian President Vladimir Putin this weekend. “We’ll see what...

    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...

    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...

    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...