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    US Raises Prospect of Trump-Putin Meeting at the White House
    Apr03

    US Raises Prospect of Trump-Putin Meeting at the White House

    The Trump administration says it is amenable to a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising the prospect of the Russian president’s first Washington visit in more than a decade even as relations between the two powers have eroded. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said...

    Trump to Meet Baltic Leaders as Tension with Russia Escalates
    Apr03

    Trump to Meet Baltic Leaders as Tension with Russia Escalates

    U.S. President Donald Trump and leaders of Baltic states are set to discuss how to strengthen security, business, trade, energy, and cultural partnerships between the United States and these three NATO allies when they meet Tuesday at the White House. The White House says Trump and the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will also highlight...

    Lithuanian bill would ban books critical of the country

    (JTA) — The Lithuanian parliament is preparing to vote on a government-sponsored bill that would ban selling material that “distorts historical facts” about the nation. The bill, which Economy Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius submitted Monday, is widely seen as a response to the controversy in Lithuania around the publication of a 2016 book about...

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government
    Apr03

    Mueller authorized by DOJ to investigate alleged Manafort collusion with Russian government

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was “colluding with Russian government officials” to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, prosecutors in the...

    Prosecutors Reveal DOJ Gave Mueller Power To Probe Manafort Ukraine Ties
    Apr03

    Prosecutors Reveal DOJ Gave Mueller Power To Probe Manafort Ukraine Ties

    In a federal court filing submitted Monday night, prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller revealed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Mueller the specific authority to investigate former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s work for Ukrainian officials and his time in the Trump campaign.The revelation came in the...

    US raises prospect of Trump-Putin meeting at the White House
    Apr03

    US raises prospect of Trump-Putin meeting at the White House

    WASHINGTON DC — The Trump administration says it is amenable to a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising the prospect of the Russian president’s first Washington visit in more than a decade even as relations between the two powers have eroded. White House press secretary Sarah...

    Could Russian Naval Aviators Soon Train on China’s Aircraft Carrier?
    Apr03

    Could Russian Naval Aviators Soon Train on China’s Aircraft Carrier?

    Dave Majumdar Security, It seems very likely. Here’s why. As the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov enters into dry dock for overhaul, Moscow’s naval aviators could find themselves training onboard the Chinese carrier Liaoning. According to Chinese media reports—and noted by Russian defense experts—the two sides are currently...

    Trump to Host Baltic Summit as Tensions With Russia Rise
    Apr02

    Trump to Host Baltic Summit as Tensions With Russia Rise

    The U.S. relationship with fellow NATO members comes under scrutiny again this week as U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a Baltic Summit at the White House on Tuesday. According to a White House statement, Trump and President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia, President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania are set...

    Russia’s digital warfare has put Western democracies in the crosshairs
    Apr02

    Russia’s digital warfare has put Western democracies in the crosshairs

    Lisa Shymko is a Canadian political scientist, journalist, and international affairs analyst who serves on the boards of several Canadian non-governmental organizations. She has advised successive Canadian governments on foreign policy vis-à-vis Russia and the former Soviet Union, and was part of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s delegation...

    Trump’s Russia policy is an incoherent mess
    Apr02

    Trump’s Russia policy is an incoherent mess

    On Russia, it’s Trump versus the Trump administration. On March 20, 16 days after Russia operatives poisoned an ex-spy and his daughter near the homes in the UK, President Trump called Vladimir Putin. It wasn’t to tell the Russian strongman that he’d crossed a line, or to promise swift retribution if Moscow used a deadly nerve...