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    European Parliament Committee Backs Georgia Visa-Free Travel
    Jan12

    European Parliament Committee Backs Georgia Visa-Free Travel

    The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee voted overwhelmingly for visa liberalization for Georgia to the EU’s Schengen zone. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Vice President To Make Final Ukraine Visit
    Jan12

    U.S. Vice President To Make Final Ukraine Visit

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine for talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on January 15. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat
    Jan12

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday stressed mutual respect and cooperation with the U.S. in response to tough talk from Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, who said the administration would block Chinese access to its fortified man-made islands in the South China Sea. The former Exxon Mobil CEO also accused Beijing of “declaring...

    Pompeo expected to be grilled on CIA independence
    Jan12

    Pompeo expected to be grilled on CIA independence

    As Rep. Mike Pompeo appears at his confirmation hearing for CIA director Thursday, senators will be taking measure of his skills as a peacemaker.At issue is not Pompeo’s ability to help resolve global conflicts, but whether he can end the ongoing war of words between his boss and the vaunted U.S. spy agency.The conservative Kansas lawmaker...

    Lack of Diplomacy No Barrier for Canada’s New Top Diplomat Chrystia Freeland
    Jan12

    Lack of Diplomacy No Barrier for Canada’s New Top Diplomat Chrystia Freeland

    OTTAWA—At a glance, Chrystia Freeland’s background in deconstructing the world’s super-wealthy and pugnaciously critiquing Russia’s president wouldn’t appear to be an ideal resume for the job as Canada’s top diplomat dealing with Donald Trump’s White House. But as the former journalist was elevated to the post...

    Trump’s pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow
    Jan12

    Trump’s pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow

    FILE – In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump selected Tillerson to lead the State Department on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)...

    Rex Tillerson Says China Should Be Denied Access to Islands in the South China Sea
    Jan12

    Rex Tillerson Says China Should Be Denied Access to Islands in the South China Sea

    (WASHINGTON) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing on Wednesday, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea. In comments expected to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his confirmation hearing...

    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote
    Jan12

    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote

    Soon after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, left the hot seat in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearings, the committee voted in a business meeting to advance Montenegro’s bid to join NATO to the Senate floor. In December, the Senate failed to approve the treaty...

    The top takeaways from Tillerson’s rocky Hill performance
    Jan12

    The top takeaways from Tillerson’s rocky Hill performance

    Rex Tillerson will only need Republican votes to become secretary of state — and the GOP was largely kind to him during Wednesday’s audition to be Donald Trump’s top diplomat.Everyone, that is, except for Marco Rubio. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is narrowly divided, with the GOP holding just a one-seat advantage. And most...

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag
    Jan12

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag

    Nolan Peterson Security, Ammo seems to be the problem. KYIV, Ukraine—Kalashnikov assault rifles are among the most iconic symbols of the Soviet military. Weapons such as the AK-47, the AKM, the AK-74, and the AK-103 are ubiquitous reminders of the Red Army’s legacy among the modern militaries of former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet...