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    Georgia Mulls Expedited NATO Membership Strategy
    Mar09

    Georgia Mulls Expedited NATO Membership Strategy

    Georgian legislators in Tbilisi are mulling an expedited North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership strategy following nearly a decade of frustrated efforts to join the military alliance. NATO leaders pledged in 2008 to secure membership for Georgia and Ukraine but stopped short of granting the former Soviet republics Membership Action...

    Europe Split on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline as US Warns Against Dependence on Russian Gas
    Mar08

    Europe Split on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline as US Warns Against Dependence on Russian Gas

    A number of eastern European states have ramped up their opposition to a new gas pipeline linking Russia with Germany. The Nord Stream 2 project will bring Russian gas directly to Western Europe, but critics say it will increase dependence on Russia and enrich its state-owned energy firms, at a time when Moscow stands accused of undermining...

    Britain Weighing Its Options in Poisoning of Russians
    Mar08

    Britain Weighing Its Options in Poisoning of Russians

    The tip-off came from the British government itself that Downing Street had no stomach for a fight over Ukraine and Russia’s takeover of Crimea. Four years ago when the European Union and the United States were bracing themselves to punish Russia and were debating what sanctions to impose, a British official allowed a note detailing the...

    Putin Praises Trump, Says US Political System Eating Itself
    Mar08

    Putin Praises Trump, Says US Political System Eating Itself

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, interviewed by Russian state television, lavished praise on President Donald Trump but added that he was sorely disappointed with the U.S. political system, saying that it has been “eating itself up.” Speaking in a series of interviews that were included in a documentary released Wednesday, Putin...

    Kremlin Ties of Italy’s Populists Prompts US Alarm
    Mar06

    Kremlin Ties of Italy’s Populists Prompts US Alarm

    U.S. officials are scrambling to assess how this past Sunday’s Italian election results may impact future relations between Rome and Washington. The prospects of euro-skeptic populist parties that have strong ideological ties with the Kremlin forming Italy’s next government or dominating a broader governing arrangement has prompted...

    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List
    Jan31

    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List

    Russian officials from President Vladimir Putin on down have denounced the United States’ publication of the so-called “Putin list” – a U.S. Treasury-issued registry of 210 Russians identified as close to the Russian leader – under a new sanctions law tied to allegations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 U.S....

    Sources: Russian Spy Chief Met US Officials in US Last Week 
    Jan31

    Sources: Russian Spy Chief Met US Officials in US Last Week 

    Russia’s foreign spy chief, who is under U.S. sanctions, met last week outside Washington with U.S. intelligence officials, two U.S. sources said, confirming a disclosure that intensified political infighting over probes into Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Sergey Naryshkin, head of the Russian service known by...

    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List
    Jan31

    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List

    Russian officials from President Vladimir Putin on down have denounced the United States’ publication of the so-called “Putin list” – a U.S. Treasury-issued registry of 210 Russians identified as close to the Russian leader – under a new sanctions law tied to allegations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 U.S....

    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader
    Jan06

    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader

    Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ruling barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running in the March presidential election. The high court upheld the Central Election Commission’s decision banning Navalny from running because of his conviction on criminal charges. Navalny and his followers say those charges were politically...

    UN Security Council Welcomes 6 New Members     
    Jan02

    UN Security Council Welcomes 6 New Members     

    The U.N. Security Council has welcomed six new non-permanent members — Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, and Poland. The six new countries, voted on by the 193-member General assembly for two-year terms, will have a strong voice in matters dealing with international peace and security during their time on the...

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