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    Russia Cautious on Flynn Resignation, Dismisses Tougher Ukraine Line
    Feb17

    Russia Cautious on Flynn Resignation, Dismisses Tougher Ukraine Line

    Russia reacted defensively and cautiously after the resignation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, considered among the most Kremlin-friendly in the new administration.Trump’s tougher stance on Crimea this week also ruffled feathers in Russia.VOA’s Moscow correspondent Daniel Schearf...

    Pentagon Chief Rules Out US-Russia Military Collaboration
    Feb16

    Pentagon Chief Rules Out US-Russia Military Collaboration

    At a meeting of NATO members in Brussels Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis ruled out any military collaboration between the United States and Russia because current conditions are not ideal. “We are not in a position right now to collaborate on a military level,” Mattis said at a news conference at NATO headquarters....

    Pentagon Chief Rules Out US-Russia Military Collaboration
    Feb16

    Pentagon Chief Rules Out US-Russia Military Collaboration

    At a meeting of NATO members in Brussels Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis ruled out any military collaboration between the United States and Russia because current conditions are not ideal. “We are not in a position right now to collaborate on a military level,” Mattis said at a news conference at NATO headquarters....

    Tillerson: US-Russia Cooperation Possible if Certain Conditions Met
    Feb16

    Tillerson: US-Russia Cooperation Possible if Certain Conditions Met

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington could collaborate with Moscow under certain circumstances. “As we search for new common ground, we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine,” Tillerson said in Bonn, where foreign ministers of the G-20 nations are...

    Mattis: US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily with Russia
    Feb16

    Mattis: US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily with Russia

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is not ready to collaborate militarily with Russia, appearing to close the door for now on any effort to work more with Moscow in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria. Mattis says the U.S. will continue to engage politically with Russian President Vladmir Putin’s government to try to...

    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision
    Feb16

    Pence’s Mission in Europe: Clarify Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence heads to Europe this week to meet with allies seeking clarity on the Trump administration’s foreign policy strategy and its stance toward Russia after the resignation of the top White House national security aide. Pence, who has hewn more closely to Republican orthodoxy than his boss President Donald Trump,...

    Montenegro Parliament Strips Opposition Leader of Immunity
    Feb16

    Montenegro Parliament Strips Opposition Leader of Immunity

    Montenegro’s parliament voted on Wednesday to strip an opposition leader of immunity, paving the way for the public prosecutor to question him as part of an investigation into an alleged Russian-backed plot to overthrow the government. On election day last October, authorities arrested 20 people accused of planning armed attacks against...

    Trump Defends National Security Adviser He Ousted
    Feb16

    Trump Defends National Security Adviser He Ousted

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday staunchly defended the national security adviser he ousted earlier this week, saying Michael Flynn was the victim of illegal leaks from the country’s intelligence community detailing his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to Washington and had been “treated very, very unfairly by the...

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election
    Feb15

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election

    French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country’s presidential race, notably to protect against hacking. Hollande’s order came after the campaign of centrist Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of trying to sway the April 23-May 7 election. Hollande asked top security officials Wednesday to...

    Russia Dismisses Reports of Contacts With Trump Campaign Before Election
    Feb15

    Russia Dismisses Reports of Contacts With Trump Campaign Before Election

    Russia on Wednesday dismissed a New York Times report that members of U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and other associates were in contact with senior Russian intelligence officials ahead of the November U.S. election. The Times cited four current and former U.S. officials saying law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted...

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