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    Polish Leader Welcomes NATO Troops, Hails ‘Historic Moment’
    Apr14

    Polish Leader Welcomes NATO Troops, Hails ‘Historic Moment’

    Polish leaders welcomed a new multinational NATO battalion to Poland on Thursday, with the president calling it “a historic moment for my country.” The near-permanent deployment of a NATO battalion under U.S. command marks the first time NATO troops have been placed so close to Russian territory, a step the Kremlin denounces as a...

    Russia: ‘Too Early Yet’ to Know Whether Ties with US Will Improve
    Apr13

    Russia: ‘Too Early Yet’ to Know Whether Ties with US Will Improve

    The Kremlin says it is “too early yet” to know whether U.S. and Russian relations will improve after hours of contentious talks Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday the tone of the Moscow meetings had...

    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant
    Apr12

    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant

    Russia is struggling to source gas turbines for two new power plants it is building in Crimea, Russian Energy Ministry Alexander Novak said Wednesday. European Union sanctions bar European individuals and companies from providing energy technology to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The Black Sea peninsula has suffered...

    No Sanctions in Hand, Tillerson Heads into Moscow Meetings
    Apr12

    No Sanctions in Hand, Tillerson Heads into Moscow Meetings

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to meet Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a focus on Syria, Ukraine and U.S.-Russia relations. Tillerson arrived in Moscow with less ammunition than Washington and London had hoped he would have in his bid to convince Russia to abandon Syrian President Bashar al Assad. But he...

    Tillerson Heads to Russia as Relations Dip Over Syria Attacks
    Apr11

    Tillerson Heads to Russia as Relations Dip Over Syria Attacks

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Moscow for talks Wednesday with Russian leaders amid a spike in tensions over attacks in Syria. Tillerson accused Moscow of complicity or incompetence in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians, while Russia called the U.S. response, a missile...

    Belarus Crackdown Throws US Sanctions Relief in Doubt
    Apr11

    Belarus Crackdown Throws US Sanctions Relief in Doubt

    The Trump administration must decide by the end of this month whether to grant Belarus continued relief from U.S. economic sanctions despite a stiff government crackdown on street demonstrations last month. The renewal decision is considered a low-level priority for the administration, which is facing bigger questions about U.S. relations with...

    Hungarian President Signs New Law Threatening Soros University
    Apr11

    Hungarian President Signs New Law Threatening Soros University

    Hungary’s right-wing president has signed controversial legislation on foreign universities that critics warn could force the closure of a top international institution founded by U.S. financier George Soros. The approval Monday by President Janos Ader came less than a day after tens of thousands of protesters rallied in central Budapest...

    Tillerson Vows New Commitment to Protect Civilians Worldwide
    Apr10

    Tillerson Vows New Commitment to Protect Civilians Worldwide

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, looking to rally world leaders in support of last week’s U.S. missile attack on Syria, Monday promised a new U.S. commitment to facing the world’s aggressors who attack their citizens. Tillerson joined other G-7 foreign ministers meeting in Italy in laying a wreath at a Tuscan village where Nazis...

    In Tillerson’s First G-7 Talks, a Focus on Familiar Unresolved Conflicts
    Apr10

    In Tillerson’s First G-7 Talks, a Focus on Familiar Unresolved Conflicts

    Diplomats from world powers have spent the past few years trying to figure out how to address the conflict in Syria, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and Russia’s actions in its neighborhood and abroad. Those issues remain a key focus this week, some with a renewed sense of urgency, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with...

    Tillerson Heads to Moscow Days After US Missile Strikes in Syria Anger Russia
    Apr10

    Tillerson Heads to Moscow Days After US Missile Strikes in Syria Anger Russia

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Moscow on April 12, just days after the United States launched missile strikes on a Syrian airbase in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed civilians. Officials say the top U.S. diplomat will urge Russia to rethink its continued support for the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad....

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