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    Ukraine President Calls for Sustained US Sanctions on Russia
    Jan25

    Ukraine President Calls for Sustained US Sanctions on Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday called on world powers to maintain sanctions against Russia, apparently in response to comments by President Donald Trump that indicated a U.S. willingness to ease the longstanding restrictions. Earlier this month, Trump told The Wall Street Journal he would consider lifting some sanctions if Moscow...

    NATO, Pentagon Chiefs Discuss Military Budgets, Terrorism
    Jan24

    NATO, Pentagon Chiefs Discuss Military Budgets, Terrorism

    NATO’s chief and new U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis have discussed military spending and combating terrorism, the source of criticism of the alliance by President Donald Trump. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s office said Tuesday that the two men “agreed on the fundamental and enduring value of NATO for the...

    Britain’s Leader Faces Difficult Balancing Act When Meeting Trump
    Jan23

    Britain’s Leader Faces Difficult Balancing Act When Meeting Trump

    Britain’s power since 1945 has depended on hugging the United States as hard as it can — the trans-Atlantic partnership between Washington and London has magnified Britain’s global clout. The country’s politicians and press fret when there’s any perceived chill. Comparisons are made inevitably to the strength of the...

    Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties
    Jan23

    Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his right-liberal People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy ran a full page newspaper advertisement Monday calling for people to “act normal or leave” the Netherlands if they do not like the country and its values. The message is seen by critics as targeted at Dutch citizens of a non-Western...

    Russia PM Calls Idea US Will Lift Sanctions Soon ‘Illusion’
    Jan22

    Russia PM Calls Idea US Will Lift Sanctions Soon ‘Illusion’

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west’s sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place “for a long time” despite expectations Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow. Medvedev told members of the ruling United Russia party on Sunday that...

    Kremlin Hopes for Rapport With US, But Differences to Stay
    Jan21

    Kremlin Hopes for Rapport With US, But Differences to Stay

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump’s administration in comments broadcast Saturday, but warned that differences will remain. Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with state Rossiya television that it would be an “illusion” to expect that U.S.-Russian relations...

    Kremlin Hopes for Rapport With US, But Differences to Stay
    Jan21

    Kremlin Hopes for Rapport With US, But Differences to Stay

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump’s administration in comments broadcast Saturday, but warned that differences will remain. Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with state Rossiya television that it would be an “illusion” to expect that U.S.-Russian relations...

    British Remain Uneasy About New US President
    Jan20

    British Remain Uneasy About New US President

    By the historic standards of the world’s oldest debating society, it was a subdued affair. The formal motion was, “This House Welcomes the End of American Hegemony.” But it could have been reworded easily, “Will the Inauguration of Donald Trump Mark the End of America’s Global Leadership?” That was the question at the heart of what...

    Russians Celebrate Trump Inauguration as Turning Point But Analysts Cautious
    Jan20

    Russians Celebrate Trump Inauguration as Turning Point But Analysts Cautious

    The night before Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, a group of Russians and foreigners celebrated at a bar in central Moscow. Over food, drinks and musical performances, some went as far as singing Trump’s praises. “Trump, is unbelievable. Trump is a superman,” said Russian singer Willi Tokarev as...

    Russian Business World Hopes for Relief From Trump
    Jan19

    Russian Business World Hopes for Relief From Trump

    Few people are more eager for Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia. Hacking scandals? They expect that to blow over. Conflict in Ukraine? An artificial problem invented by Barack Obama, they argue. Russian magnates and American investors alike are anticipating a Trump administration that removes...

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