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    US Signs Defense Pacts With Baltic States, but NATO Allies Wary of Trump Era
    Jan19

    US Signs Defense Pacts With Baltic States, but NATO Allies Wary of Trump Era

    The United States has signed defense cooperation agreements with Lithuania and Estonia, formalizing the deployment of thousands of troops to bolster NATO defenses in the face of a Russian threat of aggression. The agreements, signed Tuesday, will regulate the legal status of U.S. armed forces in the two Baltic states and are part of the biggest...

    Biden: Russian Attempts to Influence Elections ‘Will Occur Again’
    Jan18

    Biden: Russian Attempts to Influence Elections ‘Will Occur Again’

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned European nations Wednesday to be ready for Russia to try to influence their elections in the same way that U.S. intelligence agencies say they are certain Russia did in the November vote that is bringing Donald Trump to office this week. “With many countries in Europe slated to hold elections this year,...

    Presidential Adviser: Poland Should Increase Military Ties with US
    Jan18

    Presidential Adviser: Poland Should Increase Military Ties with US

    Poland should increase its military cooperation with the United States, a senior adviser to the Polish president said. Krzysztof Szczerski, President Andrzej Duda’s top foreign policy adviser, was speaking days before the new U.S. administration that has signaled a friendlier approach to Russia takes power in Washington. Szczerski also...

    Envoy to UN Calls Russia Threat to US and World Order
    Jan18

    Envoy to UN Calls Russia Threat to US and World Order

    In a parting shot to Moscow and a warning to America three days before leaving her post, the U.S. top envoy at the United Nations said Russia is “a major threat facing our great nation.” Ambassador Samantha Power, without naming Donald Trump, chastised the president-elect for casting “doubt on a unanimous, well-documented...

    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad
    Jan18

    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad

    Lithuania plans to build a two-meter-high wire fence along its border with the Russian region of Kaliningrad, its interior minister said Tuesday, amid continued tensions between Moscow and the Baltic states, which are members of NATO. Eimutis Misiunas acknowledged that such a fence would provide little defense against a full-blown military...

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact
    Jan18

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact

    Moldova may scrap a trade agreement with the European Union after the country’s next parliamentary election, President Igor Dodon said Tuesday during his first state visit to Russia. Speaking in Moscow at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dodon said it was “curious” that Moldova’s trade turnover with...

    Rattled Europe Debates How Best to Approach Trump
    Jan17

    Rattled Europe Debates How Best to Approach Trump

    European governments struggled Tuesday to assess whether outspoken remarks by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, made in a weekend interview with two European newspapers, will be translated into new policies. European leaders had hoped that as Trump’s inauguration approached, the president-elect would tone down his campaign-trail criticism...

    Putin Accuses Obama Administration of Trying to Undermine Trump
    Jan17

    Putin Accuses Obama Administration of Trying to Undermine Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations. Putin, speaking at a news conference Tuesday, described a dossier on Trump as part of efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to “undermine the legitimacy of the...

    In UN Lawsuit, Ukraine Demands Russia End Support for Separatists
    Jan17

    In UN Lawsuit, Ukraine Demands Russia End Support for Separatists

    Ukraine filed a lawsuit at the United Nations’ highest court demanding that Russia immediately halt its support for pro-Moscow separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry accused Russia of “acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its unlawful aggression” in the filing to the...

    Prospect of Warming US-Russia Ties Worries China
    Jan17

    Prospect of Warming US-Russia Ties Worries China

    President-elect Donald Trump’s hints ties with Moscow could improve after he assumes office has been a source of controversy and heated debate in the United States. And that is unlikely to go away after his inauguration later this week. Across the Pacific, in China, it is an increasing source of hand-wringing and worry for Chinese officials...

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