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    Defense Spending by European NATO Allies Inches up in 2016
    Mar13

    Defense Spending by European NATO Allies Inches up in 2016

    Defense spending by European NATO states inched up for the first time in seven years in 2016, the military alliance said on Monday, but still remained below the threshold the new U.S. President Donald Trump said was crucial to achieve. Trump made NATO states in Europe nervous when he criticized the alliance as “obsolete” during...

    Merkel Coming to Washington to Talk Trade, Russia Strategy
    Mar12

    Merkel Coming to Washington to Talk Trade, Russia Strategy

    U.S. President Donald Trump plans to quiz German Chancellor Angela Merkel about her experience dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the chancellor visits the White House Tuesday. A senior administration official said Friday Trump would be “very interested to get German Chancellor Merkel’s insights” as he prepares to engage the...

    Trump to Ask Merkel’s Advice on Putin, Ukraine – US Officials
    Mar10

    Trump to Ask Merkel’s Advice on Putin, Ukraine – US Officials

    President Donald Trump will ask Chancellor Angela Merkel for advice on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. officials said on Friday, as the U.S. and German leaders meet next week after sometimes pointed disagreements in recent months. Merkel will visit the White House on Tuesday for talks with Trump and a joint news conference...

    Czech President Zeman Tells Backers He Will Run for Second Term
    Mar10

    Czech President Zeman Tells Backers He Will Run for Second Term

    Czech President Milos Zeman told supporters on Thursday he would seek a second term in 2018, ending speculation over whether he would run again. Zeman, who has pushed for better ties with Russia and backed Donald Trump in the U.S. vote last year, announced his decision at an annual party at Prague Castle to celebrate the anniversary of his...

    Romania’s Health Care Exodus
    Mar10

    Romania’s Health Care Exodus

    Sonia Papiu started her first year of residency as a psychiatrist in the Romanian city of Cluj in January, but she plans to move abroad within the year, seeking better learning opportunities and hospital conditions. She will not be alone. “I don’t think any of my colleagues are planning to stay,” she said. “I think I could...

    Kremlin Denies Violating Nuclear Arms Pact With US
    Mar09

    Kremlin Denies Violating Nuclear Arms Pact With US

    The Kremlin on Thursday rejected U.S. claims of Russian violations of a landmark nuclear arms treaty, saying it has respected the pact and will continue to do so. The controversy over the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty adds another thorn in the side for U.S. President Donald Trump’s declared goal of improving ties with...

    US Accuses Russia of Deploying Missile in Violation of Arms Control Treaty
    Mar08

    US Accuses Russia of Deploying Missile in Violation of Arms Control Treaty

    The United States has publicly accused Russia for the first time of deploying a cruise missile in violation of a 30-year-old arms control agreement. Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman General Paul Selva confirmed on Capitol Hill the deployment of the land-based missile violates the “spirit and intent” of the 1987 Intermediate-range...

    Russia’s Hallowed October Revolution Now Seen as a ‘Communist Coup’
    Mar08

    Russia’s Hallowed October Revolution Now Seen as a ‘Communist Coup’

    For decades, the Soviet Union celebrated the October Revolution, which brought the communist Bolsheviks to power in Russia. Nowadays, there’s much less celebration. The October Revolution, which took place in November 1917 under the modern Gregorian calendar, led to the rise of the Soviet Union and created the world’s first communist...

    Ukraine Envoy: US Supports Kyiv Against ‘Russian Aggression’
    Mar08

    Ukraine Envoy: US Supports Kyiv Against ‘Russian Aggression’

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has assured him that Washington will continue to support Kyiv in its standoff with Russia. Klimkin spoke to reporters after meeting at the State Department Tuesday with Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO who now serves as President Donald Trump’s top...

    Russian Officials Cautious on How to Mark 1917 Revolution Centenary
    Mar07

    Russian Officials Cautious on How to Mark 1917 Revolution Centenary

    Russia this year is marking 100 years since the Russian Revolution ended the country’s monarchy, an event that led to the creation of the Soviet Union, a communist regime that for much of the 20th century ruled an empire. Despite the significant anniversary, Russian authorities have been cautious about how to observe it, apparently fearful...

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