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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Senator McCain: US ‘Must Stand Up to Vladimir Putin’
    Jan01

    Senator McCain: US ‘Must Stand Up to Vladimir Putin’

    Republican Senator John McCain said on Sunday the United States could only improve its relations with Russia by taking a tough stance with President Putin, calling for stronger sanctions against Moscow. On a tour of the Baltic states, Ukraine and Georgia, McCain and other senators assured the former Soviet-dominated countries that the United...

    Le Pen Party Needs Cash, Could Turn to Russia Again
    Dec31

    Le Pen Party Needs Cash, Could Turn to Russia Again

    Money, and how to get it, has dogged French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen for years. Now, as her National Front party’s treasurer says it’s looking “everywhere” for the 20 million euros ($21 million) needed to fund upcoming campaigns, she may be looking to Russia for cash — again. While foreign donations to French...

    U.S. Senators Vow No ‘Faustian Bargain’ With Russia, Pledge To Target Putin ‘Harder’
    Dec31

    U.S. Senators Vow No ‘Faustian Bargain’ With Russia, Pledge To Target Putin ‘Harder’

    Senator John McCain says that the United States will not strike a “Faustian bargain” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid speculation that President-elect Donald Trump could scrap sanctions in a bid to improve ties. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service in Kyiv Friday, along with...

    In Ukraine, Three US Senators Take Hard Line on Russia
    Dec31

    In Ukraine, Three US Senators Take Hard Line on Russia

    In an exclusive interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service in Kyiv Friday, Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., along with two other U.S. senators, said any possible deal with Putin “would interfere with and undermine the freedom and democracies that exist today.” …read more Source: Voice of...

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle
    Dec31

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle

    Speaking to RFE/RL Ukraine Service, U.S. senators John McCain, from left, Amy Llobuchar and Lindsey Graham discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia for reported cyber attacks in the recent U.S. Presidential election. …read more Source: Voice of...

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle
    Dec31

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle

    Speaking to RFE/RL Ukraine Service, U.S. senators John McCain, from left, Amy Llobuchar and Lindsey Graham discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia for reported cyber attacks in the recent U.S. Presidential election. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote
    Dec30

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote

    Next month, the U.S. Senate could vote on ratification of Montenegro’s long-standing bid to become 29th member of NATO. The Alliance officially endorsed the accession bid at its July conference in Warsaw. So far, 19 of 28 NATO allies have officially approved. The endorsement of United States lawmakers could signal others to give the green...

    Europe Faces 2017 With Great Deal of Uncertainty
    Dec30

    Europe Faces 2017 With Great Deal of Uncertainty

    Europe’s leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, extremist attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia. Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia seeks to regain...

    USAID Ends Funding for Troubled Ukraine Customs Reform
    Dec30

    USAID Ends Funding for Troubled Ukraine Customs Reform

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended funding for a flagship customs reform project in Ukraine’s Odessa region, as the government’s ambitious plans to tackle bribe-taking at its Black Sea ports stalled. USAID and other institutions have supported Kyiv’s Western-backed government, which took power after...

    Russia Foreign Minister Suggests Expelling US Diplomats
    Dec30

    Russia Foreign Minister Suggests Expelling US Diplomats

    Russia’s foreign minister has suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. The suggestion comes after U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, as...

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