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    Speculation Swirls Turkey Might Seek Nonalignment
    Apr28

    Speculation Swirls Turkey Might Seek Nonalignment

    The Syrian civil war has been a catalyst for Russian-Turkish rapprochement, much to the concern of Turkey’s NATO partners. This, coupled with Ankara’s current strained relations with its traditional Western allies, is raising the prospect of a nonaligned Turkey. Foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Russia are meeting Saturday in...

    At NATO Ministerial, US Officials Call for Crimea’s Return to Ukraine
    Apr28

    At NATO Ministerial, US Officials Call for Crimea’s Return to Ukraine

    A top U.S. official said Friday that NATO foreign ministers would refuse to “return to business as usual with Russia” until Moscow “withdraws forces and support for proxies in the Donbas, and returns control of Crimea to Ukraine.” The unusually pointed demand, tweeted by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert,...

    Pompeo: Trump Likely to Leave Iran Deal ‘Absent a Fix’
    Apr27

    Pompeo: Trump Likely to Leave Iran Deal ‘Absent a Fix’

    New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says no decision has been made on whether President Donald Trump will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, adding that negotiations are ongoing. At his first news conference in his new job, Pompeo said, “Absent a substantial fix, absent overcoming the shortcomings, the flaws of the deal, he (President...

    Russia Tensions to Dominate NATO Meeting, as Ukraine Pushes to Join
    Apr27

    Russia Tensions to Dominate NATO Meeting, as Ukraine Pushes to Join

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Brussels Friday, a day after the U.S. Senate approved his appointment. Russia will top the agenda, as will Western accusations that Moscow poisoned a former spy in Britain. Tensions further increased following Syria’s alleged chemical weapons attack...

    Russia, Ukraine Top NATO Agenda 
    Apr27

    Russia, Ukraine Top NATO Agenda 

    NATO foreign ministers meet Friday in Brussels, where tensions with Russia are set to top the agenda. The summit comes weeks after Western countries accused Moscow of poisoning a former spy in Britain. Tensions were further increased following Russia ally Syria’s alleged chemical weapons attack, and the retaliatory airstrikes by the United...

    Poland Criticizes US Claim that Polish Law Glorifies Nazism
    Apr26

    Poland Criticizes US Claim that Polish Law Glorifies Nazism

    Poland’s government is criticizing the claim of a U.S. congressman that a new Polish law glorifies Nazi collaborators and denies the Holocaust. The charge was made by Ro Khanna, a Democrat from California, one of two congressmen leading a bipartisan effort urging the State Department to pressure Poland and Ukraine to combat state-sponsored...

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia
    Apr26

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia

    Armenia’s acting prime minister has said the country will hold new elections if all parties agree to it, prompting celebrations Wednesday on the streets of the capital, Yerevan. Protests have been building for the last two weeks over an alleged power grab by former prime minister Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned Monday. His acting replacement,...

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia
    Apr26

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia

    Armenia’s acting prime minister said the country will hold new elections if all parties agree, prompting celebrations in the streets of Yerevan. Protests have been building for two weeks over an alleged power grab by former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned Monday. As Henry Ridgwell reports, inevitable comparisons are being made...

    Kasparov: Armenia Unrest Is Political Bellwether
    Apr26

    Kasparov: Armenia Unrest Is Political Bellwether

    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is today one of the most renowned figures of the Russian opposition and was the organizer of the recently concluded Free Russia Forum in Vilnius. In an exclusive interview with Voice of America’s Russian service about the latest dramatic events in Yerevan, he said that the will of the people in...

    UK: G-7 to Set Up Group to Study Russian ‘Malign Behavior’
    Apr23

    UK: G-7 to Set Up Group to Study Russian ‘Malign Behavior’

    Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will create a working group to study Russia’s “malign behavior” given concerns about Moscow’s actions, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday. Tensions between Moscow and the West have increased steadily over recent years as Russia has...

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