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    US President Popular in Russia — With Caveats
    Jan28

    US President Popular in Russia — With Caveats

    As President Donald Trump prepares to speak by telephone Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the newly installed U.S. leader finds himself more popular in Russia than in the United States. That unusual situation owes much to the positive coverage Trump has received in Russia’s state-controlled media. While a recent Gallup poll...

    Trump, May Stress Common Interests, Values
    Jan27

    Trump, May Stress Common Interests, Values

    In his first meeting with a foreign leader, President Donald Trump spoke of the two nations’ “special relationship,” and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed, mentioning common economic interests and shared values, but pointedly saying the new president had pledged he is “100 percent” behind NATO. Trump has...

    Ukraine Demands Say in Any Russia-US Talks to End Conflict on Its Territory
    Jan26

    Ukraine Demands Say in Any Russia-US Talks to End Conflict on Its Territory

    Ukraine must have a say in any deal struck between Russia and the United States aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine, its deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday. Ukraine, which has been battling pro-Russian separatists in its eastern Donbas region for nearly three years, is worried that U.S. President Donald Trump will cut Kyiv out of...

    Shaken by Trump’s Criticism of NATO, Europe Mulls Building Own Military Force
    Jan25

    Shaken by Trump’s Criticism of NATO, Europe Mulls Building Own Military Force

    European leaders were left shaken following U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent comments that NATO is “obsolete”. The organization has formed the bedrock of Europe’s security since World War II, but some EU leaders say Europe must now take responsibility for its own defense. The continent would face a huge deficit in...

    Watchdogs: Abuses, Detentions Continue in Ukraine
    Jan25

    Watchdogs: Abuses, Detentions Continue in Ukraine

    Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists have detained and abused people “with complete impunity”, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Wednesday in Kyiv, the groups repeated concerns voiced in a joint report released last year documenting arbitrary, prolonged, and occasionally secret detentions. The...

    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...

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