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    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...

    Biden: International Community Must Stand Up Against Russian Aggression in Ukraine
    Jan16

    Biden: International Community Must Stand Up Against Russian Aggression in Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says “the international community” must stand up against Russian aggression and urged President-elect Donald Trump to be a strong supporter and partner of Ukraine. Speaking Monday in Kyiv alongside President Petro Poroshenko, Biden noted Ukraine is “fighting both the cancer of corruption” and “the...

    Russian ‘Kompromat’ Remains Alive and Well
    Jan15

    Russian ‘Kompromat’ Remains Alive and Well

    Amid the political maelstrom surrounding the leaked, and wholly unverified, accusations of the Kremlin’s possession of compromising information on U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, a new Russian word entered the global lexicon, “kompromat.” “The Kremlin has no kompromat on the president-elect of the United States, Donald...

    As Russia Reacts to ‘Hawkish’ Tillerson, Elation Over Trump Melts
    Jan15

    As Russia Reacts to ‘Hawkish’ Tillerson, Elation Over Trump Melts

    When U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson appeared before the U.S. Senate for his confirmation hearing last week, pundits and politicians in Moscow were watching closely for signals as to the new administration’s stance on Russia. Their reactions included upbeat pragmatism to an “I-told-you-so” warning that a Russia hawk could be...

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