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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    VOA Interview: US Ambassador Says Russia Must Change Behavior
    Mar29

    VOA Interview: US Ambassador Says Russia Must Change Behavior

    “You can never stage or time things perfectly,” laughs Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia. He is discussing the controversial phone call President Donald Trump made last week to Vladimir Putin, in which he congratulated the Russian leader on his re-election. The call surprised White House advisers who’d urged Trump to withhold...

    Trump’s Pick for National Security Adviser Advocates Tough Response to Russia
    Mar29

    Trump’s Pick for National Security Adviser Advocates Tough Response to Russia

    President Donald Trump’s pick to be his new national security adviser, John Bolton, is known for his “hawkish” views on North Korea and Iran, but also has pushed for a tougher U.S. response to Russian aggression in the West and around the world. Bolton has said the United States has been clear that it stands with its allies...

    Poland to Sign Deal to Buy US Patriot Air Defense Systems
    Mar27

    Poland to Sign Deal to Buy US Patriot Air Defense Systems

    Poland says it will sign a deal Wednesday to purchase U.S. air defense Patriot missile systems as it seeks to bolster its defenses against a resurgent Russia. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday the deal for the anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems will be signed by the defense minister in Warsaw. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the first...

    Many EU Nations Join US in Expelling Russian Diplomats
    Mar26

    Many EU Nations Join US in Expelling Russian Diplomats

    Several European Union countries joined the U.S. Monday in expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a coordinated retaliation for the March 4 nerve-agent poisoning in Britain of a former Russian spy, which the British government blames on Russia and has accused the Kremlin of having approved. The coordinated expulsions — unprecedented since the...

    Britain, Russia Waging Fast and Furious Information War
    Mar26

    Britain, Russia Waging Fast and Furious Information War

    Britain and Russia have been waging a fast and furious information war since former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found poisoned March 4 in the provincial English town of Salisbury. Not a day has gone by without at least one fierce exchange between British and Russian officials — and both governments have turned to social...

    Britain Russia Waging A Fast and Furious Information War

    Britain and Russia have been waging a fast and furious information war since former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found poisoned March 4 in the provincial English town of Salisbury. Not a day has gone by without at least one fierce exchange between British and Russian officials — and both governments have turned to social...

    Business as Usual for London’s Russian Investors
    Mar22

    Business as Usual for London’s Russian Investors

    “I brought tea for you — English tea, from Fortnum and Mason, the very best,” chirped the financial adviser in the foyer of a plush Moscow hotel near the Kremlin. “You have a package for me, I think,” he added before scurrying off with his Russian client. The adviser, like many of his British colleagues, has been making routine rounds to reassure...

    Polish Government Distances Itself from Ghetto Claim
    Mar22

    Polish Government Distances Itself from Ghetto Claim

    Poland’s government distanced itself Thursday from comments made by the prime minister’s father, who claimed Jews willingly entered ghettos during the German occupation of Poland to get away from their Christian neighbors. The comment by Kornel Morawiecki, a senior lawmaker and father of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, is the...

    Russia’s Top Election Official Blasts US Accounts of Restricted Poll Monitoring
    Mar22

    Russia’s Top Election Official Blasts US Accounts of Restricted Poll Monitoring

    Russia’s top election official has lashed out at U.S. State Department criticism that in the recent presidential election, Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) denied observer status to 4,500 monitors linked to anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, along with 850 others with ties to Golos, the independent Moscow-based...

    Zuckerberg Asked to Testify in UK; Data Firm’s CEO Suspended
    Mar21

    Zuckerberg Asked to Testify in UK; Data Firm’s CEO Suspended

    A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions as authorities stepped up efforts to determine if the personal data of social-media users has been used improperly to influence elections. The request comes amid allegations that a data-mining firm based in the U.K. used information from more...

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