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Source: DW

Opinion: Europe caught in a dangerous nuclear trap

Today 01:29 GMT

The Cold War is back with a vengeance, and for Europe it's even colder and more dangerous than 30 years ago, writes Christian F. Trippe.

Given their limited range and nuclear capability, it would have been Europe, not the US, to suffer the radioactive consequences. These are weapons first developed by the USSR and then later by the United States.

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Source: Global News

Russian senator warns U.S. warship in Black Sea to keep its distance

Today 01:29 GMT

Visits to the Black Sea by U.S. warships have nothing to do with U.S. security and are motivated by domestic politics, prominent Russian senator Alexei Pushkov said on Sunday, warning they should stay away from the Russian coast.

The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook began moving towards the Black Sea on Saturday, “to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval capability,” a U.S. navy statement said.

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Source: Fox News

Trump at presidential halfway mark: Where he stands on campaign promises

Sunday 21:49 GMT

As he reaches that milestone in his presidency, we offer this look at some of the promises Trump made from the campaign trail – and where he stands on delivering them.

Blocking White House officials’ foreign lobbying: One of the very first campaign promises Trump kept was banning White House officials for life from lobbying on behalf of a foreign government. He’s kept that promise, donating portions of the money to various Cabinet departments.

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Source: The Guradian

Kirsten Gillibrand urges Iowans to 'take back this democracy' in 2020

Sunday 20:54 GMT

Kirsten Gillibrand has made her first pitch to Iowa voters since announcing her bid for president, promising in a whirlwind weekend visit to the caucus state that she will “fight” for everyday Americans against Donald Trump and broken government in Washington.

“We no longer have a direct democracy,” Gillibrand said, promising to confront the “systems of power in this country that control everything” as well as the “complicit politicians” who represent special interests, not constituents. “We the people have to take back this democracy,” the senator said.

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Source: The Guradian

'Iraq on steroids': senator in Syria warning as Trump receives remains

Sunday 14:29 GMT

Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped Donald Trump would slow the US withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed, warning that if not thought through, the pullout can create an “Iraq on steroids”.

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, said last week he had discussed a safe zone with Trump, which Turkey would set up inside Syria along their border. The YPG militia allied to the fighters holding Manbij last month invited Assad into the area around the town to forestall a potential Turkish assault.

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Source: Common Domain

The Public Face of Huawei’s Global Fight

Sunday 06:03 GMT

When she landed in Vancouver on Dec. 1, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s finance chief and the daughter of the company’s reclusive founder, became the public face of a bitter battle unfolding across multiple continents.

Ms. Meng faces what is likely to be a slow process for extradition to the U.S., where she would stand trial for defrauding banks about Huawei’s business in Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.

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Source: The Week

Why Trump is even worse than you think

Friday 23:40 GMT

Going well beyond what most observers have presumed is the scope of the Mueller investigation — namely, whether there was collusion between Trump campaign officials and agents of Russian intelligence in the 2016 election — the Times story implied that the president himself could be an asset of the Russian government while serving as commander-in-chief of the United States.

The Times indicated that the FBI launched its probe of the president because he had fired FBI Director James Comey and because he repeatedly said and did things that raised suspicions within the Bureau that Trump was compromised in some way by Russia.

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Source: The Week

Theresa May's undead government

Friday 23:40 GMT

There is probably no head of government in the world who works harder than the British prime minister does, all in the hope of advancing the parliamentary fortunes of a series of bills that no one supports, in service of an agenda that she probably does not believe in.

It is hard to think of any reason why the Conservative Party should remain in government, with or without May at the head of it.

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Source: The Guradian

Kamala Harris: can a 'top cop' win over progressives in 2020?

Sunday 09:54 GMT

As Kamala Harris prepares to enter the competitive field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates as a frontrunner, the California senator is presenting herself as a criminal justice reformer, an ally of Black Lives Matter, and a defender of America’s most vulnerable citizens.

Bickers, the sex worker rights’ activist, said she would like to see Harris reconcile with her prosecutorial record, admit her failings and demonstrate how she has changed: “We all learn and grow.”

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Source: The Week

Mitch McConnell is the problem

Friday 14:30 GMT

Impeachment is important to pursue even if the Senate fails to remove Trump, Appelbaum says, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.)

True, a Republican Senate not led by Mitch McConnell still probably wouldn't override Trump's veto of a bill protecting America's public lands or try to tackle climate change, but it might surely quash misguided trade wars, demand qualified Cabinet appointees, stop Trump from pulling out of NATO or other alliances that undergird America's pole position in the world pecking order, and prevent vanity government shutdowns.

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Source: Fox News

Russia deploys nuclear-capable ballistic missile launchers near Ukraine border, satellite photos show

Friday 20:00 GMT

FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE - Satellite images shot Thursday and obtained exclusively by Fox News have revealed a new Russian deployment of Iskander missile batteries and launchers near the border with Ukraine.

RUSSIA BUILDING UP FORCES NEAR CRIMEA AMID TENSIONS WITH UKRAINE, SATELLITE PHOTOS SHOW. Earlier this week, Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s Security Council, said authorities of the former Soviet republic are being “controlled” by the West, warning it stands to lose its independence and identity as a consequence. “The continuation of such policy by the Kiev authorities can contribute to the loss of Ukraine’s statehood,” Mr Patrushev told Rossiyskaya Gazeta, according to Russian news agency Tass.

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Source: Reuters

Trump 'inclined' to impose new U.S. auto tariffs: senator

Friday 16:20 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, a move that could prompt the European Union to agree a new trade deal, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Senators Doug Jones and Lamar Alexander re-introduced legislation to delay any 25 percent auto tariff and require the International Trade Commission to conduct a comprehensive study before tariffs could be applied.

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Source: Fox News

Trump's grounding of Pelosi's plane sparks political outcry: ‘One sophomoric response does not deserve another’

Friday 21:50 GMT

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a frequent supporter of the administration, admonished both Trump and Pelosi for their actions, tweeting: “One sophomoric response does not deserve another.” “Speaker Pelosi’s threat to cancel the State of the Union is very irresponsible and blatantly political,” Graham continued.

President Trump’s decision Thursday to deny House Speaker Nancy Pelosi military aircraft for an overseas trip, seemingly in response to her request that he delay the upcoming State of the Union address, drew sharp reactions from both Democrats and Republicans.

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Source: DW

'World still needs NATO' writes German defense minister in New York Times op-ed

Saturday 19:04 GMT

With NATO rattled amid pressure from Donald Trump, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen made an appeal for the alliance in a New York Times op-ed.

In an appeal to the American public, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen penned a New York Times opinion piece on Friday making a case for the continuation of NATO. The western security alliance, which turns 70 this year, has been repeatedly criticized by US President Donald Trump, who has reportedly expressed doubts about remaining in the alliance.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte