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Why is Trump going after small NATO ally Montenegro?

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From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered

From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered ImageJames B. Comey, James R. Clapper Jr. and John O. Brennan at a Senate hearing on Russia’s election interference in January 2017.CreditAl Drago/The New York Times By David E. Sanger and Matthew Rosenberg July 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly ...

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As Russians describe 'verbal agreements' at summit, US officials scramble for clarity

Two days after President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, Russian officials offered a string of assertions about what the two leaders had achieved. “Important verbal agreements” were reached at the Helsinki meeting, Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, told reporters in Moscow Wednesday, including preservation of the New Start and INF agreements, major bilateral arms control ...

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Thai boys, released from hospital, recount getting trapped in a cave, drinking water from rock walls

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Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defense

US President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after meeting in Helsinki (AFP Photo/Brendan SMIALOWSKI) Washington (AFP) – Days after a widely slammed summit with his Russian counterpart, President Donald Trump drew fresh scorn Wednesday for calling NATO’s undergirding principle into question and for attacking “tiny” Montenegro, whose accession to the alliance enraged Moscow. ...

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Why President Trump's Comments About Montenegro Were a Win for Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump raised eyebrows Tuesday night when he questioned a key provision of the NATO alliance that requires member states to treat an attack on one as an attack on all, and to respond accordingly. It wasn’t the first time Trump appeared skeptical of NATO’s core promise, a position unthinkable for any U.S. President since the organization was started ...

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Putin's modest proposal on interrogating US officials, explained

U.S.-born businessman William Browder in 2015. (Remy de la Mauviniere/AP) During the erroneously named daily press briefing  Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fielded a question about the still-murky conversation between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. “Russian authorities yesterday named several Americans who they want to question, who they claim were involved in Bill Browder’s quote-unquote ...

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White House struggles to contain fallout from Trump-Putin summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain the furor over President Donald Trump’s heavily criticized summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States. Trump, facing a political uproar over his failure to confront Putin over Russia’s 2016 U.S. election meddling, adopted his usual ...

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Ex-ambassador to Russia calls on White House to denounce 'ridiculous' request from Putin to question him

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul demanded the White House reject the possibility of allowing Russian investigators to question him or other Americans. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during Wednesday’s press briefing that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn’t want to use ‘adversary’ to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins ...

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