US Senator Sees No Early End to Russian Meddling Probe

(VOA): The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday said congressional probes of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election will continue despite recent calls for investigators to wrap up their work. Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland, told VOA's..

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Putin Dials Up Anti-US Rhetoric, Keeps Mum on Re-election

(VOA): President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of U.S. foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he called some of the biggest betrayals in U.S.-Russia relations. He declined to say if he would run for a fourth presidential term in an election set for March though he..

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Spain's Main Parties Agree New Catalan Election Needed

(VOA): Spain's government and the main opposition party agreed Friday to hold a new election in Catalonia in January as part of special measures to try to resolve the country's deepest political crisis in decades. The move is likely to further inflame tensions between Spain and Catalan..

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Europeans Talk Tough to Cambodia

(VOA): The vice-chair of the European Union Subcommittee on Human Rights says her union needs to react “very soon” with concrete actions in response to what she characterized as the Cambodian government’s moves to dissolve the country’s main opposition party. The comments by EU..

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Merkel, Others Offer Sunnier Take on Brexit Talks

(VOA): German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered one of her most positive assessments of Brexit talks in months Thursday, saying she believed negotiations between the EU and Britain were moving forward and dismissed the prospect of a breakdown. Merkel made her comments after the first day of a..

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Russians Give Philippines Shiploads of Weapons, Trucks

(VOA): Three Russian warships, including two anti-submarine vessels, docked in Manila on Friday to unload what navy officials said was weaponry and military vehicles donated to the Philippines as part of a new defense relationship. It was the third port visit this year by Russian warships as..

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Romanian Border Police Take 28 Migrants Into Custody

(VOA): Romanian border police have taken into custody 28 migrants who are suspected of trying to cross into Hungary illegally. The border police agency said in a statement that the group of nine women, eight men and 11 children was spotted close to the Hungarian border early Friday and..

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Kurz Tasked with Forming New Austrian Government

(VOA): Austria's president has formally tasked conservative leader Sebastian Kurz with forming a new government after his party finished first in last weekend's election. Kurz said after meeting President Alexander Van der Bellen on Friday that he wants to put together a government "that..

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Russia Hands Over MiG-29 Fighter Jets to Serbia

(VOA): Russia formally handed over six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia Friday, part of an arms delivery that has the potential to accentuate tensions in the war-weary Balkans. The ceremony at a military airport close to the Serbian capital, Belgrade was attended by Russian Defense Minister Sergei..

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Two Soviet Spies Who Deserve Posthumous Nobel Peace Prize – OpEd Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

It becomes increasingly clear that two Soviet spies, Klaus Fuchs and Theodore Hall, should receive posthumous Nobel Peace Prizes for actions that almost certainly saved..

John Brennan’s Police State USA – OpEd Saturday, October 21st, 2017