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U.S. Lawmakers Call On Biden To Fulfill Trump Administration Promise To Invest In Eastern European Energy Infrastructure

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland; a lack of infrastructure, including LNG gas terminals, pipelines, and interconnectors has hampered the speed at which many Central and Eastern European states have been able to diversify their energy sectors.

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Trump vetoes ‘unconstitutional’ defence bill

US President Donald Trump has vetoed a $740bn (£549bn) defence spending bill that passed Congress this month. Mr Trump is objecting to provisions that limit troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Europe and remove Confederate leaders’ names from military bases. He also wanted it to repeal a liability shield for social media companies. Lawmakers passed the measure with a veto-proof margin,

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US withdraws from Open Skies Treaty with Russia: officials

22 Nov. 2020 – By Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News The US has one major arms treaty remaining with Russia: New START The United States officially pulled out of another arms control pact with Russia on Sunday, marking the end of a six-month notification process informing Moscow, U.S. officials told Fox News. The Trump administration withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty, which

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Trump wants nuclear deal with Putin before election day

09:00, 12.10.20 – UNIAN Russia’s dismissive public statements are likely a negotiating tactic, one official says. U.S. President Trump is looking to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to close the deal on a pre-election nuclear agreement,. National security adviser Robert O’Brien and his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, met in Geneva on October 2.  As a result, Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei

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Trump authorizes declassification of all Russia collusion, Hillary Clinton email probe documents

10/6/2020 – By Brooke Singman | Fox News President Trump on Tuesday said he has “fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents” related to the Russia investigation and the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political

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Trump, Melania test positive for coronavirus, president vows to bring quarantine ‘immediately’

John Fritze USA TODAY – 2-10-20 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning development that came hours after he confirmed one of his longest-serving aides with whom he had recently traveled also received a positive test result. The revelation had implications for the president’s health, the administration’s response to the pandemic and also the Nov. 3

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US authorises to use convalescent plasma as potential COVID–19 treatment

09:15, 24 August 2020 – 112UA This is the result of extensive review of the science and data generated over the past several months of efforts to facilitate emergency access to convalescent plasma for patients as clinical trials to definitively demonstrate safety and efficacy remain ongoing. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for

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U.S. To Move Troops From Germany, In Shift That Esper Says Will Strengthen NATO Against Russia

July 29, 2020 15:13 GMT – By RFE/RL WASHINGTON — The United States will move almost 12,000 troops out of Germany, relocating some of them to Belgium and Italy, in a strategic shift the Pentagon says will help deter Russia. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on July 29 that the repositioning will strengthen NATO, enhance deterrence against Russia, and improve U.S.

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Trump campaign misrepresents photo from Ukrainian revolution to illustrate ‘chaos’

In an ad published on Facebook, the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald J. Trump has mistakenly used footage of a scuffle between protesters and police during Ukraine’s 2013-2014 EuroMaidan Revolution to represent “chaos & violence” in the United States. The photo appears to have been taken from the Wikipedia page for the EuroMaidan Revolution. The Trump campaign used the

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No Time to Go Soft on Putin

David J. Kramer Amid pandemic and unrest, the President wants to reward Vladimir Putin with G-7 membership and a visit to Washington. We should be advancing his expiration date. With attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the national unrest following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several recent statements by President Trump concerning the G-7 meeting have gone

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U.S. Senate intelligence report backs joint assessment of 2016 Russian meddling – media

23:20, 21 April 2020 The committee review said interviews with those involved in drafting the assessment showed that “analysts were under no politically motivated pressure to reach specific conclusions.” The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released its review of a joint assessment issued by U.S. intelligence agencies of Russia’s coordinated campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. In its

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FBI had information Steele dossier was part of ‘Russian disinformation campaign,’ declassified footnotes show

The FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane team investigating the Trump 2016 campaign received multiple indications that former British spy Christopher Steele — one of their key informants in their investigation — was part of an elaborate “Russian disinformation campaign,” according to several newly declassified footnotes from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on FBI misconduct. “It’s ironic that the Russian collusion narrative was fatally flawed

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