Pelosi warns Britain: No trade deal unless you respect Northern Ireland peace deal

Pelosi warns Britain: No trade deal unless you respect Northern Ireland peace deal

This post was originally published on this site By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) -U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Britain there could be no U.S.-UK trade deal if it proceeds with plans to unilaterally scrap some of the rules governing trade with Northern Ireland. Britain warned European Union...

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How Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in 2014 and 2015 is shaping Biden’s actions today

How Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in 2014 and 2015 is shaping Biden’s actions today

This post was originally published on this siteBiden, as Obama’s point man on Ukraine, wanted to ship more lethal weapons to Ukraine in 2014 but was overruled by his boss. That experience is directly informing his response to the crisis today.

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Russia is the rare issue on which Democrats and Republicans agree

Russia is the rare issue on which Democrats and Republicans agree

This post was originally published on this siteAlmost everything these days has become the victim of partisan polarization. If Democrats like something, then Republicans don’t. If Republicans like something, then Democrats don’t.

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Blinken to travel to Ukraine and Germany this week

Blinken to travel to Ukraine and Germany this week

This post was originally published on this siteSecretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Ukraine and Germany this week as the Russian threat toward Ukraine continues to loom.

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U.S. announces fresh $308 million in aid for struggling Afghans

U.S. announces fresh $308 million in aid for struggling Afghans

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States announced Tuesday that it was giving more than $308 million in humanitarian aid to the Afghan people,.

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Biden confronts challenges to democracy at home and abroad this week

Biden confronts challenges to democracy at home and abroad this week

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden’s fresh vow to save democracy faces an immediate test at home and abroad this week, with a long-shot voting rights push and the most critical US diplomacy with Russia since the Cold War.

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Why Biden isn’t likely to find much political relief abroad in 2022

Why Biden isn’t likely to find much political relief abroad in 2022

This post was originally published on this siteJoe Biden hasn’t had a day in the White House free of intractable domestic challenges that threaten to doom his presidency. But his hopes of a 2022 rebound are complicated by equally treacherous tests abroad.

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Putin sees ‘positive’ US reaction to Russia’s security proposals over Ukraine

Putin sees ‘positive’ US reaction to Russia’s security proposals over Ukraine

This post was originally published on this site President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Washington’s willingness to discuss Russia’s security proposals aimed at curbing NATO’s eastward expansion was “positive”, as fears mount in the West over a major military escalation in Ukraine. The Kremlin has grown increasingly insistent that the...

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The White House wants to focus on China, but Russia continues to be a distraction

The White House wants to focus on China, but Russia continues to be a distraction

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden has worked to focus his foreign policy on China. But provocations from Russia keep pulling him away.

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