Two Suspects Named in British Citizen Nerve Agent Attack

The U.K. has formally charged two Russian nationals with the poisoning of a Russian ex-pat living in England along with his daughter. Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia were poisoned in early March. It is believed that a nerve agent, Novichok, was used in the attack. Novichok is a military grade substance developed in the Soviet […]

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Britain Reportedly Identifies Suspects in Skripal Poisoning

British authorities claim to have identified suspects in the poisoning case of an ex-Russian intelligence officer and his daughter. The suspects are reportedly in Russia. Sixty-six-year-old former Russian spy Sergey Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were found slumped, unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, a cathedral city in Wilshire, England, about ninety miles southwest […]

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Trump Extends White House Invitation to Putin

President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House according to the Russian Kremlin. The invitation was extended during a phone call last month in which the President congratulated Putin on his reelection victory. The Kremlin, however, in light of a recent diplomatic row between that country and nearly two dozen […]

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Foreign Trade and Wars

President Trump announced he was replacing Gen. H.R. McMaster with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as National Security Adviser this week.  Observers are worried the change indicates a shift to a more forward-leaning and aggressive foreign policy, militarily.  International trade is also an area where the Trump administration seems to be leaning a little more […]

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Russia Expels 60 U.S. Diplomats, Says Will Expel Others in Response to Expulsions from EU Nations as Well

Russia has announced the expulsion of sixty American diplomats in response to a similar measure announced by the U.S. earlier this week. The Russian Foreign Ministry also announced the closing of the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. “US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has been summoned to our ministry, where my deputy Sergei Ryabkov […]

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U.S., 14 EU Nations Announce Coordinated Expulsion of Russian Diplomats

The Trump administration announced that it is expelling sixty Russian diplomats from the U.S. for that government’s alleged role in the poisoning of a Russian ex-patriot living in Britain earlier this month. The announcement is expected to coincide with similar announcements from other European Union countries, many of them also NATO members. Donald Tusk, President […]

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Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats in Response to England’s Actions

Russia has expelled twenty-three British diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of twenty-three Russian diplomats by Great Britain, last week over the alleged assassination attempt of a Russian ex-pat living in England since 2010. “Russia’s response doesn’t change the facts of the matter,” British Prime Minister Theresa May said. “The attempted assassination of two people […]

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U.S. Treasury levels New Sanctions Against Russia

The U.S. announced new economic sanctions against Russia this morning for their role in meddling in the 2016 presidential election as well as other acts of aggression having to do with cyber-espionage. “Treasury sanctions Russian cyber actors for interference with the 2016 U.S. Elections and malicious cyber-attacks. CAATSA sanctions are part of a broader effort […]

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Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley Makes Clear U.S. Blames Russia for Chemical Poisoning in Great Britain

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley blamed Russia for a chemical attack carried out against a Russian ex-patriot living in England since 2010 and said that U.S. is standing in unity with its long-time ally, Great Britain. “Let me make one thing clear from the start, the United States stands in absolute solidarity with […]

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British PM May Expels 23 Russian Diplomats in Biggest Diplomatic Row Since Cold War

The United Kingdom responded forcefully to a suspected chemical attack carried out against a Russian ex-patriot living in England since 2010, today.  Sixty-six-year-old Sergey Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia, were found slumped on a bench in Salisbury, a cathedral city in Wilshire, England, about ninety miles southwest of London on March 4.  They have […]

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