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Putin signs bill withdrawing from nuclear arms treaty with the United States

Fox News – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill Wednesday formalizing Russia’s withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with the United States. The move follows Washington’s departure from the decades-old agreement that President Trump said Russia had been “violating for many years.” The U.S. gave notice of its intention to withdraw from the pact in February, setting the stage for the …

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Standoff escalates between Trump administration, Turkey over deal with Russia

The Trump administrationis locked in an escalating standoff with Turkey over its plans to purchase an air defense system from Russia, with a deadline fast-approaching for Ankara to back down or lose out on U.S.-made F-35s – and possibly more. In a letter to Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan pointedly …

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Russian Destroyer Nearly Collides With U.S. Missile Carrier After ‘Unsafe Maneuver’

The U.S. Navy says a Russian destroyer came as close as 50 feet from a U.S. guided missile cruiser in the Philippine Sea, releasing dramatic footage that showed the two massive ships nearly colliding. The USS Chancellorsville nearly struck the Udaloy I DD 572 after the Russian ship made an “unsafe maneuver,” the Navy’s 7th …

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Macron Challenges Putin on Syria and Gay Rights

VERSAILLES, France — France’s newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, came out of his first meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday with a message of stark challenge, promising French military reprisals for any use of chemical weapons by Russia’s allies in Syria and saying he would closely monitor the curtailing of civil …

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Haley forces Bolivia to defend Assad ‘atrocities’ in ‘public view’ at UN session

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley forced Bolivia to “defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime” in “full public view” on Friday, after the country’s ambassador requested a closed session to discuss President Trump’s strikes in Syria. Trump ordered the missile strikes in response to a chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad …

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Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes

A Russian warship entered the eastern Mediterranean Friday and was heading toward the area where two U.S. Navy destroyers launched missile strikes into Syria, Fox News has learned. The Russian frigate, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the Bosphorus Strait “a few hours ago” from the Black Sea, according to a U.S. defense official. The Russian …

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Russia’s Plan to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses Puts Evangelicals in a Tight Spot

Jehovah’s Witnesses have never held much clout in Russia, where the Orthodox Church dominates both the religious and political landscape. But a government lawsuit now threatens any future for their faith in public life. The door-to-door evangelists have historically served as a bellwether for religious freedom for other minority groups. In Russia, that includes evangelicals, …

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