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Trump and Putin: What Comes Next?
Trump and Putin: What Comes Next?

Last week, writing in these pages, I noted that any encounter between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin that would take place at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, would have to address two critical questions if there was to be any clarity in U.S.-Russia relations. Seven days ago, the White House press operation was signaling that there would be a formal encounter between the two presidents, a scheduled meeting with a defined agenda. By the end of the week, the encounter was a far less structured event, essentially folded in around an informal stroll to a photo opportunity and brief chats in between APEC sessions-nothing at all like the meeting that took...

How NATO Could Accidentally Trigger a War with Russia
How NATO Could Accidentally Trigger a War with Russia

An increased NATO presence in the Baltics could lead Moscow to feel a need to invade, even if the forces deployed there could not realistically challenge Russia's military. After Russia seized Crimea and supported separatists in the Donbas region of Ukraine, U.S. and Western military analysts raised concerns about the potential for Russian aggression in the Baltic states. A 2016 RAND report, for example, demonstrated that in the event of a short-notice Russian invasion, Russian forces could be on the outskirts of the capitals of Estonia and Latvia in sixty hours.

Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanon PM to resign

The leader of Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia had forced Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to resign, and called for calm and patience in Lebanon. Hariri, a political ally of Saudi Arabia resigned on Saturday in an unexpected declaration from the kingdom, citing a plot to assassinate him and slamming Hezbollah and its Iranian backers for sowing strife in the Arab world.

Thousands march as Iran marks 1979 U.S. embassy takeover
Thousands march as Iran marks 1979 U.S. embassy takeover

Crowds gathered at a street rally in Tehran on Saturday to mark the 1979 U.S. embassy takeover. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

A timeline of the rogue Twitter employee's last day at work before deleting Trump's account
A timeline of the rogue Twitter employee's last day at work before deleting Trump's account

This post is a part of Mashable Humor. It is not real. We drew the bird, though, and think it's pretty good. A Twitter customer support employee is responsible for temporarily deactivating the account of President Trump for 11 minutes on Thursday night, just before 7:00 p.m. EST. According to a statement from the company, it was said employee's last day, and they acted without the approval of anyone else at Twitter. What follows is a comprehensive timeline of the "rogue" employee's infamous last day at Twitter HQ. SEE ALSO: We at Twitter have heard your feedback and are thrilled to announce: the bird logo now has long legs 9:05 a.m.: Employee arrives at office on...

Manafort money laundering charge in Russia probe may face challenges
Manafort money laundering charge in Russia probe may face challenges

When the lawyer for the former campaign manager of President Donald Trump attacked the money laundering charge brought against his client as flimsy, some legal experts say he may have pinpointed a potential weakness in the indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller. Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates both pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they failed to disclose they were lobbying for pro-Russia former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich between 2006 and 2015 and laundered tens of millions of dollars by funneling the money through dozens of companies, partnerships and bank accounts. In a court filing on Thursday, Manafort defense lawyer Kevin Downing said the...

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