Biden sanctions Russia, cites harmful actions against US interests

Europe 04/17/21, 02:03

President Joe Biden signed an order on Thursday, April 16, sanctioning Russia for the Solar Winds cyberattacks on U.S. federal agencies and other misconduct, such as attempts to meddle in American elections. "Today, I’ve approved several steps, including expulsion of several Russian officials, as a consequence of their actions.  I’ve also ...

Putin blocks Black Sea entrance as Biden decides on warships withdrawal

Europe 04/16/21, 06:09

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerch Strait bridging Crimea and Russia will not welcome international warships until next fall. His order came as President Biden is considering a plan of sending warships to the Black Sea to aid Ukraine amid growing tensions between the two neighboring nations.   On Thursday, the ...

Biden administration withholds $150M of Ukraine aid amid Russia—Ukraine tensions

Europe 04/14/21, 03:07

As part of an attempt to pressure Ukraine into making "appropriate progress on crucial security reforms this year," the Biden Administration is withdrawing $150 million in military funding that Congress had already approved. According to One America News Network, the withholding of funds came amid disruptive Russian military exercises near Ukraine's ...

Lobbyist for a controversial African dictator to be a Biden diplomat

U.S. 04/09/21, 16:22

The Biden administration is in talks with controversial lobbyist Amos Hochstein to join the diplomatic corps to lead the efforts to cut off the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Europe. The project, almost complete, would connect vital oil and gas resources via a pipeline from Russia to ...

Religious persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia continues

Europe 02/12/21, 15:55

Moscow police announced the arrest of an unidentified number of Jehovah's Witnesses on Wednesday Feb. 10, accused by the government of carrying out "illegal activities" or merely exercising their faith. According to the  Moscow Times, under orders from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the country's highest prosecutorial authority, Federal ...

Trump Administration acts as peace negotiator between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Europe 10/23/20, 20:11

Through Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Trump's administration made a new action in international politics for world peace when it intervened this Friday in the global efforts to stop the armed confrontations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which are currently experiencing intense conflicts.  The Secretary of State met separately with Armenia ...

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