With Trump-Putin Summit, Russia Eyes Return to Global Power Status

With Trump-Putin Summit, Russia Eyes Return to Global Power Status

Jul/15 By

As Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares for his first one-on-one summit with President Donald Trump in Helsinki this week, Russian political observers said Kremlin expectations are low but for one key issue: Russia’s symbolic return from international isolation to global powerbroker. Ahead of the summit, President Trump — after a …

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Norway Recommits to Boost in NATO Spending

Norway Recommits to Boost in NATO Spending

Jul/14 By

Norway renewed its financial commitment to NATO after U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met Saturday with Norwegian officials in Oslo. Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen said “Norway is committed to the two percent goal in NATO,” and added without offering specifics, “We will continue to increase defense spending substantially in …

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US Intel Chief Warns of Devastating Cyber Threat to US Infrastructure

US Intel Chief Warns of Devastating Cyber Threat to US Infrastructure

Jul/14 By

The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the “warning lights are blinking red again” nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are launching daily cyber strikes on …

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Finland Is Natural Choice for Trump-Putin Meeting

Finland Is Natural Choice for Trump-Putin Meeting

Jul/14 By

Finland is a natural choice for the upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The Nordic country, which shares a long border with Russia, has a history of neutrality between Moscow and Washington. Finland has also hosted several sensitive U.S.-Soviet summits, as VOA’s Bill Gallo reports from Helsinki. …

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UK Police Say Bottle Was Source of Pair’s Novichok Poisoning

UK Police Say Bottle Was Source of Pair’s Novichok Poisoning

Jul/14 By

British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people with a military grade nerve agent said Friday that a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims tested positive for Novichok, a lethal substance produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Dawn Sturgess, 44, and Charlie …

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Summit Spotlights Finland’s Complex History With Russia

Summit Spotlights Finland’s Complex History With Russia

Jul/14 By

As Finnish citizens await the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin for their historic summit in Helsinki on Monday, they have reason to contemplate their own nation’s complex relationship with their powerful eastern neighbor. Sandwiched between Sweden and Russia, Finland is often referred to as …

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Authoritarian Governments Try to Control Social Media Use

Authoritarian Governments Try to Control Social Media Use

Jul/14 By

Filipinos tapped out text messages on their cellphones to mobilize protests against President Joseph Estrada. The effort mushroomed within hours into a “people power” revolution that forced Estrada to step down. That was 2001. Since then, technology has created increasingly powerful smartphones that can link to the internet, provide instant …

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Trump-Putin Summit a Chance for Expanded Cooperation

Trump-Putin Summit a Chance for Expanded Cooperation

Jul/13 By

U.S. President Donald Trump has long said he would like to improve relations with Russia. He’ll get a chance to do that Monday, when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland. VOA’s Bill Gallo reports on what’s at stake as the two leaders hold a highly anticipated summit. …

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Judge Refuses to Stop Extradition of Former Lithuanian Judge 

Judge Refuses to Stop Extradition of Former Lithuanian Judge 

Jul/13 By

A U.S. federal judge Thursday refused to block the extradition of a former Lithuanian judge who fears for her life after uncovering what she said was a high-level child sex ring. Neringa Venckiene, 47, fled to Chicago in 2013 and has been working as a florist. She turned herself in …

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Trump: May’s Strategy Will ‘Kill’ Trade Deal With US

Trump: May’s Strategy Will ‘Kill’ Trade Deal With US

Jul/13 By

President Donald Trump said the U.S. would “probably not” strike a trade deal with Britain if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan went ahead as planned.  “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the U.K., so it will …

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