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Trump facing GOP pressure to counter Russia’s Arctic fleet

Barnini Chakraborty, As Donald Trump becomes the latest U.S. president to attempt a ‘reset’ with Russia, a key Republican ally is pressing the White House not to lose sight of an emerging battle for influence that Moscow is currently winning – in the Arctic.  Russia has aggressively built up its fleet of ships cruising Arctic waters,

‘CANNOT BE TRUSTED’ Ex-diplomats urge Trump to rescind US-Cuba intelligence sharing

A Florida congresswoman has joined five former U.S. diplomats in publicly urging President-elect Donald Trump to rescind President Obama’s recent directive that U.S. intelligence agencies share information with Cuba’s government. Opponents, meantime, are defending the October 2016 directive. The provisions on intelligence sharing were part of a 12-page directive Obama issued in October on trade

Miami’s joyous Cubans hope for change with Castro’s death

Wearing his “Bay of Pigs Veteran” shirt, 80-year-old Rafael Torre stood amid hundreds of Cuban-Americans celebrating the death of Fidel Castro and marveled that he remained in power for so long. Cuban exiles such as Torre tried numerous ways to dislodge Castro after he took control in 1959, including the failed 1961 CIA-backed invasion memorialized

Lockdown lifted at U.S. base near Washington, no threat found

U.S. Joint Base Andrews, the military facility near Washington that is home to the president’s plane, was briefly placed on lockdown on Thursday amid what turned out to be erroneous reports of a gunman at large during a pre-planned exercise to test responses to an active shooter. Base officials issued an all-clear message after about

Japan envoy: North Korea’s missile and nuclear projects unacceptable

North Korea’s intention to carry on with its nuclear and missile programs cannot be tolerated, Japan’s chief envoy to stalled six-party talks for denuclearizing North Korea said on Wednesday after talks with U.S. and South Korean counterparts. North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast on Tuesday but the launch appears to