US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn’t as clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has convened European allies to pledge to take tough action against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to exactly what the United States and Europe want to do, the allies don’t seem so united. In the military field, for example, the United States, Turkey … Read more

U.S. prepares for escalation as NATO-Russia talks end with no Ukraine resolution

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Secretary of State Sergei Ryabkov attend security talks at the United States Mission in Geneva, Switzerland on Jan. 10, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY DENIS BALIBOUSE | REUTERS WASHINGTON — Representatives of the US and NATO members emerged on Thursday from several … Read more

Dems block Cruz’s Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill

Senate Democrats blocked Sen’s legislation on Thursday. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSinema dismisses hopes of reforming filibuster Holmes Norton: Cruz’s attempt to block DC student vaccine mandate ‘crosses the line’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden goes from bad to worse MORE (R-Texas) to impose sanctions on companies linked to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, … Read more

Russian diplomat leaves open Cuba, Venezuela army deployment

MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday sharply increased its stakes in a showdown with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat saying he would not rule out Russian military deployment in Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States mount. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who led the Russian delegation during Monday’s talks with … Read more