Wednesday , April 26 2017

Politics

Putin more aggressive to NATO since Trump win, says Estonia

Soldiers of the German armed forces Bundeswehr arrive for farewell ceremony of mechanized infantry Panzergrenadierbataillon 122, to be deployed in Lithuania, in Oberviechtach, Germany January 19, 2017.  REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

  Bloomberg Russia is testing NATO’s willingness to respond to provocation ahead of an expected meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump, according to Estonian Defense Minister Margus Tsahkna. Russia’s build-up of forces and violations of international law, including in Ukraine, show the need for members ...

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Trump’s pick for Israel ambassador faces rocky confirmation

FILE PHOTO - Attorney David Friedman arrives at a private fundraiser for then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the Manhattan borough of New York City, June 21, 2016. Friedman is U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's designated Ambassador to Israel. Picture taken June 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

  WASHINGTON / AP David Friedman, the firebrand attorney President Donald Trump picked to be his ambassador to Israel, faces a rocky confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after Trump signaled a dramatic shift in strategy for pursuing peace in the Middle East. Friedman’s hearing, scheduled for Thursday, ...

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