NYT: Trump administration orders tougher screening of visa applicants
The Trump administration is making it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the United States by demanding new security checks before giving visas to tourists, business travelers and relatives of American residents, according to The New York Times (NYT).
CNBC: Trump expresses 'strong support' for NATO, presses Merkel on paying dues
President Donald Trump pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel "hard" on North Atlantic Treaty Organization commitments during their meeting Friday, a senior administration official told NBC News.
US battalion was deployed to Lithuania on a permanent basis
The presence of American troops in Lithuania is virtually permanent, said Curtis Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO.
Trump once again addresses Crimea annexation, calls Obama "weak"
U.S. President Donald Trump has rained criticism down on his predecessor, Barack Obama, over the fact that Russia managed to seize Crimea during his tenure.
Donbas militants found weapons in mines, - Russian side in Hague
Russia explained the origin of weapons used by Donbas militants, saying that the Soviet or the Ukrainian weapons were left by the army in the coal mines, and the militants found it there. This was stated during a review of the lawsuit of Ukraine against Russia in the international court of the United Nations in Hague, by one of the representatives of the Russian Federation, Ilya Rogachev.
Trump Signs Revised Travel Order
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a revised executive order that temporarily bars entry into the United States of citizens from six Muslim-majority countries after his original order was blocked by U.S. federal judges.
NATO, Russia Hold First Top-Level Military Talks In Three Years
Senior military officials from Russia and NATO have held their first direct talks since the Western alliance cut military contacts with Russia three years ago over the Kremlin's interference in Ukraine.
EU member states will begin deliberations in two days on an interim agreement on visa-free travel for Ukraine
As a result of the consultations of the EU member states, representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission, an agreement was reached on the launch of visa liberalization for Ukraine's citizens. The update was provided by the Maltese EU Presidency, a representative of which participated in the meeting, according to Evropeiska Pravda.
Estonia conducts military exercises with participation of the U.S soldiers
The Talvelaager (Winter Camp) winter exercises started on the 27th of February at the central testing ground of the Estonian Defense Forces, as reported by ERR.ee citing the Ministry of Defense of Estonia. Military exercises will last until the 5th of March.
Trump instructs Tillerson to make contact with Russia soon
US President Donald Trump stated on Thursday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will continue to engage with the Russian leadership.
U.S. Senator John McCain: Flynn’s resignation raises further questions about the Trump administration’s intentions toward Russia
The resignation of National Security Advisor, Michael T. Flynn, raises even more questions about how the administration of President Donald Trump will cooperate with Russia, according to the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican Senator John McCain.
Stoltenberg announced NATO’s intention to support allies in the Black Sea
NATO is going to reinforce its defense and "support allies" in the Black Sea as stated by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation with the Foreign Minister of Romania, Teodor Meleșcanu, as reported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.