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27 Feb 2017 – Trump’s pick for commerce secretary shares a business circle with Putin associates

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as his commerce secretary, has been the top shareholder in a Cypriot bank with deep Russian ties and investors who made their fortunes under Russian President Vladimir Putin. There’s no indication of any questionable behavior by Ross, but his partners in the bank are

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18 Feb 2017 – Angela Merkel and European leaders resist Donald Trump’s ultimatum to increase defense spending or risk losing US commitment to Nato

European leaders have pushed back at Donald Trump’s ultimatum that they increase defence spending or risk America scaling back its commitment to Transatlantic protection. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said her country would not accelerate existing, long-term plans to ramp up the military budget by 2024 despite a demand by the US this week that

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07 Feb 2017 – Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie

“These are the Senators who voted for DeVos and their term ends in 2018: •Flake – Arizona •Wicker – Mississippi •Fischer – Nebraska •Heller – Nevada •Corker – Tennessee •Cruz – Texas •Hatch – Utah •Barrasso – Wyoming” The ultimate goal here was to create a new “value school” model in the state, delivering schooling

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