Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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EU welcomes Pence assurance of Trump's support

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By Roberta Rampton and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right. A month after Donald Trump caused alarm by renewing his endorsement of Brexit and suggesting others may follow Britain out of the EU, Pence told reporters that he had come to "the home of the European Union" with a message from the president.

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

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Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva -- a prominent socialite and lawmaker -- sees her now become the country's second most senior official after her husband. "She is professional, educated, experienced, principled, and magnanimous," Aliyev told a National Security Council meeting.

Ski resort razed by the Taliban lifts Pakistan's domestic tourism

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By Drazen Jorgic MALAM JABBA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Atop the piste of Malam Jabba in Pakistan's once dangerous Swat Valley skiers schuss downhill, a new Chinese-built chairlift ferries tourists to the peak, and a luxury hotel is under construction to replace one torched by the Taliban. The Taliban declared skiing "un-Islamic" during their 2007-2009 reign of terror over Swat, but improved security in recent years has allowed ski tourism to re-emerge on Malam Jabba, a hill station in the Hindu Kush mountain range. Locals tout Swat as "the Switzerland of Pakistan", with an international ski tournament held there in January.

Trump's envoy at UN warns Russia US stands firm on NATO, EU

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US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said the United States is ready to improve ties with Russia but will not compromise on its support for NATO and the European Union. Haley told a Security Council debate on conflicts in Europe that "Russia's attempts to destabilize Ukraine" were among the most serious challenges facing the continent.

The Insurgent in the White House

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In picking H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, President Trump hired a maverick military intellectual who won’t put up with any nonsense.

From: www.politico.com

Trump's new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has shown little patience for dissent, but that trait is likely to be tested by his new national security adviser, Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster.

Townsend on revised travel ban, new national security adviser

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Fran Townsend, CBS News senior national security analyst and former homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss President Trump's upcoming and revised travel ban, and his newly-appointed national secuirty adviser, Gen. H. R. McMaster.

Trump picks Gen. McMaster for national security adviser

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President Trump's new national security adviser, Gen. H. R. McMaster, is a soldier and a scholar. He is the director of a military think tank, the Army Capabilities Integration Center. McMaster served in the First Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq. Major Garrett reports.

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