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Brunson remains the focus of U.S.-Turkey feud

International | The NATO ally retaliates with tariffs while a Turkish court refuses to free the American pastor
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/15/18, 04:18 pm

TURKEY: Ankara raised tariffs on U.S. imports following U.S. sanctions imposed for Turkey’s continued detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson. A Turkish court Wednesday rejected another appeal for Brunson’s release.

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Putin exploits sanctions

International | Russian president appears to use international disunity to threaten Ukraine and Eastern Europe
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/28/17, 01:35 pm

RUSSIA: With U.S. Senate approval on a package of sanctions—and support from President Donald Trump unclear—Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be using transatlantic disunity and divisions over sanctions policy to threaten Ukraine and Eastern Europe, writes former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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