John McCain: Trump is 'playing right into the hands' of Putin by ending Syrian rebel program

Though controversial, U.S. support for rebels had bipartisan support. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Thursday criticized President Trump for "playing right into the hands" of Russian President Vladimir Putin following a report that the president ended a covert program aiding Syrian rebel groups.

DOC. // Acordul Elţin – Snegur de încetare a focului pe Nistru, legalizarea ocupaţiei ruseşti

Convenţie cu privire la principiile reglementării paşnice a conflictului armat

din zona nistreană a Republicii Moldova

(21 iulie 1992)

Republica Moldova şi Federaţia Rusă,

năzuind spre încetarea totală şi cît mai grabnică a focului şi spre reglementarea conflictului armat din raioanele nistrene prin mijloace paşnice;

Trump’s plan to let Obamacare fail won’t work—unless he decides to actively sabotage it

After the latest GOP Obamacare repeal bill went down in flames this week, US president Donald Trump latched onto a new scheme: Just let Obamacare collapse. “I’m not going to own it,” he said of Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the health-care law. “We’ll let Obamacare fail, and then the Democrats are going to come to us.”
If that’s his plan, he’ll be waiting a long time. Obamacare isn’t failing at all. The law will only run into serious trouble if Trump sabotages it.

A Russian Developer Helps Out the Kremlin on Occasion. Was He a Conduit to Trump?

Aras Agalarov at the opening of a new concert hall in Moscow that was developed by his company, the Crocus Group. Credit Vitaliy Belousov/Sputnik, via Associated Press
MOSCOW — Russian Island, near the port city of Vladivostok in the far east, was a decaying former military base and home to a scattering of cattle when President Vladimir V. Putin suddenly envisioned it as a $1.2 billion campus where he could welcome heads of state for an Asia-Pacific conference.

Separatistii ucraineni prorusi proclama un nou stat: Mica Rusie - UPDATE Kievul, Parisul si Berlinul condamna vehement, Rusia analizeaza

Separatistii ucraineni prorusi proclama un nou stat: Mica Rusie - UPDATE Kievul, Parisul si Berlinul condamna vehement, Rusia analizeazaFoto:
Separatisti din estul Ucrainei au proclamat marti un nou stat care aspira sa includa nu numai zonele asupra carora detin controlul, ci si restul Ucrainei.

Rebelii de la Donetk, Lugansk si reprezentanti ai altor regiuni ucrainene vor forma un stat - numit Mica Rusie (Malaia Rusia) -, cu capitala la Donetk, a anuntat marti liderul local Aleksandr Zaharcenko, citat de Donetsk News Agency, organul de presa al separatistilor.