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McCain defends a free press: ‘That’s how dictators get started’

Sen. John McCain discussed press fredom with NBC's Meet the Press.

Source: NBC NEWS

Ford sees big Russia gamble vindicated as sales finally turn corner

*Ford's sales in Russia up 10 pct last year, beating rivals. *U.S. rival General Motors quit Russia in 2015. MOSCOW, Feb 19- Ford has become the first major foreign carmaker in Russia to see sales grow after three bad years, potentially vindicating its decision to double down on a notoriously volatile market when rivals decided to cut and run.

Source: Reuters

Trump once again takes aim at media at Florida rally, reiterates 'I inherited a mess' claim

The president ripped the media as "fake news" and renewed pledges on Obamacare and border security in an event, NBC News reports.

Source: NBC NEWS

Drama mounts on Capitol Hill over Trump and Russia ties, 2016 election interference

Drama is building on Capitol Hill over current and potential investigations into Russia's alleged interference in last year's election, NBC News reports.

Source: NBC NEWS

US inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed new light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus. The FBI's Pittsburgh field office, which runs many cyber security investigations, is trying to identify the people behind breaches of the Democratic National...

Source: Reuters

Hopes for US nuclear sector renaissance fade after Westinghouse's $6 billion black eye

Concerns over safety and costs have constrained growth and have combined to block nearly all new projects, The New York Times reports.

Source: The New York Times

Job creation key to fighting extremism says Norway's leader

The prime minister of Norway has called on political leaders to put greater emphasis on job creation in order to rebalance society and withstand extremism.


Pence pledges 'unwavering' US support for Europe, vows to hold Russia accountable

Vice President Mike Pence sought to calm jittery partners by declaring that the US would "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO.

Source: The Associated Press

UPDATE 3-With greetings from Trump, Pence says U.S. committed to Europe

*Promises "unwavering" commitment to NATO. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union. Trump's contradictory remarks on the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, scepticism of the 2015...

Source: Reuters

Russia, terrorism demand a ‘collective’ response says German defense minister

Terrorism and Russia are the greatest threats facing society today and a "collective defense" will be the only way to uphold Western democratic values.