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NATO allies boost defense spending, emerge united from summit

President Trump called NATO "very powerful" and "very strong" after a summit where allies agreed to shoulder more of the collective defense burden.
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U.S. ambassador speaks to Russians about attack on Syria [video]

Watch the U.S. ambassador to Russia talk about the recent allied strike in Syria — a response to a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people.
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World leaders condemn Russia for nerve agent attack

Leaders from the U.S., France, Germany and the U.K. have accused Russia of being behind the nerve agent attack on a British citizen and his daughter.
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Russia amps up disinformation following nerve attack [video]

Denials and distractions are coming from Russia following the recent nerve agent attack in England. Watch for yourself in this video from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office.
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U.S. expels 60 Russians, stands with Allies over nerve agent attack

Standing in solidarity with NATO partners, the U.S. ordered five dozen Russian diplomats and intelligence operatives to leave the country following the nerve agent attack in England.
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Partners pledge day of reckoning for chemical attacks in Syria

The Assad regime in Syria is suspected of several chemical attacks against rebels and civilians. Thirty nations are partnering to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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Tillerson bolsters trans-Atlantic alliances in Europe

Rex Tillerson highlighted U.S. alliances in a weeklong trip to Europe. Here are the highlights from London, Paris, Davos and Warsaw.
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For the love of dance, an American ballerina visits Russia

A 17-year-old American spent six weeks in Russia learning the language and studying ballet at the Bolshoi. Learn how she did it.
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In Alaska, linguists preserve Russian dialect

Preservers are at work in the sleepy Alaskan village of Ninilchik, where elderly residents speak a Russian dialect frozen in time, unchanged since 1847.