Bloomberg: U.S. Strikes Killed Scores of Russia Fighters in Syria, Sources Say

U.S. forces killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to one U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter.

Fred Weir: US policy doc hints at ‘limited’ nuclear arms use, alarming Russians

Russians read a new Pentagon policy document as allowing the use of nuclear weapons outside the bounds of ‘mutually assured destruction’ – a change to decades of nuclear arms philosophy that makes US-Russia relations more uncertain.

The Hill: Facebook tells Congress it can’t prove or disprove Trump-Russia collusion

Facebook informed Congress in newly released documents that it could not prove or disprove collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russians who may have used the online platform to try to sway opinions during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Fred Weir: Politics over peace? Critics say Ukraine’s president sidelining Minsk accords.

President Poroshenko is set to sign a bill that will redefine the conflict between Kiev and Eastern rebels. But the goal of the legislation seems to be less about ending the fighting and more about winning upcoming elections.

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