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    Tillerson backs NATO ties, keeping Russia sanctions for now, review of Iran nuke deal, admits climate threat
    Jan12

    Tillerson backs NATO ties, keeping Russia sanctions for now, review of Iran nuke deal, admits climate threat

    Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson suggested the outgoing Obama administration responded too softly to...

    Pro Wrestling League: Haryana enter semis; unwell Sakshi skips tie
    Jan11

    Pro Wrestling League: Haryana enter semis; unwell Sakshi skips tie

    With star India wrestler Sakshi Malik missing from action, Delhi Sultans campaign in the second season of Pro Wrestling League ended as they slumped to their third consecutive defeat, losing 2-5 to Haryana Hammers, who in turn made it to semifinals, in New Delhi on Wednesday. It was not an auspicious start for Delhi Sultans as the spectators were...

    Spain govt accepts responsibility for 2003 military plane crash
    Jan11

    Spain govt accepts responsibility for 2003 military plane crash

    Spain’s defence ministry took political responsibility for the first time on Wednesday for a 2003 air accident which killed 62 Spanish soldiers as they were returning from Afghanistan. “There are reparations that are not economic, which have to do with recognition,” Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal told radio Cadena Cope a day...

    Questions about Russia dominate start of Tillerson hearing
    Jan11

    Questions about Russia dominate start of Tillerson hearing

    Russia’s actions during the U.S. presidential election and its behaviour towards Ukraine dominated the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, as senators pressed him on Wednesday on how he would deal with aggression from Moscow. …read more Source: Channel...

    Tillerson to face questions on Russian ties at confirmation hearing
    Jan11

    Tillerson to face questions on Russian ties at confirmation hearing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia’s actions during the U.S. presidential election and its behaviour towards Ukraine dominated the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, as senators pressed him on Wednesday on how he would deal with aggression from Moscow. …read more...

    Lithuania: Embezzled US$ 30 Million Found on Bank Account linked to Ukrainian Kleptocrat
    Jan11

    Lithuania: Embezzled US$ 30 Million Found on Bank Account linked to Ukrainian Kleptocrat

    Some US$ 30 million believed to be tied to Pavlo Lazarenko, Ukraine’s former Prime Minister and allegedly one of the world’s most corrupt top officials, are sitting frozen in a Lithuanian bank, OCCRP’s Lithuanian partner 15min.lt revealed Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Obama says goodbye in last presidential speech
    Jan11

    Obama says goodbye in last presidential speech

    Several US senators including Republicans critical of President-elect Donald Trump s scepticism of alleged Kremlin-ordered hacking joined forces Tuesday to introduce sanctions against Russia for interfering in the US election. The five Democrats and five Republicans laid out expansive new punishments including visa bans and financial asset...

    Russia hacked Republican state campaigns but not Trump’s: FBI head
    Jan11

    Russia hacked Republican state campaigns but not Trump’s: FBI head

    WASHINGTON: Russia hacked into Republican state political campaigns and old email domains of the Republican National Committee but there is no evidence it successfully penetrated President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign, FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday. Comey also told lawmakers Russia did not release information obtained from the...

    Canada names Freeland top diplomat in cabinet reshuffle
    Jan11

    Canada names Freeland top diplomat in cabinet reshuffle

    OTTAWA: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday named Chrystia Freeland as foreign minister, replacing Stephane Dion, a critic of US President-elect Donald Trump, in a cabinet shakeup. Freeland, who was international trade minister, will still be in a position to help renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the...

    US senators unveil Russia sanctions bill after intel report
    Jan11

    US senators unveil Russia sanctions bill after intel report

    WASHINGTON: Several US senators including Republicans critical of President-elect Donald Trump’s scepticism of alleged Kremlin-ordered hacking joined forces Tuesday to introduce sanctions against Russia for interfering in the US election. The five Democrats and five Republicans laid out expansive new punishments including visa bans and...

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