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    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...

    Obama says goodbye in last presidential speech
    Jan11

    Obama says goodbye in last presidential speech

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Several US senators including Republicans critical of President-elect Donald Trumps skepticism 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...

    US senators seek Russia sanctions over cyber activities
    Jan11

    US senators seek Russia sanctions over cyber activities

    WASHINGTON: Senior US Republican and Democratic senators will introduce legislation on Tuesday seeking to impose a wide range of sanctions on Russia over its cyber activities and actions in Syria and Ukraine. The legislation is sponsored by 10 senators – Republicans John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Ben Sasse and Rob Portman and...

    New UN chief seeks ‘whole new approach’ to prevent war
    Jan11

    New UN chief seeks ‘whole new approach’ to prevent war

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for a whole new approach to prevent war, vowing to boost the world bodys mediation capacity to tackle global conflicts.Making his first address to the Security Council since taking office, Guterres said too much time and too many resources were being spent on...

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