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    Why Russia loves the idea of California seceding
    Jan15

    Why Russia loves the idea of California seceding

    On a sunny late September day, a trio of tourists gathered on Moscow’s Red Square. Well-dressed, carrying a Russian flag, the visitors bunched in front of the Kremlin’s walls to snap a selfie. Like so many others before, the man taking the photo, Louis Marinelli, took to his Twitter account, and shared the shot for the...

    Trump open to lifting Russian sanctions if ‘we get along’: report
    Jan14

    Trump open to lifting Russian sanctions if ‘we get along’: report

    President-elect Donald Trump expressed a willingness Friday to lift sanctions on Russia if it assists the U.S. in other efforts such as counterterrorism. Trump told the Wall Street Journal that he intended to keep sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration in response to cyber attacks during the election “at least for a...

    Putin opponent to Trump: Don’t abandon Ukraine
    Jan14

    Putin opponent to Trump: Don’t abandon Ukraine

    A leading Russian opposition politician and critic of Vladimir Putin has a message for the incoming Trump administration: don’t trade Ukraine for a deal in Syria. Ilya Yashin warns that any detente with Russia that includes permitting its 2014 annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine to stand — even in return for...

    US envoy’s message to Trump: Don’t screw it up in Europe
    Jan13

    US envoy’s message to Trump: Don’t screw it up in Europe

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is at risk of botching the transatlantic alliance that has served the interests of the Western allies since the end of World War II, the outgoing American ambassador to the EU warned Friday. In an unusually frank conversation with reporters, the ambassador, Anthony Gardner, said Trump and his team should not rely...

    Fake or foul, Donald Trump dossier serves Kremlin’s aims
    Jan13

    Fake or foul, Donald Trump dossier serves Kremlin’s aims

    MOSCOW — The reaction in Russia to allegations in a U.S. intelligence report about the Kremlin, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and reportedly lurid video footage can probably best be described as a Slavic shrug. The unverified claims — the most explosive of which is that Russian intelligence secretly recorded sexual...

    Tim Barrow, invisible ambassador
    Jan13

    Tim Barrow, invisible ambassador

    MOSCOW — “Tim who?” That was the reaction of the majority of Russians asked about the four-year tenure of Tim Barrow — the career diplomat named this month as the United Kingdom’s new ambassador to the EU — as head of the British embassy in Moscow. Appointed as Britain’s ambassador to...

    Trump takes tougher tone against Putin
    Jan12

    Trump takes tougher tone against Putin

    After months of extending his hand to Vladimir Putin, is Donald Trump going to get tough on Russia? That’s what the president-elect on Wednesday suggested he might just do, given what he called the “good chance” that he might not get along with the Russian president after all. The claim contradicted...

    Tillerson ducks questions on whether Putin is ‘war criminal,’ Russia sanctions
    Jan11

    Tillerson ducks questions on whether Putin is ‘war criminal,’ Russia sanctions

    Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson on Wednesday ducked several Russia-related questions from Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and other lawmakers, declining to say if he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “war criminal” or whether he backs existing and future sanctions on Moscow. The former ExxonMobil CEO’s relationship with...

    Green warning: France dangerously naive on Russian hacking
    Jan11

    Green warning: France dangerously naive on Russian hacking

    PARIS — Leading French politicians are worryingly complacent about the threat of Russian interference in elections and must prove their independence from Moscow, the Green candidate for president warned. Yannick Jadot, who won a party primary in November to compete in the presidential election, said Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Trump confronts firestorm over Russia allegations
    Jan11

    Trump confronts firestorm over Russia allegations

    Ten days before he’s sworn in as U.S. president, Donald Trump is facing a potential crisis amid reports that intelligence officials had delivered a report to the president-elect last week outlining allegations that Russia could have compromising information about him. Although the details of these revelations remain murky and...

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