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    Seven reasons the new Russian hack announcement is a big deal
    Oct09

    Seven reasons the new Russian hack announcement is a big deal

    It’s been buried under news of Donald Trump bragging about his ability to grab women by their genitals, but Friday afternoon’s news dump included a stunning declaration by the Department of Homeland Security: the first direct accusation from the Obama administration that Russia is trying to interfere with our elections. “The U.S....

    Russian hacking crisis tests Obama’s nerve
    Oct08

    Russian hacking crisis tests Obama’s nerve

    President Barack Obama came under immediate pressure Friday night to punish Russia for hacking into U.S. political institutions — with calls to rally European allies behind sweeping new sanctions against Moscow. The demands for swift action followed the administration’s extraordinary public statement accusing the Russian government of...

    Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline
    Oct07

    Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline

    A Republican lobbyist was earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote one of Vladimir Putin’s top geopolitical priorities at the same time he was helping to shape Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy speech. In the first two quarters of 2016, the firm of former Reagan administration official Richard Burt received $365,000...

    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule
    Oct07

    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest is used to being a political target — but not a military one. Moscow’s Embassy in Washington tweeted an image Wednesday juxtaposing a photo of an anti-aircraft missile system alongside — and pointed at — the White House spokesman’s face. Speaking to reporters later that day, Earnest laughed off...

    Trump on Putin: ‘I don’t love, I don’t hate’
    Oct05

    Trump on Putin: ‘I don’t love, I don’t hate’

    Donald Trump on Wednesday denied Tim Kaine’s accusation that he loves Russian President Vladimir Putin, telling a rally in Nevada that “I don’t love, I don’t hate” him. During the Tuesday night vice presidential showdown, Kaine repeatedly attacked Trump and Mike Pence for the Republican nominee’s warm words for Putin, even...

    Pence breaks with Trump on Putin, attacking Assad
    Oct05

    Pence breaks with Trump on Putin, attacking Assad

    Mike Pence broke sharply with his own running mate on Tuesday, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “small and bullying leader” and saying the U.S. should consider striking the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad. On multiple occasions during his vice presidential debate with Democrat Tim Kaine, Pence took positions at odds with Donald Trump, who...

    Gay Polish mayor becomes opposition icon
    Oct05

    Gay Polish mayor becomes opposition icon

    SŁUPSK, Poland — Poland’s right-wing government has put it on the fringes of Europe on issues that include abortion, migration and democracy. But a charismatic 40-year-old mayor is leading a counter-cultural charge from the Baltic coast city of Słupsk. Robert Biedroń, the country’s only openly gay mayor, has become one of the leading...

    John Kerry’s rallying cry to Europe: It’s time for ‘pushback’
    Oct04

    John Kerry’s rallying cry to Europe: It’s time for ‘pushback’

    From a pitch to rescue an imperiled EU-U.S. trade pact, to an impassioned reaffirmation of NATO’s common defense doctrine, to a pep talk on how to combat nationalism and xenophobia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry extolled the merits of the Euro-Atlantic alliance Tuesday, declaring: “The need for our unity is as great as ever.” In a...

    John Kerry: US ‘not giving up’ on Syria
    Oct04

    John Kerry: US ‘not giving up’ on Syria

    A day after suspending the United States partnership with Russia in trying to impose a ceasefire in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry sharply accused the Kremlin of turning a “blind eye” to atrocities against civilians and of trying to help the Syrian regime secure a military victory. Kerry, in a speech in Brussels that was largely focused on...

    Russia withdraws from US nuclear pact
    Oct04

    Russia withdraws from US nuclear pact

    The Russian government announced Monday it would suspend a deal with the U.S. on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium as relations between the countries worsen. Under the agreement, the two countries agreed to dispose of 34 tonnes of plutonium each so that it could not be used to build nuclear weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin accused...

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