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    Elitsa Kostova drops out of the Brisbane qualifiers
    Dec31

    Elitsa Kostova drops out of the Brisbane qualifiers

    Bulgaria’s second-best female tennis player Elitsa Kostova dropped out of the Brisbane International tennis tournament with a prize fund of USD 1 million. Kostova lost 1:6; 5:7 to Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukraine) in the second qualifying round. The twenty six year old Bulgarian earned USD 1862 and 13 points for the WTA ranking. Currently,...

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’
    Dec30

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’

    President-elect Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, calling him “very smart” and lauding his “great move” not to retaliate against the U.S. over sanctions intended to punish the Kremlin for launching cyberattacks targeting the American electoral system....

    EU waits on Donald Trump for next Russian sanctions move
    Dec30

    EU waits on Donald Trump for next Russian sanctions move

    Europe watched Barack Obama’s retaliatory steps against Russian election hacking with keen interest. But America’s closest allies are looking to his replacement for cues on their next move. Donald Trump’s call on whether to keep the Obama-era sanctions against the Kremlin in place will most likely determine whether Europe...

    Putin poses early test for Trump
    Dec30

    Putin poses early test for Trump

    Vladimir Putin was bound to test Donald Trump at some point. But few thought it would happen so fast. In the wake of President Barack Obama’s decision to expel dozens of Russian diplomats and impose new sanctions on Moscow for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election, Putin said Friday that he would not reciprocate with similar...

    Happy ending for dogs found on railway tracks in Ukraine
    Dec30

    Happy ending for dogs found on railway tracks in Ukraine

    Two dogs have been rescued after a video showing them ducking under trains went viral. …read more Source:...

    Now, really crank up heat on Russia
    Dec30

    Now, really crank up heat on Russia

    WASHINGTON — Vladimir Putin opted on Friday not to expel 35 American diplomats, following Thursday’s decision by the Obama administration to declare persona non grata that number of Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and take other measures in response to Russia’s interference in the recent...

    France tracking election threats with ‘greatest vigilance’
    Dec30

    France tracking election threats with ‘greatest vigilance’

    PARIS — France is tracking threats against its sovereignty and democratic process with the “greatest vigilance,” the Foreign Ministry said Friday after the United States sanctioned Russia over attempts to influence the presidential election. “France permanently and with the greatest vigilance tracks anything that could affect its...

    Croatia Indicts Two for Ukraine Jet Deal Bribery
    Dec30

    Croatia Indicts Two for Ukraine Jet Deal Bribery

    Two Croatian citizens, one of them a defence ministry employee, were indicted over alleged bribery during a deal to repair and buy MiG fighter jets from the Ukrainian company Ukrspecexport. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Russia ‘Mulled Buying Bulgarian Product’ for Cyber Attacks – NY Times
    Dec30

    Russia ‘Mulled Buying Bulgarian Product’ for Cyber Attacks – NY Times

    A Bulgarian product was one of the options considered by Russian authorities for cyber attacks, a New York Times article says. The text tells a story about Aleksandr Vyarya, a programmer who turned down an offer from the government to join a team of hackers. Vyarya, whose experience was mostly about protecting people from hackers, is reported as...

    Best of the NS in 2016: World
    Dec30

    Best of the NS in 2016: World

    Our best pieces from the past year. In this selection, our favourite writing about foreign affairs. Photo: Moises Saman/Magnum The price of a life By Sophie McBain In 2014, Islamic State fighters murdered thousands of Yazidis and kidnapped many others, mostly women and children. Their desperate relatives are now trying to buy them back. How...

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