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    Obama’s Russia sanctions put Hill Republicans in a box
    Dec30

    Obama’s Russia sanctions put Hill Republicans in a box

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s eleventh-hour Russia sanctions present a big test for congressional Republicans, who are torn between decades-old party principles and their new standard-bearer’s unorthodox embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Democrats are already seeking to exploit this rift, drafting legislation...

    2016 through the lens
    Dec30

    2016 through the lens

    While our Most Powerful Photos of 2016 post cast a broad net, here we asked five photographers from Prime Collective, a small but prestigious group doing regular work for National Geographic, the New York Times, TIME Magazine and many others, to reflect on their past year. Max Whittaker, Brendan Hoffman, Katie Orlinksy, Dominic Bracco and...

    US sidelined as Putin calls the shots on Syria cease-fire
    Dec30

    US sidelined as Putin calls the shots on Syria cease-fire

    President Barack Obama’s administration tried for months to broker a durable cease-fire in blood-soaked Syria, practically begging Russia to come to terms but ruling out the possibility of using U.S. military force against the Syrian regime to back up its diplomatic pressure. Early Friday, a truce was set to take hold in Syria, but...

    Trump: It’s time ‘to move on’ from claims of Russian interference in election
    Dec30

    Trump: It’s time ‘to move on’ from claims of Russian interference in election

    Insisting it’s time “to move on,” President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nonetheless meet next week with leaders of the intelligence community “to be updated on the facts” of alleged Russian cyberattacks. “It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,” he said in a statement....

    Russia to close American school, warns of further actions, in wake of US sanctions
    Dec30

    Russia to close American school, warns of further actions, in wake of US sanctions

    Russian authorities on Thursday announced the closure of the Anglo-American School of Moscow, hours after the Kremlin vowed to retaliate against recent U.S. sanctions. The nonprofit day school, which enrols international students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will be closed along with the U.S. Embassy vacation dacha in Serebryany Bor...

    US retaliates against Russia over election hack
    Dec29

    US retaliates against Russia over election hack

    In one of its final moves to keep Russia at bay and secure America from digital intruders, the Obama administration on Thursday slapped Moscow with a round of sanctions over its alleged election-season hacks. The punishments hits several Russian individuals and entities, including the country’s primary security services, known as the FSB,...

    US slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats
    Dec29

    US slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

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    Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian ‘cyberwar’
    Dec29

    Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian ‘cyberwar’

    KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian troops are using TRENCHES on the front line in scenes reminiscent of the WW2 battle for Stalingrad as they fight pro-Russian rebels
    Dec29

    Ukrainian troops are using TRENCHES on the front line in scenes reminiscent of the WW2 battle for Stalingrad as they fight pro-Russian rebels

    In scenes reminiscent of the Second World War battle for Stalingrad, a soldier crouches down for shelter in the icy ditch near Luganske village in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Daily...

    Ukraine releases 15 people to separatists near front line
    Dec29

    Ukraine releases 15 people to separatists near front line

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