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    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...

    Bulgaria’s Socialists, Russian Ambassador Discuss Bilateral Ties
    Dec30

    Bulgaria’s Socialists, Russian Ambassador Discuss Bilateral Ties

    The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) leadership has met Russian Ambassador to Sofia Anatoliy Makarov, party officials say. It is “high time” for Bulgaria to have a “responsible and balance attitude and policy both westward and eastward,” Kaloyan Pargov, the head of BSP’s structure in Sofia, has told the Bulgarian...

    Russia warns of damaging effect on relations with US following expulsion of diplomats
    Dec30

    Russia warns of damaging effect on relations with US following expulsion of diplomats

    The Kremlin accuses Washington of ‘an aggressive foreign policy’ as it warns of the damaging effects of fresh sanctions on Russia. …read more Source:...

    This New Year’s Eve, drink to that (from your enemy’s skull)
    Dec30

    This New Year’s Eve, drink to that (from your enemy’s skull)

    Around the world, the most common drinking toast is to good health. There are, however, a few more specific ways of raising a glass: “To good health” itself has many variants. In Slovenian, it’s na zdravje; in Spanish, salud; in Hungarian, egészségedre; and in Flemish, gezondheid. The Scandinavian toast skål...

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