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    Tillerson must answer for Trump, Big Oil, even Putin in hearing
    Jan13

    Tillerson must answer for Trump, Big Oil, even Putin in hearing

    Rex Tillerson helped seal multibillion-dollar deals from Venezuela to Russia as Exxon Mobil Corp’s CEO. Now senators weighing his nomination for secretary of state will want to know if he can be as effective working for the US — even when it conflicts with the interests of “Big Oil.” Tillerson’s business background, and lack of...

    Tough draws for Murray, Djokovic
    Jan13

    Tough draws for Murray, Djokovic

    World number one Andy Murray could face challenges from Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka if he is to reach a sixth Australian Open final following yesterday’s draw. The Scot, coming off a magnificent 2016 with a second Wimbledon crown, a successful Olympic title defence and the year-end top ranking, has lost five Melbourne finals, four of...

    ‘Sir Andy’ seeks end to agony at Australian Open
    Jan13

    ‘Sir Andy’ seeks end to agony at Australian Open

    Having snatched Novak Djokovic’s world number one ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb’s Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonising near misses. Murray enters the year’s first grand slam in unknown territory, rated as top seed for the first...

    Swedish institute accuses Russia of spreading ‘fake news’
    Jan13

    Swedish institute accuses Russia of spreading ‘fake news’

    DUBLIN // A leading foreign affairs institute in Stockholm has accused Russia of spreading fake news, propaganda and disinformation in an effort to shrink Nato’s influence in the region. In a paper published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, researchers from the Swedish Institute of International Affairs said a “wide array of...

    Trump Pick could Talk his Way into War: Chinese media
    Jan13

    Trump Pick could Talk his Way into War: Chinese media

    Prospective US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson better watch his mouth, angry Chinese media said Friday, warning Donald Trump’s nominee that his threats to block China in the South China Sea are fighting words. The comments came after the former ExxonMobil CEO told U.S. senators that he would seek to deny Beijing access to the artificial...

    Buffer zone kids tour Ukraine
    Jan13

    Buffer zone kids tour Ukraine

    Hundreds of children, living in the buffer zone in Ukraine’s east, have been taken on a tour to visit the peaceful parts of their country. …read more Source:...

    US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson
    Jan12

    US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson

    WASHINGTON — The United States must send a clear signal to China that its island-building in the contested South China Sea must stop, and that its access to those islands will not be allowed, US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state said on Wednesday. In comments certain to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his...

    Water can become a source of peace
    Jan12

    Water can become a source of peace

    The changing of the guard on the 38th floor of the UN building in New York, with António Guterres taking over for Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary-General, has taken place at a time when notions about peace and conflict are undergoing a subtle change. In particular, the role of resources – especially water – is getting the recognition it deserves.This...

    Russia sees red as US troops arrive in Poland
    Jan12

    Russia sees red as US troops arrive in Poland

    US troops and tanks began streaming into Poland yesterday as part of one of the largest deployments of US forces in Europe since the Cold War, an operation that Russia angrily branded a “threat”.The Atlantic Resolve mission will see more than 3,000 American soldiers and heavy equipment deployed in Poland and nearby North Atlantic Treaty...

    Pentagon, CIA chief picks sound alarm on Russia and China
    Jan12

    Pentagon, CIA chief picks sound alarm on Russia and China

    President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for US defence secretary James Matteo and CIA director Mike Pompeo have portrayed multiple challenges facing the United States, from an aggressive Russia to a “disruptive” Iran to a China that he said is creating “real tensions”.Matteo has accused Russia of trying to break up NATO and said China was...

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