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New Congress poised to greet Trump with Russia probes
Dec13

New Congress poised to greet Trump with Russia probes

Congress’ Republican leaders are preparing to greet incoming President Donald Trump with investigations into whether Russia intruded into last month’s elections to help him win the White House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to say Monday whether he agreed with the CIA assertion that Russian hacking and public release...

Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO
Dec13

Russia Ready to Boost Serbian Defense to Counter NATO

BELGRADE, Serbia — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday the Kremlin is ready to boost Serbia’s defense capabilities amid what his Serbian counterpart alleges is a threat from neighboring Croatia. The statements came amid rising tensions between the two major Balkan rivals and former Yugoslav republics that were at war in the...

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia after leaders meet on December 15
Dec09

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia after leaders meet on December 15

The European Union will extend by six months its main economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after the bloc’s leaders meet in Brussels on Dec. 15, diplomatic sources and officials said on Friday.The sanctions include restrictions access to international financing, and curbs on defence and energy cooperation with Russia,...

Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military
Dec06

Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military

With an aircraft carrier deployed off Syria’s shores and hundreds of new jets, missiles and tanks entering service each year, President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times. A massive reform effort launched in the wake of Russia’s 2008 war with Georgia has transformed a crumbling,...

European Union Populists: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?
Dec05

European Union Populists: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?

Another crisis looms in an already shook-up European Union. Italian voters rocked Europe’s boat more this weekend than Austrian voters were able to steady it. With its shaky banks and massive economy, Italy is now in the throes of energized populists who are no friends of EU leaders in Brussels. And the storm isn’t over yet:...

Ukraine’s Leader Urges EU to Extend Sanctions Against Russia
Dec02

Ukraine’s Leader Urges EU to Extend Sanctions Against Russia

WARSAW, Poland — Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has urged the European Union to extend sanctions against Russia, which he says continues its armed aggression in eastern Ukraine against international agreements. Poroshenko was in Poland on Friday for talks and signing deals on strengthening cooperation in the defense and energy...

Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts
Dec01

Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts

In a conciliatory state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced hope for mending a rift with the U.S. and pooling efforts in fighting terrorism. The speech reflected Moscow’s hope that President-elect Donald Trump could help repair ties with Washington that have sunk to a post-Cold War low over the crisis...

Putin Hopes to Fix Ties with U.S., Pool Anti-Terror Efforts
Dec01

Putin Hopes to Fix Ties with U.S., Pool Anti-Terror Efforts

In a conciliatory state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced hope for mending a rift with the U.S. and pooling efforts in fighting terrorism. The speech reflected Moscow’s hope that President-elect Donald Trump could help repair ties with Washington that have sunk to a post-Cold War low over the crisis...

Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement
Nov29

Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement

Four-way talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine finished without a breakthrough on Tuesday, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declaring that “lip service” statements were not enough to achieve lasting peace.Amid low expectations, the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia met in the...

Intel Chief: Russia Eased Hacking After U.S. Accused Kremlin
Nov29

Intel Chief: Russia Eased Hacking After U.S. Accused Kremlin

WASHINGTON — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that Russia curtailed its election-related cyberactivity after the Obama administration accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the presidential race. The top U.S. intelligence official also said he had formally submitted a resignation letter effective at the end of...

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