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Momentum with Man United as Liverpool heads to Old Trafford
Jan12

Momentum with Man United as Liverpool heads to Old Trafford

With Manchester United on their longest winning run in eight years, it’s tempting to conclude that a giant of English soccer is starting to resemble the force of old. Some perspective is needed, however, when assessing United’s nine straight victories in all competitions since Dec. 8. Only one of their opponents in that one-month...

US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment to Russia’s doorstep
Jan12

US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment to Russia’s doorstep

American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. Soldiers in camouflage with tanks and other vehicles crossed into southwestern Poland on Thursday morning from Germany and headed for Zagan, where they will be...

U.S. Vice President Biden to visit Ukraine on January 15
Jan12

U.S. Vice President Biden to visit Ukraine on January 15

KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine on Sunday and meet President Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s presidential office said on Thursday. …read more Source: Libya...

Tillerson shows readiness to oppose Trump on multiple fronts
Jan12

Tillerson shows readiness to oppose Trump on multiple fronts

Former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson told skeptical senators at his confirmation hearing that he would take a firm line with Moscow/AFPWASHINGTON, United States, Jan 11 – Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state signaled he is prepared to diverge from the US president-elect on numerous key issues, notably nuclear...

Trump’s secretary of state pick hits out at China
Jan12

Trump’s secretary of state pick hits out at China

Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson hit out at China Wednesday during his Senate confirmation hearing, warning the US would send a “clear signal” that the Asian giant must abandon its artificial islands in the South China Sea. “We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that, first the island building stops, and...

Compromising Material Appears Frequently in Russian Politics
Jan12

Compromising Material Appears Frequently in Russian Politics

MOSCOW — Blurry video of highly placed men engaging in sexual acts, audio recordings of influential figures profanely insulting their nominal allies — in Russia these appear enough that a special word has evolved: “kompromat,” or “compromising material.” In the wake of unsubstantiated allegations that Russia has gathered...

For Russia, U.S. election meddling claims strip Trump win of luster
Jan11

For Russia, U.S. election meddling claims strip Trump win of luster

The Kremlin says U.S. intelligence agency allegations it ran an influence campaign to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House are false. But if U.S. spies are right, Moscow may wish it hadn’t bothered to meddle in the first place.The belief, widely held in the West, that the Kremlin helped discredit Democratic rival Hillary...

Trump’s pick for top diplomat calls Russia a ‘danger’
Jan11

Trump’s pick for top diplomat calls Russia a ‘danger’

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, tried on Wednesday to allay concerns that a Trump administration will pull back from the world or ignore threats from rivals. He said Russia poses a “danger” to the nation. A friend of the Kremlin and foe of sanctions in his corporate...

Australian Open: Kerber has Serena in her sights
Jan11

Australian Open: Kerber has Serena in her sights

The German left-hander stunned the American powerhouse at Melbourne Park last year, upsetting her in the final. World number one Angelique Kerber spearheads a host of dangerous players looking to halt Serena Williams’ bid for an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open next week.The German left-hander stunned the...

US Lashes out at Russia at UN and Russia Goes After Obama
Jan11

US Lashes out at Russia at UN and Russia Goes After Obama

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, in one of her last appearances at the U.N. Security Council, lashed out at Russia on Tuesday for invading and annexing Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and carrying out “a merciless military assault” in Syria. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin shot back by accusing the Obama...

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