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    Trump’s secretary of state pick calls Russia a ‘danger’
    Jan11

    Trump’s secretary of state pick calls Russia a ‘danger’

    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON — Arguing America must reassert its interests, 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...

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet
    Jan11

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet

    With confirmation hearings beginning, attention is shifting slightly away from Trump and toward those who may make up his administration. Like the president-elect under whom they may soon be serving, many of Trump’s nominees have been pulled from the upper echelons of the business community or are otherwise political outsiders.Also like...

    Tillerson on the issues
    Jan11

    Tillerson on the issues

    Rex Tillerson is a bit of a cipher on U.S. foreign policy, unless you view international relations purely through the lens of energy interests.As the former chief executive officer and chairman of ExxonMobil Corp., Tillerson has vast experience dealing with foreign governments, security threats, as well as the State Department. But as an oilman,...

    Lithuania: Embezzled US$ 30 Million Found on Bank Account linked to Ukrainian Kleptocrat
    Jan11

    Lithuania: Embezzled US$ 30 Million Found on Bank Account linked to Ukrainian Kleptocrat

    Some US$ 30 million believed to be tied to Pavlo Lazarenko, Ukraine’s former Prime Minister and allegedly one of the world’s most corrupt top officials, are sitting frozen in a Lithuanian bank, OCCRP’s Lithuanian partner 15min.lt revealed Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Bulgaria’s President Plevneliev and European leaders call on President-elect Trump to bolster transatlantic alliance between USA and EU
    Jan11

    Bulgaria’s President Plevneliev and European leaders call on President-elect Trump to bolster transatlantic alliance between USA and EU

    Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev and sixteen European political leaders called on in an open letter the President-elect of the United States Donald Trump to bolster the transatlantic alliance between the USA and the EU. In their message to President-elect Trump they pointed out that the ongoing destabilization in Ukraine and the...

    Democrats press Tillerson on Russia
    Jan11

    Democrats press Tillerson on Russia

    Senate Democrats used the confirmation hearing for secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to press him on how he will deal with Russia, and to air concerns about Tillerson’s and President-elect Donald Trump’s ties to the Kremlin.Tillerson, in return, said the U.S. must be “clear-eyed” to the danger Russia...

    Beyond wild allegations, what’s clearly true about Trump and Russia is disturbing
    Jan11

    Beyond wild allegations, what’s clearly true about Trump and Russia is disturbing

    With reports that the Russian government may have dirt that they are using to blackmail Donald Trump setting the political world ablaze, it’s worth being clear about two things. One is that the content of these reports is unverified and, likely, unverifiable. What’s more, to the extent that any of it could be verified, it’s...

    Green warning: France dangerously naive on Russian hacking
    Jan11

    Green warning: France dangerously naive on Russian hacking

    PARIS — Leading French politicians are worryingly complacent about the threat of Russian interference in elections and must prove their independence from Moscow, the Green candidate for president warned. Yannick Jadot, who won a party primary in November to compete in the presidential election, said Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Rex Tillerson confirmation hearing for Secretary of State: Live Blog #1
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson confirmation hearing for Secretary of State: Live Blog #1

    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is Trump’s pick for Secretary of State. The Senate is getting an early start this morning on talking about Tillerson, and we’ll be following along. You can watch the hearing here: x YouTube Video At the moment, Ted Cruz is doing the “fellow-Texan” lovefest, with a side order of how terrible things are...

    Iran’s ‘Help’ wins top prize at Ukrainian filmfest.
    Jan11

    Iran’s ‘Help’ wins top prize at Ukrainian filmfest.

    …read more Source: Mehr News...