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    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...

    President Obama warns Russia after announcing sanctions: “Such activities have consequences”
    Dec30

    President Obama warns Russia after announcing sanctions: “Such activities have consequences”

    In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political...

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat
    Dec30

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat

    LONDON (AP) — Europe’s leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, extremist attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia. Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia...

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat
    Dec30

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat

    Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia seeks to regain its influence, and America will soon inaugurate an untested, seemingly Russia-friendly president who has voiced doubts about the usefulness of the NATO alliance. There is deep unease in the...

    Russia to expel US diplomats in tit-for-tat move
    Dec30

    Russia to expel US diplomats in tit-for-tat move

    MOSCOW: Russia on Friday moved to expel 35 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat response after President Barack Obama unleashed a barrage of punishment against Moscow over alleged election interference. Obama’s broadside over cyberattacks sent ties between Russia and the United States – already at their worst since the Cold War – to a fresh low...

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform
    Dec30

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform

    ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended funding for a flagship customs reform project in Ukraine’s Odessa region, as the government’s ambitious plans to tackle bribe-taking at its Black Sea ports stalled. …read more Source: The...

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia foreign minister, suggests expelling U.S. diplomats
    Dec30

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia foreign minister, suggests expelling U.S. diplomats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Friday suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. U.S. President Obama on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, as American...

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform
    Dec30

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform

    ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended funding for a flagship customs reform project in Ukraine’s Odessa region, as the government’s ambitious plans to tackle bribe-taking at its Black Sea ports stalled. …read more Source: Libya...

    The Morning Vertical, December 30, 2016
    Dec30

    The Morning Vertical, December 30, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian foreign minister suggests kicking 35 U.S. diplomats out of Russia
    Dec30

    Russian foreign minister suggests kicking 35 U.S. diplomats out of Russia

    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats and closing two facilities in Moscow in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source:...