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    Merkel, Hollande want extention of Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Dec13

    Merkel, Hollande want extention of Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    PanARMENIAN.Net – French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday, December 13 that he backed extending sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, echoing similar comments from German Chancellor Angela Merk …read more Source: Big News...

    Priebus: Trump won’t rule out lifting Russia sanctions
    Dec13

    Priebus: Trump won’t rule out lifting Russia sanctions

    Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus would not commit the administration of President-elect Donald Trump to keeping sanctions against Russia in place, telling MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that “you have to just wait and see.”Priebus, who will leave his job as chairman of the Republican National Committee to join Trump’s White...

    Helping Trump win isn’t a sign of Russian strength. It’s a sign of Russian weakness.
    Dec13

    Helping Trump win isn’t a sign of Russian strength. It’s a sign of Russian weakness.

    There’s a lot to parse when it comes to Russia’s role in the US election — both the overwhelming evidence that it interfered in the vote and the recently disclosed CIA conclusion that it did so in order to help get Donald Trump elected. But there’s an even more fundamental question that needs to be answered: What the hell are...

    Merkel and Hollande support sanction extensions against Russia
    Dec13

    Merkel and Hollande support sanction extensions against Russia

    The German and French leaders have said they support extending sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Merkel cited the ‘very sluggish’ implementation of last year’s peace deal as reason for the renewal. …read more Source:...

    Trump dares GOP Senate to reject Tillerson
    Dec13

    Trump dares GOP Senate to reject Tillerson

    Donald Trump is daring a fight with the Republican Senate with his nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, and his confirmation is far from a sure thing.Several Republican senators have already reacted critically to his business ties to Russia. It would only take three of them to sink Tillerson, if Democrats all voted no. No Republicans have...

    10 Belarusians Suspected Of Fighting In Ukraine, Minister Says
    Dec13

    10 Belarusians Suspected Of Fighting In Ukraine, Minister Says

    Belarusian authorities have launched investigations of about 10 Belarusian citizens suspected of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country’s foreign minister says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    2 Yazidi women accept EU’s Sakharov Prize for human rights
    Dec13

    2 Yazidi women accept EU’s Sakharov Prize for human rights

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Two Yazidi women who escaped sexual enslavement by the Islamic State group accepted the European Union’s Sakharov Prize for human rights on Tuesday and said they would continue to be a voice for others suffering a similar fate. Lamiya Aji Bashar, 18, said the EU’s top human rights prize was one “for every woman and...

    Putin heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands
    Dec13

    Putin heads to Japan for meet on disputed islands

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Japan on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest bid to reach an elusive deal on a territorial dispute that has prevented their nations signing a formal treaty to end World War II. Abe will host Putin at the hot springs in his ancestral city of Nagato in the hope of breaking the...

    Trump’s quip puts Chinese ties at risk while wooing Russia
    Dec13

    Trump’s quip puts Chinese ties at risk while wooing Russia

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: With a few apparently off-the-cuff comments, US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened Washington’s cautious understanding with China while touting an unlikely new detente with Russia. The United States and China, the world’s two greatest economies and rivals for the leadership role in the Pacific, are often at...

    Merkel, Hollande Back Extension of Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Dec13

    Merkel, Hollande Back Extension of Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday they favour extending EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, ahead of a Brussels summit where the issue will be discussed. Merkel said that given grave shortcomings in the Ukraine peace process, which has been marred by regular ceasefire...