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    Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea
    Jan13

    Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on S China Sea

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s pick to lead the State Department has stoked confusion over the U.S.’s South China Sea policy by appearing to advocate a blockade of Chinese man-made islands. A person familiar with deliberations inside the Trump transition team was aware of no such planning, raising the likelihood that Rex Tillerson...

    Spain’s Envoy to UK Resigns Amid Outcry Over Plane Crash
    Jan13

    Spain’s Envoy to UK Resigns Amid Outcry Over Plane Crash

    MADRID — Spain’s ambassador to the United Kingdom resigned Thursday amid increasing calls for him to be sacked over his handling of 75 deaths in a 2003 crash of a military jet. Ambassador Federico Trillo said he decided to step down “in order not to interfere with the government’s work.” Trillo was chosen for the London...

    US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson
    Jan12

    US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson

    WASHINGTON — The United States must send a clear signal to China that its island-building in the contested South China Sea must stop, and that its access to those islands will not be allowed, US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state said on Wednesday. In comments certain to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his...

    A Sanctions Skeptic for State?
    Jan12

    A Sanctions Skeptic for State?

    Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s choice to serve as secretary of state, fielded roughly nine hours of questions before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. Among other things, he was asked for his views on the role of economic sanctions in foreign policy, whether fossil fuels contribute to climate change, and how a Trump...

    Water can become a source of peace
    Jan12

    Water can become a source of peace

    The changing of the guard on the 38th floor of the UN building in New York, with António Guterres taking over for Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary-General, has taken place at a time when notions about peace and conflict are undergoing a subtle change. In particular, the role of resources – especially water – is getting the recognition it deserves.This...

    Russia sees red as US troops arrive in Poland
    Jan12

    Russia sees red as US troops arrive in Poland

    US troops and tanks began streaming into Poland yesterday as part of one of the largest deployments of US forces in Europe since the Cold War, an operation that Russia angrily branded a “threat”.The Atlantic Resolve mission will see more than 3,000 American soldiers and heavy equipment deployed in Poland and nearby North Atlantic Treaty...

    Trump’s Pentagon pick receives strong support in first vote
    Jan12

    Trump’s Pentagon pick receives strong support in first vote

    Washington, Jan 12: Retired General James Mattis won overwhelming support today in a first vote to allow him to run the Pentagon after telling senators he places Russia at No. 1 on his list of security threats. He also accused Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to “break” NATO.The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 24-3 on a one-time...

    US tanks, troops move into Poland as Kremlin cries foul
    Jan12

    US tanks, troops move into Poland as Kremlin cries foul

    The US military move comes in response to past Russian aggression, particularly the annexation of the Crimea in 2014. But the Kremlin has also unnerved capitals across eastern Europe. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Pentagon, CIA chief picks sound alarm on Russia and China
    Jan12

    Pentagon, CIA chief picks sound alarm on Russia and China

    President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for US defence secretary James Matteo and CIA director Mike Pompeo have portrayed multiple challenges facing the United States, from an aggressive Russia to a “disruptive” Iran to a China that he said is creating “real tensions”.Matteo has accused Russia of trying to break up NATO and said China was...

    The Mattis confirmation hearing is happening in an alternate world where Trump lost
    Jan12

    The Mattis confirmation hearing is happening in an alternate world where Trump lost

    Early in Thursday’s Senate confirmation hearings for Gen. James Mattis, Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, Sen. Jack Reed asked something that, for most Trump nominees, would be a tough question: What do you think about working with Russia to solve problems? Mattis’s answer was blunt, and very un-Trumplike. “I’m all...