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    Kalnins: Within just a few years, Russia has been able to transform itself from a partner to a strategic problem for all  – The Baltic Times
    Jan12

    Kalnins: Within just a few years, Russia has been able to transform itself from a partner to a strategic problem for all – The Baltic Times

    RIGA – Before the events in Ukraine, Russia could be seen as a strategic partner to NATO, even though a problematic one, however, Russia has now…… …read more Source: The Baltic...

    China muted after Tillerson vows islands blockade
    Jan12

    China muted after Tillerson vows islands blockade

    BEIJING: China offered a muted response Thursday after Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson warned the US would stop it from using its artificial islands in the South China Sea. Tillerson’s comments, during his confirmation hearing in the US senate, are the latest salvo the Trump team has aimed at Beijing....

    Rex Tillerson: U.S. response to Russia Crimea seizure was ‘weak’
    Jan12

    Rex Tillerson: U.S. response to Russia Crimea seizure was ‘weak’

    Former ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, took a tough line on Russian hacking, praised Mexican immigrants and acknowledged the problem posed by global climate change — drawing repeated accolades from Democrats during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, but setting up some...

    European Parliament Committee Backs Georgia Visa-Free Travel
    Jan12

    European Parliament Committee Backs Georgia Visa-Free Travel

    The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee voted overwhelmingly for visa liberalization for Georgia to the EU’s Schengen zone. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pompeo expected to be grilled on CIA independence
    Jan12

    Pompeo expected to be grilled on CIA independence

    As Rep. Mike Pompeo appears at his confirmation hearing for CIA director Thursday, senators will be taking measure of his skills as a peacemaker.At issue is not Pompeo’s ability to help resolve global conflicts, but whether he can end the ongoing war of words between his boss and the vaunted U.S. spy agency.The conservative Kansas lawmaker...

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat
    Jan12

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday stressed mutual respect and cooperation with the U.S. in response to tough talk from Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, who said the administration would block Chinese access to its fortified man-made islands in the South China Sea. The former Exxon Mobil CEO also accused Beijing of “declaring...

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat
    Jan12

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday stressed mutual respect and cooperation with the U.S. in response to tough talk from Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, who said the administration would block Chinese access to its fortified man-made islands in the South China Sea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said tensions in the...

    U.S. Vice President To Make Final Ukraine Visit
    Jan12

    U.S. Vice President To Make Final Ukraine Visit

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine for talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on January 15. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    China should be barred from South China Sea islands: Trump’s secretary of state nominee
    Jan12

    China should be barred from South China Sea islands: Trump’s secretary of state nominee

    US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing on Wednesday, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea. In comments expected to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his confirmation hearing before the US...

    Moody’s: Flare-up of aggression between Armenia and Azerbaijan to weigh on CIS economies
    Jan12

    Moody’s: Flare-up of aggression between Armenia and Azerbaijan to weigh on CIS economies

    The stabilization of oil prices has eased the direct and indirect economic and fiscal pressures on the nine rated sovereigns in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. Still, the region’s overall credit outlook for 2017 is negative, driven by subdued economic recovery, external vulnerabilities in those countries with high...