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    Kazakhstan Participates in First UNSC Meeting, Appoints New UN Representative
    Jan06

    Kazakhstan Participates in First UNSC Meeting, Appoints New UN Representative

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Kazakhstan attended its first meeting Jan. 3 as a non-permanent member of the United States Security Council and on Jan. 4 appointed former Kazakh Ambassador to the United States Kairat Umarov Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations....

    Ex-senator Dan Coats is Trump pick for intel chief
    Jan06

    Ex-senator Dan Coats is Trump pick for intel chief

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has chosen for his director of national intelligence someone who could provide a counterweight to the president-elect’s alleged soft spot for Moscow: a former senator banned by Russia. Dan Coats, 73, will be nominated by Trump to serve as the powerful coordinator of 16 intelligence and security agencies, according...

    January Brings Changes for UN Security Council
    Jan06

    January Brings Changes for UN Security Council

    UN Secretary-General Anto—nio Guterres with Olof Skoog of Sweden, President of the UN Security Council for the month of January Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.By Andy Hazel and Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Jan 6 2017 (IPS)Five of the UN Security Council’s 15 seats were filled by new members this week, but a bigger shift in the...

    Head for the bunkers? More dangerous world
    Jan06

    Head for the bunkers? More dangerous world

    Eventually, the world will become accustomed to the Trump administration, and the Trump administration will get used to the world. But now that unpredictability is the order of the day, and a collective “me first” outlook has taken hold, we should prepare for the possibility that turmoil could go global In August 2015, I tweeted that if Donald...

    Intelligence Leaders Confirm Russian Influence Op to Undermine Election
    Jan06

    Intelligence Leaders Confirm Russian Influence Op to Undermine Election

    Russian intelligence agencies sought to influence the 2016 presidential election through coordinated cyber and propaganda activities, three U.S. intelligence leaders told a Senate hearing Thursday. Additionally, Senate testimony revealed that the National Security Agency, the government’s key cyber intelligence and technical spying service,...

    Recalling Syria ‘red line,’ Kerry says US didn’t back down
    Jan06

    Recalling Syria ‘red line,’ Kerry says US didn’t back down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Touting his four years as secretary of state, John Kerry on Thursday attempted to explain one of the most contentious moments in American diplomacy during his tenure: President Barack Obama’s failure to enforce his “red line” warning to Syria about using chemical weapons. In a news conference meant to promote his...

    Russian Reactions To Hacking Accusations And Sanctions Follow A Traditional Pattern: Deny Then Distort
    Jan06

    Russian Reactions To Hacking Accusations And Sanctions Follow A Traditional Pattern: Deny Then Distort

    MOSCOW ― To close out 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama authorized several actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the recent American presidential election, including expelling Russian diplomats and closing Russian government–owned compounds. These steps,...

    Kredo Discusses Efforts by Congress to Halt Funding to U.N.
    Jan06

    Kredo Discusses Efforts by Congress to Halt Funding to U.N.

    Washington Free Beacon senior writer Adam Kredo appeared Wednesday night on the One America News Network program “Tipping Point” to discuss efforts by Congress to cut funding to the United Nations after the international body passed an anti-Israel resolution last month. The Obama administration abstained from voting on a U.N. resolution that...

    2017 list of ‘predatory’ science journals published, hundreds claim to be Canadian
    Jan06

    2017 list of ‘predatory’ science journals published, hundreds claim to be Canadian

    The annual list of the world’s shaky and outright fake science journals is out, and Canada figures prominently, with hundreds of new entries calling themselves the Canadian Journal of one thing or another. This is not a category where Canada wants to aspire to global leadership. Each year, Jeffrey Beall of the University of Colorado updates...

    Svitolina humbles Kerber
    Jan05

    Svitolina humbles Kerber

    BRISBANE — Angelique Kerber predicted that 2017 was going to have a different feel for her, considering her phenomenal breakout season last year. It certainly started differently, with the top-ranked German losing to sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the Brisbane International quarterfinals Thursday. Kerber reached the final here last...