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    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?
    Dec30

    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?

    What is a bewildered citizen to make of the sanctions that President Obama levied on Russian officials and the Russian government on Thursday? The confusion starts with the news coverage. The Associated Press, for example, blares that “President Barack Obama has slapped harsh sanctions on the Russian intelligence services.” Meanwhile the former...

    Meet one of Israel’s newest pilots
    Dec30

    Meet one of Israel’s newest pilots

    Capt. A. immigrated to Israel from Ukraine at the age of 6; he performed a year of volunteer work before serving as a combat soldier with the Paratroopers and an officer with Nahal and completed a conversion course to Judaism before joining the IAF. …read more Source: Yedioth...

    Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, looks to Trump
    Dec30

    Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, looks to Trump

    MOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday ruled out any tit-for-tat expulsion of Americans after Washington turfed out dozens of Russian diplomats over alleged interference in the US presidential election.The Kremlin strongmans decision came despite the foreign ministry asking him to send home 35 US diplomats in retaliation for the...

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’
    Dec30

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’

    President-elect Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, calling him “very smart” and lauding his “great move” not to retaliate against the U.S. over sanctions intended to punish the Kremlin for launching cyberattacks targeting the American electoral system. “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very...

    European cities boost security for New Year
    Dec30

    European cities boost security for New Year

    European capitals tightened security yesterday ahead of New Year’s celebrations, erecting concrete barriers in city centres and stepping up police numbers after the Islamic State (IS) attack in Berlin last week that killed 12 people.In the German capital, police closed the Pariser Platz square in front of the Brandenburg Gate and prepared...

    Putin won’t react by expelling Americans
    Dec30

    Putin won’t react by expelling Americans

    President Vladimir Putin has ruled out any tit-for-tat expulsion of Americans after Washington turfed out dozens of Russian diplomats over alleged interference in the US presidential election.The Kremlin strongman’s surprise decision came after the foreign ministry asked him to send home 35 US diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of...

    Moscow says no ‘tit-for-tat’ retaliation after US expels 35 Russian diplomats
    Dec30

    Moscow says no ‘tit-for-tat’ retaliation after US expels 35 Russian diplomats

    Vladimir Putin on Friday announced Russia would not expel any American diplomats after the United States kicked out 35 Russian embassy and consulate staff in retaliation for the hacking of US political groups during the 2016 election, in a move that appears designed to sow confusion ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Analysts had...

    Bolton: Obama sanctions on Russia not enough
    Dec30

    Bolton: Obama sanctions on Russia not enough

    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton says President Obama’s sanctions on Russia are not a sufficient response to Russia’s “attack on our constitutional system.”“I don’t think they will have much impact at all,” Bolton told “Fox & Friends… …read more Source: The...

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions
    Dec30

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions

    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has called for significantly tougher sanctions on Russia, beyond those imposed by President Barack Obama this week. During a visit to Kyiv on December 30, McCain joined Senate colleagues Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) in saying they expected Congress to act in the new year....

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions
    Dec30

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions

    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has called for significantly tougher sanctions on Russia, beyond those imposed by President Barack Obama this week. During a visit to Kyiv on December 30, McCain joined Senate colleagues Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) in saying they expected Congress to act in the new year....