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    Timeline: Three decades of diplomatic spats between U.S. and Moscow
    Dec31

    Timeline: Three decades of diplomatic spats between U.S. and Moscow

    WASHINGTON — U.S. relations with Moscow during and after the Cold War have been marred by diplomatic dustups ranging from espionage scandals to an Olympics boycott. Current tensions, highlighted by President Barack Obama’s decision to impose sanctions and expel 35 Russia diplomats, is exceptional because it stems from U.S. allegations of...

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition
    Dec31

    How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition

    What do you get when you mix eight years of grudges, complex geopolitics and four world leaders — including incoming and outgoing American presidents with diametrically opposing views of the world — all convinced that this is a make-or-break moment with historic implications?This week, apparently.Presidential transitions tend to be quiet affairs,...

    How will a Trump presidency impact sanctions on Russia?
    Dec30

    How will a Trump presidency impact sanctions on Russia?

    Moscow opted to wait for Trump’s move rather than retaliate after US expulsion of Russian diplomats. …read more Source: AL...

    Vladimir Putin responds to U.S. sanctions and diplomat ousting
    Dec30

    Vladimir Putin responds to U.S. sanctions and diplomat ousting

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File) MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for trying to punish Russia but said his country will not immediately retaliate and instead will wait for a new U.S. approach by Donald Trump. The president-elect...

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote
    Dec30

    Montenegro Awaits Ratification of Its NATO Bid; US Senate Set to Vote

    Next month, the U.S. Senate could vote on ratification of Montenegro’s long-standing bid to become 29th member of NATO. The Alliance officially endorsed the accession bid at its July conference in Warsaw. So far, 19 of 28 NATO allies have officially approved. The endorsement of United States lawmakers could signal others to give the green...

    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....

    USAID ends funding for Ukraine  customs reform
    Dec30

    USAID ends funding for Ukraine customs reform

    ODESSA: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended funding for a flagship customs reform project in Ukraine’s Odessa region, as the government’s ambitious plans to tackle bribe-taking at its Black Sea ports stalled. USAID and other institutions have supported Kiev’s Western-backed government, which took power...

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan
    Dec30

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan

    Way back in 1987, journalist Ron Rosembaum interviewed real estate developer and casino mogul Donald Trump on a somewhat unusual topic — nuclear weapons. Rosembaum has long been interested in the issue (he even wrote a book, How The End Begins: The Road to Nuclear World War III) but Trump at the time didn’t have much of a political profile....

    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...