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    From Dracula to Prince Charles: Romanian facts
    Dec11

    From Dracula to Prince Charles: Romanian facts

    BUCHAREST: Romania holds legislative elections on Sunday with the left-wing Social Democrats (PSD) expected to emerge as the largest party, a year after a deadly fire forced them out of office. Here are some facts about the former communist country of 20 million people in southeastern Europe, a member of NATO since 2004 and of the European Union...

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies
    Dec11

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

    President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts’ conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command. Most of them involve Russia, which has grown increasingly...

    Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state: source
    Dec11

    Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state: source

    BALTIMORE: US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp as the country’s top diplomat, a source familiar with the situation said on Saturday, an appointment that would put in place an official with close ties to the Russian government. News of Rex Tillerson’s possible appointment comes as...

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies
    Dec11

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

    United States of America president-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd from a suit during the first quarter of the 117 annual Army Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, USA, on December 10, 2016. Photo: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of US...

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares
    Dec11

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares

    KIEV – Ukraine’s central bank keeps trying to shut them down but they keep surviving: ‘zombie banks’ are roiling the impoverished country’s financial system through the help of allegedly crooked courts. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    We need to talk about NATO
    Dec11

    We need to talk about NATO

    Dear NATO and European ministers of defense, I know you’re worried. You’re worried that the United States is about to have a commander in chief who has called the NATO alliance “obsolete.” You’re worried by Donald Trump’s campaign promise to defend NATO allies only if they...

    10 crucial decisions that reshaped America
    Dec11

    10 crucial decisions that reshaped America

    Brand is the be-all-end-all of Donald Trump. And the core of Trump’s brand is that squinty, jut-jowled, unreflective scowl, the Dirty Harry stare he insists on plastering everywhere — book covers, posters, his website — because it advertises his most marketable selling point: toughness. But the people around...

    Trump expected to tap Exxon’s Tillerson to lead State Dept.
    Dec11

    Trump expected to tap Exxon’s Tillerson to lead State Dept.

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State on Saturday, a decision that would bring a business leader with close ties to Russia into the Cabinet. Trump has privately signaled that he plans to tap Tillerson for the powerful Cabinet post, but had not formally offered...

    What It Really Means to Be a ‘Friend of Putin’
    Dec11

    What It Really Means to Be a ‘Friend of Putin’

    In June 2008, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson attended the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, its way of showing itself to the world as the kind of economic powerhouse that can attract executives like Rex Tillerson to its banquets. It was a key and very shaky moment for Russia. Vladimir Putin was bowing out after his...

    Donald Trump’s expected pick for secretary of state is a Putin-friendly Exxon CEO
    Dec11

    Donald Trump’s expected pick for secretary of state is a Putin-friendly Exxon CEO

    The prospect of Rex Tillerson is already getting pushback from both sides of the aisle. Donald Trump is expected to nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, adding a corporate executive with extensive ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin to his presidential cabinet. Tillerson has relationships with many world leaders,...