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    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...

    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...

    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...