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    Why Russia Is Excited About Donald Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State
    Dec13

    Why Russia Is Excited About Donald Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State

    Although Vladimir Putin has no shortage of energy executives on his payroll, the Russian President likes to negotiate oil and gas deals personally. He seems to get a kick out of it. He has been known to discuss the minutiae of drilling rigs and pipeline routes with foreign delegates until their eyes glaze over. Call it a hobby, or an obsession....

    The United States of Exxon
    Dec13

    The United States of Exxon

    The biographical particulars of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who was nominated to serve as Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Tuesday, seem crafted from a Mad Libs sheet of Michael Moore’s grimmest nightmares. A “tall, strapping Texan” with “a twang to show for it” and “silver coiffure,” Tillerson is an Eagle...

    Could Europe Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Trump?
    Dec13

    Could Europe Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Trump?

    Had Europeans been allowed to vote in the American presidential election on November 8, they would have handed Hillary Clinton a landslide victory, according to Gallup International, with margins as high as 50 points in Britain and 70 points in Germany and Scandinavia. (Trump would have won only in Russia.) Now, the angst-ridden of the Old...

    Robert Reich: 6 Big Reasons Why It’s Hard to Believe Trump Was Fairly Elected
    Dec13

    Robert Reich: 6 Big Reasons Why It’s Hard to Believe Trump Was Fairly Elected

    Click here for reuse options! How can electors be expected to submit their ballots with this dark cloud hanging overhead? A dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump. Consider:1. The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the election in order to help Trump become president. The secret CIA assessment found...

    No turning back for Joshua now he is in with the big guys
    Dec13

    No turning back for Joshua now he is in with the big guys

    ‘After Klitschko it is Deontay Wilder’ For Anthony Joshua, the easy nights are over. His third?round blowout of the reluctant Eric Molina in Manchester on Saturday night to retain his IBF world heavyweight title, while again disappointing fans who want to see him in a proper fight, has nevertheless thrust him into boxing’s...

    Meet Rex Tillerson, Vladimir Putin’s Pal and Donald Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of State
    Dec13

    Meet Rex Tillerson, Vladimir Putin’s Pal and Donald Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of State

    Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, personifies two major concerns about the incoming Trump administration: conflicts of interest and ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. As the long-serving CEO of U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil, Tillerson has a close personal relationship with Putin, according to the...

    Quebec feminist author found not guilty of slandering Muslim school in Montreal
    Dec13

    Quebec feminist author found not guilty of slandering Muslim school in Montreal

    MONTREAL — A prominent secular feminist did not slander a Muslim school when she compared it to military training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a judge ruled Tuesday. Rather, Djemila Benhabib, an author known for her outspoken criticism of Islam, was exercising her freedom of speech on a subject of public interest, Superior Court Justice...

    Putin: Disruptions of EU Gas Supplies via Ukraine Possible
    Dec13

    Putin: Disruptions of EU Gas Supplies via Ukraine Possible

    The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel of a threat to the gas supplies Russia sends to Europe via Ukraine.Putin told Merkel in a telephone call Tuesday that Ukraine has been reluctant to sign a contract on Russian gas supplies… …read more Source:...

    Merkel, Hollande seek extension to Russia sanctions
    Dec13

    Merkel, Hollande seek extension to Russia sanctions

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday they favour extending EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, ahead of a Brussels summit that will discuss the issue. Merkel said that — given grave shortcomings in the Ukraine peace process, which has been marred by regular ceasefire...

    How a Fictional President Is Helping Ukrainians Rethink Their Absurd Politics
    Dec13

    How a Fictional President Is Helping Ukrainians Rethink Their Absurd Politics

    Ukraine is so corrupt that it’s hard to imagine it being otherwise. A new comedy series shows that things could be different. …read more Source: Foreign...