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    China saber-rattles near South China Sea with live-fire drills
    Dec17

    China saber-rattles near South China Sea with live-fire drills

    Despite concerns over its aggressive and disputed growing influence in the South China Sea, China conducted its first live-fire drills off a new aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, Thursday according to their official state media. The drills come on the heels of an official announcement last month that the Liaoning, purchased as an incomplete hull...

    FBI Met With Poroshenko Accuser; No Further Talks Planned
    Dec17

    FBI Met With Poroshenko Accuser; No Further Talks Planned

    The U.S. Justice Department has cut ties with a fugitive Ukrainian member of parliament who said he had turned over damning evidence proving the corruption of Ukraine’s president, a spokesman told RFE/RL on December 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    This Week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Divesting? Nah!
    Dec17

    This Week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Divesting? Nah!

    (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) Not a lot of new conflicts of interest emerged from the Donald Trump camp this week (although this isn’t to say that nothing came out), but plenty of news outlets were able to clarify the exact nature of these conflicts in important ways. Let’s begin. Donald Trump’s conflicts-of-interest press conference...

    MAE: EUSDR coordinator encourages Ukrainian authorities to capitalise on Danube Strategy opportunities
    Dec17

    MAE: EUSDR coordinator encourages Ukrainian authorities to capitalise on Danube Strategy opportunities

    The national coordinator of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), Silvia Davidoiu, participated in the International Conference devoted to Ukraine’s opportunities and challenges in the EUSDR context, on which occasion she encouraged the Ukrainian authorities to capitalise on the opportunities provided by the Danube Strategy, as...

    Russia’s Forgotten Anti-Stalinist Playwright
    Dec17

    Russia’s Forgotten Anti-Stalinist Playwright

    In 1933, George Bernard Shaw wrote the Manchester Guardian to protest the British press’s “blind and reckless” reporting on Russia. “Particularly offensive and ridiculous,” Shaw claimed, was “the revival of the old attempts to represent the condition of Russian workers as one of slavery and starvation, the Five-Year Plan as a failure, the...

    Police break up blockade of Poland’s parliament amid political crisis
    Dec17

    Police break up blockade of Poland’s parliament amid political crisis

    Police early Saturday forcefully broke up an hours-long blockade of exits from the Polish parliament by protesters who said ruling party lawmakers violated the constitution by illegally passing the budget for next year. The passage sparked the biggest political standoff in years in European Union member Poland and the sharpest escalation of the...

    The Foreign Stories To Watch in 2017: Newsweek’s Staff Picks
    Dec17

    The Foreign Stories To Watch in 2017: Newsweek’s Staff Picks

    A lot of people are hoping for good news in 2017. We didn’t have to look far this year to find gloom, and lots of it. The worst mass shooting in U.S. history; Brussels, the epicenter of the European Union, struck by three suicide bombings ; revelers in Nice mowed down ; failed ceasefires in Syria; Philippine President Rodrigo...

    How the Dutch Left blew it
    Dec17

    How the Dutch Left blew it

    ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands — Ahmed Aboutaleb was giving a lot of Dutch politicians sleepless nights earlier this year. A moderate Muslim of Moroccan descent, the mayor of Rotterdam is the most popular politician in the country. Had he entered the fray as his party’s candidate in the Netherlands’ national...

    Obama points finger at Putin for hacks during US election
    Dec17

    Obama points finger at Putin for hacks during US election

    US President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the podium after speaking to journalists during his last news conference of the year at the White House in Washington, US, on December 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Friday strongly suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorised the computer hacks...

    Russian Hacking May Have Helped Trump Win, but Russians Don’t Really Care
    Dec17

    Russian Hacking May Have Helped Trump Win, but Russians Don’t Really Care

    The recent CIA revelations that allege Russia assisted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in his election win and reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement with this interference are widely discussed in the United States, but they have so far created surprisingly little hype in Russia. In the past, when allegations of...