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    Obama hits Russia for election meddling
    Dec30

    Obama hits Russia for election meddling

    President Barack Obama on Thursday unleashed a barrage of retaliatory measures against Moscow for meddling in the US election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shuttering two Russian compounds inside the United States. Making good on a promise to punish Vladimir Putin’s government for allegedly trying...

    Poroshenko Says Russia Waging Cyberwar With 6,500 Attacks On Ukraine
    Dec30

    Poroshenko Says Russia Waging Cyberwar With 6,500 Attacks On Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Russian security services are waging a cyberwar against the country, with hackers targeting Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two mon …read more Source: Big News...

    U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia over alleged cyberattacks
    Dec30

    U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia over alleged cyberattacks

    Washington imposed sanctions on Russia for alleged cyberattacks on the U.S. electoral system, the U.S. Department of the Treasury said on Dec. 29. U.S. president Barack Obama said in a statement the …read more Source: Big News...

    US sidelined as Putin calls the shots on Syria cease-fire
    Dec30

    US sidelined as Putin calls the shots on Syria cease-fire

    President Barack Obama’s administration tried for months to broker a durable cease-fire in blood-soaked Syria, practically begging Russia to come to terms but ruling out the possibility of using U.S. military force against the Syrian regime to back up its diplomatic pressure. Early Friday, a truce was set to take hold in Syria, but...

    Russian Foreign Ministry says new sanctions will harm restoration of ties
    Dec30

    Russian Foreign Ministry says new sanctions will harm restoration of ties

    New U.S. sanctions on Russia are counterproductive and will harm a restoration of bilateral ties, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing Konstantin Dolgov, Foreign Ministry commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law. …read more Source: The...

    This New Year’s Eve, drink to that (from your enemy’s skull)
    Dec30

    This New Year’s Eve, drink to that (from your enemy’s skull)

    Around the world, the most common drinking toast is to good health. There are, however, a few more specific ways of raising a glass: “To good health” itself has many variants. In Slovenian, it’s na zdravje; in Spanish, salud; in Hungarian, egészségedre; and in Flemish, gezondheid. The Scandinavian toast skål...

    Obama’s Russia sanctions put Hill Republicans in a box
    Dec30

    Obama’s Russia sanctions put Hill Republicans in a box

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s eleventh-hour Russia sanctions present a big test for congressional Republicans, who are torn between decades-old party principles and their new standard-bearer’s unorthodox embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Democrats are already seeking to exploit this rift, drafting legislation...

    2016 through the lens
    Dec30

    2016 through the lens

    While our Most Powerful Photos of 2016 post cast a broad net, here we asked five photographers from Prime Collective, a small but prestigious group doing regular work for National Geographic, the New York Times, TIME Magazine and many others, to reflect on their past year. Max Whittaker, Brendan Hoffman, Katie Orlinksy, Dominic Bracco and...

    Obama hits Russia for election meddling
    Dec30

    Obama hits Russia for election meddling

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    US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign
    Dec30

    US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign

    HONOLULU (AP) — The United States struck back Thursday at Russia for hacking the U.S. presidential campaign with a sweeping set of punishments targeting Russia’s spy agencies and diplomats. The U.S. said Russia must bear costs for its actions, but Moscow called the Obama administration “losers” and threatened retaliation. A month after an...