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    The Morning Vertical, December 22, 2016
    Dec22

    The Morning Vertical, December 22, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Santa summit cheer can’t hide Finland’s unease about Russia
    Dec22

    Santa summit cheer can’t hide Finland’s unease about Russia

    LAPPEENRANTA, Finland (AP) — Santa and Father Frost, not tanks and troops, have met up at the busiest border crossing between Russia and Finland. But despite the jovial ho-ho-hos in the annual show of seasonal goodwill and neighborly friendship, there lies an increasing disquiet in the Nordic nation. Finland shares a 1,300-kilometer (800-mile)...

    Report links Kremlin cyber unit to Ukraine conflict and US election hacking
    Dec22

    Report links Kremlin cyber unit to Ukraine conflict and US election hacking

    The hack into a Ukraine military app has reinforced claims the cyber unit known as “Fancy Bear” has a direct Kremlin link. It also reinforces US intelligence reports linking the Kremlin to cyber attacks in the US. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Putin Warns Military “Be Ready for Border Threats”
    Dec22

    Putin Warns Military “Be Ready for Border Threats”

    Speaking at the defense ministry on Thursday Putin said the Russian military should follow closely any military movement along its border . . MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting with the defense ministry to be ready for potential threats at the Russian border. Speaking at the defense ministry on Thursday...

    White House rebuffed pre-election plan to combat Russian influence
    Dec22

    White House rebuffed pre-election plan to combat Russian influence

    The White House opposed a Republican-led push earlier this year to create an executive-branch task force to battle Russia’s covert information operations, according to a document obtained by POLITICO. Sen. Tom Cotton, a leading GOP defense hawk who has long urged President Barack Obama to take a harder line on Russia, sought to force...

    France may seek EU sanctions against DRCs Kabila
    Dec22

    France may seek EU sanctions against DRCs Kabila

    Paris – France said on Wednesday that Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila may face EU sanctions over his refusal to step down at the end of his mandate. If things dont proceed prop …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine Returns Stolen Italian Masterpieces To Verona Art Museum
    Dec22

    Ukraine Returns Stolen Italian Masterpieces To Verona Art Museum

    Ukraine returned 17 masterpieces valued at 17 million euros to Italy on December 21 after they were stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year. Italian Culture Minister Dario …read more Source: Big News...

    US plays down Russian reports of chill in ties
    Dec22

    US plays down Russian reports of chill in ties

    WASHINGTON: The United States played down Russian reports Wednesday that already tense ties between the old foes have plunged to chilly new lows. The State Department denied a Kremlin claim that communications are frozen, noting that Secretary of State John Kerry had called his Russian counterpart as recently as Tuesday. The Pentagon also noted...

    White House rebuffed pre-election plan to combat Russian influence
    Dec22

    White House rebuffed pre-election plan to combat Russian influence

    The White House opposed a Republican-led push earlier this year to create an executive-branch task force to battle Russia’s covert information operations, according to a document obtained by POLITICO.Sen. Tom Cotton, a leading GOP defense hawk who has long urged President Barack Obama to take a harder line on Russia, sought to force the...

    Russia says will take measures after U.S. increased sanctions
    Dec22

    Russia says will take measures after U.S. increased sanctions

    PanARMENIAN.Net – The Kremlin has said it will take adequate measures after the U.S. increased sanctions on Russian individuals and companies because of the 2014 annexation of Crimea, BBC News repor …read more Source: Big News...