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    Putin talks Trump, nukes, and Syria in marathon press conference
    Dec23

    Putin talks Trump, nukes, and Syria in marathon press conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his marathon end-of-year press conference in Moscow on Friday, a typically super-sized affair in which the leader held the floor for nearly four hours, taking questions from among some 1,400 reporters in attendance. Here were some of his key comments at the end of a year, and at a time when major foreign...

    Putin praises Trump’s judgment, rejects hacking claims
    Dec23

    Putin praises Trump’s judgment, rejects hacking claims

    Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the U.S. will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge to strengthen the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal. Speaking during a marathon end-of-the-year news conference that lasted the best part of four hours, Putin heaped praise on the U.S....

    Trump releases letter from Putin asking to ‘restore’ US-Russia relationship
    Dec23

    Trump releases letter from Putin asking to ‘restore’ US-Russia relationship

    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday released a holiday letter he received from Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he hopes the U.S. and Russia will be able to “live up to” the overtures expressed by Putin and that “we do not have to travel an alternate path.” Putin’s letter,...

    Putin Touts Syria Peace, Pokes US Democrats
    Dec23

    Putin Touts Syria Peace, Pokes US Democrats

    In his annual end-of-year press conference Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin devoted a lot of time to economic issues, as the country struggles to get back to growth after shrinking the past two years because of low oil prices and economic sanctions over its actions in Ukraine. He said the Russian economy is gradually recovering and...

    Putin Praises Trump’s Judgment, Rejects Hacking Claims
    Dec23

    Putin Praises Trump’s Judgment, Rejects Hacking Claims

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the U.S. will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge to strengthen the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal. Speaking during a marathon end-of-year news conference that lasted the best part of four hours, Putin heaped praise on the...

    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism
    Dec23

    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism

    Rabbi Michael Schudrich, right, speaking to students at the Judaic Department’s Hanukkah event at the University of Warsaw, Dec. 20, 2016. (Courtesy of Schudrich) (JTA) — If a Polish ultranationalist student intended to delegitimize his university’s main Hanukkah event, his plan seems to have backfired. On Monday, on the Facebook...

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates
    Dec23

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates

    KYIV – Russia extensively used cross-border artillery fire against Ukrainian military targets in July-September 2014 in what are considered “acts of war,” according to a new report by Bellingcat, a group of citizen journalists who use open-source investigation tools and techniques, that was released on December 21. Numbering in the “thousands,”...

    UCCA hails U.N. General Assembly’s resolution on occupied Crimea
    Dec23

    UCCA hails U.N. General Assembly’s resolution on occupied Crimea

    NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly voted 70 to 26 to adopt a resolution condemning human rights abuses in Crimea and urging Russia to allow U.N. monitors unimpeded access to the Ukrainian peninsula. The resolution passed on December 19 marked the first time that the Russian Federation was named by the General Assembly […] …read...

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria
    Dec23

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday appeared to cosy up to US President-elect Donald Trump while stamping his authority as the key powerbroker in Syria. At his annual end-of-year press conference, the confident Kremlin strongman praised Trump for tapping into the public mood in the US to claim his surprise win in the elections. “He...

    Dutch court rules Crimean treasures must be returned to Ukraine
    Dec23

    Dutch court rules Crimean treasures must be returned to Ukraine

    A Dutch court has ruled that a priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia occupied the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine. The Amsterdam district court said on December 14 that Crimea was not a sovereign country and so could not claim the treasures as […] …read more Source: The...