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    Kerry Warns Against Rising ‘Authoritarianism’ In OSCE Region
    Dec11

    Kerry Warns Against Rising ‘Authoritarianism’ In OSCE Region

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned of the “danger of authoritarian populism” and the risk of a retreat on the protection of basic human rights in a region stretching from the ex-Soviet Union across Europe to the United States. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns, according to a close associate
    Dec11

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns, according to a close associate

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Trump campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort resigned on Friday, following a staff shake-up this week that reduced his role in the campaign. GOP nominee Donald Trump confirmed the resignation in a statement: “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I...

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’
    Dec11

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’

    In June 2008, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson attended the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, its way of showing itself to the world as the kind of economic powerhouse that can attract executives like Rex Tillerson to its banquets. It was a key and very shaky moment for Russia. Vladimir Putin was bowing out after...

    Lawmakers alarmed Exxon chief could empower Putin
    Dec11

    Lawmakers alarmed Exxon chief could empower Putin

    Donald Trump’s leading candidate for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, would accelerate the president-elect’s collision course with Congress over his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and raise new questions about Putin’s role in the election. Tillerson, whom Trump officials now call...

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares
    Dec11

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares

    Ukraine’s central bank keeps trying to shut them down but they keep surviving: ‘zombie banks’ are roiling the impoverished country’s financial system through the help of allegedly crooked courts. The former Soviet republic — labelled the continent’s most corrupt state by the European Court of Auditors on...

    From Dracula to Prince Charles: Romanian facts
    Dec11

    From Dracula to Prince Charles: Romanian facts

    BUCHAREST: Romania holds legislative elections on Sunday with the left-wing Social Democrats (PSD) expected to emerge as the largest party, a year after a deadly fire forced them out of office. Here are some facts about the former communist country of 20 million people in southeastern Europe, a member of NATO since 2004 and of the European Union...

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies
    Dec11

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

    President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts’ conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command. Most of them involve Russia, which has grown increasingly...

    Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state: source
    Dec11

    Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state: source

    BALTIMORE: US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp as the country’s top diplomat, a source familiar with the situation said on Saturday, an appointment that would put in place an official with close ties to the Russian government. News of Rex Tillerson’s possible appointment comes as...

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies
    Dec11

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

    United States of America president-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd from a suit during the first quarter of the 117 annual Army Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, USA, on December 10, 2016. Photo: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of US...

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares
    Dec11

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares

    KIEV – Ukraine’s central bank keeps trying to shut them down but they keep surviving: ‘zombie banks’ are roiling the impoverished country’s financial system through the help of allegedly crooked courts. …read more Source: Bangkok...