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    Democratic senator probes Tillerson’s ties to Putin in confirmation hearing
    Jan11

    Democratic senator probes Tillerson’s ties to Putin in confirmation hearing

    Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin probed Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson about his reported ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday during Tillerson’s confirmation hearing. In his opening statement, Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed concern over President-elect Donald Trump’s...

    Explainer: what is in the Trump-Russia dossier John McCain passed to the FBI?
    Jan11

    Explainer: what is in the Trump-Russia dossier John McCain passed to the FBI?

    The dossier includes lurid details from Trump’s 2013 visit to Moscow and claims there’s ‘extensive conspiracy’ his team and the Kremlin – is it true?John McCain passes dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBIWhat does the dossier which John McCain passed to FBI chief James Comey say? Related: John McCain passes...

    Trump’s pick for top diplomat calls Russia a ‘danger’
    Jan11

    Trump’s pick for top diplomat calls Russia a ‘danger’

    President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, tried on Wednesday to allay concerns that a Trump administration will pull back from the world or ignore threats from rivals. He said Russia poses a “danger” to the nation. A friend of the Kremlin and foe of sanctions in his corporate...

    Trump’s secretary of state pick calls Russia a ‘danger’
    Jan11

    Trump’s secretary of state pick calls Russia a ‘danger’

    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON — Arguing America must reassert its interests, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, tried on Wednesday to allay concerns that a Trump administration will pull back from the world or ignore threats from rivals. He said...

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet
    Jan11

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet

    With confirmation hearings beginning, attention is shifting slightly away from Trump and toward those who may make up his administration. Like the president-elect under whom they may soon be serving, many of Trump’s nominees have been pulled from the upper echelons of the business community or are otherwise political outsiders.Also like...

    Tillerson on the issues
    Jan11

    Tillerson on the issues

    Rex Tillerson is a bit of a cipher on U.S. foreign policy, unless you view international relations purely through the lens of energy interests.As the former chief executive officer and chairman of ExxonMobil Corp., Tillerson has vast experience dealing with foreign governments, security threats, as well as the State Department. But as an oilman,...

    Bulgaria’s President Plevneliev and European leaders call on President-elect Trump to bolster transatlantic alliance between USA and EU
    Jan11

    Bulgaria’s President Plevneliev and European leaders call on President-elect Trump to bolster transatlantic alliance between USA and EU

    Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev and sixteen European political leaders called on in an open letter the President-elect of the United States Donald Trump to bolster the transatlantic alliance between the USA and the EU. In their message to President-elect Trump they pointed out that the ongoing destabilization in Ukraine and the...

    Democrats press Tillerson on Russia
    Jan11

    Democrats press Tillerson on Russia

    Senate Democrats used the confirmation hearing for secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to press him on how he will deal with Russia, and to air concerns about Tillerson’s and President-elect Donald Trump’s ties to the Kremlin.Tillerson, in return, said the U.S. must be “clear-eyed” to the danger Russia...

    Lithuania: Embezzled US$ 30 Million Found on Bank Account linked to Ukrainian Kleptocrat
    Jan11

    Lithuania: Embezzled US$ 30 Million Found on Bank Account linked to Ukrainian Kleptocrat

    Some US$ 30 million believed to be tied to Pavlo Lazarenko, Ukraine’s former Prime Minister and allegedly one of the world’s most corrupt top officials, are sitting frozen in a Lithuanian bank, OCCRP’s Lithuanian partner 15min.lt revealed Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Beyond wild allegations, what’s clearly true about Trump and Russia is disturbing
    Jan11

    Beyond wild allegations, what’s clearly true about Trump and Russia is disturbing

    With reports that the Russian government may have dirt that they are using to blackmail Donald Trump setting the political world ablaze, it’s worth being clear about two things. One is that the content of these reports is unverified and, likely, unverifiable. What’s more, to the extent that any of it could be verified, it’s...