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    Mikel receives emotional Chelsea farewell
    Jan06

    Mikel receives emotional Chelsea farewell

    John Obi Mikel has been sent an emotional farewell message from Nazar, a Chelsea supporter from Ukraine. The Super Eagles captain is set to leave Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window and… …read more Source:...

    Burma ranked eighth among ‘world’s most volatile flashpoints’
    Jan06

    Burma ranked eighth among ‘world’s most volatile flashpoints’

    Burma had the unenviable distinction of being listed among Syria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo as hosting 10 “conflicts to watch” in 2017, as compiled by Jean-Marie Guéhenno of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group in an article appearing in Foreign Policy on Thursday. Guéhenno, ICG’s president and CEO, cited...

    Hackers threaten smart power grids
    Jan06

    Hackers threaten smart power grids

    Europe is investing in power grids that save consumers money and easily handle surges from wind and solar sources — features  critical to curbing climate change and cutting the Continent’s reliance on coal. But these electricity networks of the future also create big risks. So-called smart grids and smart meters expose the...

    Kazakhstan Participates in First UNSC Meeting, Appoints New UN Representative
    Jan06

    Kazakhstan Participates in First UNSC Meeting, Appoints New UN Representative

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Kazakhstan attended its first meeting Jan. 3 as a non-permanent member of the United States Security Council and on Jan. 4 appointed former Kazakh Ambassador to the United States Kairat Umarov Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations....

    Ex-senator Dan Coats is Trump pick for intel chief
    Jan06

    Ex-senator Dan Coats is Trump pick for intel chief

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has chosen for his director of national intelligence someone who could provide a counterweight to the president-elect’s alleged soft spot for Moscow: a former senator banned by Russia. Dan Coats, 73, will be nominated by Trump to serve as the powerful coordinator of 16 intelligence and security agencies, according...

    January Brings Changes for UN Security Council
    Jan06

    January Brings Changes for UN Security Council

    UN Secretary-General Anto—nio Guterres with Olof Skoog of Sweden, President of the UN Security Council for the month of January Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.By Andy Hazel and Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Jan 6 2017 (IPS)Five of the UN Security Council’s 15 seats were filled by new members this week, but a bigger shift in the...

    Head for the bunkers? More dangerous world
    Jan06

    Head for the bunkers? More dangerous world

    Eventually, the world will become accustomed to the Trump administration, and the Trump administration will get used to the world. But now that unpredictability is the order of the day, and a collective “me first” outlook has taken hold, we should prepare for the possibility that turmoil could go global In August 2015, I tweeted that if Donald...

    Intelligence Leaders Confirm Russian Influence Op to Undermine Election
    Jan06

    Intelligence Leaders Confirm Russian Influence Op to Undermine Election

    Russian intelligence agencies sought to influence the 2016 presidential election through coordinated cyber and propaganda activities, three U.S. intelligence leaders told a Senate hearing Thursday. Additionally, Senate testimony revealed that the National Security Agency, the government’s key cyber intelligence and technical spying service,...

    Recalling Syria ‘red line,’ Kerry says US didn’t back down
    Jan06

    Recalling Syria ‘red line,’ Kerry says US didn’t back down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Touting his four years as secretary of state, John Kerry on Thursday attempted to explain one of the most contentious moments in American diplomacy during his tenure: President Barack Obama’s failure to enforce his “red line” warning to Syria about using chemical weapons. In a news conference meant to promote his...

    Russian Reactions To Hacking Accusations And Sanctions Follow A Traditional Pattern: Deny Then Distort
    Jan06

    Russian Reactions To Hacking Accusations And Sanctions Follow A Traditional Pattern: Deny Then Distort

    MOSCOW ― To close out 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama authorized several actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the recent American presidential election, including expelling Russian diplomats and closing Russian government–owned compounds. These steps,...