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    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat
    Dec30

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat

    Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia seeks to regain its influence, and America will soon inaugurate an untested, seemingly Russia-friendly president who has voiced doubts about the usefulness of the NATO alliance. There is deep unease in the...

    Russia to expel US diplomats in tit-for-tat move
    Dec30

    Russia to expel US diplomats in tit-for-tat move

    MOSCOW: Russia on Friday moved to expel 35 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat response after President Barack Obama unleashed a barrage of punishment against Moscow over alleged election interference. Obama’s broadside over cyberattacks sent ties between Russia and the United States – already at their worst since the Cold War – to a fresh low...

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform
    Dec30

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform

    ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended funding for a flagship customs reform project in Ukraine’s Odessa region, as the government’s ambitious plans to tackle bribe-taking at its Black Sea ports stalled. …read more Source: The...

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia foreign minister, suggests expelling U.S. diplomats
    Dec30

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia foreign minister, suggests expelling U.S. diplomats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Friday suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. U.S. President Obama on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, as American...

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform
    Dec30

    USAID ends funding for troubled Ukraine customs reform

    ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has ended funding for a flagship customs reform project in Ukraine’s Odessa region, as the government’s ambitious plans to tackle bribe-taking at its Black Sea ports stalled. …read more Source: Libya...

    The Morning Vertical, December 30, 2016
    Dec30

    The Morning Vertical, December 30, 2016

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

    Russian foreign minister suggests kicking 35 U.S. diplomats out of Russia
    Dec30

    Russian foreign minister suggests kicking 35 U.S. diplomats out of Russia

    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats and closing two facilities in Moscow in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Croatia Indicts Two for Ukraine Jet Deal Bribery
    Dec30

    Croatia Indicts Two for Ukraine Jet Deal Bribery

    Two Croatian citizens, one of them a defence ministry employee, were indicted over alleged bribery during a deal to repair and buy MiG fighter jets from the Ukrainian company Ukrspecexport. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking
    Dec30

    Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking

    The Obama administration on Thursday announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions that included the expulsion of 35 Russians. US intelligence services believe Russia ordered cyber-attacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Hillary Clinton’s campaign...

    Russia FM suggests expelling US diplomats
    Dec30

    Russia FM suggests expelling US diplomats

    After outgoing US President Barack Obama issued American sanctions on Russia due to reported evidence that it had interfered in the US elections to sway public opinion in favor of Trump, the Russian Foreign Ministry hints that it may ban US diplomats from Russia as a response. …read more Source: Yedioth...