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    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking
    Dec13

    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking

    WASHINGTON — Congress’ top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help Donald Trump win, suggesting potential battles ahead with the incoming commander in chief over Moscow and U.S. intelligence. Meanwhile, Trump said he would announce his choice for...

    Trump Choice of Tillerson as Secretary of State Sets Up Fight
    Dec13

    Trump Choice of Tillerson as Secretary of State Sets Up Fight

    President-elect Donald Trump plans on Tuesday to nominate Exxon Mobil Corp. chief Rex Tillerson for U.S. secretary of state, setting off a confirmation fight that puts the oilman’s ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin — and Trump’s own — in the spotlight. The nomination is sure to spark a high-profile battle in the...

    Putin heads to Japan for hot spring meet on disputed islands
    Dec13

    Putin heads to Japan for hot spring meet on disputed islands

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are set to meet in an attempt to resolve the countries’ dispute over the Kuril islands. – AFP Photo MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Japan Thursday to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the latest bid to reach an elusive deal on a territorial dispute...

    Fired Trump Adviser Tells Moscow Audience How Great Exxon CEO Would Be For Russia
    Dec13

    Fired Trump Adviser Tells Moscow Audience How Great Exxon CEO Would Be For Russia

    Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, said on Monday in Moscow that members of the incoming Trump administration have a “great enthusiasm” for strengthening U.S.-Russian relations, starting with Trump’s reported pick for secretary of State, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson.“I’m really personally...

    Trump names ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state: Reports
    Dec13

    Trump names ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state: Reports

    Tillerson, 64, has driven Exxon’s expansion in Russia for decades and opposed U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its seizure of Crimea. …read more Source: Channel...

    Syrian army says battle for Aleppo in ?final phase?
    Dec13

    Syrian army says battle for Aleppo in ?final phase?

    ALEPPO: The crucial battle for Aleppo entered its “final phase” Monday after Syrian rebels retreated into a small pocket of their former bastion in the face of new army advances. President Bashar al-Assad´s forces held more than 90 percent of the onetime opposition stronghold of east Aleppo, a monitor and military official said, and...

    EU to seek quick Brexit at dinner meeting without U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
    Dec13

    EU to seek quick Brexit at dinner meeting without U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will be left out in the cold as her European counterparts have dinner without her in Brussels this week to push for a quick Brexit. All the EU leaders including May will discuss key issues, including sanctions against Russia, Ukraine and Syria at the one day-summit on Thursday, as well […] The post EU to seek...

    EU seeks quick Brexit at dinner without UK PM
    Dec13

    EU seeks quick Brexit at dinner without UK PM

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will be left out in the cold as her European counterparts have dinner without her in Brussels this week to push for a quick Brexit. All the EU leaders including May will discuss key issues including sanctions against Russia, Ukraine and Syria at the one day-summit on Thursday, as well …read more Source:...

    Will Trump Defy John McCain and Marco Rubio?
    Dec13

    Will Trump Defy John McCain and Marco Rubio?

    When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin’s Russia, was Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response: “Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything else is lying.” Yet, Putin is...

    Trump to announce top diplomat pick Tuesday
    Dec13

    Trump to announce top diplomat pick Tuesday

    President-elect Donald Trump said he will announce his choice to fill the prized post of secretary of state on Tuesday, ending weeks-long speculation over the globally significant vacancy. “I will be making my announcement on the next Secretary of State tomorrow morning,” Trump said Monday evening, using his favored medium, Twitter. Trump has led...