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    Trump’s Nuclear Remarks Jeopardize Bid to Improve Russia Ties
    Dec23

    Trump’s Nuclear Remarks Jeopardize Bid to Improve Russia Ties

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump upped the stakes on Friday in a back-and-forth exchange with President Vladimir Putin over nuclear weapons that tested the Republican’s promises to improve relations with Russia. Offering a glimpse of how he might conduct diplomacy after taking office on Jan. 20, Trump reportedly welcomed a nuclear arms...

    The News That Wasn’t: What You Missed in 2016
    Dec23

    The News That Wasn’t: What You Missed in 2016

    As we inch towards the end of 2016, we’ll see the usual lists of news highlights from the year, including the crises that captured our attention. Here are some of the biggest stories that didn’t make the news – the international crises that were crowded out, forgotten, or ignored. Not only do these crises cause human suffering,...

    Belarus court rules against AP reporter for Chernobyl story
    Dec23

    Belarus court rules against AP reporter for Chernobyl story

    MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the former Soviet republic of Belarus has ruled against an Associated Press correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article damaged its reputation. AP said it stands by his reporting and will seek to overturn the ruling on appeal. The lawsuit stems from an April article about farmers using land...

    Will Putin Unite the European and American Right?
    Dec23

    Will Putin Unite the European and American Right?

    For several years now, Vladimir Putin has been offering himself up as a helpful big brother to the parties of the European far right, and they’ve responded with expressions of warm family feeling. Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s anti-immigrant, anti-European Union National Front, has praised Putin’s strong leadership and...

    A Christmas Truce for Eastern Ukraine
    Dec23

    A Christmas Truce for Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine and the U.S. ask Russia to make sure this attempt at peace holds. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Trump, Hacking and Doping: The Highlights of Putin’s Marathon Press Conference
    Dec23

    Trump, Hacking and Doping: The Highlights of Putin’s Marathon Press Conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s marathon end-of-year press conference has finally come to a close, effectively drawing the curtain on Russia’s political year. The three-hour event was, as usual, a show of the Russian leader’s endurance and his charisma, as well as a display of just how much his viewpoint is in demand, both in...

    Putin talks Trump, nukes, and Syria in marathon press conference
    Dec23

    Putin talks Trump, nukes, and Syria in marathon press conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his marathon end-of-year press conference in Moscow on Friday, a typically super-sized affair in which the leader held the floor for nearly four hours, taking questions from among some 1,400 reporters in attendance. Here were some of his key comments at the end of a year, and at a time when major foreign...

    Putin Touts Syria Peace, Pokes US Democrats
    Dec23

    Putin Touts Syria Peace, Pokes US Democrats

    In his annual end-of-year press conference Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin devoted a lot of time to economic issues, as the country struggles to get back to growth after shrinking the past two years because of low oil prices and economic sanctions over its actions in Ukraine. He said the Russian economy is gradually recovering and...

    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism
    Dec23

    In Warsaw, students flock to Hanukkah event following classmate’s anti-Semitism

    Rabbi Michael Schudrich, right, speaking to students at the Judaic Department’s Hanukkah event at the University of Warsaw, Dec. 20, 2016. (Courtesy of Schudrich) (JTA) — If a Polish ultranationalist student intended to delegitimize his university’s main Hanukkah event, his plan seems to have backfired. On Monday, on the Facebook...

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates
    Dec23

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates

    KYIV – Russia extensively used cross-border artillery fire against Ukrainian military targets in July-September 2014 in what are considered “acts of war,” according to a new report by Bellingcat, a group of citizen journalists who use open-source investigation tools and techniques, that was released on December 21. Numbering in the “thousands,”...