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    US sanctions more Russian companies, people linked to Crimea
    Dec20

    US sanctions more Russian companies, people linked to Crimea

    The U.S. government says it has extended the economic sanctions on Russia to include eight more entities and seven individuals linked to the annexation of Crimea. The Treasury Department said … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Austria’s far-right party signs pact with Putin’s party after meeting with Trump’s national security advisor
    Dec20

    Austria’s far-right party signs pact with Putin’s party after meeting with Trump’s national security advisor

    The leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party said his party had signed a friendly pact with the Russian government in Moscow on Monday and vowed to be “a neutral and reliable intermediary and partner in promoting peace” between the United States and Russia. FPO leader Heinz-Christian Strache also revealed in a statement that he’d...

    Chaplain to Ukraine’s armed forces addresses community in Albany
    Dec20

    Chaplain to Ukraine’s armed forces addresses community in Albany

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. – On December 9, the Ukrainian community of the Albany area had the privilege of meeting with Father Ivan Howhera, who described his experiences ministering to the wounded and dying fighters and soldiers on the Maidan and in the Donbas. The assembly was sponsored by the New York State Capital District of the […] …read more...

    State Department Worried Trump Is Going to Be a Foreign Policy Madman
    Dec20

    State Department Worried Trump Is Going to Be a Foreign Policy Madman

    Click here for reuse options! We’re dealing with a president-elect who may well start a war over Twitter. Foreign policy is a tricky beast for any new president, at any time. But 2016 presents some particular international challenges: ISIS, Syria, Russia and the Ukraine, Russia and Syria, China and Iran (to name just a few). When a new...

    State Department Worried Trump Is Going to Be the Real Madman of Foreign Policy Theory
    Dec20

    State Department Worried Trump Is Going to Be the Real Madman of Foreign Policy Theory

    Click here for reuse options! We’re dealing with a president-elect who may well start a war over Twitter. Foreign policy is a tricky beast for any new president, at any time. But 2016 presents some particular international challenges: ISIS, Syria, Russia and the Ukraine, Russia and Syria, China and Iran (to name just a few). When a new...

    Donald Trump’s future NSA director met with Austrian party founded by Nazis
    Dec20

    Donald Trump’s future NSA director met with Austrian party founded by Nazis

    Traffic passes Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Credit: AP) The leader of Austria’s Nazi-founded Freedom Party has signed a cooperation agreement with Russia’s ruling party — only weeks after meeting with Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who will soon be national security adviser to President-elect...

    Donald Trump’s cabinet of curiosities – straight from 1956
    Dec20

    Donald Trump’s cabinet of curiosities – straight from 1956

    WASHINGTON – We skeptics have learned to appreciate the gifts of Donald Trump as showman, strategist, choreographer, master of events. Until now, though, we did not know him as craftsman. But here, as cabinet-maker, he has outdone himself. His cabinet is a ministry of luminaries. It is, as John F. Kennedy once hailed a gathering of Noble...

    State Department worried Trump is going to be the real madman of foreign policy theory
    Dec20

    State Department worried Trump is going to be the real madman of foreign policy theory

    Foreign policy is a tricky beast for any new president, at any time. But 2016 presents some particular international challenges: ISIS, Syria, Russia and the Ukraine, Russia and Syria, China and Iran (to name just a few). When a new president is on the way, traditional adversaries might test the waters a bit by, say, seizing a U.S. unmanned...

    Ukraine Investigates Suspected Cyberattack on Kyiv Power Grid
    Dec20

    Ukraine Investigates Suspected Cyberattack on Kyiv Power Grid

    Ukraine is investigating a suspected cyberattack on Kyiv’s power grid over the weekend, the latest in a series of strikes on its energy and financial infrastructure, the head of the state-run power distributor said on Tuesday. Vsevolod Kovalchuk, acting chief director of Ukrenergo, told Reuters that a power distribution station near Kyiv...

    From ‘Flexibility’ to ‘Cut It Out’
    Dec20

    From ‘Flexibility’ to ‘Cut It Out’

    Today President Obama boasts about telling Vladimir Putin to “cut it out” with hacking attacks targeting the U.S. elections, but less than five years ago he was caught on a hot mic telling then-President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” on issues important to Russia. “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense,...