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    The sorrow of Barack Obama’s farewell address
    Jan11

    The sorrow of Barack Obama’s farewell address

    President Barack Obama wipes his tears as he speaks at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, giving his presidential farewell address. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) I was going to start this column with a joke. How could I not? Just minutes before Barack Obama was about to give his last address as president of the United States,...

    Tillerson to Address Russia, NATO in Opening Statement to Senate
    Jan11

    Tillerson to Address Russia, NATO in Opening Statement to Senate

    President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, is expected to address relations with Russia and China’s island-building in the South China Sea during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning. The Trump transition team released the opening statement Tillerson plans to present to the Senate panel....

    The bombshell report that Russia can blackmail Trump, explained
    Jan11

    The bombshell report that Russia can blackmail Trump, explained

    There’s an enormous amount we don’t yet know about CNN’s bombshell report that US intelligence agencies believe Russia has “compromising personal and financial information” on President-elect Donald Trump and that his campaign was in direct contact with with Russian intermediaries before the election. We don’t know who...

    Trump confronts firestorm over Russia allegations
    Jan11

    Trump confronts firestorm over Russia allegations

    Ten days before he’s sworn in as president, Donald Trump is facing a potential crisis amid reports that U.S. intelligence officials had delivered a report to the president-elect last week outlining allegations that Russia could have compromising information about him.Although the details of these revelations remain murky and unverified,...

    Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)
    Jan11

    Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)

    Paul Richard Huard Security, The Soviet Empire collapsed. ‘Ulyanovsk’ Would Have Been the Soviets’ Supercarrier: Russia scrapped the ship in the ’90s Had she ever sailed, the Soviet supercarrier Ulyanovsk would have been a naval behemoth more than 1,000 feet long, with an 85,000-ton displacement and enough storage to carry an...

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture US M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag Over Ammunition
    Jan11

    Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture US M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag Over Ammunition

    KYIV, Ukraine—Kalashnikov assault rifles are among the most iconic symbols of the Soviet military. Weapons such as the AK-47, the AKM, the AK-74, and the AK-103 are ubiquitous reminders of the Red Army’s legacy among the modern militaries of former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet client states. Also, the contemporary, worldwide use of...

    Canada Appoints Russia Critic Sanctioned By Moscow As Foreign Minister
    Jan11

    Canada Appoints Russia Critic Sanctioned By Moscow As Foreign Minister

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on January 10 appointed Chrystia Freeland, a critic of Russia who has been sanctioned by Moscow, as the country’s new top diplomat. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What the classified report says Russia wanted from Trump, is exactly what he’s tried to deliver
    Jan11

    What the classified report says Russia wanted from Trump, is exactly what he’s tried to deliver

    What’s in that report circulating about Trump? While much of the attention that’s going to be generated by this report will focus on the disgusting nature of the “kompromat” the Russians generated on Trump, the really shocking item? What the Russians asked of Trump. They wanted Trump to weaken the US position on the Ukraine, and...

    Will Freeland’s fractious relationship with Putin affect her new job?
    Jan11

    Will Freeland’s fractious relationship with Putin affect her new job?

    Graham Hughes/CP OTTAWA – At a glance, Chrystia Freeland’s background in deconstructing the world’s super-wealthy and pugnaciously critiquing Russia’s president wouldn’t appear to be an ideal resume for the job as Canada’s top diplomat dealing with Donald Trump’s White House. But as the former journalist was...

    Lack of diplomacy no barrier for Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s new top diplomat,
    Jan11

    Lack of diplomacy no barrier for Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s new top diplomat,

    OTTAWA — At a glance, Chrystia Freeland’s background in deconstructing the world’s super-wealthy and pugnaciously critiquing Russia’s president wouldn’t appear to be an ideal resume for the job as Canada’s top diplomat dealing with Donald Trump’s White House. But as the former journalist was elevated to the...