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    McCain plans Russia cyber hearing for Thursday
    Dec30

    McCain plans Russia cyber hearing for Thursday

    Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain has scheduled a hearing on cyber threats for Thursday, where Russia’s election-year hacking will take center stage, a source familiar with the committee’s planning told POLITICO.Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, National Security Agency and Cyber Command chief Adm. Mike Rogers...

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel US Diplomats in Hacking Flap
    Dec30

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel US Diplomats in Hacking Flap

    President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States Friday for bringing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for Washington’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a burgeoning controversy surrounding...

    Putin: Russia won’t ‘expel anyone’ in response to U.S. hacking sanctions
    Dec30

    Putin: Russia won’t ‘expel anyone’ in response to U.S. hacking sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not kick out American diplomats in response to President Barack Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian spies.”Although we have the right to retaliate,” Putin said in a statement, “we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore...

    Putin relents, says he won’t out expel U.S. diplomats after sanctions
    Dec30

    Putin relents, says he won’t out expel U.S. diplomats after sanctions

    President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States Friday for bringing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for Washington’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a burgeoning controversy surrounding...

    Vladimir Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats in Hacking Flap
    Dec30

    Vladimir Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats in Hacking Flap

    President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States Friday for bringing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for Washington’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a burgeoning controversy surrounding...

    The Great Unraveling
    Dec30

    The Great Unraveling

    European policy on Russia beginning to crumble as French presidential candidates step away from sanctions. The WSJ: The two leading candidates, François Fillon and Marine Le Pen, are both avowed opponents of sanctions meant to punish Moscow for its annexation of part of Ukraine and its support for rebels in the country’s east.Russia’s...

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries
    Dec30

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries

    More than a year after gun-toting volunteers left amid accusations of atrocities, a closed-door trial and hushed fears in one eastern Ukrainian town hint at national defense gone badly wrong. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries
    Dec30

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries

    More than a year after gun-toting volunteers left amid accusations of atrocities, a closed-door trial and hushed fears in one eastern Ukrainian town hint at national defense gone badly wrong. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    USAID Ends Funding for Troubled Ukraine Customs Reform
    Dec30

    USAID Ends Funding for Troubled Ukraine Customs Reform

    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. USAID and other institutions have supported Kyiv’s Western-backed government, which took power after...

    Kellyanne Conway: President Obama is trying to “box in” Donald Trump with Russia sanctions
    Dec30

    Kellyanne Conway: President Obama is trying to “box in” Donald Trump with Russia sanctions

    (Credit: AP) Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and future White House adviser, has gone on the record accusing President Barack Obama of trying to force her boss’ hand by imposing tough new sanctions on Russia. “I will tell you that even those who are sympathetic to President Obama on most issues...