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    Ukraine Searches For Culprit After Cyberattacks On Finance Ministry, Treasury
    Dec12

    Ukraine Searches For Culprit After Cyberattacks On Finance Ministry, Treasury

    Ukrainian authorities are still looking for the culprits nearly a week after troublesome cyberattacks against official financial institutions that appeared to be designed to inflict maximum chaos on end-of-the-year payments. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mitch McConnell admits that “the Russians are not our friends,” but won’t discuss role in covering up their hacking
    Dec12

    Mitch McConnell admits that “the Russians are not our friends,” but won’t discuss role in covering up their hacking

    In this Nov. 9, 2016, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Credit: AP) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, held a press conference on Monday morning to address allegations that he helped squash intelligence reports on alleged Russian hacking in the...

    Could Massive Russian Oil Deal with Exxon Explain Why Putin Appears to Have Meddled in US Election?
    Dec12

    Could Massive Russian Oil Deal with Exxon Explain Why Putin Appears to Have Meddled in US Election?

    We continue our conversation about ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, whom Donald Trump is expected to nominate for secretary of state. Speaking on “Face the Nation” Sunday, Sen. John McCain said Tillerson should be given a fair hearing but reiterated his concerns about Tillerson’s ties with Putin. One of the enormous deals that...

    Albanians are Reliable Allies
    Dec12

    Albanians are Reliable Allies

    Brussels – Greater security cooperation with Albania and Kosovo would augment Europe’s existing security architecture, and advance US strategic interests. Albanians are staunchly pro-American. They crave closer security, cultural, and commercial cooperation with the US. Albania and Kosovo would welcome the expansion of US military...

    Some Senate GOPers Skeptical Of Exxon CEO Tillerson’s Ties To Russia
    Dec12

    Some Senate GOPers Skeptical Of Exxon CEO Tillerson’s Ties To Russia

    Following reports that Donald Trump is expected to nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, some Republicans in the Senate indicated that they may oppose his confirmation due to his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson’s connections to Russia dates back years. He struck a deal with Russian oil giant...

    Donald Trump’s rumored secretary of state pick, Rex Tillerson, has very close ties to Russia
    Dec12

    Donald Trump’s rumored secretary of state pick, Rex Tillerson, has very close ties to Russia

    (Credit: AP) Donald Trump’s rumored pick to be secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, doesn’t have any governing experience. But the head of Exxon has something else President-elect Donald Trump may be looking for: close ties to Russia. During his 41-year career at Exxon, Tillerson has developed close business ties to Vladimir Putin, even...

    Getting Beyond the Blame Game
    Dec12

    Getting Beyond the Blame Game

    Donald Trump’s surprise win last month, following a narrow pro-Brexit vote in the UK earlier this year, has sent pundits and politicians on both sides of the Atlantic scrambling to explain just what has gone wrong. The current consensus: some admixture of “fake news” and Russian “influence” is to blame for these setbacks. For an example of...

    Trump faces an early test with Republicans over Russia
    Dec12

    Trump faces an early test with Republicans over Russia

    NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump is facing an early test with fellow Republicans over U.S. relations with Russia, as lawmakers seek to investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election and issue warnings over the incoming president’s potential pick for secretary of state. Trump said Sunday the recent CIA...

    Pretrial Detention Of Crimean Tatar Activist Prolonged
    Dec12

    Pretrial Detention Of Crimean Tatar Activist Prolonged

    A court in Russian-controlled Crimea has prolonged pretrial detention for jailed Crimean Tatar activist Ahtem Ciygoz for another three months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The 2 Largest Land Armies in Europe Tiptoe to the Edge of War (and Back)
    Dec12

    The 2 Largest Land Armies in Europe Tiptoe to the Edge of War (and Back)

    Nolan Peterson Security, Europe More than 10,000 soldiers and civilians have already died in the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian troops are squared off in static, trench warfare against a combined force of pro-Russian separatists and Russian regulars. KYIV, Ukraine—A planned missile test over the Black Sea spurs a Kremlin threat...