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    Obama’s presidency saw the end of American power
    Jan18

    Obama’s presidency saw the end of American power

    “Yes, we can,” they chanted in unison. To hear Barack Obama speak, or just to catch a glimpse of him, roughly 200,000 people had turned out that day, July 24, 2008, filling the broad, tree-lined avenue of Strasse des 17 Juni, in Berlin’s glorious Tiergarten Park. It was an audience three times the size of any crowd Obama had drawn back in...

    Report: Nikki Haley will question why the US funds the UN during Senate hearing
    Jan18

    Report: Nikki Haley will question why the US funds the UN during Senate hearing

    President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for United Nations ambassador, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, will reportedly question if the funding the United States provides to the international body each year is worth it during her opening statements at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday. According to documents obtained by CNN, Haley...

    Nikki Haley Breaks With Trump On Russia And Muslim Registry
    Jan18

    Nikki Haley Breaks With Trump On Russia And Muslim Registry

    WASHINGTON ― South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told a Senate hearing Wednesday that she opposes two of Trump’s most controversial positions: his determination to build a partnership with Russia and his support for a registry of Muslims in the...

    The Scary Reasons NATO (and the World) Should Fear Russia’s Nuclear Weapons
    Jan18

    The Scary Reasons NATO (and the World) Should Fear Russia’s Nuclear Weapons

    Malcolm Davis Security, Europe Moscow’s nukes are getting a big upgrade…and more. Russia faces real challenges in sustaining its military modernization efforts, given low oil prices, Western sanctions and the cost of operations in Ukraine and Syria. Despite that, Moscow looks set to continue the program. At its heart is nuclear...

    The Real Meaning of Putin’s Press Conference
    Jan18

    The Real Meaning of Putin’s Press Conference

    You have to feel bad for the Moldovan president. The newly elected Igor Dodon had traveled to Moscow to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin for the first Russian-Moldovan bilateral meeting in nine years. Yet here he was, standing side by side with Putin, his hero and model for emulation, at a regal-looking press conference and some reporter has...

    Kremlin Tells Ukraine That the Status of Annexed Crimea Is Non-Negotiable
    Jan18

    Kremlin Tells Ukraine That the Status of Annexed Crimea Is Non-Negotiable

    Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014 and also supports separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Baby born using experimental three-person technique sparks warning from doctors
    Jan18

    Baby born using experimental three-person technique sparks warning from doctors

    A couple who spent a decade trying to conceive have become the first to successfully use a “three-person IVF” method to treat infertility this month — but experts warn that the treatment is still highly experimental and there is not enough proof that it can improve the chances of getting pregnant. On Wednesday, it was revealed by a clinic in...

    Canada is deciding whether it wants to get into the business of cyberwar
    Jan18

    Canada is deciding whether it wants to get into the business of cyberwar

    To hack or not to hack? That’s the conversation that is happening in an array of Western militaries, as details emerge of Russian interference in the American election, Chinese infiltration of various North American systems, and the recent hacking of the Ukranian power grid. The question, now, is whether one good hack deserves another, and...

    7 big questions about the Trump administration
    Jan18

    7 big questions about the Trump administration

    The known unknowns. Politics is inherently unpredictable, as the tumultuous 2016 presidential election certainly showed, and every new administration enters surrounded by a haze of Donald Rumsfeld’s famous “known unknowns” — questions that are clearly in play but to which the answer is, as of yet, not clear. For Donald Trump, that range of...

    Biden: Russian Attempts to Influence Elections ‘Will Occur Again’
    Jan18

    Biden: Russian Attempts to Influence Elections ‘Will Occur Again’

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned European nations Wednesday to be ready for Russia to try to influence their elections in the same way that U.S. intelligence agencies say they are certain Russia did in the November vote that is bringing Donald Trump to office this week. “With many countries in Europe slated to hold elections this year,...