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    Elation Over Trump Melts Away As Russia Reacts To ‘Hawkish’ Tillerson
    Jan12

    Elation Over Trump Melts Away As Russia Reacts To ‘Hawkish’ Tillerson

    Russian politicians and pundits ranged from upbeat to dismayed as they reacted to U.S. secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson’s Senate confirmation hearing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tillerson says U.S. can ‘define a different relationship’ with Russia
    Jan12

    Tillerson says U.S. can ‘define a different relationship’ with Russia

    STEVE INSKEEP: The president-elect, as we have heard, took some questions about his relationship with Russia. And many more questions today went to his choice for secretary of state. Margaret Warner has been watching the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. MARGARET WARNER: Rex Tillerson was nearly obscured by the mob of cameras as he...

    Trump’s Pentagon pick: Putin trying to ‘break’ NATO
    Jan12

    Trump’s Pentagon pick: Putin trying to ‘break’ NATO

    WASHINGTON — Retired Gen. James Mattis, poised to become the first career military officer in charge of the Pentagon since the 1950s, said Thursday he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to “break” the NATO alliance that has anchored American and European security for more than half a century. Under questioning at his...

    Rights Group: Civilians Abused by Rivals in Ukraine Conflict
    Jan12

    Rights Group: Civilians Abused by Rivals in Ukraine Conflict

    A human rights group says civilians are being abducted and tortured by fighters on both sides of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Rights group: Civilians abused by rivals in Ukraine conflict
    Jan12

    Rights group: Civilians abused by rivals in Ukraine conflict

    A human rights group says civilians are being abducted and tortured by fighters on both sides of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    McCain unloads on Putin during Mattis confirmation hearing: ‘He needs us as his enemy’
    Jan12

    McCain unloads on Putin during Mattis confirmation hearing: ‘He needs us as his enemy’

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) unloaded on Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday during Defense Secretary-designate Gen. James Mattis’ confirmation hearing. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that, under Putin, Russia has “invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea, threatened NATO allies, intervened militarily in Syria,...

    The Latest: Defense secretary pick says military lacks vigor
    Jan12

    The Latest: Defense secretary pick says military lacks vigor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 10:50 a.m. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be defense secretary is telling senators the military isn’t robust enough to deal with the wide range of threats the U.S. is facing. James Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general. He’s testifying at his...

    Rights group: Civilians abused by rivals in Ukraine conflict
    Jan12

    Rights group: Civilians abused by rivals in Ukraine conflict

    A human rights group says civilians are being abducted and tortured by fighters on both sides of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. An annual report released by Human Rights … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Rights group: Civilians abused by rivals in Ukraine conflict
    Jan12

    Rights group: Civilians abused by rivals in Ukraine conflict

    MOSCOW (AP) — A human rights group says civilians are being abducted and tortured by fighters on both sides of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. An annual report released by Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists of holding dozens of civilians in arbitrary detention in...

    Rights group: Civilians abused by rivals in Ukraine conflict
    Jan12

    Rights group: Civilians abused by rivals in Ukraine conflict

    A human rights group says civilians are being abducted and tortured by fighters on both sides of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. An annual report released by Human Rights … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...