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    Russian foreign minister suggests expelling diplomats
    Dec30

    Russian foreign minister suggests expelling diplomats

    MOSCOW — Russia‘s foreign minister has suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, as American political...

    Robert Reich: 7 things Obama should do before handing over the White House keys
    Dec30

    Robert Reich: 7 things Obama should do before handing over the White House keys

    Barack Obama, Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/AP/Chris Carlson/Photo montage by Salon) President-elect Donald Trump is accusing President Obama of putting up “roadblocks” to a smooth transition. In reality, I think President Obama has been too cooperative with Trump. In the waning days of his administration, I’d recommend Obama...

    US levels sanctions against Russia over alleged hacking
    Dec30

    US levels sanctions against Russia over alleged hacking

    HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is unleashing a string of sanctions and other punitive measures against Russia amid allegations that it engaged in cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential campaign, putting pressure on President-elect Donald Trump not to let Moscow off the hook after he takes office. Russia’s government threatened...

    Russia’s Blueprint for Political Chaos: Alleged Election Hacks May Just Be Part of Vladimir Putin’s Grand Game
    Dec30

    Russia’s Blueprint for Political Chaos: Alleged Election Hacks May Just Be Part of Vladimir Putin’s Grand Game

    Click here for reuse options! It wasn’t just Trump: Vladimir Putin’s government has also supported Brexit, Texas secession and #Calexit. Many people are familiar with the alleged efforts of the Russian government to hack computer systems belonging to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign....

    Obama and Israel, strike and counter-strike
    Dec30

    Obama and Israel, strike and counter-strike

    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was the first prong of outgoing President Barack Obama’s lame duck campaign against Israel. US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Wednesday was the second. On January 15, stage 3 will commence in Paris. At France’s lame duck President François...

    How the Collapse of the USSR Felt from the Inside
    Dec30

    How the Collapse of the USSR Felt from the Inside

    25 years ago George Bush Sr. was still in office, and so was Saddam Hussein. The European Union didn’t exist and neither did China’s economic powerhouse. The Berlin wall had just come down and Germany had finally reunited. Hillary Clinton was a little-known mouthy First Lady of Arkansas and the media gleefully predicted that Donald...

    U.S. releases details of alleged Russian political hacks
    Dec30

    U.S. releases details of alleged Russian political hacks

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. on Thursday released its most detailed report yet on Russia’s efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The 13-page joint analysis by the Homeland Security Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was first such report ever to attribute...

    Poroshenko Says Russia Waging Cyberwar With 6,500 Attacks On Ukraine
    Dec30

    Poroshenko Says Russia Waging Cyberwar With 6,500 Attacks On Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Russian security services are waging a cyberwar against the country, with hackers targeting Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    News Wrap: Obama announces U.S. retaliation against Russia for election meddling
    Dec30

    News Wrap: Obama announces U.S. retaliation against Russia for election meddling

    HARI SREENIVASAN: The White House has stated that Russian hackers tried to sway the U.S. presidential race. And now it’s laid out the punishment, targeting key leaders and agencies in Moscow. The word came from Hawaii, where the president is vacationing. The Kremlin had been waiting and watching. Today, the White House ended the waiting....

    Russia to close American school, warns of further actions, in wake of U.S. sanctions
    Dec30

    Russia to close American school, warns of further actions, in wake of U.S. sanctions

    Russian authorities on Thursday announced the closure of the Anglo-American School of Moscow, hours after the Kremlin vowed to retaliate against recent U.S. sanctions. The non-profit day school, which enrolls international students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will be closed along with the U.S. embassy vacation dacha in Serebryany...