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    Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault
    Jan16

    Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

    NEW YORK — His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony. The tough-talking Republican questioned whether the CIA director himself was “the leaker of fake news” in a Sunday night...

    Russian performance artist requests asylum in France
    Jan16

    Russian performance artist requests asylum in France

    MOSCOW (AP) — A controversial Russian performance artist said on Monday has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape accusations against him. Pyotr Pavlensky faced two trials in Russia last year on vandalism charges for stunts in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In one, he set fire to the doors of the headquarters of the Russian security...

    Trump: Was the CIA chief ‘the leaker of fake news?’
    Jan16

    Trump: Was the CIA chief ‘the leaker of fake news?’

    Donald Trump on Sunday night questioned whether outgoing CIA Director John Brennan was behind the leak of an unverified report that accused the president-elect of salacious conduct. “.@FoxNews ‘Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand.’ Oh really, couldn’t do much...

    Biden Urges Continued U.S. Backing of Ukraine, Russia Sanctions
    Jan16

    Biden Urges Continued U.S. Backing of Ukraine, Russia Sanctions

    Outgoing U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden urged the incoming Trump administration to continue to be a strong supporter of Ukraine. During his sixth and final official visit in Kyiv on January 16, Biden met Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, as protesters outside called for more action to combat corruption in the country. (RFE/RL’s...

    The Morning Vertical, January 16, 2017
    Jan16

    The Morning Vertical, January 16, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump is now openly questioning the national intelligence agencies
    Jan16

    Donald Trump is now openly questioning the national intelligence agencies

    FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. China’s Foreign Ministry has rejected President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he might use support of Taiwan as a bargaining chip in future negotiations between the two sides. (AP...

    Biden: Keep Sanctions On Russia For ‘Aggression’ In Ukraine
    Jan16

    Biden: Keep Sanctions On Russia For ‘Aggression’ In Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on the international community to maintain economic sanctions against Russia for what he called its continued “aggression” in Ukraine. Biden made the comment following a meeting with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on January 16 in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. (AP) …read more...

    The Briefing: Let’s Make A Deal
    Jan16

    The Briefing: Let’s Make A Deal

    On the new Power Vertical Briefing, we discuss what lies ahead in U.S.-Russian relations in the age of Donald Trump. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Biden Urges Ukraine To ‘Root Out’ Corruption
    Jan16

    Biden Urges Ukraine To ‘Root Out’ Corruption

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Ukrainian leaders to continue their fight against corruption and cronyism. Following a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on January 16, Biden called on the country’s politicians to place the public good above personal gain. (AP) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Muted reaction in Russia to Trump’s talk of nuclear arms cut
    Jan16

    Muted reaction in Russia to Trump’s talk of nuclear arms cut

    In an interview with the Times of London published on Sunday, Trump indicated that he could end sanctions imposed on Russia in the aftermath of the 2014 annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal. Russia isn’t so anxious to get the sanctions lifted that it is prepared to “sacrifice something, especially in what...