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    US lashes out at Russia at UN _ and Russia goes after Obama
    Jan10

    US lashes out at Russia at UN _ and Russia goes after Obama

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has lashed out at Russia in the U.N. Security Council for invading and annexing parts of Ukraine and carrying out "a merciless military assault" in Syria…. …read more Source: Associated...

    US lashes out at Russia at UN _ and Russia goes after Obama
    Jan10

    US lashes out at Russia at UN _ and Russia goes after Obama

    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has lashed out at Russia in the U.N. Security Council for invading and annexing parts of Ukraine and carrying out “a merciless military assault” in Syria. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    US lashes out at Russia at UN _ and Russia goes after Obama
    Jan10

    US lashes out at Russia at UN _ and Russia goes after Obama

    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has lashed out at Russia in the U.N. Security Council for invading and annexing parts of Ukraine and carrying out “a merciless military assault” in Syria. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    US lashes out at Russia at UN _ and Russia goes after Obama
    Jan10

    US lashes out at Russia at UN _ and Russia goes after Obama

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has lashed out at Russia in the U.N. Security Council for invading and annexing parts of Ukraine and carrying out “a merciless military assault” in Syria. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin shot back, accusing the Obama administration of “desperately” looking for scapegoats for its...

    These are the new faces of Trudeau’s refreshed cabinet
    Jan10

    These are the new faces of Trudeau’s refreshed cabinet

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new changes to his cabinet this afternoon, with an eye to preparing his government for the incoming Trump administration. Between the foreign affairs minister who’s banned from Russia to the new ambassador to the European Union who hasn’t even accepted the job yet, here’s what you need to...

    Rex Tillerson Senate confirmation hearings: what the Senate needs to ask
    Jan10

    Rex Tillerson Senate confirmation hearings: what the Senate needs to ask

    When he sits down Wednesday for his confirmation hearing, Secretary of State-nominee Rex Tillerson will immediately become one of the most unusual picks to be the America’s top diplomat in recent US history. A former ExxonMobil CEO, Rex Tillerson has no experience inside the US government and a long record of working with foreign powers,...

    Trudeau shuffles cabinet, Freeland named top Canada diplomat
    Jan10

    Trudeau shuffles cabinet, Freeland named top Canada diplomat

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shaken up his cabinet less than two weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. Trudeau on Tuesday named Chrystia Freeland as Canada’s new foreign minister amid worries Trump will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Freeland was trade minister...

    Trump wants health care law swiftly replaced
    Jan10

    Trump wants health care law swiftly replaced

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress: (All times EST): 2:09 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump is pushing for an immediate repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, contradicting the wishes of some in his own party. Some Republican lawmakers want to quickly repeal President Barack Obama’s signature legislative...

    Some Senate Republicans are trying to stop Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia
    Jan10

    Some Senate Republicans are trying to stop Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia

    President-elect Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to build closer ties with Russia. But it’s been difficult to gauge how much his own party, traditionally distrustful of and hostile toward Moscow, is on board with the pivot. The fact that five Republican senators are now backing a new bill — led by a Democrat — to slap additional...

    Monument to WWII Massacre of Poles Ransacked in Ukraine
    Jan10

    Monument to WWII Massacre of Poles Ransacked in Ukraine

    A monument to the victims of a World War II massacre in a western Ukrainian village has been destroyed by vandals, local police said on Tuesday. National Police in the Lviv region said in a statement that vandals destroyed a stone cross in Huta Pieniacka that commemorated Polish villagers who were massacred in 1944 by a Nazi unit mostly composed...