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    President Obama warns Russia after announcing sanctions: “Such activities have consequences”
    Dec30

    President Obama warns Russia after announcing sanctions: “Such activities have consequences”

    In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political...

    Abbreviated pundit roundup:  Obama’s sanctions on Russia box Trump in
    Dec30

    Abbreviated pundit roundup: Obama’s sanctions on Russia box Trump in

    We begin today’s roundup with The New York Times and its editorial in support of the new sanctions against Russia: While it is definitely too late, and may also be too little, there should be no doubt about the correctness of President Obama’s decision to retaliate against Russia for hacking American computers and trying to influence...

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat
    Dec30

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat

    Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia seeks to regain its influence, and America will soon inaugurate an untested, seemingly Russia-friendly president who has voiced doubts about the usefulness of the NATO alliance. There is deep unease in the...

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat
    Dec30

    Europe 2017: Brexit, far-right surging, Russian threat

    LONDON (AP) — Europe’s leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, extremist attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia. Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia...

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia foreign minister, suggests expelling U.S. diplomats
    Dec30

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia foreign minister, suggests expelling U.S. diplomats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Friday suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. U.S. President Obama on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, as American...

    Russian foreign minister suggests kicking 35 U.S. diplomats out of Russia
    Dec30

    Russian foreign minister suggests kicking 35 U.S. diplomats out of Russia

    Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats and closing two facilities in Moscow in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source:...

    The Morning Vertical, December 30, 2016
    Dec30

    The Morning Vertical, December 30, 2016

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

    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...

    Russia Foreign Minister Suggests Expelling US Diplomats
    Dec30

    Russia Foreign Minister Suggests Expelling US Diplomats

    Russia’s foreign minister has suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. The suggestion comes after 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...

    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...