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    Russia friend and sanctions foe, Tillerson gets his hearing
    Jan11

    Russia friend and sanctions foe, Tillerson gets his hearing

    WASHINGTON — Friend of Russia and foe of sanctions in his corporate life, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, is an unorthodox choice for a Republican White House. He may feel perfectly at home in Trump’s iconoclastic administration. Likely to face pointed questions from both...

    The Morning Vertical, January 11, 2016
    Jan11

    The Morning Vertical, January 11, 2016

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

    Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire
    Jan11

    Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire

    Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested...

    A Brief Guide to Rex Tillerson’s Controversial Foreign Ties
    Jan11

    A Brief Guide to Rex Tillerson’s Controversial Foreign Ties

    When Rex Tillerson goes before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday for his confirmation hearings to become the next secretary of state, he’ll likely face standard questions a range of international issues including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Syria, and tensions in the South China Sea. But the committee has...

    World War II Monument Defaced In Ukraine’s Lviv Region
    Jan11

    World War II Monument Defaced In Ukraine’s Lviv Region

    A monument in western Ukraine honoring the memory of some 900 people who were massacred during World War II has been severely damaged by unknown vandals. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World Bank Sees 1.5 Percent GDP Growth In Russia For 2017
    Jan11

    World Bank Sees 1.5 Percent GDP Growth In Russia For 2017

    The World Bank is predicting 1.5 percent growth in Russia’s gross domestic product in 2017 and sees a gain of 1.7 percent in 2018 and 1.8 percent the following year, helped by increases in commodity prices. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tillerson to Address Russia, NATO in Opening Statement to Senate
    Jan11

    Tillerson to Address Russia, NATO in Opening Statement to Senate

    President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, is expected to address relations with Russia and China’s island-building in the South China Sea during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning. The Trump transition team released the opening statement Tillerson plans to present to the Senate panel....

    The sorrow of Barack Obama’s farewell address
    Jan11

    The sorrow of Barack Obama’s farewell address

    President Barack Obama wipes his tears as he speaks at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, giving his presidential farewell address. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) I was going to start this column with a joke. How could I not? Just minutes before Barack Obama was about to give his last address as president of the United States,...

    The bombshell report that Russia can blackmail Trump, explained
    Jan11

    The bombshell report that Russia can blackmail Trump, explained

    There’s an enormous amount we don’t yet know about CNN’s bombshell report that US intelligence agencies believe Russia has “compromising personal and financial information” on President-elect Donald Trump and that his campaign was in direct contact with with Russian intermediaries before the election. We don’t know who...

    Trump confronts firestorm over Russia allegations
    Jan11

    Trump confronts firestorm over Russia allegations

    Ten days before he’s sworn in as president, Donald Trump is facing a potential crisis amid reports that U.S. intelligence officials had delivered a report to the president-elect last week outlining allegations that Russia could have compromising information about him.Although the details of these revelations remain murky and unverified,...