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    Rex Tillerson dodges hot questions on climate change, Russian lobbying
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson dodges hot questions on climate change, Russian lobbying

    (Credit: AP) Rex Tillerson, the Exxon Mobil CEO tapped to be secretary of state by President-elect Donald Trump, was evasive in his replies to questions about climate change and Russian lobbying during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. When asked about how much Exxon Mobil knew about climate change, Tillerson replied, “Since I’m no...

    Rex Tillerson Takes Tougher Stance on Russia at Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson Takes Tougher Stance on Russia at Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing

    Tillerson supported Ukraine’s claim on Crimea but said he hadn’t discussed Russia with Donald Trump. …read more Source:...

    Trump says he’d never do bad things in hotels because he, as hotel guy, knows hotel rooms are bugged
    Jan11

    Trump says he’d never do bad things in hotels because he, as hotel guy, knows hotel rooms are bugged

    One of the more surreal moments of the truly bizarre Trump performance we just were subjected to—which was akin to watching a drugged-up bear pretend to ride an imaginary unicycle while juggling imaginary flaming bowling pins—was our actual, honest-to-God President-Elect denying that he would be stupid enough to hire prostitutes to pee on him on...

    Russia Spread Fake News And Disinformation In Sweden, Report Finds
    Jan11

    Russia Spread Fake News And Disinformation In Sweden, Report Finds

    Russia’s propaganda machine reportedly extends far beyond its alleged interference in the U.S. elections. It also took “active measures” to exert “covert influence” on public opinion and decision making in Sweden, according to a report the Swedish Institute of International Affairs released last week.Experts determined that a series of...

    The one problem with Justin Trudeau’s new team
    Jan11

    The one problem with Justin Trudeau’s new team

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, middle, holds a press conference as he’s joined by his newly sworn in ministers on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top-tier team makeover on Tuesday adds and elevates a great deal of gravitas, fresh energy and intellectual heft...

    Chrystia Freeland, a foreign minister for the Donald Trump era
    Jan11

    Chrystia Freeland, a foreign minister for the Donald Trump era

    Chrystia Freeland is sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP) Call it the Trump pivot—or maybe, more accurately, the Trump double axle—as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle spins both towards and away from the temperamentally unpredictable...

    Trump’s pick for attorney general adopts tough line on Moscow
    Jan11

    Trump’s pick for attorney general adopts tough line on Moscow

    Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, adopted a tough new line on Russia on Wednesday, calling it a ‘danger’ to the United States and saying he would have recommended a muscular response to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. Both assertions appeared to contradict...

    Marco Rubio Grills Rex Tillerson On Russia, Ukraine, Syria
    Jan11

    Marco Rubio Grills Rex Tillerson On Russia, Ukraine, Syria

    WASHINGTON ― Former Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson dodged a series of questions from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday about his foreign policy agenda with respect to Russia. Asked whether he would advise President-elect Donald Trump to enforce sanctions against Moscow for its alleged role in...

    Russia hints it could lift Freeland ban
    Jan11

    Russia hints it could lift Freeland ban

    Russia has opened the door to lifting a travel ban on Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland if Canada removes economic sanctions and visa bans against Moscow over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. The Russian news agency Sputnik quoted an unidentified Russian Foreign Ministry official as saying the travel ban on Ms....

    Rubio: Is Putin a war criminal? Tillerson: “I would not use that term.”
    Jan11

    Rubio: Is Putin a war criminal? Tillerson: “I would not use that term.”

    Watch the senator open fire on the secretary of state nominee at his confirmation hearing. Early on in secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, it became evident that he has an extremely difficult line to walk on Russia. As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) grilled him on Russian misdeeds ranging from invading Ukraine to...