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    Kremlin Not Banking on ‘Overnight Change’ in U.S.-Russia Relations After Trump’s Tillerson Pick
    Dec14

    Kremlin Not Banking on ‘Overnight Change’ in U.S.-Russia Relations After Trump’s Tillerson Pick

    The Kremlin claims it is treating Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Rex Tillerson as U.S. secretary of state with caution, despite his long-standing ties to the Russian government. The Exxon Mobil chief executive, whose appointment still needs to be approved by Senate, has worked closely with Putin’s friend and ally, state oil chief...

    Crimea treasures loaned to Amsterdam museum must be returned to Ukraine, not Russia: Dutch court
    Dec14

    Crimea treasures loaned to Amsterdam museum must be returned to Ukraine, not Russia: Dutch court

    The ruling came in a tug-of-war that was triggered by Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, which left the treasures in a legal limbo …read more Source: Vancouver...

    U.S. Accelerates Deployment of Troops to Poland, Baltic States
    Dec14

    U.S. Accelerates Deployment of Troops to Poland, Baltic States

    The United States is accelerating its deployment of troops to Poland, the Baltic states, and Romania meant to ensure security in the region, according to Polish and U.S. defense officials. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz first announced the decision on Wednesday, in the wake of a discussion with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the commander of...

    Trump’s new secretary of state has a big conflict of interest on Russian sanctions
    Dec14

    Trump’s new secretary of state has a big conflict of interest on Russian sanctions

    There’s plenty to say about Donald Trump tapping Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state. But one eyebrow-raising angle here is that Exxon has potentially billions of dollars at stake in one of the biggest foreign policy decisions Trump will consider over the next few years — whether to maintain sanctions on Russia....

    Crimea treasures loaned to Amsterdam museum must be returned to Ukraine, not Russia, Dutch court rules
    Dec14

    Crimea treasures loaned to Amsterdam museum must be returned to Ukraine, not Russia, Dutch court rules

    AMSTERDAM — A Dutch court has ruled that a trove of historical artefacts that is being held by an Amsterdam museum must be returned to Ukraine and not to four museums in Crimea that loaned out the objects for an exhibition in 2014. But the court on Wednesday said that the treasures shouldn’t immediately be returned pending the outcome of a...

    Activists save 2 brown bears from poor conditions in Poland
    Dec14

    Activists save 2 brown bears from poor conditions in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An animal welfare activist says that two brown bears are being transported from very poor conditions at an unlicensed zoo in northeastern Poland to a spacious enclosure at the other end of the country. The transfer Wednesday puts an end to the illegal keeping of brown bears in Poland, the FOUR PAWS international organization...

    What’s Next for U.S.-Russia Relations? Stephen Cohen & Ken Roth on Trump, Hacking & Tillerson
    Dec14

    What’s Next for U.S.-Russia Relations? Stephen Cohen & Ken Roth on Trump, Hacking & Tillerson

    We turn now to take a broader look at U.S.-Russian relations in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. On Tuesday, Trump officially nominated Rex Tillerson, chair and CEO of ExxonMobil, to be secretary of state. Tillerson is known to have close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who awarded Tillerson the country’s Order of...

    Swedish island likely to reject renting space to Russia
    Dec14

    Swedish island likely to reject renting space to Russia

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Officials on Gotland, Sweden’s militarily strategic island in the Baltic Sea, said Wednesday they likely will turn down a Russian request to rent harbor space after the government warned it could harm the country’s defense and political interests. “Following the information we got from the government, we very likely...

    Why Putin and the Populists Love Each Other Deeply
    Dec14

    Why Putin and the Populists Love Each Other Deeply

    LONDON ― All over the West, populists have an unusual poster boy: Russian President Vladimir Putin. In France, Marine Le Pen has praised his model “of reasoned protectionism, looking after the interests of his own country, defending his identity.” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has been repeatedly effusive in his admiration for the Russian...

    Crimean Artifacts Should Be Sent to Kiev, Amsterdam Court Rules
    Dec14

    Crimean Artifacts Should Be Sent to Kiev, Amsterdam Court Rules

    A District Court panel decided that the works must be sent to a museum in the capital of Ukraine rather than to the museums in Russian-controlled Crimea that lent them. …read more Source: The New York...