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    Report: Killing Of Journalists Falls In 2016 From Record Level
    Dec19

    Report: Killing Of Journalists Falls In 2016 From Record Level

    An international press freedom group says the number of journalists killed in connection with their work is set to decline in 2016 from record levels in previous years, but that deaths of journalists covering war zones are on the rise. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections
    Dec19

    The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections

    Throughout Donald Trump’s presidential campaign he expressed glowing admiration for Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Many of Trump’s adoring comments were utterly gratuitous. After his Electoral College victory, Trump continued praising the former head of the KGB while dismissing the findings of all 17 American national security...

    Loss and Aggression
    Dec19

    Loss and Aggression

    From TPM Reader VI …Regarding your post today about Russia – it should not at all be underestimated despite weak economy and diminished status. I wrote to you in August of 2008 during Russia’s incursion into Georgia, saying that they also have ideas for Crimea and the Baltic states. You actually published my comment during those...

    A Blueprint for Donald Trump to Fix Relations with Russia
    Dec19

    A Blueprint for Donald Trump to Fix Relations with Russia

    Graham Allison, Dimitri K. Simes Politics, Eurasia A policy memo to the president-elect. Priority: high. THE TWO Chinese characters that make up the word “crisis” can be interpreted as meaning both “danger” and “opportunity.” Russia today offers your administration not only a serious challenge but a significant opportunity. Russia is no longer...

    NATO Seeks to Allay Concerns at Meeting With Russia
    Dec19

    NATO Seeks to Allay Concerns at Meeting With Russia

    NATO will seek to reassure Russia on Monday that its troop deployments to the Baltics and Poland next year are purely defensive, in a rare meeting of the alliance’s envoys with those of the Kremlin that is unlikely to resolve long-standing grievances. The NATO-Russia Council, the forum bringing together North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

    Ukraine Nationalizes Country’s Largest Bank
    Dec19

    Ukraine Nationalizes Country’s Largest Bank

    The Ukrainian government says it will nationalize the country’s largest bank in an effort to avoid a financial collapse in the former Soviet republic that is locked in a military and political standoff with neighboring Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine to nationalize its biggest lender, PrivatBank
    Dec19

    Ukraine to nationalize its biggest lender, PrivatBank

    The finance ministry in Ukraine will take over the bank, which is partly owned by one of the richest man in the country. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Five Troops Killed In Clashes With Separatists
    Dec19

    Ukraine: Five Troops Killed In Clashes With Separatists

    Ukraine says five of its troops have been killed in clashes with pro-Russian separatists, in some of the worst fighting to hit the eastern Donbas region in months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama cozied up to China and battled Putin. Trump is doing the exact opposite.
    Dec18

    Obama cozied up to China and battled Putin. Trump is doing the exact opposite.

    Get ready for some turbulence. President Barack Obama has spent his two terms in office working to build closer ties with China while seeking to isolate and punish Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Eight years later, Moscow is subject to painful US sanctions and continued public criticism from Obama and his aides. Beijing is a key economic partner...

    ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
    Dec18

    ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

    ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president. The company’s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO Rex Tillerson,...