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    Putin: Disruptions of EU gas supplies via Ukraine possible
    Dec13

    Putin: Disruptions of EU gas supplies via Ukraine possible

    The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel of a threat to the gas supplies Russia sends to Europe via Ukraine. Putin told Merkel in a … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    What to Know About Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Pick to be Secretary of State
    Dec13

    What to Know About Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Pick to be Secretary of State

    President-elect Donald Trump made it official Tuesday in announcing his selection of Rex Tillerson, The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. who has been scrutinized for his relationship with Russia, to be the next secretary of state. “I am honored by President-elect Trump’s nomination and share his vision for restoring the credibility of the United...

    The Dow dances with 20,000
    Dec13

    The Dow dances with 20,000

    It is getting tantalizingly close: With the major market indices hitting one record high after another even since Billionaire Real Estate Developer Donald Trump became President-elect Donald Trump, the Dow Jones Industrial Average today is practically walking right up to the 20,000 mark and puckering up for a big wet kiss. This could well be the...

    Trump’s Choice of Tillerson Defies Senate Skeptics
    Dec13

    Trump’s Choice of Tillerson Defies Senate Skeptics

    For a moment, it looked like Donald Trump might have lost heart. On Saturday, well-sourced reporters were indicating that the president-elect’s appointment of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state was imminent. But then things went quiet. Trump tweeted noncommittal praise but made no announcement. Meanwhile, some leading Republicans began...

    Rex Tillerson’s World: In His Own Words
    Dec13

    Rex Tillerson’s World: In His Own Words

    Rex Tillerson, whom President-elect Donald Trump nominated Tuesday to be the secretary of state, has a long history of dealmaking as the chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest oil company. It’s a skill that would be useful in his new role, but it’s also an attribute that might cause problems for him during his...

    Robert Reich: 6 Reasons Why Trump’s Presidency Is Illegitimate
    Dec13

    Robert Reich: 6 Reasons Why Trump’s Presidency Is Illegitimate

    Click here for reuse options! And they’re all related to Russia. “A dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump,” wrote former Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Facebook Sunday night, following CIA reports of Russian interference in the presidential elections, and specifically interference that...

    Ukraine’s Defense Ministry Says Website Targeted By Cyberattacks
    Dec13

    Ukraine’s Defense Ministry Says Website Targeted By Cyberattacks

    Ukraine’s Defense Ministry says its website was temporarily knocked out of service by cyberattacks that appeared to be aimed at preventing the release of news about Kyiv’s conflict in eastern regions with Russia-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Savchenko Defends Meeting With Russia-Backed Separatist Leaders
    Dec13

    Savchenko Defends Meeting With Russia-Backed Separatist Leaders

    Speaking to RFE/RL on December 13, Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko, who was jailed in Russia in 2014 and became a national symbol of resilience before her release in May, rejected critics’ claims that her talks with the separatist leaders Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky was a step towards legalizing “terrorists.”...

    Even Canada should be careful about Russian hacking
    Dec13

    Even Canada should be careful about Russian hacking

    Evidence is mounting that Russian hackers may have influenced the U.S. presidential election. The CIA has amassed evidence that these Russian-based hackers compromised databases at the Democratic and Republican National Committees, and also obtained and leaked emails between candidate Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager, John Podesta. These...

    Donald Trump’s pick to head State Department recommended by lobbyist to Exxon, Russia
    Dec13

    Donald Trump’s pick to head State Department recommended by lobbyist to Exxon, Russia

    (Credit: AP/Jon Gambrell/Paul Sancya/Ben Margot) Late Monday, President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team quietly announced that it was postponing his first post-election conference, meant to address potential conflicts of interests for the incoming commander-in-chief. Then early Tuesday, Trump announced his selection of Exxon CEO Rex...