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    The Foreign Stories To Watch in 2017: Newsweek’s Staff Picks
    Dec17

    The Foreign Stories To Watch in 2017: Newsweek’s Staff Picks

    A lot of people are hoping for good news in 2017. We didn’t have to look far this year to find gloom, and lots of it. The worst mass shooting in U.S. history; Brussels, the epicenter of the European Union, struck by three suicide bombings ; revelers in Nice mowed down ; failed ceasefires in Syria; Philippine President Rodrigo...

    Russian Hacking May Have Helped Trump Win, but Russians Don’t Really Care
    Dec17

    Russian Hacking May Have Helped Trump Win, but Russians Don’t Really Care

    The recent CIA revelations that allege Russia assisted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in his election win and reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement with this interference are widely discussed in the United States, but they have so far created surprisingly little hype in Russia. In the past, when allegations of...

    The rise of the Five Star Movement, Italy’s ‘rejectionist’ party
    Dec17

    The rise of the Five Star Movement, Italy’s ‘rejectionist’ party

    JUDY WOODRUFF: But first, earlier this month, Italian voters rejected a referendum to alter that nation’s constitution — in what was a stern rebuke of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who resigned in the aftermath. The vote was seen as the latest instance of a rising tide of populism both in Europe, and here, against elites and the perceived...

    How Russia’s Cyberattacks Have Affected Ukraine
    Dec17

    How Russia’s Cyberattacks Have Affected Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s May 25, 2014, presidential election was a pivotal moment for the country. A revolution that February, in which more than 100 died, had overthrown pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. Two weeks prior to the election, on May 11, pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk declared...

    American Accused in Massive Wall Street Cybertheft Deported, Faces US Charges
    Dec17

    American Accused in Massive Wall Street Cybertheft Deported, Faces US Charges

    An American man whom U.S. prosecutors have accused of organizing the largest known cyberattack on Wall Street was arrested and appeared in U.S. court this week after being deported from Russia to the United States. Lawyers for Joshua Aaron, 32, confirmed that he arrived in New York around midday Wednesday aboard a commercial flight from Moscow....

    Navalny Calls Minsk Accords a Priority if Elected Russian President
    Dec17

    Navalny Calls Minsk Accords a Priority if Elected Russian President

    Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has followed his declaration of intent to run in Russia’s next presidential election by saying one of his top priorities if elected would be to implement the Minsk accords aimed at ending the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Trumped by Vladimir Putin: The Russian Strongman Has Upended American Democracy
    Dec17

    Trumped by Vladimir Putin: The Russian Strongman Has Upended American Democracy

    Click here for reuse options! The U.S. finds itself at a crossroads unseen since the Civil War, and we have a ruthless autocrat to thank. It is very likely now that Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States on Jan. 20, in no small part because of the direct intervention in and manipulation of the American electoral...

    Will Obama Order American Hackers to Dox Putin?
    Dec16

    Will Obama Order American Hackers to Dox Putin?

    President Obama’s threat was direct and unequivocal: The United States will retaliate against Russia for its election-related cyberattacks. “And we will, at a time and place of our own choosing,” the president told NPR’s Steve Inskeep in an interview that aired Friday. “Some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not...

    FBI Now Backs CIA Assessment That Russia Deliberately Tipped The Election In Favor Of Trump
    Dec16

    FBI Now Backs CIA Assessment That Russia Deliberately Tipped The Election In Favor Of Trump

    WASHINGTON ― U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies agree that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee emails with the intention of tipping the election in favor of President-elect Donald Trump.The FBI, which previously told lawmakers it could not be sure of the motive behind the Russian cyberattack, now agrees with the CIA assessment...

    Europe extends sanctions on Russia
    Dec16

    Europe extends sanctions on Russia

    Europe has extended economic sanctions on Russia for another six months, despite indications that President-elect Donald Trump could try to repair… …read more Source:...