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    Russian embassy in the U.S. shows support for Donald Trump’s praise of Putin
    Dec31

    Russian embassy in the U.S. shows support for Donald Trump’s praise of Putin

    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump had high praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response to President Barack Obama’s plan to sanction Russia. Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2016 The Russian embassy in the United States, according to...

    Senator McCain Says Russia Must Pay Price For Hacking
    Dec31

    Senator McCain Says Russia Must Pay Price For Hacking

    Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that Russia must be made to pay the price for cyber attacks on the United States and that it was possible to impose many sanctions, including on financial institutions.McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has scheduled a hearing for Thursday on foreign cyber threats.“When you...

    Russia Sanctions: What Will Congress Do?
    Dec31

    Russia Sanctions: What Will Congress Do?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Europe Are enough Republicans in Congress interested in constraining Trump’s freedom of action on Russia, and would an outgoing Obama administration be willing to use its last “lame duck” days in office to sign such legislation? Having assessed the evidence presented to it by the intelligence...

    Le Pen Party Needs Cash, Could Turn to Russia Again
    Dec31

    Le Pen Party Needs Cash, Could Turn to Russia Again

    Money, and how to get it, has dogged French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen for years. Now, as her National Front party’s treasurer says it’s looking “everywhere” for the 20 million euros ($21 million) needed to fund upcoming campaigns, she may be looking to Russia for cash — again. While foreign donations to French...

    Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin
    Dec31

    Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin

    Click here for reuse options! It’s a macabre waltz and the oil industry powers are calling the tune. Oil has fueled a bully bromance between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Although this revolutionary union possesses a terrifying petro logic, it promises to be as volatile and tragic as any shotgun marriage. The relationship is, as Trump...

    U.S. Senators Vow No ‘Faustian Bargain’ With Russia, Pledge To Target Putin ‘Harder’
    Dec31

    U.S. Senators Vow No ‘Faustian Bargain’ With Russia, Pledge To Target Putin ‘Harder’

    Senator John McCain says that the United States will not strike a “Faustian bargain” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid speculation that President-elect Donald Trump could scrap sanctions in a bid to improve ties. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service in Kyiv Friday, along with...

    In Ukraine, Three US Senators Take Hard Line on Russia
    Dec31

    In Ukraine, Three US Senators Take Hard Line on Russia

    In an exclusive interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service in Kyiv Friday, Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., along with two other U.S. senators, said any possible deal with Putin “would interfere with and undermine the freedom and democracies that exist today.” …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia waiting for friendly Trump to take power, Trump praises Putin
    Dec31

    Russia waiting for friendly Trump to take power, Trump praises Putin

    Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U.S. stance toward Moscow of the last eight years, the Associated Press reports. More from the Associated Press article: In a stunning embrace of a longtime U.S. adversary, Trump is siding with...

    Why deterring Putin from foreign meddling is practically impossible
    Dec31

    Why deterring Putin from foreign meddling is practically impossible

    HARI SREENIVASAN: We now turn back to the latest in U.S.-Russia relations. For insight into Putin’s reaction to the Obama administration’s leveling of sanctions against Russia yesterday, we turn to Andrew Weiss. He was director of Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian affairs at the White House National Security Council staff. He’s...

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle
    Dec31

    US Senators Plan Russia Sanctions on Putin, Inner Circle

    Speaking to RFE/RL Ukraine Service, U.S. senators John McCain, from left, Amy Llobuchar and Lindsey Graham discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia for reported cyber attacks in the recent U.S. Presidential election. …read more Source: Voice of...