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    Ukraine says it captured new positions in eastern Ukraine
    Jan11

    Ukraine says it captured new positions in eastern Ukraine

    A Ukrainian government official says the nation’s forces have captured new positions in the rebel-held east. Olexander Motuzyanyk, presidential spokesman for the operation in the east, said on Wednesday that … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine says it captured new positions in eastern Ukraine
    Jan11

    Ukraine says it captured new positions in eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian government official says the nation’s forces have captured new positions in the rebel-held east. Olexander Motuzyanyk, presidential spokesman for the operation in the east, said on Wednesday that one soldier was killed and three injured in fighting in the conflict zone in the past 24 hours. In a briefing published...

    The Morning Vertical, January 11, 2016
    Jan11

    The Morning Vertical, January 11, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire
    Jan11

    Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire

    Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested...

    A Brief Guide to Rex Tillerson’s Controversial Foreign Ties
    Jan11

    A Brief Guide to Rex Tillerson’s Controversial Foreign Ties

    When Rex Tillerson goes before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday for his confirmation hearings to become the next secretary of state, he’ll likely face standard questions a range of international issues including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Syria, and tensions in the South China Sea. But the committee has...

    World War II Monument Defaced In Ukraine’s Lviv Region
    Jan11

    World War II Monument Defaced In Ukraine’s Lviv Region

    A monument in western Ukraine honoring the memory of some 900 people who were massacred during World War II has been severely damaged by unknown vandals. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World Bank Sees 1.5 Percent GDP Growth In Russia For 2017
    Jan11

    World Bank Sees 1.5 Percent GDP Growth In Russia For 2017

    The World Bank is predicting 1.5 percent growth in Russia’s gross domestic product in 2017 and sees a gain of 1.7 percent in 2018 and 1.8 percent the following year, helped by increases in commodity prices. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The sorrow of Barack Obama’s farewell address
    Jan11

    The sorrow of Barack Obama’s farewell address

    President Barack Obama wipes his tears as he speaks at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, giving his presidential farewell address. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) I was going to start this column with a joke. How could I not? Just minutes before Barack Obama was about to give his last address as president of the United States,...

    Tillerson to Address Russia, NATO in Opening Statement to Senate
    Jan11

    Tillerson to Address Russia, NATO in Opening Statement to Senate

    President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, is expected to address relations with Russia and China’s island-building in the South China Sea during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning. The Trump transition team released the opening statement Tillerson plans to present to the Senate panel....

    The bombshell report that Russia can blackmail Trump, explained
    Jan11

    The bombshell report that Russia can blackmail Trump, explained

    There’s an enormous amount we don’t yet know about CNN’s bombshell report that US intelligence agencies believe Russia has “compromising personal and financial information” on President-elect Donald Trump and that his campaign was in direct contact with with Russian intermediaries before the election. We don’t know who...