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    War In Ukraine News Update: Merkel And Hollande Push For New Russia Sanctions
    Dec13

    War In Ukraine News Update: Merkel And Hollande Push For New Russia Sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have urged the imposition of new sanctions against Russia for the inability to maintain a ceasefire in the conflict with Kiev. The two leaders spoke two days ahead of a European Union meeting establishing Ukraine’s association with the EU. …read more Source:...

    What Rex Tillerson’s Nomination Means for Russia Policy
    Dec13

    What Rex Tillerson’s Nomination Means for Russia Policy

    Tom Switzer Politics, Eurasia In nominating Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, Donald Trump is putting a distinctive personal stamp on U.S. foreign policy. In nominating Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, Donald Trump is attaining one of his major political goals: he is putting a distinctive personal stamp on U.S. foreign policy at a time...

    What Does Russia Really Want?
    Dec13

    What Does Russia Really Want?

    The New York Times and the Washington Post ran back-to-back stories over the weekend reporting on closed-door briefings that the CIA had given members of Congress on Russia’s interference in the recent U.S. elections. The stories revealed no real new information on the hacks themselves—the consensus among the Intelligence Community that...

    Helping Trump win isn’t a sign of Russian strength. It’s a sign of Russian weakness.
    Dec13

    Helping Trump win isn’t a sign of Russian strength. It’s a sign of Russian weakness.

    There’s a lot to parse when it comes to Russia’s role in the US election — both the overwhelming evidence that it interfered in the vote and the recently disclosed CIA conclusion that it did so in order to help get Donald Trump elected. But there’s an even more fundamental question that needs to be answered: What the hell are...

    Priebus: Trump won’t rule out lifting Russia sanctions
    Dec13

    Priebus: Trump won’t rule out lifting Russia sanctions

    Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus would not commit the administration of President-elect Donald Trump to keeping sanctions against Russia in place, telling MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that “you have to just wait and see.”Priebus, who will leave his job as chairman of the Republican National Committee to join Trump’s White...

    Russia Is Happy With Donald Trump’s Choice of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State
    Dec13

    Russia Is Happy With Donald Trump’s Choice of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

    Many Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, have a good relationship with Exxon Mobil Corp’s Rex Tillerson, the Kremlin told reporters on Tuesday. Tillerson was selected by President-elect Donald Trump as Secretary of State on Monday night, his transition team confirmed. Tillerson, whom Trump called a “world class player”...

    2 Yazidi women accept EU’s Sakharov Prize for human rights
    Dec13

    2 Yazidi women accept EU’s Sakharov Prize for human rights

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Two Yazidi women who escaped sexual enslavement by the Islamic State group accepted the European Union’s Sakharov Prize for human rights on Tuesday and said they would continue to be a voice for others suffering a similar fate. Lamiya Aji Bashar, 18, said the EU’s top human rights prize was one “for every woman and...

    Trump dares GOP Senate to reject Tillerson
    Dec13

    Trump dares GOP Senate to reject Tillerson

    Donald Trump is daring a fight with the Republican Senate with his nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, and his confirmation is far from a sure thing.Several Republican senators have already reacted critically to his business ties to Russia. It would only take three of them to sink Tillerson, if Democrats all voted no. No Republicans have...

    10 Belarusians Suspected Of Fighting In Ukraine, Minister Says
    Dec13

    10 Belarusians Suspected Of Fighting In Ukraine, Minister Says

    Belarusian authorities have launched investigations of about 10 Belarusian citizens suspected of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country’s foreign minister says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany, France Back Extending Sanctions against Russia
    Dec13

    Germany, France Back Extending Sanctions against Russia

    The leaders of Germany and France say European Union sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine will need to be extended.German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Tuesday that the implementation of last year’s Minsk peace accord in eastern Ukraine is “very… …read more Source:...