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    Russia to close American school, warns of further actions, in wake of U.S. sanctions
    Dec30

    Russia to close American school, warns of further actions, in wake of U.S. sanctions

    Russian authorities on Thursday announced the closure of the Anglo-American School of Moscow, hours after the Kremlin vowed to retaliate against recent U.S. sanctions. The non-profit day school, which enrolls international students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will be closed along with the U.S. embassy vacation dacha in Serebryany...

    U.S. sidelined as Putin calls the shots on Syria cease-fire
    Dec30

    U.S. sidelined as Putin calls the shots on Syria cease-fire

    President Barack Obama’s administration tried for months to broker a durable cease-fire in blood-soaked Syria, practically begging Russia to come to terms but ruling out the possibility of using U.S. military force against the Syrian regime to back up its diplomatic pressure.Early Friday, a truce was set to take hold in Syria, but the...

    Obama Sanctions Russian Spy Agencies, Expels 35 Officers for Election Hacking
    Dec30

    Obama Sanctions Russian Spy Agencies, Expels 35 Officers for Election Hacking

    President Barack Obama hit back against Russia on Thursday for intelligence operations targeting the 2016 presidential election by imposing sanctions on two Russian intelligence services and expelling 35 officers from the country. Additionally, the president and senior aides suggested covert counter-cyber attacks against Russia could be conducted...

    The Latest: Trump says US should ‘move on’ from hack claim
    Dec30

    The Latest: Trump says US should ‘move on’ from hack claim

    President-elect Donald Trump is responding to the Obama administration’s decision to impose new sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services by insisting it is “time for our country to move on to bigger and better things.” …read more Source: U.S....

    Trump responds to Obama’s sanctions on Russia
    Dec30

    Trump responds to Obama’s sanctions on Russia

    Earlier today, President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for the alleged hacking of the DNC which some would say were crucial to the outcome of the elections. Obama cast 35 Russian intelligence officers out of the country, and imposed sanctions on Russian intelligence agencies believed to have been involved in the cyberattack. But...

    How Trump Made Russia’s Hacking More Effective
    Dec30

    How Trump Made Russia’s Hacking More Effective

    “It’s all just an attempt to delegitimize Donald Trump.” That’s the argument you hear from Trump supporters each time new information comes to light about how hard Russian spy services worked to damage Hillary Clinton. You heard it again on Thursday.The Trump supporters are 100 percent right: The information is delegitimizing. The...

    President Obama just took unprecedented steps to punish Russia for its cyberattacks
    Dec30

    President Obama just took unprecedented steps to punish Russia for its cyberattacks

    And it’s going to make life harder for Trump. US intelligence agencies believe that this year Russia mounted an unprecedented attack on the integrity of the American electoral process in an effort to undermine American democracy and ensure the election of Kremlin-friendly Donald Trump. On Thursday, the Obama administration announced an...

    Obama Administration Issues Sanctions on Russia In Response to Hacking (Updated)
    Dec30

    Obama Administration Issues Sanctions on Russia In Response to Hacking (Updated)

    The Obama administration announced an amendment to an executive order Thursday that introduces targeted sanctions on Russian assets here in the United States. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Trump says he’ll meet with intel community on Russian cyberattacks
    Dec30

    Trump says he’ll meet with intel community on Russian cyberattacks

    President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will meet next week with leaders of the intelligence community “to be updated on the facts” of alleged Russian cyberattacks against the U.S. during its presidential election.“It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,” he said in a statement. “Nevertheless, in...

    Obama’s Russia sanctions put Hill Republicans in a box
    Dec30

    Obama’s Russia sanctions put Hill Republicans in a box

    President Barack Obama’s 11th-hour Russia sanctions present a big test for congressional Republicans, who are torn between decades-old GOP principles and their new standard bearer’s unorthodox embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin.Democrats are already seeking to exploit this rift, drafting legislation designed to make it harder...