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    McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions
    Dec29

    McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Sen. John McCain wants sanctions against Russia for its alleged attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election, adding that the country remains “a threat to the very fundamentals of democracy.” […] he and fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham “will be urging increases in sanctions on Russia...

    McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions
    Dec29

    McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions

    Sen. John McCain wants sanctions against Russia for its alleged attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election, adding that the country remains “a threat to the very fundamentals of democracy.” … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Aliyah dips 13% overall despite reaching 10-year-high in Russia
    Dec29

    Aliyah dips 13% overall despite reaching 10-year-high in Russia

    (JTA) — Bucking a noticeable decrease in Jewish immigration to Israel this year, the number of Russian Jews who moved to the Jewish state has reached a 10-year record of 7,000 newcomers. Overall, some 27,000 people moved to Israel this year under its Law of Return for Jews and their relatives, or made aliyah, according to the Jewish Agency for...

    White House On Defense After Being Exposed as Architect of Anti-Israel U.N. Action
    Dec29

    White House On Defense After Being Exposed as Architect of Anti-Israel U.N. Action

    Senior Obama administration officials are scrambling to provide explanations after multiple reports, including in the Washington Free Beacon, identified the White House as being a chief architect of a recent United Nations resolution condemning the state of Israel, according to conversations with multiple former and current U.S. officials. On the...

    Ukrainians Reflect Bitterly On ‘Betrayed Hopes’ Of Euromaidan
    Dec29

    Ukrainians Reflect Bitterly On ‘Betrayed Hopes’ Of Euromaidan

    Former President Viktor Yanukovych might be in Russian exile, but many of Ukraine’s would-be revolutionaries say they are disillusioned by the lack of progress and complain that the country is now dangerously close to being rerouted from the European track set out by the uprising. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats
    Dec29

    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats

    Paula J. Dobriansky Security, No major power beyond the United States appears committed to the international order’s maintenance. IN 2017, the global environment is more dangerous than at any time since the end of World War II and is beset by numerous unfolding regional and global crises. Several countries seek to overturn the existing...

    Obama Set to Hit Russia With New Sanctions
    Dec29

    Obama Set to Hit Russia With New Sanctions

    The Obama administration is poised to hit Russia with new sanctions in response to alleged Russian hacking and interference in the November U.S. presidential elections. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the White House had been debating how to quickly punish Russia using an executive order that President Barack Obama signed last year....

    The 12 Canadian politics stories that mattered most in 2016
    Dec29

    The 12 Canadian politics stories that mattered most in 2016

    How many overseas trips did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take in 2016 (leaving aside his five intracontinental jaunts to the United States)? How many MPs sat on the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, whose work was slammed, in no uncertain terms, by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef (though she later apologized, saying she...

    Obama aide: Israel accusing US of being behind UN resolution is a ‘distraction’
    Dec29

    Obama aide: Israel accusing US of being behind UN resolution is a ‘distraction’

    Though Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., has pledged to share “clear evidence” the U.S. was behind last week’s anti-Israel United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which bars the Jewish state from establishing settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians, one of President Barack Obama’s senior aides is...

    OSCE, international monitoring group, acknowledges ‘major security incident’
    Dec29

    OSCE, international monitoring group, acknowledges ‘major security incident’

    The Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe, a group tasked with monitoring the pro-Russian uprising in eastern Ukraine, admitted Wednesday to being the victim of a recent “major security incident.” “There was an attack. We found out about it at the beginning of November,” an OSCE spokeswoman told …...