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    Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom to increase armored vehicle production
    Dec15

    Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom to increase armored vehicle production

    Ryan MaassKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 15 (UPI) — Ukraine’s state-owned defense contractor Ukroboronprom announced plans to create a new production workshop for its BTR-3 armored vehicles. …read more Source: United Press...

    Netherlands, EU Reach Deal On Ukraine Association Agreement
    Dec15

    Netherlands, EU Reach Deal On Ukraine Association Agreement

    European Union leaders have reached an agreement about a demand from the Netherlands on a deal that would establish closer ties between the EU and Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump picks his Interior chief, a supporter of more drilling
    Dec15

    Trump picks his Interior chief, a supporter of more drilling

    NEW YORK — Edging closer to completing his Cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump announced his choice of Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior secretary Thursday, picking a man who should fit smoothly into an administration favouring more energy drilling and less regulation. In the evening, he was to embark on his latest campaign victory lap, this...

    EU, Netherlands find compromise to enact Ukraine deal
    Dec15

    EU, Netherlands find compromise to enact Ukraine deal

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders reached a compromise with the Netherlands Thursday that should allow the bloc to enact an agreement on… …read more Source:...

    Trump: Sanction Iran bigly! Trump’s SoS pick: Screw sanctions, they don’t do jack
    Dec15

    Trump: Sanction Iran bigly! Trump’s SoS pick: Screw sanctions, they don’t do jack

    During the campaign, Donald Trump made complaints about lowering of some sanctions against Iraq a standard part of his daily diatribe. Just last week, the Trump campaign discussed putting more sanctions in place. Donald Trump’s transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on...

    Trump: Sanction Iran bigly! Trump’s SoS pick: Screw sanctions, they don’t do jack
    Dec15

    Trump: Sanction Iran bigly! Trump’s SoS pick: Screw sanctions, they don’t do jack

    During the campaign, Donald Trump made complaints about lowering of some sanctions against Iraq a standard part of his daily diatribe. Just last week, the Trump campaign discussed putting more sanctions in place. Donald Trump’s transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on...

    EU Officials: EU to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months
    Dec15

    EU Officials: EU to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months

    European Union officials say the EU will extend its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine.Two officials said EU nations backed the deal at Thursday’s summit of EU leaders and the formal… …read more Source:...

    Lindsey Graham lays out path for Tillerson to win his vote
    Dec15

    Lindsey Graham lays out path for Tillerson to win his vote

    Lindsey Graham said he could vote against Rex Tillerson if he isn’t tough on Russia — but laid out a clear path for Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee to win his vote if he endorses sanctions and criticizes Russian hacking.The South Carolina senator said on Fox News on Thursday that Tillerson can win his vote by endorsing new...

    Trump and ‘The Machurian Candidate’ Are Too Similar For Comfort
    Dec15

    Trump and ‘The Machurian Candidate’ Are Too Similar For Comfort

    MOSCOW (Project Syndicate) ― Donald Trump’s transition from U.S. President-elect to taking power recalls nothing so much as a forgotten Hollywood genre: the paranoid melodrama. Perhaps the greatest film of this type, “The Manchurian Candidate,” concerns a communist plot to use the brainwashed son of a leading right-wing family to upend the...

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months
    Dec15

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months

    The European Union will extend its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine, EU officials said Thursday. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...