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    The Latest: Japan relaxes visa requirements for Russians
    Dec16

    The Latest: Japan relaxes visa requirements for Russians

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan (all times local): 2 p.m. Japan has announced a relaxation of visa requirements for Russians visitors as President Vladimir Putin holds summit talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. The Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday that a multiple-entry...

    China’s 1st aircraft carrier carries out live-fire exercise
    Dec16

    China’s 1st aircraft carrier carries out live-fire exercise

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s first aircraft carrier battle group has carried out its first live-fire exercise, the Defense Ministry has announced. Dozens of ships and aircraft took part in the exercise “a few days ago” in the Bohai Sea in eastern China to test weapon performance and training levels, according to a statement posted Thursday on the...

    Trump Tells Cheering Crowd To Thank African-Americans for Not Voting
    Dec16

    Trump Tells Cheering Crowd To Thank African-Americans for Not Voting

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump’s barnstorming tour across the states that won him the White House continues to feature far more taunts of triumph than notes of healing after a bruising election. Thursday’s rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, found the president-elect calling for the mostly white crowd to cheer for African-Americans who...

    The White House Suggests That Vladimir Putin Authorized Cyber Attacks on the Democratic Party
    Dec16

    The White House Suggests That Vladimir Putin Authorized Cyber Attacks on the Democratic Party

    (WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials’ email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election and said it was “fact” that such actions helped Donald Trump’s campaign. The White House also assailed Trump himself,...

    U.S. Dollar Hits 14-Year High Against Euro, Puts Pressure On Emerging Markets
    Dec16

    U.S. Dollar Hits 14-Year High Against Euro, Puts Pressure On Emerging Markets

    The U.S. dollar continued to surge in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s rate-raising campaign on December 15, posting a 14-year high against the euro and other major currencies. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    It’s time for a new campaign of Russian containment
    Dec16

    It’s time for a new campaign of Russian containment

    The advent of the new Donald Trump administration in the U.S‎. — with its implications for renewed spending by NATO to contain the Russian revanchist threat in eastern Europe and Russian adventurism in the Middle East — comes at a significant point for Canadian defence policy, as we await the report of the Defence Policy Review Advisory Group....

    E.U. Reaches Compromise With the Netherlands on Closer Ukraine Ties
    Dec16

    E.U. Reaches Compromise With the Netherlands on Closer Ukraine Ties

    The Dutch had been the lone holdout among European Union member nations on an association agreement that would seek to counter Russia’s influence in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    EU votes to extend Russia sanctions for another 6 months
    Dec16

    EU votes to extend Russia sanctions for another 6 months

    Doug G. WareBRUSSELS, Dec. 15 (UPI) — EU leaders voted at a one-day summit Thursday to lengthen economic sanctions against Russia, over its 2014 acquisition of a region of Ukraine and acts in Syria. …read more Source: United Press...

    EU, Netherlands find compromise to enact Ukraine deal
    Dec16

    EU, Netherlands find compromise to enact Ukraine deal

    The Netherlands won a concession from European Union leaders Thursday that could pave for the Dutch to approve, and the EU to finally ratify, an agreement on closer ties with … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    EU Extends Sanctions on Russia
    Dec16

    EU Extends Sanctions on Russia

    European Union leaders meeting Thursday in Brussels agreed to extend sanctions on Russia for another six months, EU officials said. The one-day summit, which ran late into the evening, capped a turbulent year for the 28-member group as questions loom over the integrity and future of the organization. The decision to extend sanctions on Russia...