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    Europe in 2017: Brexit, a surging far right, and Russia loom
    Dec30

    Europe in 2017: Brexit, a surging far right, and Russia loom

    Home Secretary Theresa May (C) is watched by fellow MPs outside Parliament as she speaks to reporters after becoming leader of the Conservative Party. Mrs May will become Prime Minister on Wednesday after Andrea Leadsom stood down from the leadership race. (Peter MacDiarmid/REX/Shutterstock/CP) LONDON—Europe’s leaders are not expecting a...

    Too little, too late: President Obama may have imposed sanctions on Russia, but should have listened to Mitt Romney’s warnings
    Dec30

    Too little, too late: President Obama may have imposed sanctions on Russia, but should have listened to Mitt Romney’s warnings

    Barack Obama; Vladimir Putin (Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Michael Klimentyev) President Obama’s sanctions against Russia in the wake of hacking allegations are a transparent political ploy that would be more meaningful if he’d spent his presidency standing up to Russian aggression on everything from Crimea to Syria and Israel. They...

    John Bolton slams Obama sanctions on Russia as inadequate
    Dec30

    John Bolton slams Obama sanctions on Russia as inadequate

    Former Bush administration U.N. ambassador John Bolton said Friday morning that President Obama’s sanctions on Russia was an inadequate response to that government’s pervasive hacking of U.S. computer systems during the 2016 presidential campaign. “I don’t think they will have much impact at all,” Mr. Bolton said...

    Editorial: A few challenges lie ahead in 2017 – starting with Trump
    Dec30

    Editorial: A few challenges lie ahead in 2017 – starting with Trump

    Benjamin Franklin wrote: “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every new year find you a better man.” We can’t think of better New Year’s advice for … Donald Trump. But since we’re Canadian, it’s best we focus on our own priorities for Confederation’s sesquicentennial year. Plus,...

    GOP lawmaker: Obama’s Russian sanctions meant to ‘delegitimize’ Trump’s election
    Dec30

    GOP lawmaker: Obama’s Russian sanctions meant to ‘delegitimize’ Trump’s election

    Republican Rep. Trent Franks (Ariz.) blasted President Obama Friday for imposing new sanctions on Russia, arguing that Obama’s “primary motivation is to delegitimize the election” of Donald Trump.Franks, a member o… …read more Source: The...

    Putin poses early test for Trump
    Dec30

    Putin poses early test for Trump

    Vladimir Putin was bound to test Donald Trump at some point. But few thought it would happen so fast.In the wake of President Barack Obama’s decision to expel dozens of Russian diplomats and impose new sanctions on Moscow for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election, Putin said Friday that he would not reciprocate with similar measures...

    Putin won’t expel American diplomats after Obama ousts Russian officials in the U.S.
    Dec30

    Putin won’t expel American diplomats after Obama ousts Russian officials in the U.S.

    In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he won’t act on a recommendation from his foreign minister to expel 35 American diplomats in a tit-for-tat response to sanctions by Washington, and would instead seek to rebuild relations with the U.S. under President-elect Donald Trump. “We will not create problems for...

    Donald Trump Adviser Says U.S. Should ‘Make The Russians Feel Pain’ For Meddling In Election
    Dec30

    Donald Trump Adviser Says U.S. Should ‘Make The Russians Feel Pain’ For Meddling In Election

    Donald Trump adviser John Bolton is demanding harsher sanctions on Russia, a position in stark contrast to many of his fellow Republicans ― including the president-elect.Bolton, a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning that the sanctions President Barack Obama had imposed over alleged Russian...

    Europe Faces 2017 With Great Deal of Uncertainty
    Dec30

    Europe Faces 2017 With Great Deal of Uncertainty

    Europe’s leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, extremist attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia. Britain is suing for divorce, the far-right is on the march, some former Soviet satellites seem disillusioned with the West even as Russia seeks to regain...

    Obama boxes in Trump with sanctions on Russia
    Dec30

    Obama boxes in Trump with sanctions on Russia

    When President Obama ejected 35 Russian operatives from the U.S. and placed sanctions on two Russian intelligence services Thursday, it was more than just an effort to publicly rebuke Russia for meddling in the 2016 elections. It saddled the incoming Trump administration with anti-Russian policies that will force Trump’s team to actively...