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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Putin says Russia won’t expel US diplomats in hacking flap
    Dec30

    Putin says Russia won’t expel US diplomats in hacking flap

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for imposing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said no U.S. diplomats will be ousted in reprisal for President Barack Obama’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a...

    The Key to Putin’s Cyber Power
    Dec30

    The Key to Putin’s Cyber Power

    Michael McFaul, Barack Obama’s ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, has a blunt assessment of the actions that his former boss took against the Russian government this week. The sanctions on Russian intelligence officers and organizations, along with the expulsion of Russian intelligence officials and closing of Russian compounds in the...