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    ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
    Dec18

    ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

    ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president. The company’s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO Rex Tillerson,...

    The worst Cabinet: Donald Trump made some horrible picks for his government
    Dec18

    The worst Cabinet: Donald Trump made some horrible picks for his government

    Gary Cohn; Rex Tillerson; Rick Perry (Credit: AP/Kathy Willens) President-elect Donald Trump continued to staff his upcoming administration with longtime residents of the very swamp he promised to drain. Let’s take a look at the three worst ones. Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state Perhaps one of Tillerson’s signature business...

    Timeline: Ten Years of Russian Cyber Attacks
    Dec18

    Timeline: Ten Years of Russian Cyber Attacks

    After cyber intrusions against former Soviet states like Georgia and Ukraine, Russia began meddling with Western powers like Germany and the U.S. …read more Source:...

    Trump Declares All-Out War on Environment With Fossil Fuel-Loving, Climate Change-Denying Cabinet Nominees
    Dec18

    Trump Declares All-Out War on Environment With Fossil Fuel-Loving, Climate Change-Denying Cabinet Nominees

    Click here for reuse options! The president-elect has surrounded himself with advisers who put profits over the American people—and the planet. Scientists have recently warned in a major new report that the increasingly rapid melting of Arctic ice could be potentially irreversible and have severe implications not just for Arctic ecosystems, but...

    First Meeting Between Trump and Putin
    Dec18

    First Meeting Between Trump and Putin

    By Jean-Francois BoittinThe scene takes place in Vladimir Putin’ s office in the Kremlin.President Trump arrives, slightly out of breath. Putin made sure that he walked multiple times over the same corridors of the Kremlin, passing by the cute-looking, straight out of the Nutcracker uniformed guards (Donald Trump, to himself : Make a mental...

    Spotlight on green news & views: Climate scientists try to save data; don’t Corpus Christi water
    Dec18

    Spotlight on green news & views: Climate scientists try to save data; don’t Corpus Christi water

    Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the December 14 Green Spotlight. More than 26,140 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily...

    Rex Tillerson’s Warm Relationship With Putin Chills Kremlin Critics’ Hopes
    Dec18

    Rex Tillerson’s Warm Relationship With Putin Chills Kremlin Critics’ Hopes

    In Russia, supporters and opponents of President Vladimir Putin agree on very little. Yet as Donald Trump, the U.S. president-elect, prepares to enter the White House, there is one thing they are in full accordance on: For the next four years at least, the United States will stop promoting human rights and democracy in Russia. “Putin had an...

    America’s Future Relations With Russia and China
    Dec17

    America’s Future Relations With Russia and China

    Blake Franko Security, Asia Are hawks prepared to level with Americans about the potential costs of our commitments? Are they Russia hawks like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham prepared to level with Americans and “honestly tell them that U.S. soldiers should die for Kiev and Tbilisi, and not even for Kiev and Tibilisi but to provide them...

    China saber-rattles near South China Sea with live-fire drills
    Dec17

    China saber-rattles near South China Sea with live-fire drills

    Despite concerns over its aggressive and disputed growing influence in the South China Sea, China conducted its first live-fire drills off a new aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, Thursday according to their official state media. The drills come on the heels of an official announcement last month that the Liaoning, purchased as an incomplete hull...

    FBI Met With Poroshenko Accuser; No Further Talks Planned
    Dec17

    FBI Met With Poroshenko Accuser; No Further Talks Planned

    The U.S. Justice Department has cut ties with a fugitive Ukrainian member of parliament who said he had turned over damning evidence proving the corruption of Ukraine’s president, a spokesman told RFE/RL on December 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...