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    U.S. Puts Six Crimeans In Russian Parliament On Sanctions Blacklist
    Nov15

    U.S. Puts Six Crimeans In Russian Parliament On Sanctions Blacklist

    The United States on November 14 added six Crimean representatives newly elected to Russia’s parliament to its sanctions blacklist for supporting Moscow’s illegal annexation of the Ukrainian territory in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Telephones to Congratulate Trump
    Nov15

    Putin Telephones to Congratulate Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned congratulations to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump Monday and said Russia is ready for a “partner-like dialogue” with the United States. Trump’s office said the incoming president told Putin he is very much looking forward to a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and its...

    As Trump warms to Putin, Trudeau vows ‘we will not back off’
    Nov15

    As Trump warms to Putin, Trudeau vows ‘we will not back off’

    Hours after President-elect Donald Trump set his sights on a “strong and enduring relationship with Russia,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled he won’t tone down Canada’s criticism of the Kremlin — at least not when it comes to Ukraine. Speaking to reporters on Monday in Toronto, VICE News asked the prime minister whether...

    Trump, Putin Speak Over the Phone
    Nov15

    Trump, Putin Speak Over the Phone

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke over the phone, according to statements released on Monday. Putin congratulated Trump on his “historic” win and the two discussed a number of issues, Trump’s presidential transition team said Monday afternoon. Trump also expressed his interest in cultivating a...

    Watch 2 Ukrainian politicians brawl after one is accused of working with Russia
    Nov15

    Watch 2 Ukrainian politicians brawl after one is accused of working with Russia

    An all-out brawl. …read more Source: Business...

    Why Trump’s Victory Won’t Drastically Change the U.S.-Russia Relationship
    Nov15

    Why Trump’s Victory Won’t Drastically Change the U.S.-Russia Relationship

    Proponents of improved U.S.-Russian relations might take heart in Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election. After all, the Republican candidate has repeatedly called for Washington to “get along” with Moscow. Tangible positive changes are certainly possible, but fundamental differences over issues such as U.S....

    The Gift of Empathy
    Nov15

    The Gift of Empathy

    Have the U.S. public and media adopted, with insufficient evidence, a demonization of Putin? It’s easy to do. Russia is the core of the former USSR, our Cold War enemy, and Putin, in his earlier career, was an intelligence operative. True, so was George Bush (the father) as director of the CIA, and true, the communist empire underwent a...

    Donald Trump Leaning Toward Extreme Militant John Bolton As Secretary Of State
    Nov15

    Donald Trump Leaning Toward Extreme Militant John Bolton As Secretary Of State

    WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward naming as secretary of state John Bolton, a bellicose enemy of Russia and Iran who is among the most hawkish members of the Republican foreign policy community, according to two sources familiar with Trump’s thinking.Bolton is the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but...

    Trudeau affirms commitment to NATO, Latvia mission following Trump victory
    Nov15

    Trudeau affirms commitment to NATO, Latvia mission following Trump victory

    OTTAWA — Canada is pressing ahead with plans to deploy hundreds of troops as part of a NATO effort to deter Russian aggression in eastern Europe amid concerns about the military alliance’s future under Donald Trump. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday affirmed Canada’s commitment to lead one of four NATO forces in eastern Europe,...

    Human Rights Watch founder: Trump encouraging European anti-Semites
    Nov15

    Human Rights Watch founder: Trump encouraging European anti-Semites

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) — A founder of Human Rights Watch warned that Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president is encouraging anti-Semitism in Europe. Aryeh Neier, an American Jew who was born in Nazi Germany, addressed the issue on Sunday at a talk about philanthropy and anti-Semitism during an event organized by the Dutch...