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    Lindsey Graham lays out path for Tillerson to win his vote
    Dec15

    Lindsey Graham lays out path for Tillerson to win his vote

    Lindsey Graham said he could vote against Rex Tillerson if he isn’t tough on Russia — but laid out a clear path for Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee to win his vote if he endorses sanctions and criticizes Russian hacking.The South Carolina senator said on Fox News on Thursday that Tillerson can win his vote by endorsing new...

    Trump and ‘The Machurian Candidate’ Are Too Similar For Comfort
    Dec15

    Trump and ‘The Machurian Candidate’ Are Too Similar For Comfort

    MOSCOW (Project Syndicate) ― Donald Trump’s transition from U.S. President-elect to taking power recalls nothing so much as a forgotten Hollywood genre: the paranoid melodrama. Perhaps the greatest film of this type, “The Manchurian Candidate,” concerns a communist plot to use the brainwashed son of a leading right-wing family to upend the...

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months
    Dec15

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months

    European Union officials say the EU will extend sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine …read more Source: U.S....

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months
    Dec15

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months

    The European Union will extend its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine, EU officials said Thursday. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months
    Dec15

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials say the EU will extend its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine. Two officials said EU nations backed the deal at Thursday’s summit of EU leaders and the formal decision will be adopted over the next few days. They...

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months
    Dec15

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months

    European Union officials say the EU will extend its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months
    Dec15

    EU officials: EU to extend Russia sanctions for 6 months

    European Union officials say the EU will extend its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine. Two … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Graham Signals He Won’t Vote For Tillerson If He Rejects Russia Sanctions
    Dec15

    Graham Signals He Won’t Vote For Tillerson If He Rejects Russia Sanctions

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested in a Thursday interview that his vote to confirm Rex Tillerson as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state will depend on the ExxonMobil CEO’s position on imposing new sanctions on Russia. Read More → …read more Source:...

    Ukraine to Release 15 Prisoners in ‘Goodwill Gesture’ to Pro-Russia Rebels
    Dec15

    Ukraine to Release 15 Prisoners in ‘Goodwill Gesture’ to Pro-Russia Rebels

    Ukraine on Thursday said it would pardon and release 15 prisoners captured in separatist areas of eastern Ukraine as a way to start further prisoner swaps with pro-Russian rebels. The prisoners will receive a presidential pardon and be returned home before the two sides meet for talks in Belarus next week, said Ukrainian lawmaker Iryna...

    EU Officials: EU to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months
    Dec15

    EU Officials: EU to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months

    European Union officials say the EU will extend sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...