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    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...

    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...

    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...

    McCain plans Russia cyber hearing for Thursday
    Dec30

    McCain plans Russia cyber hearing for Thursday

    Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain has scheduled a hearing on cyber threats for Thursday, where Russia’s election-year hacking will take center stage, a source familiar with the committee’s planning told POLITICO.Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, National Security Agency and Cyber Command chief Adm. Mike Rogers...

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel US Diplomats in Hacking Flap
    Dec30

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Expel US Diplomats in Hacking Flap

    President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States Friday for bringing 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 Washington’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a burgeoning controversy surrounding...

    Putin: Russia won’t ‘expel anyone’ in response to U.S. hacking sanctions
    Dec30

    Putin: Russia won’t ‘expel anyone’ in response to U.S. hacking sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not kick out American diplomats in response to President Barack Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian spies.”Although we have the right to retaliate,” Putin said in a statement, “we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore...

    Putin relents, says he won’t out expel U.S. diplomats after sanctions
    Dec30

    Putin relents, says he won’t out expel U.S. diplomats after sanctions

    President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States Friday for bringing 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 Washington’s moves in the wake of hacking attacks. In a burgeoning controversy surrounding...

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries
    Dec30

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries

    More than a year after gun-toting volunteers left amid accusations of atrocities, a closed-door trial and hushed fears in one eastern Ukrainian town hint at national defense gone badly wrong. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Great Unraveling
    Dec30

    The Great Unraveling

    European policy on Russia beginning to crumble as French presidential candidates step away from sanctions. The WSJ: The two leading candidates, François Fillon and Marine Le Pen, are both avowed opponents of sanctions meant to punish Moscow for its annexation of part of Ukraine and its support for rebels in the country’s east.Russia’s...