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      The Latest: Obama says US will respond to Russian hacking
      Dec16

      The Latest: Obama says US will respond to Russian hacking

      President Barack Obama says the U.S. must and will take action against Russia in response to cyber interference with the election.Obama tells NPR News the U.S. will respond at a “time and place of our choosing.” His comments are the clearest indication to date that whatever response the U.S. is planning has not yet occurred.Obama says...

      Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies
      Dec11

      Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

      President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts’ conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command. Most of them involve Russia, which has grown increasingly...

      EU unblocks visa-free travel for Ukraine, Georgia
      Dec08

      EU unblocks visa-free travel for Ukraine, Georgia

      The European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal on Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures.Agreement on a mechanism for suspending such visa waivers in emergencies ends mounting embarrassment for some EU...

      Ties between Russia and the Taliban worry Afghan, US officials
      Dec08

      Ties between Russia and the Taliban worry Afghan, US officials

      Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation. Russian officials have denied they provide aid to the insurgents, who are contesting large swathes of territory and inflicting...

      Trump complains in tweets about Chinese policy after Taiwan call raises hackles
      Dec05

      Trump complains in tweets about Chinese policy after Taiwan call raises hackles

      U.S. President-elect Donald Trump complained about Chinese economic and military policy on Twitter on Sunday, showing no signs of a conciliatory approach after a phone conversation with Taiwan’s president raised hackles in Beijing. Trump’s unusual call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday prompted a diplomatic protest with the...

      Ukraine says missile tests will avoid Crimea, mollifying Russia
      Dec01

      Ukraine says missile tests will avoid Crimea, mollifying Russia

      Ukraine’s military said its two-day missile drill starting on Thursday would avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia which annexed the peninsula in 2014.News of the tests had angered the Kremlin, prompting it to put its air defense forces on high alert and maneuver warships in the Black Sea.The...

      Russia wants fresh start with US under Trump: Lavrov
      Dec01

      Russia wants fresh start with US under Trump: Lavrov

      Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Thursday for a fresh start in relations with the United States under Donald Trump and fired a parting shot at outgoing President Barack Obama.”We are confident that the new administration does not want to repeat the errors of the outgoing one, which deliberately destroyed US-Russian...

      Fillon vs Juppe: how French right’s presidential hopefuls shape up
      Nov28

      Fillon vs Juppe: how French right’s presidential hopefuls shape up

      Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe, the two men duelling for the presidential nomination of the French right, both advocate deep economic reforms, including scrapping the 35-hour work week, a sacred cow of the French left.But the two former prime ministers disagree on how far to cut back the French state and on several other key domestic and foreign...

      From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crises
      Nov13

      From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crises

      The European Union’s founders believed its unity would be forged in crisis, but after Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the White House the bloc looks shakier than ever.On Sunday, foreign ministers from the 28 EU countries will hold talks in Brussels on the impact of a president who has previously questioned the decades-old...

      Trump triumphs over Clinton in White House upset
      Nov09

      Trump triumphs over Clinton in White House upset

      Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to defeat...