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US President Barack Obama voices concern about US vulnerability to Russia

US President Barack Obama holds an end-year press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama has warned that America is becoming increasingly vulne...

FBI, NSA staff among Yahoo hack victims: Report

The FBI is investigating the recently discovered hack of one billion Yahoo accounts.The personal data stolen from one billion accounts run by US internet giant Yahoo in 2013 included personal data belonging to the employees of government agencies lik...

Syrian army in full control of eastern Aleppo: Russia

In this photo released by the Syria’s official SANA news agency, green government buses are seen carrying people out of eastern Aleppo, Syria, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AP)The Syrian military has wrested full control of the militant-held eastern...

White House backs claim Russian President Vladimir Putin directed US election hack

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2016. (Photo by AP)The White House has suggested President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in a covert Russian miss...

Foreign support for militants must end: Iran to UK

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Hamid BaeidinejadAfter being summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the Syria crisis, Iran’s ambassador to London says the plight of Syrians would only end if all foreign parties channeling arms and money t...

Russia seeks nationwide ceasefire in Syria after Aleppo victory: President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by AFP)Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country would now make efforts to pave the way for a “nationwide” ceasefire in Syria after the liberation of Aleppo from Takfiri militants.Speaking at a news...

Russia-Japan peace deal remains elusive

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a joint press conference in Tokyo, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)The leaders of Russia and Japan have failed to reach a peace deal to formally end World War II host...

Philippines not worried after US deferred aid package: Minister

President Rodrigo Duterte (R) delivers a speech before local and foreign businessmen at Malacanang Palace in Manila on December 12, 2016. (Photo by AFP)The Philippines says it could live with even less aid from the United States after Washington said...

Give proof or end hacking accusations, Russia tells US

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov (photo by AFP)Russia has rejected allegations by the United States government that Russia interfered in the recent presidential race in the US.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned US officials on Friday that they sho...

US anti-Syria hysteria hits new high: John Kerry accuses Bashar al-Assad of 'massacre'

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation in Aleppo on December 15, 2016 at the State Department in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose country has been sponsoring anti-government terrorists in Syri...

HOW DONALD TRUMP’S BUSINESS TIES ARE ALREADY JEOPARDIZING U.S. INTERESTS BY KURT EICHENWALD ON 12/13/16 AT 6:50 AM

SOURCE: NEWSWEEK & THANK GOD FOR #JOURNALIST #KURTEICHENWALD FOR ALWAYS SAYING AND WRITING THE TRUTH! U.S. HOW DONALD TRUMP’S BUSINESS TIES ARE ALREADY JEOPARDIZING U.S. INTERESTS BY KURT EICHENWALD ON 12/13/16 AT 6:50 AM (TRUMP KNEW ABOUT...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 14, 2016

POLITICS - Trump's Way

"What we can infer from Trump's initial actions — and what we can't" PBS NewsHour 12/5/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump placed a controversial call to the president of Taiwan.  On Monday, he joined Ivanka Trump...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 12, 2016

How Congress could get tougher on Russia, with or without Donald Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo / APAs evidence piles up that Russia actively tried to tilt the presidential election to Donald Trump, the big flash point over a potential US response won't just be between that nation and the United States -...

Rex Tillerson, chief executive of ExxonMobil, tipped as next US secretary of state

Rex Tillerson, chief executive of ExxonMobil. Photo / BloombergSo far, US President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks have mostly been either multimillionaire and billionaire executives or retired generals.In that context, it's probably less of a su...

#FakeNews a la Washington Post: The Russians™ Did It

Welcome to the mainstream media opposite land, where a headline such as “Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House” is contradicted by the following admission in the very same article: The CIA presentation...
by EconomicsJunkie.com on Dec 11, 2016

British PM’s anti-Iran remarks humiliate Persian Gulf states: Iran VP Es’haq Jahangiri

Iranian First Vice President Es’haq JahangiriIranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has downplayed British Prime Minister Theresa May’s remarks against Iran, saying such comments have humiliated the Arab states in the Persian Gulf.Speaki...

Western leaders call for resumption of Syria talks amid army's gains against militants

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L), German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) and France's Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault (C) give a press conference following a meeting with representatives from foreign-sponsored Syrian opposition in...

US lawmaker and Marine veteran Ruben Gallego insulted for opposing James Mattis as Pentagon chief

US Congressman and Marine veteran Ruben GallegoA US congressman and Marine veteran, who fought with invading American forces in Iraq, has said he will stand by his bid to oppose retired Marine General James Mattis as the next defense secretary despit...

US cannot guarantee arms supplies to Syria won’t fall into Daesh hands

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner (file photo)The United States cannot guarantee that the weapons it sends to militants in Syria will not end up in the hands of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, says the State Department.When asked if the...

Iran summons British envoy over PM’s meddlesome remarks

This file photo shows a view of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran.Iran has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran over the recent meddlesome remarks made by UK Prime Minister Theresa May against the Islamic Republic.“Following Briti...


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