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Trump Feud Over Russia Intel Raises Deeper Concerns, Experts Say

President-elect Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with U.S. intelligence agencies over alleged hacking by Russia is unnerving outside national security experts, some of whom fear the frosty relationship could impact Trump’s ability to govern.<p>Of course Trump — who said in August the intelligence …

The Kremlin may struggle to adjust now there is a fellow neoconservative in the White House<p>Two days before the US election, state TV channel Russia 24 launched a countdown timer of the hours and minutes left until polls opened – a level of hype and anticipation far exceeding that witnessed during …

Russia

Isis calls for jihad on Russia and Vladimir Putin in new YouTube video

Isis has released a video calling on its members to carry out jihad in Russia.<p>"Listen Putin, we will come to Russia and will kill you at your homes," …

Russia

Vladimir Putin states David Cameron may have called EU referendum to 'blackmail Europe'

Vladimir Putin has waded into the Brexit debate by suggesting that David Cameron may have called the EU referendum "to blackmail Europe" or "scare someone".<p>The Russian president, in his first comments on the issue questioned why the Prime Minister had called a referendum on Britain's membership of …

Putin wants improved relations with Canada, but only after “specific steps”

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants to work with Canada's new Liberal government to improve relations, but he won't say how.<p>Putin said Friday relations between Canada and Russia have a chance to be re-established after the new prime minister came to power, as he recalled meeting Justin …

Putin says Romania, Poland may now be in Russia's cross-hairs | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the …

Russia's got a point: The U.S. broke a NATO promise

Moscow solidified its hold on Crimea in April, outlawing the Tatar legislature that had opposed Russia's annexation of the region since 2014. Together with Russian military provocations against NATO forces in and around the Baltic, this move seems to validate the observations of Western analysts …

‘Putin and Russia are Ideal Scapegoats for Europe’s Rulers’

Degtyaryov Andrey | Shutterstock.com<p>Part two of an interview with Russian economist Vasily Koltashov, by Ulrich Heyden, published in Telepolis …

Putin machine tearing at Europe’s seams | The Star

The next major arena for Russian meddling is the U.K., which will hold a referendum in June on whether to stay in the EU. And with the vote too close …

Europe

Putin Trusted By Fewer Russians, Poll Finds

Russian trust in President Vladimir Putin has declined over the past year, according to an independent poll conducted this month — though large …

Brussels anti-terror raid triggers tension in Molenbeek

The capture of Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam has been widely hailed as a major success.<p>“The leaders of France and Belgium may have praised the work of security services here but questions still remain, none more so than just how did Abdeslam manage to hide out in his hometown for more than …

Terrorism

Prosecutor: Suspect backed out of being Paris suicide bomber

BRUSSELS (AP) — After a bullet in the leg ended his four-month flight from the law, Salah Abdeslam started a legal fight Saturday against his …

Why Putin Went Into Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on March 14 that he would begin withdrawing his main forces from Syria. Russia appears to have deployed about 70 aircraft and more than 4,000 support personnel to protect and maintain the aircraft. It was not a major deployment, but it shifted the …

Russian security guard known as ‘Fat Leonardo DiCaprio’ will fulfill your Titanic dreams

MOSCOW – A Russian security guard who bears an uncanny resemblance to Leonardo DiCaprio – if Leo packed on 80 pounds – is engaged in a month-long makeover to become more like his American lookalike.<p>Roman Burtsev, 33, a security officer in the town of Podolsk, just outside Moscow, achieved notoriety …

Outlining plans to back Russian opposition groups, Khodorkovsky – pardoned in 2013 – says he never agreed to stay out of politics<p>The exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he has “no obligations” to Vladimir Putin as he outlined his plans to take on the Russian government in …

Russia

What Russia's Failing Economy Means For Putin's Legacy And Military Ambitions

The WorldPost spoke with Sergey Aleksahenko, former deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank.<p><i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. In this edition, we speak with Sergey Aleksashenko, former deputy chairman of the Central Bank of</i> …

Russian ambassador: If Sweden joins NATO, there will be 'consequences'

Russian Ambassador Viktor Tatarintsev told Dagens Nyheter that Russia does not have any military plans against Sweden, in line with Stockholm's alliance neutrality.<p>But Tatarintsev warned that this could change if Sweden were to join the NATO alliance.<p>"I don't think it will become relevant in the …

These Moving Photos Show The Forgotten Faces Of Modern China

With his series of incredibly lit and beautifully shot portraits of rural elderly people, photographer Nick Ng hopes to expose unseen faces in Chinese society. Whether grouped together like an aging school picture or seen alone hard at work, the images are windows into a disappearing world.<p>China …

China has a new anti-corruption app that asks people to record officials doing illegal things

The move — which comes amid a deepening crackdown on corruption that officials have said is vital for the survival of the party — appears designed to convince citizens that the system is taking their concerns seriously.<p>The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), as the party's …

Putin keeps saying Ukrainians and Russians are the same — here's the main reason why they're not

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 10th business forum, "Business Russia," in Moscow, May 26, 2015.AP<p>Ever since his aggressive annexation of Crimea began in March 2014, Russian president Vladimir Putin has tried to defend his actions as simple unification.<p>"People who have their own views on …

Europe just slapped Russia with another six months of sanctions

The meeting of European foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday announced the widely-expected increase because of Russia's annexation of parts of Ukraine according to Reuters.<p>The series of economic and financial sectors, particularly directed against members of President Vladimir Putin's inner …

ISIS propaganda video threatens Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey over account deletions

Facebook and Twitter, it seems, are indeed having an impact in the fight against ISIS, at least online.<p>Last week we reported on a George Washington University study that concluded the Islamic State was having a difficult time spreading propaganda, or recruiting, on Twitter. This coincides with …

LG's New Android Smartphone Is Great for Taking Wide-Angle Photos

With its upcoming Android smartphone, LG is hoping you’ll never have to tell your friends and family to squeeze in tight to fit in a photo again.<p>LG’s …

LG Launches World's First Modular Smartphone: The LG G5

LG today launched the World’s first ever commercially available modular smartphone, the LG G5.<p>In an age of leaks, the Korean tech giant managed to keep a reasonably tight lid on its modular design, with only a patent application leaking out ahead of launch.<p>The modular aspect of the G5, the …

Mobile Technology

Huawei's MateBook is its spin on the Surface

Just how hot are convertible PCs these days? Enough for Huawei to make one its very first computer. Today the Chinese electronics giant announced the MateBook, a 12-inch hybrid Windows 10 tablet, at Mobile World Congress. Just like Microsoft's Surface line, it transforms into a functional Windows …

Windows 10

Pope Francis,Uganda,Photography,Manchester United,US news,New York fashion week,Art and design,Syria,News photography,Turkey,Donald Trump,Refugees,Louis van Gaal<p>The refugee crisis in Europe, Donald Trump and Pope Francis in Mexico City – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around …

Pope Francis

Britain’s new deal with Europe isn’t perfect, but it is fair

National parliaments will be able to block some EU laws. This is good for democracy across Europe<p>Britain needs Europe, and Europe needs Britain. If I picture a Europe without Britain I see a union of citizens sadly diminished, without the many British friends with whom I have fought over the years …

Europe