So far a nationwide Syrian cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey that went into effect at midnight was holding Friday despite minor violations, marking a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has been shredding high-level peace initiatives for over five years.
Obama is facing mounting pressure to produce proof the Russians were behind the cyberattacks in the presidential election, The Hill reports. Despite its assessment that the Russians tried to interfere during the campaign, the administration has produced little evidence so far to back up its claims.
Donald Trump is not waiting to exert his influence on everything from government contract negotiations to international affairs – taking a historically active role for a president-elect while the incumbent is still in office. Trump’s involvement in seeking changes early to U.S. policy could be seen in the dramatic and rapid-fire developments at the United Nations Thursday regarding a controversial resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
What this comes down to folks, is that Demonrats got caught with their pants down, and all their corrupt, crooked antics were exposed. But this time, instead of blaming Bush, as that old excuse is worn out, they are now putting all the blame for their crimes on Russia.
Wake up Sanders people, and see Clinton for the corrupt bitch she is. Hillary Clinton’s campaign purportedly compiled a massive “hits” file on Democratic primary opponent Bernie Sanders, calling into question his “progressive bona fides” on issues ranging from labor to guns to Wall Street, according to a new trove of emails posted by WikiLeaks.
Thursday Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s emails was a public service, but denied that Moscow played any part in the cyberattack. Security experts have suggested that Russian-backed cyber militias were behind the cyberattacks on top Democratic Party groups and the possible breach of Clinton Foundation computers. But Putin wondered why it mattered who was behind the hacks.
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has branded leading U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a threat to peace and prosperity while Chancellor Angela Merkel said it had always been a pleasure to work with Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Sunday Obama acknowledged that his efforts to help resolve the Syria crisis have so far failed but defended his strategy and dismissed assertions that Russian President Vladimir Putin is now the dominant world leader.
Barack Obama on Monday said the United States is willing to work with Russia as well as Iran to achieve a “managed transition” to remove Syrian leader Bashar Assad from power. But tensions remain high between the U.S. and Russia, Assad’s strongest ally. The Syrian leader’s future was expected to be a top issue during a rare face-to-face meeting late Monday between Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.