Thursday, December 15, 2016

Rumors of War - King of the North

EU votes to extend Russia sanctions for another 6 months -
UPI reports: "European leaders meeting in Belgium to address a list of concerns voted Thursday to lengthen economic sanctions against Russia, over its 2014 acquisition of a region of Ukraine and military acts in Syria. European Union leaders granted the extension after concern was raised by members that parts of the Minsk Protocol peace agreement -- which established a cease-fire after months of fighting between Russia and Ukraine -- weren't being fulfilled."

U.S. intelligence: Russian President Vladimir Putin approved hack of Democrats - UPI reports: "U.S. intelligence officials are now convinced Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in the hacking of Democrats' computers to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told two media outlets. NBC first reported Wednesday the officials had "a high level of confidence" Putin approved the hacking. CBS sources confirmed it Thursday. NBC's sources said the intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies."

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