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Latest update : 2016-12-13

A friend of Putin: Trump picks Exxon boss for Secretary of State (part 1)

After keeping us guessing for weeks, Donald Trump has picked an oil man to be the United States' top diplomat. Like Donald Trump and a number of fellow cabinet members, Exxon chair and CEO Rex Tillerson has never held public office of any kind. Handicap or advantage? His close relationship with Putin is raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill, after having received the Kremlin's Order of Friendship. Where does this leave relations between the US, Russia and the rest of the world?

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2018-07-19 François PICARD

Heavy meddle: Is Russia outmanoeuvring the West?

For those who remember the Cold War, the current news cycle might sound familiar. Maria Butina, a 29-year-old gun rights activist from Siberia, is accused of attempting to...

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2018-07-18 Americas

Nicaragua's boiling point: Americas divided over Ortega's crackdown

Has Nicaragua reached its boiling point? What started as peaceful protests against pension reform has descended into a brutal crackdown by forces loyal to longtime president...

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

Is it collusion? Donald Trump has returned home to a political storm after his summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. What to make of Trump's praise for the Russian president...

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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