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Why threatening Putin with sanctions over Ukraine won’t be enough posted at 14:30:10 UTC by George F. Will via Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

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The European Union should help hasten Ukraine’s compliance with criteria for membership, and NATO should move significant military assets closer to Ukraine.

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NATO-Russia Council in Brussels | US & World | gazette.com  Colorado Springs Gazette

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NATO, Russia in high-level talks as Ukraine tensions simmer  The Bakersfield Californian

  1. NATO head says differences with Russia will be hard to bridge  Reuters
  2. US and EU allies coordinate stance ahead of NATO-Russia talks on Ukraine  FRANCE 24 English
  3. Russia-U.S. talks hit impasse over NATO expansion as Moscow denies plans to invade Ukraine  The Washington Post
  4. U.S.-Russia talks notch minor progress on arms control but remain stuck on NATO expansion  CBS News
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Внук Назарбаева предупреждал о подготовке к захвату власти: «Окружение Ел Басы спонсирует группу в 400 салафитов, их прячут в горах и лесах»  Комсомольская правда

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Putin and Tokayev blame ‘terrorists’ trained abroad for Kazakhstan uprising  Daily Mail

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Kazakhstan: Palace intrigue and seismic shifts as president gathers power away from predecessor’s shadow  Sky News

Trump’s supporters should examine themselves | HeraldNet.com  The Daily Herald

Trump to Ask Judge Throw Out Suits by Lawmakers, Police Over U.S. Capitol Riot  U.S. News & World Report

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President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev

Kazakhstan has experienced the most severe crisis in the entire history of its independence.

“This is a & nbsp; attempted coup.”

The riots that emerged after the protests have been preparing for a long time. They were attended by terrorists, & nbsp; including foreign ones.

The main attack of the terrorists was directed against Almaty, the fall of the city would open the way to & nbsp; capture the south, and & nbsp; then the whole country.

The exact number of civilian casualties is being specified.

Constitutional order in the country has been restored.

2.3 thousand CSTO peacekeepers are in & nbsp; Kazakhstan.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

The situation in & nbsp; Kazakhstan & laquo ; concerns all of us. ”

technologies of power information support of riots. ”

“ We & nbsp; will not & nbsp; allow the situation at & nbsp; at home and & nbsp; will not & nbsp; let us realize the scenario of the so-called color revolutions. ”

“ Those & nbsp; people who spoke out because of the & nbsp; situation on the gas market ; & mdash; these are one people, and & nbsp; they & nbsp; they have the same goals, and & nbsp; those who & nbsp; took up arms, attacked the & nbsp; state, these are completely different people, and & nbsp; they & nbsp; they have different goals & raquo ;.

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

We need to talk about & nbsp; Tajikistan, which needs support, including military equipment, so that later it will not & nbsp; come out like in & nbsp; Kazakhstan.

& laquo ; Lessons, about & nbsp; of which much has been said, should be learned, first of all, in & nbsp; Uzbekistan.

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon

There are over 6 thousand militants on & nbsp; borders of the CSTO. Islamic State ” (a terrorist organization banned in & nbsp; RF).

The situation on the & nbsp; Tajik-Afghan border is complicated every day, it is necessary to create a security belt around Afghanistan.

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US ready for Ukraine showdown  Global Times

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Russian president blames unnamed foreign forces for orchestrating anti-government protests

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Президент России Владимир Путин на онлайн-саммите Организации договора о коллективной безопасности (ОДКБ) заявил, что в Казахстане использовались “майданные технологии” и “боевики, прошедшие подготовку в лагерях террористов за рубежом”. Трансляцию вели российские государственные телеканалы.

По его словам, “возникшая угроза казахстанской государственности вызвана отнюдь не стихийными протестными акциями по поводу цен на топливо, а тем, что ситуацией воспользовались деструктивные внутренние и внешние силы”.

“Те люди, которые выступали за ситуацию на газовом рынке, – это одни люди, и у них одни цели, а те, кто взял в руки оружие и нападал на государство, – это совершенно другие люди, и у них другие цели. При этом активно применялись присущие майданным технологиям элементы силовой информационной поддержки протестов. Использовались хорошо организованные и четко управляемые группы боевиков, о чем президент Токаев только что и сказал, в том числе прошедших, очевидно прошедших подготовку в лагерях террористов за рубежом”, – заявил Путин.

Российский президент сослался на слова президента Казахстана Касым-Жомарта Токаева и сказал, что “по сути, это нападение на страну” и произошедшее “явилось актом агрессии”. “Полностью с этим согласен”, – сказал он. По его словам, контингент ОДКБ останется в Казахстане на ограниченное время и будет затем оттуда выведен.

Токаев до этого назвал последние события в стране “попыткой государственного переворота”. По его словам, “под ширмой стихийных протестов развернулась волна беспорядков, как по единой команде проявились религиозные радикалы, криминальные элементы, отъявленные бандиты, мародеры и мелкие хулиганы”, а затем и “вооруженные боевики, которые ждали своего часа”. Как заявил Токаев, в беспорядках участвовали и люди из-за рубежа, которых он назвал террористами. О каких конкретно зарубежных странах идет речь, он не сказал.

В Казахстане второго января начались массовые протесты в связи с повышением цены на сжиженный газ. Постепенно они охватили всю страну. Власти Казахстана заявили, что на Алматы напали “20 тысяч террористов” (впоследствии МВД уточнило, что речь идет об общем числе участников акций протеста в городе), якобы подготовленных за рубежом, в связи с чем Токаев обратился к блоку ОДКБ с просьбой о помощи.

Российские и союзные военные, как утверждается, взяли под контроль “стратегические объекты”, власти отрицают их участие в подавлении протестов. Седьмого января перед парламентом Кыргызстана прошел митинг против ввода войск в Казахстан. Национальный совет демократических сил (НСДС) Азербайджана осудил ввод войск ОДКБ в Казахстан, считая, что иностранные войска как можно скорее должны покинуть Казахстан. В заявлении совет осуждает то, что Токаев назвал протестующих “террористами” и дал приказ стрелять на поражение.

По утверждениям властей Казахстана, сейчас ситуация нормализуется. По сообщениям независимых журналистов и местных жителей, в Алматы еще слышны выстрелы, однако в целом ситуация под контролем властей.

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Manafort book set for August publication | TheHill  The Hill

US, Russia meet for talks amid tensions linked to Ukraine  WJHG-TV

Foreign affairs select committee to look into government’s apparent inability to crack down on money laundering

Russian oligarchs’ use of London to launder their fortunes is to come under renewed scrutiny after the Conservative-controlled foreign affairs select committee agreed to re-examine the government’s apparent inability to crack down on the practice.

The inquiry will be a concern to the Foreign Office, which has frequently been accused of leaving a gap between its tough anti-Russian rhetoric and failure to control either money laundering or those in the UK that enable the corruption.

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US And Russia Launch Special Talks Ukraine Tension Worsens  Outlook India

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A data ‘black hole’: Europol ordered to delete vast store of personal data

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EU police body accused of unlawfully holding information and aspiring to become an NSA-style mass surveillance agency

The EU’s police agency, Europol, will be forced to delete much of a vast store of personal data that it has been found to have amassed unlawfully by the bloc’s data protection watchdog. The unprecedented finding from the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) targets what privacy experts are calling a “big data ark” containing billions of points of information. Sensitive data in the ark has been drawn from crime reports, hacked from encrypted phone services and sampled from asylum seekers never involved in any crime.

According to internal documents seen by the Guardian, Europol’s cache contains at least 4 petabytes – equivalent to 3m CD-Roms or a fifth of the entire contents of the US Library of Congress. Data protection advocates say the volume of information held on Europol’s systems amounts to mass surveillance and is a step on its road to becoming a European counterpart to the US National Security Agency (NSA), the organisation whose clandestine online spying was revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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On This Day: 10 January 2003

In 2003, Todd Haynes’ 1950s melodrama “Far From Heaven” went on general release in the U.S., starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert. (Jan. 10)

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WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is creating a new unit to counter domestic terrorism following the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack, a senior official said on Tuesday, as it faces a growing threat from white supremacists and anti-government activists.

The move reflects a growing realization by U.S. national security officials that domestic extremists represent a threat on par with that posed by foreign militant groups such as Islamic State.

“We face an elevated threat from domestic violent extremists – that is, individuals in the United States who seek to commit violent criminal acts in furtherance of domestic social or political goals,” Matthew Olsen, the assistant attorney general of the department’s National Security Division, told a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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“We have seen a growing threat from those who are motivated by racial animus, as well as those who ascribe to extremist anti-government and anti-authority ideologies,” Olsen added.

Attorney General Merrick Garland told lawmakers last May that domestic violent extremist groups, particularly white supremacists, pose a growing threat to the United States.

Olsen said the new unit will be part of the National Security Division and will work to “ensure that these cases are properly handled and effectively coordinated” across the department and around the country.

The Justice Department has brought criminal charges against more than 725 people stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot in which then-President Donald Trump’s supporters sought to stop Congress from certifying his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Some of the defendants are members or associated with far-right groups including the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters.

A top FBI official told Congress in November that the bureau was conducting around 2,700 investigations related to domestic violent extremism.

Jill Sanborn, the executive assistant director for the FBI’s National Security Branch, told lawmakers on Tuesday the bureau is particularly concerned about violent extremists motivated by racial hatred and those who are anti-government.

“Racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists advocating for the superiority of the white race and anti-government or anti-authority violent extremists … present the most lethal threat,” she testified.

She added that extremists motivated by racial and ethnic hatred are “most likely to conduct mass casualty attacks against civilians” while militias are more prone to target law enforcement or government employees.

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