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Amid the political maelstrom surrounding the leaked, and wholly unverified, accusations that the Kremlin possesses compromising information on Donald Trump, a new Russian word has entered the global lexicon - 'kompromat' - which means compromising material. From Moscow, Charles Maynes has this look at the history and possible future of Kremlin kompromat in the Trump era.
Last Monday, around 300 US marines arrived in Norway for a six month deployment. Nothing unusual you might think in a NATO member state hosting troops from another NATO country. But this, along with the arrival of several thousand US troops in other NATO countries bordering Russia has provoked strong reactions from Moscow. Lars Bevanger reports.
The joint attack is the latest example of Moscow co-opting a key NATO member as it tries to, again, become a superpower. Russian led peace talks are due to convene in Kazakhstan next week without the UN or the US.
US Vice President Joe Biden has visited Ukraine in one last show of support. Though Biden urged the incoming government to support Ukraine, Donald Trump looks set cut a deal with Moscow over Kyiv's head.
Polish leaders and citizens have greeted an armored brigade of US troops as they arrived in the Polish town of Zagan. The arrivals are part of an unprecedented deployment to NATO's eastern flank that has angered Moscow.
Many Syrians fleeing the war in their home country have headed for Europe. But a small number took a different journey – to Russia. Even though Russia has been heavily involved in the war in Syria since the end of 2015, the plight of Syrian refugees is not a priority for Moscow. Thousands of refugees there have no official status whatsoever.
The American intelligence community has described Moscow as a "major threat" to critical infrastructure. But President-elect Donald Trump has cast doubt on their assessment ahead of a meeting with officials.