Bubbles float over visitors during a New Year's Eve celebration event a Tokyo hotel. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech at Pearl Harbor about the power of reconciliation in the waning days of 2016.
The purchase of the Winooski 1 hydroelectric plant in Winooski, Vt., by the Burlington Electric Department enabled it to reach 100 percent renewable power. Russian malware associated with the "Grizzly Steppe" operation was found on one company laptop, but it was not connected to Burlington Electric's grid.
Syrians walk past destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held Ansari district in Aleppo last Friday after Syrian government forces regained control of the divided city.
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Rex Tillerson, chief executive officer of Exxon Mobile Corp., left, listens on the opening day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum this past June.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Kremlin on Wednesday. Putin says that Moscow hopes to restore good relations with the United States in the wake of the election of Donald Trump.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister and United Russia party chairman Dmitry Medvedev visit the party's election campaign headquarters during parliamentary elections.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the audience at the United Russia party congress held in Moscow in June, three months ahead of parliamentary elections this Sunday. His party is expected to retain its majority.
Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian security agent, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with the radioactive element polonium-210 at a London hotel. A British inquiry found that his death was the work of the Russian security service.
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