The CIA alleged that Russia engaged in hacking in order to help Donald Trump become the next president, but does the evidence back up the accusations? More than a month after his victory, why is the anti-Russia hysteria still being ramped up by the establishment and Democratic Party? And were these hacks — a malicious remote attack — or were they really leaks — when information is physically removed and released by an insider?
Five-party coalition talks appear to have failed after Iceland’s Pirate Party has been invited to form the country’s next government. How does this party of activists and outsiders change Icelandic and European politics, and what comes next in the complicated process to form a government? Oktavia Hrund, a deputy MP for the Pirate Party, joins the show.
As Aleppo sits on the verge of being fully liberated by the Syrian Army, Daesh launches an attack to retake the ancient city of Palmyra, sending thousands of reinforcements from Raqqa. Syrian journalist Alaa Ebrahim joins Becker from Damascus to discuss the latest in the battles against Daesh and what's next in Syria's war.
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