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    New charges filed in Manafort-Gates case
    Mar06

    New charges filed in Manafort-Gates case

    New charges have been filed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates, but the charges were put under seal by the court, obscuring the nature and import of the development. The new charging document filed in federal court in Washington could be a superseding...

    Trump-Russia inquiry: lawyer who worked with Manafort pleads guilty to lying to FBI
    Mar06

    Trump-Russia inquiry: lawyer who worked with Manafort pleads guilty to lying to FBI

    Alex van der Zwaan charged with making false statements to special counsel investigating Trump campaign and its ties to RussiaA lawyer who previously worked with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, marking another major development in the investigation into possible collusion between the...

    The war America isn’t fighting
    Mar06

    The war America isn’t fighting

    Subscribe to The Global Politico on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here. When Ash Carter became President Barack Obama’s fourth and final secretary of defense in early 2015, Russia had just seized Crimea by force from its neighbor Ukraine in the first such armed takeover of territory in Europe since the end of World War II,...

    Murder of Slovak investigative journalist & his fiancée is a direct attack on freedom of speech and democracy in Europe
    Mar06

    Murder of Slovak investigative journalist & his fiancée is a direct attack on freedom of speech and democracy in Europe

    This article has been co-authored by Frank Markovic and Jana Zilkova. Slovakia, a small central European country of 5.5 million, is currently experiencing some of its most challenging days – the likes of which can only draw parallels with the 1990s and the era of the semi-autocratic regime of the former Prime Minister Vladimir Mečiar. However,...

    Forgotten Ukrainians feel the bite of winter food cuts
    Mar06

    Forgotten Ukrainians feel the bite of winter food cuts

    As winter tightens its grip on war-torn eastern Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of people are struggling to put food on the table due to a lack of funding for emergency humanitarian aid. Last week, the World Food Programme wound up its food assistance operations in the east of the country, where a four-year conflict has killed more than 10,000...

    Today at Commission: Trade war, radio spectrum and Ukrainian gas crisis
    Mar06

    Today at Commission: Trade war, radio spectrum and Ukrainian gas crisis

    On the agenda: Trump’s steel and aluminum import duties announcement, radio spectrum policy, EU infrastructure connectivity, Russo-Ukrainian gas dispute U.S.-EU trade war: Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker released a statement on Thursday evening addressing Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imports of EU steel and...

    Living with the ghosts of Maidan
    Mar06

    Living with the ghosts of Maidan

    KIEV, Ukraine — I’m staying in a suite on one of the top floors of Hotel Ukraine. It’s February 20, four years to the day since dozens of protesters in Independence Square in Kiev were shot dead by snipers hiding in these very rooms. It’s silent as death in the halls and rooms. The ghosts live down below, in the lobby and...

    Neo-Nazi groups recruit Britons to fight in Ukraine
    Mar06

    Neo-Nazi groups recruit Britons to fight in Ukraine

    Hope Not Hate watchdog says at least two men have travelled from UK to war-torn nationNeo-Nazi groups involved in the fighting in Ukraine are actively seeking to recruit British far-right activists, a leading anti-fascist watchdog has warned.At least two Britons are thought to have travelled to the war-torn eastern European country in recent...

    Former Austrian chancellor appears to have lobbied as part of Manafort scheme
    Mar06

    Former Austrian chancellor appears to have lobbied as part of Manafort scheme

    New filings made public by special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday shed fresh light on the Washington lobbying campaign orchestrated by Paul Manafort on behalf of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his allies. Manafort “secretly retained” several former senior European politicians to covertly promote Ukrainian interests in Washington....

    Mueller investigation: Manafort accused of secretly funding European pro-Russia group
    Mar06

    Mueller investigation: Manafort accused of secretly funding European pro-Russia group

    Ex-Trump aide was working on behalf of then Ukrainian leader when he allegedly paid ‘Hapsburg Group’, which included former top European officials, in 2012 and 2013The investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US election by the special counsel Robert Mueller has brought to light a secretly financed pro-Russian lobbying effort that...

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