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    Politics: Report suggests potentially alarming development in Jared Kushner’s meeting with the head of a sanctioned Russian bank
    May27

    Politics: Report suggests potentially alarming development in Jared Kushner’s meeting with the head of a sanctioned Russian bank

    The FBI is examining whether Russian officials suggested to Jared Kushner that Russian banks could finance Trump associates' business ventures if US sanctions were lifted or relaxed. The FBI is examining whether Russian officials suggested to President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, that Russian banks could finance Trump...

    Politics: Russia just released this video of its elite Spetsnaz taking over a cargo ship
    May26

    Politics: Russia just released this video of its elite Spetsnaz taking over a cargo ship

    The video shows Spetsnaz troops storming the ship by air and sea, and then clearing the decks and halls. Russia just released a video of their elite Spetsnaz forces simulating a drilling rig rescue in Crimea — the region of Ukraine that Moscow illegally annexed in 2014. The training simulation was performed as “a response to the current...

    Politics: ‘Putin will be thrilled’: Former NATO ambassadors say Trump just dealt ‘a major blow’ to the alliance
    May25

    Politics: ‘Putin will be thrilled’: Former NATO ambassadors say Trump just dealt ‘a major blow’ to the alliance

    President Donald Trump drew backlash Thursday after he did not explicitly endorse Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's founding document. President Donald Trump drew backlash Thursday after he did not explicitly endorse Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s founding document during his summit with NATO...

    Politics: Russian officials bragged about how well they knew Trump’s advisers
    May25

    Politics: Russian officials bragged about how well they knew Trump’s advisers

    The Russian conversations centered on two top Trump campaign advisers. US spies were able to capture discussions revealing that senior Russian intelligence and government officials sought to sway Donald Trump’s opinion of Russia by way of his advisers, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing several current and former American...

    Trump: As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution
    May25

    Trump: As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution

    Foreign steel producers on Wednesday called for prudence as the Trump administration considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair imports on national security grounds. Foreign steel producers on Wednesday called for prudence as the Trump administration considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair...

    Politics: Russia is using Syria as a testing ground for some of its most advanced weapons
    May24

    Politics: Russia is using Syria as a testing ground for some of its most advanced weapons

    But there has been a human cost to Russia's arms advertisements. Russia seems to be using Syria as a testing ground and way to advertise some of its most-advanced weaponry, experts say. For the last couple of years, Moscow has almost gone out if its way to broadcast their engagements and equipment being used in Syria, while simultaneously...

    In Ukraine: Parliament backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian
    May23

    In Ukraine: Parliament backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian

    The measure was passed a week after Ukraine blocked Russia's most popular social media networks. Ukraine’s parliament ratched up its cultural war against Russia on Tuesday by backing television language quotas requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in the Ukrainian language.The measure was...

    Macron: French President to host Putin at Versailles palace on May 29
    May22

    Macron: French President to host Putin at Versailles palace on May 29

    The meeting will coincide with an exhibition celebrating 300 years of Franco-Russian ties. French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks at the Versailles palace on May 29, the French presidency said on Monday, as the countries look to reset strained relations. The meeting, confirmed by the Kremlin, will...

    Politics: Trump to Russian diplomats: Firing ‘nut job’ James Comey took ‘great pressure’ off me
    May19

    Politics: Trump to Russian diplomats: Firing ‘nut job’ James Comey took ‘great pressure’ off me

    Trump told Russian diplomats in an Oval Office meeting last week that his firing of "nut job" Comey had taken "great pressure because of Russia" off of him. President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats in an Oval Office meeting last week that his firing of “nut job” FBI Director James Comey had taken “great...

    Politics: Watch the NATO tank competition where the US lost to Austria and Germany

    "This is a competition, but it's not really about the competition… It's really about training, partnership, esprit de corps and interoperability." Austria, which didn’t participate in the challenge last year, took gold, while Germany came in second. The US came in a strong third, but given the purpose of the...

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