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    New United States Sanctions Targeted At Russians
    Apr10

    New United States Sanctions Targeted At Russians

    The Russian Embassy in Washington, DC Photo Credit: ZACH GIBSON / AFP A new round of United States sanctions targeting oligarchs and businesses is “aimed at the Russian people,” Russia’s US embassy said Friday. “We are told that these measures are not aimed against the Russian people, but they are,” the embassy said on its Facebook page,...

    Russia vows to curb U.S. sanctions fallout, shrugs off ruble fall
    Apr10

    Russia vows to curb U.S. sanctions fallout, shrugs off ruble fall

    MOSCOW – The Russian government pledged to minimize the fallout from U.S. sanctions on Tuesday and dismissed sharp falls in the ruble and financial markets as short-term volatility, saying Russia needed time to adjust to the new curbs. , The ruble fell sharply for a second day, shedding over 3 percent of its value against the dollar, as...

    WATCH: FBI raid on Cohen’s offices is a witch-hunt, says Trump
    Apr10

    WATCH: FBI raid on Cohen’s offices is a witch-hunt, says Trump

    New York – A furious Donald Trump blasted the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller as a “disgrace” and a “witch-hunt” Monday after FBI agents raided the New York offices of the president’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Agents seized files relating to Cohen’s work, which included...

    Politics: Why the FBI’s raid on Michael Cohen’s office could spell trouble for Trump
    Apr10

    Politics: Why the FBI’s raid on Michael Cohen’s office could spell trouble for Trump

    Michael Cohen's possible criminal exposure heightens the possibility that he could "flip" against President Trump. News that the FBI seized work product between Michael Cohen and his clients could pose significant ramifications for President Donald Trump, who is one of Cohen’s longtime clients. If investigators find that...

    FBI raids offices of Trump’s personal lawyer
    Apr10

    FBI raids offices of Trump’s personal lawyer

    FBI agents raided the offices of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, seizing documents related to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / MANDEL NGANWashington, United States, Apr 10 – A furious Donald Trump blasted the investigation led by special...

    PICS: Topless protester a former ‘Cosby Show’ actress and activist
    Apr09

    PICS: Topless protester a former ‘Cosby Show’ actress and activist

    NORRISTOWN – The topless protester who leaped over a barricade and ran toward Bill Cosby at the start of his sexual assault retrial on Monday is an actress who appeared on the comedian’s family sitcom “The Cosby Show” as a child. Nicolle Rochelle, a member of European feminist group Femen, which is known for staging...

    Nord Stream 2 Going Full Throttle Despite Ukraine’s Protests, US Threats
    Apr09

    Nord Stream 2 Going Full Throttle Despite Ukraine’s Protests, US Threats

    Ukraine’s efforts to prevent the implementation of Nord Stream 2 appears to be nothing more than a tempest in a teapot as the project continues to move forward. On April 5 Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution “on the inadmissibility of construction of the North Stream 2 gas pipeline and the Russian Federation’s monopoly...

    African Migrants in Limbo After Israel Nixes Resettlement Plan
    Apr09

    African Migrants in Limbo After Israel Nixes Resettlement Plan

    Uncertainty reigns for African migrants in Israel a week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abandoned a plan to resolve the country’s refugee crisis, just one day after announcing it. In the agreement with the United Nations’ refugee agency, half of Israel’s roughly 32,500 African migrants would have remained in the country...

    Finance: Russian markets are getting slammed as fresh sanctions take hold
    Apr09

    Finance: Russian markets are getting slammed as fresh sanctions take hold

    The benchmark MICEX index lost as much as 10% at one point on Monday Russian markets are getting slammed on Monday, with the country’s RTS Index losing more than 11% by 4.2o p.m. BST (11.20 a.m. ET; 6.20 p.m. in Moscow). “The US sanctions imposed on Russia last Friday have caused turmoil in Russia’s markets today and financial...

    Poroshenko Proposes to Increase Gas Transit Via Ukraine Instead of Nord Stream 2
    Apr09

    Poroshenko Proposes to Increase Gas Transit Via Ukraine Instead of Nord Stream 2

    “There is a Ukrainian transit pipeline, which is much cheaper. It can be easily and profitably modernized … One can significantly modernize the transit line through Ukraine without huge investments,” Poroshenko told the Handelsblatt German newspaper. On April 5, the Ukrainian parliament endorsed a statement calling on the legislatures and...

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