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    Sberbank: Russia’s largest bank pulls out of Ukraine
    Mar28

    Sberbank: Russia’s largest bank pulls out of Ukraine

    Ukrainian activists have viewed Sberbank as a symbol of Russia's unwelcome presence in the country. Russia’s Sberbank, the largest in the country, on Tuesday announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.Sberbank, whose controlling stake is owned by the...

    Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank; will testify
    Mar28

    Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank; will testify

    A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner. …read more Source: Eyewitness...

    Politics: DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’
    Mar27

    Politics: DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’

    "There's no question that there was a very serious effort made by Mr. Putin… to interfere in major ways with our basic fundamental democratic processes." In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times’ Global Business Summit, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia’s meddling in the...

    Politics: Jared Kushner had a previously undisclosed meeting with the CEO of ‘the bank that financed Vladimir Putin’s grandest ambitions’
    Mar27

    Politics: Jared Kushner had a previously undisclosed meeting with the CEO of ‘the bank that financed Vladimir Putin’s grandest ambitions’

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, met with the CEO of Russia's state-owned Vnesheconombank in December. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, met with the CEO of Russia’s state-owned Vnesheconombank in December 2016, The New York Times reported on Monday. The...

    Politics: Jared Kushner will be questioned by the Senate Intel Committee about his Russia ties
    Mar27

    Politics: Jared Kushner will be questioned by the Senate Intel Committee about his Russia ties

    The Senate Intelligence Committee will question President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The Senate Intelligence Committee will question President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into Russia’s...

    Alexei Navalny: Russian crusader who’s taking on Vladimir Putin
    Mar27

    Alexei Navalny: Russian crusader who’s taking on Vladimir Putin

    The 40-year-old, who was arrested at Sunday's demonstration in Moscow, is no stranger to clashes with the Kremlin. Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has cemented his status as leader of Russia’s opposition movement by organising the largest unauthorised protest in recent years against President Vladimir Putin’s rule.The...

    Politics: A timeline of events that unfolded during the election appears to support the FBI’s investigation into Trump and Russia
    Mar27

    Politics: A timeline of events that unfolded during the election appears to support the FBI’s investigation into Trump and Russia

    A timeline of events that unfolded during the election appears to support the FBI's investigation into Trump-Russia collusion The FBI is now investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to undermine Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The timeline of major, game-changing events that unfolded in the final months of the...

    Politics: A trio of key Trump associates have taken a big step forward in the Russia investigation
    Mar25

    Politics: A trio of key Trump associates have taken a big step forward in the Russia investigation

    While Stone, Manafort, and Page — Trump's former campaign adviser, chairman, and foreign policy adviser, respectively — all have ties to Russia, they have all denied that they helped facilitate any collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow during the election. Page, who traveled to Moscow last July while he was still working with the...

    Rex Tillerson: US Secretary of State to meet NATO members next week: official
    Mar25

    Rex Tillerson: US Secretary of State to meet NATO members next week: official

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the NATO alliance next week, after initially planning to skip ministerial talks, a spokesman said Friday. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the NATO alliance next week, after initially planning to skip ministerial talks, a spokesman said Friday.The State...

    French Elections: Russia does not want to interfere in election
    Mar24

    French Elections: Russia does not want to interfere in election

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow on Friday and said his government does not want to interfere in the April 23 election.US authorities have accused the Russian government of using cyberattacks to meddle its presidential election last year.The Kremlin has adamantly denied those...

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