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Russian Manafort Client: Willing to Speak to Congress
Mar29

Russian Manafort Client: Willing to Speak to Congress

WASHINGTON – A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Last week, it was reported that Manafort had written aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska in...

French Socialist Candidate Meets Merkel, Assails Austerity
Mar29

French Socialist Candidate Meets Merkel, Assails Austerity

BERLIN – French Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon assailed European austerity policies as he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, arguing that they have helped fuel the rise of the far right. Hamon followed conservative François Fillon and independent Emmanuel Macron in making the trip to France’s traditional partner...

DICK CHENEY: ‘No question’ Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be ‘an act of war’
Mar29

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

In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times’ Global Business Summit on Monday, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Cheney said there were a “rising number of threats” in the world that, beyond national security, “even pose a threat to the...

Russia’s largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine
Mar29

Russia’s largest bank just pulled out of Ukraine

AFP From Business Insider Moscow (AFP) – 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 Russian state, said in a statement Tuesday that it had signed a...

Trump’s son-in-law met with Russian banker
Mar28

Trump’s son-in-law met with Russian banker

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law… …read more Source:...

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze
Mar25

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze

A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online. What drives these extreme selfie daredevils? He’s got a camera strapped to his head and he teeters on the edge of the roof in a nine story apartment block in Siberia. “Are you filming?” he asks, as a friend hands him a...

Putin Meets Le Pen, Denies French Election Interference
Mar24

Putin Meets Le Pen, Denies French Election Interference

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor. Le Pen met Putin hours after a previously announced visit to the lower house of Russia’s parliament. In the meeting with...

Ukraine: Russian Agent Killed Kremlin Critic Voronenkov
Mar24

Ukraine: Russian Agent Killed Kremlin Critic Voronenkov

MOSCOW — A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, identified the man who shot Voronenkov on Thursday as 28-year-old Pavel Parshov and said he had been trained in...

Russia, Ukraine at Odds Over Singer’s Eurovision Performance
Mar23

Russia, Ukraine at Odds Over Singer’s Eurovision Performance

GENEVA – Eurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia’s contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country — a proposal that was immediately rejected by a Russian state broadcaster. The European Broadcasting Union says...

Le Pen Visits Russia Weeks before French Presidential Vote
Mar23

Le Pen Visits Russia Weeks before French Presidential Vote

French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is headed to Moscow for meetings with lawmakers less than a month before the election, officials from her National Front party said Thursday. Her visit Friday comes on the heels of a trip this week to Chad, base of a French military operation that’s aimed at rooting out Islamic...

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