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Ukrainian Migrants: The Time Bomb That Could Tear Poland Apart
Jun17

Ukrainian Migrants: The Time Bomb That Could Tear Poland Apart

In an interview with Sputnik, Polish politician and journalist Konrad Rekas said that Talaga’s opinion is fully shared by Vice Premier Jaroslaw Gowin. “The problem is that Poles are wary of an uncontrolled influx of refugees from Ukraine. Jaroslaw Gowin said that Poland would be better off hiring Ukrainian migrants than those from the...

Putin says US sanctions will ‘complicate relations’
Jun17

Putin says US sanctions will ‘complicate relations’

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with journalists after his annual phone-in show in Moscow, on June 15, 2017 © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMoscow, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – New US sanctions on Russia approved by the Senate will complicate the countries’ relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a TV interview Saturday. “Of...

US Must Accept Crimea’s Decision to Join Russia, Drop Sanctions – Activist Group
Jun17

US Must Accept Crimea’s Decision to Join Russia, Drop Sanctions – Activist Group

RICHMOND (Sputnik) — The United States should recognize that Crimea has chosen to be part of Russia and immediately lift sanctions against Moscow, Popular Resistance activist group Co-Director Kevin Zeese told Sputnik at a national antiwar conference. On Friday, the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) hosted a conference in Richmond,...

Politics: There’s a theme emerging in Mueller’s Russia probe that could prove damning for Trump
Jun16

Politics: There’s a theme emerging in Mueller’s Russia probe that could prove damning for Trump

Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Trump-Russia probe, has moved to hire an all-star team in recent days. Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel last month to lead the probe into Russia’s election interference, is also homing in on money laundering and the business dealings of Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser,...

UNICEF: East Ukraine fighting imperils water access for 750,00 children
Jun16

UNICEF: East Ukraine fighting imperils water access for 750,00 children

At least 750,000 children in eastern Ukraine are at imminent risk of losing access to safe water supplies after a surge in fighting between the government and separatist rebels, a UN report said Friday. At least 750,000 children in eastern Ukraine are at imminent risk of losing access to safe water supplies after a surge in fighting between the...

Book reviews roundup: A Boy in Winter; A Bold and Dangerous Family; Al-Britannia
Jun16

Book reviews roundup: A Boy in Winter; A Bold and Dangerous Family; Al-Britannia

What the critics thought of Rachel Seiffert’s A Boy in Winter, Caroline Moorehead’s A Bold and Dangerous Family and Al-Britannia, My Country: A Journey Through Muslim Britain by James Fergusson Two lesser known aspects of the second world war were explored in fiction and non-fiction this month. Rachel Seiffert’s novel A Boy in...

Full text: Trump transition team memo on keeping documents on Russia and the election
Jun16

Full text: Trump transition team memo on keeping documents on Russia and the election

The request asked staffers to compile all documents related to Russia and Ukraine, but also asked for documents related to background research that had been conducted into five men associated with the Trump campaign.Politics …read more Source:...

Finance: There were 2 developments this week that could have huge consequences for Russia’s oil
Jun16

Finance: There were 2 developments this week that could have huge consequences for Russia’s oil

"It certainly was not the best week ever for Russian President Vladimir Putin." On Monday, protests against corruption swept across the country in over 100 cities. The protests were organized by the social media-savvy opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Over 1,000 protesters were reportedly detained. Then, on Wednesday, the US Senate...

Ukraine Drafting Legislation to Restore State Sovereignty Over Donbass
Jun16

Ukraine Drafting Legislation to Restore State Sovereignty Over Donbass

KIEV (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, foreign policy, security and defense experts along with public authorities participated in the discussion of the bill. “The concept of the law was supported in general… we received many suggestions and remarks, most of which will be taken into account when preparing the final version of the bill that will be...

Putin Sarcastically Offers Comey Political Asylum in Russia
Jun16

Putin Sarcastically Offers Comey Political Asylum in Russia

MOSCOW – Wading into the furor surrounding the investigations of the Trump White House, President Vladimir Putin used a national call-in show Thursday to disparage what he called U.S. “political infighting” that is blocking better relations with Russia. The Russian leader even sarcastically offered political asylum to fired FBI...

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