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    Manafort’s former biz pal an ‘upper-echelon’ Russian mobster: report
    Jul27

    Manafort’s former biz pal an ‘upper-echelon’ Russian mobster: report

    The feds have identified a former business associate of President Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort as an “upper-echelon [associate] of Russian organized crime,” NBC News reported Wednesday. The revelation came in a 115-page filing as part of the Department of Justice’s case against Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch who was...

    Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship
    Jul26

    Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stripped one-time ally Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, the migration service said on Wednesday, spelling the likely end of the former Georgian president’s political aspirations in Ukraine. Saakashvili, who is widely credited with cracking down on graft as president of Georgia...

    Global Affairs pledges to defend Ukraine as it reviews new U.S. sanctions
    Jul26

    Global Affairs pledges to defend Ukraine as it reviews new U.S. sanctions

    Global Affairs is reviewing draft U.S. sanctions on Russia to see if they’ll have any impact on Canadian businesses, said a spokesperson for Minister Chrystia Freeland. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a wide-ranging bill targeting Russia, North Korea and Iran on Tuesday. The bill has offended the European Union because of business...

    DOJ: Ex-Manafort Associate Is Top-Tier Comrade of Russian Mobsters
    Jul26

    DOJ: Ex-Manafort Associate Is Top-Tier Comrade of Russian Mobsters

    In a new filing federal prosecutors call Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash an “upper-echelon” associate of Russian organized crime. …read more Source:...

    New Sanctions Against Russia, Iran, North Korea Hits Snag In Senate
    Jul26

    New Sanctions Against Russia, Iran, North Korea Hits Snag In Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new package of financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea has a hit a snag in the Senate, where the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has objected to the House’s decision to include penalties targeting Pyongyang in the legislation. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told reporters Wednesday that he...

    Lawmakers Need a Russia Sanctions Strategy with an Exit Plan
    Jul26

    Lawmakers Need a Russia Sanctions Strategy with an Exit Plan

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Americas History shows that the lack of flexibility or graduation mechanisms in congressional sanctions can create unnecessary complications for the United States. The Russia-sanctions train appears to be accelerating out of the congressional station, which makes it highly unlikely that both chambers of the...

    Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili
    Jul26

    Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili

    Ukraine’s president has rescinded the citizenship of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia who moved to Ukraine to become leader of one of its most corruption-plagued regions and later … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Sanctions bill hits hurdle in Senate over NKorea penalties
    Jul26

    Sanctions bill hits hurdle in Senate over NKorea penalties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new package of financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea has a hit a snag in the Senate, where the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has objected to the House’s decision to include penalties targeting Pyongyang in the legislation. The penalties on Moscow are for its meddling in the presidential...

    US Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview with Russian Comedians
    Jul26

    US Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview with Russian Comedians

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian pranks …read more Source: Big News...

    Tourist tax to fund Eurovision in Lisbon next year
    Jul26

    Tourist tax to fund Eurovision in Lisbon next year

    The nightmare question of how to fund the Eurovision Song Contest after Portugal’s spectacular win in Kiev last May has finally been settled. With Lisbon’s MEO arena the undisputed ‘best place’ for the event, the capital’s controversial tourist tax will be used to the full. Lisbon mayor Fernando Medina explained to...