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    Politicians in graft-ridden Ukraine reveal slew of riches under pressure from international lenders
    Nov01

    Politicians in graft-ridden Ukraine reveal slew of riches under pressure from international lenders

    KYIV, Ukraine — Millions of dollars in cash, valuable artworks, luxury watches and giant mansions. That’s just a taste of the riches Ukrainian officials have revealed in asset declarations that international lenders have insisted on to help stamp out decades of post-Soviet corruption. The deadline for officials right up to President Petro...

    Ashby: What will you do when Trump’s troops invade?
    Nov01

    Ashby: What will you do when Trump’s troops invade?

    What will you do, when President Trump orders his troops to invade Canada? I know you may have been planning on his invasion of Mexico, thinking it would keep you safe. After all, he’s been nothing if not vocal about his opinion of Mexican immigrants: at the start of his campaign, he said, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re...

    The Limits of Rodrigo Duterte’s Anti-Americanism
    Nov01

    The Limits of Rodrigo Duterte’s Anti-Americanism

    When Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, stood before an audience of Chinese businessmen at a trade function in the Great Hall of the People on October 20 in Beijing, he promised a “separation” from the United States. It wasn’t clear exactly what he meant, but he implied it would entail dropping the United States—his...

    How Russia’s Vladimir Putin took centre stage in the US election
    Nov01

    How Russia’s Vladimir Putin took centre stage in the US election

    In the previous 56 US presidential elections, no candidate has had to suspect that a rival may have colluded with a foreign power to scuttle his campaign. But then again, this is no ordinary presidential race. American intelligence agencies have accused Russia of hacking into the email servers of the Democratic National Committee and leaking...

    Ukraine MPs forgo pay rise as public balks at wealth
    Nov01

    Ukraine MPs forgo pay rise as public balks at wealth

    Declarations raises fresh questions over extent of corruption …read more Source: Financial...

    Democrats’ retort to FBI: What about Trump and Russia?
    Nov01

    Democrats’ retort to FBI: What about Trump and Russia?

    Amid a potentially lethal frenzy about renewed FBI activity related to Hillary Clinton’s email, the Clinton campaign and its Democratic allies worked furiously on Monday to change the subject to FBI interest in Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. Democrats have complained for weeks that FBI Director James Comey has refused to discuss his...

    Moldova’s Pro-Moscow Presidential Front-Runner Says Open To EU Partnership
    Nov01

    Moldova’s Pro-Moscow Presidential Front-Runner Says Open To EU Partnership

    Igor Dodon, who won the first round of Moldova’s presidential election and is seen as having strong leanings toward Russia, says he will seek to maintain good relations with both Brussels and Moscow if elected. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Brief Life and Slow Death of Ukrainian Journalism
    Nov01

    The Brief Life and Slow Death of Ukrainian Journalism

    An independent news channel wanted to revolutionize Ukrainian media. But Ukrainians weren’t in the mood for the truth. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russia Is Not as Much of a Threat as Depicted in the Media, But Does Need a Slap in the Face
    Nov01

    Russia Is Not as Much of a Threat as Depicted in the Media, But Does Need a Slap in the Face

    Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, couldn’t catch a break in America, even before the U.S. intelligence community concluded that the Russian government had hacked the Democratic National Committee’s e-mails and had given them to Wikileaks for public release. After Putin’s annexation of Crimea and meddling in the Ukrainian...

    Forget conspiracy theories. This is why Trump’s Russian connection is actually a problem.
    Nov01

    Forget conspiracy theories. This is why Trump’s Russian connection is actually a problem.

    In the past 12 hours, a flurry of stories have come out on Donald Trump’s links to Russia. One such story, at Slate, suggests that a server owned by Trump has been communicating with a Russian bank with ties to the Kremlin. Another, at Mother Jones, quotes an unnamed former intelligence officer claiming that Trump is a Russian operative,...