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    Ukraine: On patrol with the far-right National Militia
    Apr04

    Ukraine: On patrol with the far-right National Militia

    Ukraine’s National Militia says it “polices” the streets. So why does it also fight the police themselves? …read more Source:...

    Politics: Facebook takes down over 200 accounts and pages run by the IRA, a notorious Russian troll farm
    Apr04

    Politics: Facebook takes down over 200 accounts and pages run by the IRA, a notorious Russian troll farm

    The IRA-linked Facebook pages and Instagram accounts that were recently removed reached 1.5 million people around the world. Facebook announced Tuesday that it has removed 135 Facebook and Instagram accounts, and 138 Facebook pages, that were linked to the Internet Research Agency, a notorious Russian troll farm that was indicted for trying to...

    Hungarian avoids jail for fighting with Ukraine rebels
    Apr03

    Hungarian avoids jail for fighting with Ukraine rebels

    BUDAPEST: A Hungarian man was handed a two-year suspended jail term Tuesday for fighting with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in the first ruling of its kind in Hungary. 
Krisztian L., 43, was convicted by a judge in Szekszard for “prohibited recruitment into an armed group participating in armed clashes”. 
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    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Keep NGO Law Despite Western Pleas
    Apr03

    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Keep NGO Law Despite Western Pleas

    Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday declined to scrap a requirement for civil society activists to file online wealth declarations in defiance of warnings from Western backers that the law undermines the fight against corruption. Proponents say the legislation is needed to promote transparency. But critics within Ukraine and in the United States and...

    Memo reveals that investigation into Manafort is a fraction of Mueller’s additional authority
    Apr03

    Memo reveals that investigation into Manafort is a fraction of Mueller’s additional authority

    A dive into the latest court filings shows that there’s a lot we don’t know about the activities of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team. A memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein specifically authorizes Mueller to look into Paul Manafort’s activities in Ukraine. The special counsel released the memo as part of a...

    Dutch Lawyer Convicted as Part of Mueller Investigation
    Apr03

    Dutch Lawyer Convicted as Part of Mueller Investigation

    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan on Tuesday became the first person to be sentenced as part of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation. Van der Zwaan, whose father-in-law is Russian oligarch German Kahn, was sentenced to 30 days in prison and fined $20,000 for lying to federal investigators about his relationship with officials in...

    First prison sentence from Mueller investigation: Dutch lawyer gets 30 days
    Apr03

    First prison sentence from Mueller investigation: Dutch lawyer gets 30 days

    A lawyer who worked with Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and campaign adviser Richard Gates in Ukraine has been sentenced to 30 days in prison. He was also fined $20,000 and given two months of supervised release. This is the first sentence to be imposed by special counsel Robert Mueller since he started his investigation....

    Politics: Mueller just threw a wrench into the 2 main pillars of Paul Manafort’s defense strategy
    Apr03

    Politics: Mueller just threw a wrench into the 2 main pillars of Paul Manafort’s defense strategy

    A newly disclosed memo shows special counsel Robert Mueller was specifically authorized to investigate matters unrelated to Russian collusion. The special counsel Robert Mueller has thrown a wrench into the core of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s defense strategy in the Russia investigation. Manafort’s lawyers have...

    The Russia investigation just sent its first person to jail
    Apr03

    The Russia investigation just sent its first person to jail

    The first sentence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has been handed down. A federal judge sentenced Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan to 30 days in jail and a $20,000 fine on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller and withholding documents related to the Russia investigation. While 19 people...

    Lithuanian bill banning published material critical of the country seen as response to Holocaust book
    Apr03

    Lithuanian bill banning published material critical of the country seen as response to Holocaust book

    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite at the European Council leaders’ summit in Brussels, March 23, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images) (JTA) — The Lithuanian parliament is preparing to vote on a government-sponsored bill that would ban selling material that “distorts historical facts” about the nation. The bill, which Economy Minister...