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    US hits Russian elite with sweeping new sanctions
    Apr06

    US hits Russian elite with sweeping new sanctions

    By John Hudson and Seung Min Kim | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The United States imposed new economic sanctions on senior Russian politicians, companies and business leaders Friday, citing a list of complaints including Moscow’s attempts to undermine Western democracies, support of separatists in Ukraine and its backing for Syrian...

    A look at some of the Russian officials hit by US sanctions
    Apr06

    A look at some of the Russian officials hit by US sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Some of Russia’s richest and most influential people were hit with sanctions Friday by President Donald Trump’s U.S. administration. In total, 24 Russian officials and tycoons face new restrictions while a dozen companies were targeted as Washington stepped up its condemnation of a series of Russian actions over recent...

    ‘Person A’ In His Own Words: On The Record With Shadowy Operative In Russia Probe 
    Apr06

    ‘Person A’ In His Own Words: On The Record With Shadowy Operative In Russia Probe 

    Before he was dubbed the elusive ‘Person A’ by U.S. prosecutors investigating Kremlin interference, a Russian-Ukrainian political operative and alleged spy spoke exclusively on the record to RFE/RL about Paul Manafort and more. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    David Lammy: ‘Kids are getting killed. Where is the prime minister? Where is Sadiq Khan?’
    Apr06

    David Lammy: ‘Kids are getting killed. Where is the prime minister? Where is Sadiq Khan?’

    Following a shocking rise in violence in London in which four of his constituents died, the Tottenham MP is calling for politicians to admit the ‘war on drugs’ has failed – and that black lives matterDavid Lammy is one of those politicians whose public profile has never correlated with his position in his party, or converted into frontbench...

    Trump’s new Russia sanctions show his rift with Putin is widening
    Apr06

    Trump’s new Russia sanctions show his rift with Putin is widening

    Trump’s long-desired goal of improving ties with Russia is receding ever further into the distance. The Trump administration just announced an aggressive package of sanctions against Russian politicians, oligarchs, and companies on Friday, citing Moscow’s “malign activity around the globe.” The sweeping language justifying the...

    US hits Russia with fresh sanctions over ‘malign activity’ including Crimea and Bashar Assad support
    Apr06

    US hits Russia with fresh sanctions over ‘malign activity’ including Crimea and Bashar Assad support

    Russian oligarchs and Kremlin officials have been hit with fresh US sanctions over Moscow’s alleged “malign activity”. …read more Source:...

    US imposes sanctions against Russian oligarchs and government officials
    Apr06

    US imposes sanctions against Russian oligarchs and government officials

    The Trump administration is unleashing additional sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin along with 12 companies they own or control. The measures announced by the Treasury Department on Friday were also aimed at 17 senior Russian government officials and the state-owned Russian weapons trading company,...

    Ukraine urges EU to join deeper US sanctions on Russia
    Apr06

    Ukraine urges EU to join deeper US sanctions on Russia

    …read more Source: Financial...

    Trump sanctions Putin’s inner circle
    Apr06

    Trump sanctions Putin’s inner circle

    The Trump administration on Friday sanctioned seven oligarchs with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, including Putin’s son-in-law and businessmen with links to the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, further widening the gap between Trump’s rhetoric and actions towards Russia. Included on the sanctions list is Oleg...

    US adds sanctions against Russian officials—including an oligarch connected to Trump’s campaign
    Apr06

    US adds sanctions against Russian officials—including an oligarch connected to Trump’s campaign

    Donald Trump dragged his heels on Russia sanctions, taking his time in signing the bill passed by Congress and initially stating that no sanctions were needed because just passing the bill was enough. Eventually the government did issue additional sanctions, but they were primarily limited to Russians already indicted by Robert Mueller. In the...