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    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
    Aug19

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravaged state, Trump said Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. The billionaire called Manafort “a true...

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign
    Aug19

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden resignation Friday of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman put renewed emphasis on revelations about his past work on behalf of Ukraine’s pro-Russian political leaders, including his firm’s role directing a covert Washington lobbying operation that would have required him under federal law to disclose...

    Putin visits Crimea a day after war games
    Aug19

    Putin visits Crimea a day after war games

    Vladimir Putin flew into Crimea on Friday a day after staging war games there, and said he hoped Ukraine would see “common sense” when it came to resolving a diplomatic crisis over the peninsula. T… …read more Source: The...

    ‘Ageing’ Bolt powers to second Rio gold
    Aug19

    ‘Ageing’ Bolt powers to second Rio gold

    Usain Bolt won his second gold medal of the Rio Olympics, brushing aside all-comers again in his favourite 200m sprint but blamed his ‘ageing’ body for missing his own world record. The Jamaican triumphed as Britain’s Brownlee brothers dominated in triathlon to keep their country ahead of China in the medals race. Teenager Kimia...

    Putin says he is not planning to downgrade relations with Ukraine
    Aug19

    Putin says he is not planning to downgrade relations with Ukraine

    The Russian president said on Friday (August 19) he is not planning to reduce ties with Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Resigns
    Aug19

    Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Resigns

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravaged state, Trump said Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. The billionaire called Manafort “a true...

    Putin Visits Crimea Amid Heightened Russia-Ukraine Tensions And Military Exercises
    Aug19

    Putin Visits Crimea Amid Heightened Russia-Ukraine Tensions And Military Exercises

    At a moment of heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea Friday as military logistics exercises are underway. …read more Source: International Business...

    Putin blasts Ukraine tensions
    Aug19

    Putin blasts Ukraine tensions

    Moscow accuses Kiev of armed incursion in Crimea …read more Source: Financial...

    Have Assault Rifle (Replica), Will Travel: Kalashnikov Opens Shop At Moscow Airport
    Aug19

    Have Assault Rifle (Replica), Will Travel: Kalashnikov Opens Shop At Moscow Airport

    Forget duty-free vodka and “matryoshka” dolls: Travelers looking for a last-minute souvenir of Russia can now pick up an assault rifle — well, a plastic replica — before heading for flights out of Moscow’s main airport. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Best And Worst Of Paul Manafort’s Failed Trump Pivot
    Aug19

    The Best And Worst Of Paul Manafort’s Failed Trump Pivot

    Paul Manafort, who made his name (and fortune) as a career power lobbyist, political consultant to dictators, and veteran Republican operative, seems to have finally met his match in Donald Trump. With news that Manafort resigned from the campaign on Friday, less than three months before Election Day, after being sidelined in favor of new hires...