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    Rick Perry Falls Victim to Fake Call With Russian Pranksters
    Jul26

    Rick Perry Falls Victim to Fake Call With Russian Pranksters

    Russian pranksters took a shot at U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry when they impersonated Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman in a 22-minute phone call. Perry thought he was having a breakthrough discussion about cyber hacking and biofuel with the Ukrainian prime minister, when he was actually another victim of the pranksters, Bloomberg...

    Rick Perry thought he was talking energy policy with the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn’t.
    Jul26

    Rick Perry thought he was talking energy policy with the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn’t.

    He was talking to two Russian pranksters. According to reporting from Reuters, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry “optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine” with two men he believed were the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and a translator. They were actually Russian pranksters who are known as the “Jerky Boys...

    Rick Perry stuck in pig manure: Russian pranksters troll energy secretary
    Jul26

    Rick Perry stuck in pig manure: Russian pranksters troll energy secretary

    (Credit: AP/Eric Gay/Getty/Tarzan9280) If Rick Perry thought his most embarrassing political moment was forgetting the name of the Energy Department at a 2011 presidential debate, he was wrong. Thanks to a pair of Russian prank callers, the energy secretary has emerged as someone who doesn’t realize that he’s being tricked — even...

    Iran’s Armed Forces to Give Crushing Response to US Mischief: Deputy Top Commander
    Jul26

    Iran’s Armed Forces to Give Crushing Response to US Mischief: Deputy Top Commander

    Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri warned US President Donald Trump’s administration about its moves in the region, saying that Tehran will give tough response to Washington’s uncalculated actions. General Jazzayeri’s remarks came a day after the US House of Representatives...

    Senate Judiciary Committee Withdraws Subpoena For Manafort
    Jul26

    Senate Judiciary Committee Withdraws Subpoena For Manafort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue...

    Analyst asked to quit live transmission over language policy
    Jul26

    Analyst asked to quit live transmission over language policy

    (Web Desk) – Political analyst and blogger, Yuriy Romanenko walked off a live discussion on Ukranian Zik Television for being asked to speak in Ukrainian in place of Russian language.We agreed that [you would speak] Ukrainian, Mr Drozdov said, to which Mr Romanenko responded: Let me speak the way I want to speak, bbc.com quoted the blogger.After...

    Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe
    Jul26

    Senate committee drops subpoena of Manafort in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents and to continue...

    Kiev Cuts Electricity Supplies to Self-Proclaimed Donbass Republics
    Jul26

    Kiev Cuts Electricity Supplies to Self-Proclaimed Donbass Republics

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Kiev has cut off electricity supplies to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) in eastern Ukraine, Acting Director of Ukraine’s Ukrenergo power company Vsevolod Kovalchuk said on Wednesday. “From 00:00 [21:00 GMT] July 26, 2017, the transmission of electricity to...

    Talented Bulgarian children from all over the world receive awards in contests organized by State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad
    Jul26

    Talented Bulgarian children from all over the world receive awards in contests organized by State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad

    Bulgarians from all over the world gathered in the concert hall of the Military Club in Sofia to receive their awards for participation in art, literature and singing competitions organized by the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad (SABA). The image of Bulgaria, as it is in children’s thoughts and dreams, is seen in 523 drawings coming from...

    Billionaire unjustly jailed in Putin’s Russia to represent Jewish ex-Soviet communities
    Jul26

    Billionaire unjustly jailed in Putin’s Russia to represent Jewish ex-Soviet communities

    (JTA) — Eight years after his release from wrongful imprisonment in Russia, the Israeli billionaire Mikhael Mirilashvili was elected to lead the World Jewish Congress Euro-Asian affiliate, representing communities from Ukraine to Singapore. Mirilashvili, who had spent eight years in a Russian prison until 2009 on trumped up charges connected to...