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    Senate Approves Russia Sanctions, Limiting Trump’s Oversight
    Jun15

    Senate Approves Russia Sanctions, Limiting Trump’s Oversight

    In an overwhelming vote of 97-2, the U.S. Senate approved a new round of sanctions on Russia in response to the nation’s likely interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as its involvement in the Syrian civil war. The deal also prevents President Trump from loosening or rolling back restrictions on Russia without...

    Politics: Congress just dealt a huge blow to Trump’s Russia plans, and the White House is already ‘pushing back’
    Jun15

    Politics: Congress just dealt a huge blow to Trump’s Russia plans, and the White House is already ‘pushing back’

    The Senate voted Wednesday, by a 97-to-2 margin, to pass a measure that would toughen sanctions on Russia The Senate voted Wednesday, by a 97-to-2 margin, to pass a measure that would toughen sanctions on Russia and, in Republicans’ first significant blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda, prevent the White House from unilaterally...

    The one way Oliver Stone actually beat the strongman in “The Putin Interviews”
    Jun15

    The one way Oliver Stone actually beat the strongman in “The Putin Interviews”

    Oliver Stone and Vladimir Putin in “The Putin Interviews” (Credit: Courtesy Of Showtime/Komandir) Watching Oliver Stone’s “The Putin Interviews” — currently available on Showtime — called to mind a pivotal scene from another recent film that had major geopolitical consequences: the 2014 Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy “The...

    Senate Approves Sanctions Bill to Punish Russia for Meddling
    Jun15

    Senate Approves Sanctions Bill to Punish Russia for Meddling

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks. Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan sanctions legislation 97-2, underscoring broad...

    America’s Industrial Might is Working to End the Drone Threat
    Jun15

    America’s Industrial Might is Working to End the Drone Threat

    Dan Goure Security, For more than two decades, the U.S. military owned the skies when it came to the employment of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones. From the tiny, hand-launched Raven and Puma AE (All Environment) to the ubiquitous Predator and its armed cousin, the MQ-9 Reaper and the giant, high altitude RQ-4 Global Hawks, the U.S....

    Senate Slaps New Sanctions On Russia
    Jun15

    Senate Slaps New Sanctions On Russia

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 election with an amendment that codifies existing sanctions on Moscow, imposes new ones, and establishes that Congress alone has the authority to remove them. The Washington Examiner explains: The amendment would sanction Russia for a variety of...

    Government eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine
    Jun14

    Government eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine

    The military has quietly expanded its footprint in Ukraine, with commanders being given free rein to send their troops anywhere — except where they might run into Russian forces or separatist rebels. Canada first deployed about 200 troops to Ukraine in the summer of 2015 to help train government forces in their fight against Russian-backed...

    Civilians in Donetsk Threatened by No Access to Drinking Water – UN
    Jun14

    Civilians in Donetsk Threatened by No Access to Drinking Water – UN

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The well-being of hundreds of thousands of civilians on both sides of the contact line in Donetsk is under threat because of lack of access to drinking water, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said in a statement on Wednesday. “I am deeply concerned for the well-being of some 400,000...

    Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump
    Jun14

    Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump

    The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan package of new Russia sanctions that also lets Congress block President Donald Trump from easing or ending penalties against Moscow, the year’s most significant GOP-imposed restriction on the White House. The 97-2 vote on the Russia sanctions plan capped a week of talks that...

    Senate votes to sanction Russia for election meddling
    Jun14

    Senate votes to sanction Russia for election meddling

    The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to impose tough sanctions against Russia for meddling in the US election, invading Crimea and backing Syrian strongman Basar al Assad. The bill — which passed by a 97-2 margin — includes language that would prevent President Trump from lifting the sanctions without Congressional approval. “Democrats...