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    Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter
    May17

    Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter

    The German Air Force this month sent the U.S. military a written request for classified data on the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet as it gears up to replace its current fleet of fighter jets from 2025 to 2035. The letter, sent by the Air Force’s planning command and seen by Reuters, makes clear that the German government has not yet...

    Former Top U.S. Officials Call For New Sanctions, More Aggressive Action On Russia
    May17

    Former Top U.S. Officials Call For New Sanctions, More Aggressive Action On Russia

    The United States should impose new sanctions and move more aggressively to “shape Russian thinking” in response to Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and elsewhere, former top State and Defense department officials said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU, Ukraine sign visa liberalization agreement
    May17

    EU, Ukraine sign visa liberalization agreement

    Ukrainian president says it is a historic day for both EU and Ukraine …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine shelves corruption bill angering West (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian lawmakers bowed Wednesday to International Monetary Fund pressure and shelved a highly-controversial bill that critics feared would have defanged the former Soviet republic’s vital fight against corruption. …read more Source: The West...

    Politics: Report: Russian bank whose CEO met secretly with Jared Kushner helped finance Trump’s Toronto hotel
    May17

    Politics: Report: Russian bank whose CEO met secretly with Jared Kushner helped finance Trump’s Toronto hotel

    A Russian state-owned bank under US sanctions helped financed the construction of the president's 65-story Trump International Hotel and Tower, a new report said. A Russian state-owned bank under US sanctions, whose CEO met with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law in December, helped financed the construction of the president’s...

    Politics: These are the major hotspots where the US military is deployed
    May17

    Politics: These are the major hotspots where the US military is deployed

    In total, about 69,300 soldiers are assigned to Pacom, 41,990 soldiers in Centcom, 34,520 soldiers in Eucom, and 9,150 soldiers assigned to Africom. The US military has over 1.3 million men and women on active duty, with more than 450,000 of them stationed overseas. Many of these stationed service members perform training exercises and other...

    WSJ: Toronto Hotel Deal Now Part Of Probe Into Trump Ties To Russia
    May17

    WSJ: Toronto Hotel Deal Now Part Of Probe Into Trump Ties To Russia

    For the first time, President Donald Trump’s Canadian real estate dealings have been identified as another area of interest for U.S. federal investigators probing ties between Russia and Trump and his associates. The connections between the Toronto deal and Russia are indirect and opaque but investigators appear to be zeroing in on the...

    Montana GOP Candidate Owns Stake In Company Accused Of Paying Off ISIS
    May17

    Montana GOP Candidate Owns Stake In Company Accused Of Paying Off ISIS

    A Republican congressional candidate owns a stake in a French-Swiss cement company accused of making payments to the Islamic State militant group in Syria, according to financial disclosures HuffPost reviewed. Greg Gianforte, the millionaire GOP contender for Montana’s open seat in the House, reported owning $47,066 worth of shares in...

    Russia dismisses Ukraine’s cyberattack allegation
    May17

    Russia dismisses Ukraine’s cyberattack allegation

    Allegations saying that Russia carried out a supposed cyberattack on Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko’s website are absolutely groundless, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. …read more Source: Iran...

    Ukraine puts brakes on corruption bill angering West (AFP)
    May17

    Ukraine puts brakes on corruption bill angering West (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s lawmakers Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that has triggered concern from its Western allies for hampering anti-corruption efforts in the graft-riddled former Soviet republic. …read more Source: The West...