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    Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort To Register As Foreign Agent: Reports
    Apr13

    Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort To Register As Foreign Agent: Reports

    WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort will register with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent, according to reports by The Associated Press and NBC News.Manafort reportedly led lobbying efforts on behalf of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a front group for former Ukrainian President...

    Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents
    Apr13

    Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents

    A Washington lobbying firm that worked on a covert influence campaign in the U.S. under the direction of two former top campaign advisers to President Donald Trump has registered after the fact with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. It acknowledged its work could have principally benefited Ukraine’s government, led at the time by...

    US, Russia still far apart as Syria haunts talks
    Apr13

    US, Russia still far apart as Syria haunts talks

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin hosted US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Kremlin yesterday but the rival powers failed to bridge a deep gap of trust. In the wake of the meeting Russia then vetoed a US-backed resolution at the UN demanding the Syrian government co-operate with an investigation of a suspected chemical attack that...

    US, Russia at ‘Low Point’ After No Breakthrough in Moscow
    Apr13

    US, Russia at ‘Low Point’ After No Breakthrough in Moscow

    MOSCOW – The United States and Russia laid bare their deep and dangerous divides on Syria and other matters Wednesday, as America’s top diplomat left an almost two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin with the sense the countries have reached a “low point” in relations. That candid assessment by U.S. Secretary of...

    Documents reveal Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2M in Ukraine ‘Black Ledger’ payout
    Apr12

    Documents reveal Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2M in Ukraine ‘Black Ledger’ payout

    The payments put the ledger in a new light as U.S. prosecutors have been investigating Manafort’s work in Eastern Europe as part of a larger anti-corruption probe …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Moscow showed that the Trump-Russia lovefest is dead
    Apr12

    Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Moscow showed that the Trump-Russia lovefest is dead

    You might have expected the first press conference in Moscow featuring both a Trump administration official and a Russian official to be something of a victory lap. After all, Trump was Russia’s preferred candidate in the 2016 election; he had promised to realign US foreign policy to work with Moscow. He even picked Rex Tillerson, an oil...

    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant
    Apr12

    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant

    Russia is struggling to source gas turbines for two new power plants it is building in Crimea, Russian Energy Ministry Alexander Novak said Wednesday. European Union sanctions bar European individuals and companies from providing energy technology to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The Black Sea peninsula has suffered...

    Donald Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg news conference – live updates
    Apr12

    Donald Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg news conference – live updates

    The two are discussing Russia and Syria, as well as Ukraine, and the fight against ISIS …read more Source:...

    Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is now registering as a foreign agent
    Apr12

    Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is now registering as a foreign agent

    Manafort sits at the intersection of Russia and the Trump campaign Donald Trump’s second of three campaign chiefs, Paul Manafort, announced through a spokesperson today that he is planning to formally register as a foreign agent. Manafort has worked, in one capacity or other, for foreign politicians since at least his mid-1980s advocacy on...

    Paul Manafort to register with government as foreign agent
    Apr12

    Paul Manafort to register with government as foreign agent

    President Trump’s ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort is registering with the US government as foreign agent after revelations that he was accepting off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, a new report said Wednesday. Manafort’s spokesman says he was in talks with the government about registering before...