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    Trump’s Ex-Biz Partner Eyed Energy Deal As He Helped Push Ukraine ‘Peace Plan’
    Jul27

    Trump’s Ex-Biz Partner Eyed Energy Deal As He Helped Push Ukraine ‘Peace Plan’

    When a former business partner of President Donald Trump’s and a Ukrainian politician approached an ally of the administration with a “peace plan,” they were already at work on an energy trading deal. That deal, said one of the region’s leading energy policy experts, stood to benefit from the scheme the pair proposed to resolve the...

    Why Does the Kremlin Care So Much About the Magnitsky Act?
    Jul27

    Why Does the Kremlin Care So Much About the Magnitsky Act?

    Let’s get something straight: The Magnitsky Act is not, nor has it ever been, about adoptions.The Magnitsky Act, rather, is about money. It freezes certain Russian officials’ access to the stashes they were keeping in Western banks and real estate and bans their entry to the United States. The reason Russian (and now, American)...

    Trump could seek ‘tougher’ Russia sanctions -White House aide
    Jul27

    Trump could seek ‘tougher’ Russia sanctions -White House aide

    US President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday. “He may sign the sanctions exactly the way they are or he may veto the sanctions and negotiate an even tougher deal against the Russians,” White House...

    Spokesman: Trump may veto Russia sanctions bill
    Jul27

    Spokesman: Trump may veto Russia sanctions bill

    By Karoun Demirjian | Washington Post WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s spokesman suggested Thursday that Trump may veto a massively popular bill designed to restrain his ability to roll back sanctions against Russia, despite the very strong likelihood that lawmakers will have the votes to override it. White House communications...

    Swedish ministers resign amid data security breach scandal
    Jul27

    Swedish ministers resign amid data security breach scandal

    Two senior Swedish ministers resigned on Thursday as the country’s government tried to limit the political fallout from a security breach that may have led to large-scale disclosure of citizens’ sensitive personal information. Sensitive data was potentially leaked to contractors in Romania and the Czech Republic, among other Eastern...

    Ukraine’s Teenage Thrill Seekers
    Jul27

    Ukraine’s Teenage Thrill Seekers

    Transit authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, are urging thrill-seeking teenagers to stop riding on top of metro trains. So-called “metro surfing” is one of several risky activities taken up by young Ukrainian daredevils seeking fame on YouTube. The call to abandon the perilous stunts comes after two recent deaths on...

    Georgian president: Saakashvili shouldn’t have left the country
    Jul27

    Georgian president: Saakashvili shouldn’t have left the country

    Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili has commented on the stripping of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, APA’s Georgia bureau reported. …read more Source:...

    Gomel to host veterans, peacekeepers 28-30 July
    Jul27

    Gomel to host veterans, peacekeepers 28-30 July

    The event is expected to bring together over 220 participants from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, and Estonia. “Many of them share the common past, including deployment to Afghanistan,” Mikhail Zhukevich said. …read more Source:...

    The Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Bill Is Moving Ahead
    Jul27

    The Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Bill Is Moving Ahead

    Lawmakers reached an agreement Wednesday for the Senate to vote on a sweeping sanctions bill that was overwhelmingly approved by the House this week, in a push to promptly get the legislation to the president’s desk. The bill targeting Russia, Iran, and North Korea faced a series of procedural and partisan disputes before breezing through...

    Parolin: The West and Russia have to talk and understand each other 
    Jul27

    Parolin: The West and Russia have to talk and understand each other 

    “Prospects for a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis should be put above any national or partisan interests”. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, says in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Sole 24Ore. The Vatican “Prime Minister”, who visited Belarus in 2015 and Ukraine last year, will be in Moscow at the end of August,...