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    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

    Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the country’s...

    US, Russia ready for ‘uncompromising’ fight against terrorism: Lavrov
    Apr12

    US, Russia ready for ‘uncompromising’ fight against terrorism: Lavrov

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday Moscow and Washington were committed to fighting terrorism after talks with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson.We confirmed our common intention of leading an uncompromising fight against international terrorism, Lavrov said at news conference following the talks. Despite...

    Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations are ‘at a low point’
    Apr12

    Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations are ‘at a low point’

    Following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at a press conference that U.S.-Russia relations are “at a low point.” During remarks alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Tillerson said that he and Putin “frankly discussed the current state of U.S.-Russia...

    U.S. Secretary of State Arrives in Russia
    Apr12

    U.S. Secretary of State Arrives in Russia

    Moscow.- U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will meet this Wednesday with his Russian peer, Serguei Lavrov to discuss among other issues the situation in Syria, Ukraine, security and anti-terrorism. During the work visit of Tillerson, the first as head of U.S. diplomacy will also analyze the differendum Palestinean-Israeli, the situation in...

    Rex Tillerson Says There Is ‘Low Level of Trust’ Between U.S. and Russia
    Apr12

    Rex Tillerson Says There Is ‘Low Level of Trust’ Between U.S. and Russia

    (MOSCOW) — Striving to salvage ties amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russia on Wednesday agreed to work together on an international investigation of a Syrian chemical weapons attack last week that prompted retaliatory American missile strikes. Washington blames Russia’s ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, while...

    Politics: A new report says Russia is intensifying its spy game in Eastern Europe
    Apr12

    Politics: A new report says Russia is intensifying its spy game in Eastern Europe

    According to Estonia's intelligence service, Moscow has intensified intelligence operations abroad — a determination echoed by other countries in the region. From the northern tip of the Baltics to the southern edge of the Balkans, Russia is stepping up spying on its neighbors, according to numerous reports from the region. The most recent...

    The Latest: Tillerson says sanctions not discussed in Moscow
    Apr12

    The Latest: Tillerson says sanctions not discussed in Moscow

    President Donald Trump’s repeated campaign calls for improving relations with Russia had led to speculation that Washington might remove or dilute sanctions imposed against Russia for its interference in Ukraine, including the annexation of Crimea. Lavrov cited the Western experience in Iraq and Libya to argue that the ouster of autocratic...

    Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces
    Apr12

    Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces

    The Kremlin plans to modernize weaponry and equipment issued to Russian forces in Crimea and the Arctic regions, officials announced on Wednesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents
    Apr12

    Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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,...

    Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout
    Apr12

    Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout

    WASHINGTON – Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the...