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    The Russian Army’s Super ‘Gun’ Is a City Destroyer
    Aug21

    The Russian Army’s Super ‘Gun’ Is a City Destroyer

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Eurasia They’ve devastated fortifications from Afghanistan to Ukraine. Self-propelled heavy mortar carriers are ubiquitous in modern mechanized armies. Mounted on light armored carriers and placed at the disposal of battalion commanders, such vehicles can deliver heavy and fast-responding indirect bombardments...

    Austrian High Court Rejects Ukrainian Firtash’s Extradition Appeal
    Aug20

    Austrian High Court Rejects Ukrainian Firtash’s Extradition Appeal

    Austria’s Constitutional Court has refused to consider an appeal by Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash in an attempt to fight his extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on corruption charges …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Erdogan Tells Poroshenko Turkey Won’t Recognize Crimea As Russian
    Aug20

    Erdogan Tells Poroshenko Turkey Won’t Recognize Crimea As Russian

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reassured his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko that Ankara will continue to recognize the Crimean Peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia, as Ukrainian territory. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    BRUNCH EDITION — THE NEW CONCERN on the Hill — MANAFORT tick tocks — GOP preps ‘break glass’ emergency plan — CLINTONS on Martha’s Vineyard — WEEKEND READS and LISTENS
    Aug20

    BRUNCH EDITION — THE NEW CONCERN on the Hill — MANAFORT tick tocks — GOP preps ‘break glass’ emergency plan — CLINTONS on Martha’s Vineyard — WEEKEND READS and LISTENS

    Good Saturday morning! The new concern inside the highest levels of Republican politics is that Hillary Clinton will raise $1 billion for Democrats and the party will train some of their efforts — and that money — on defeating House and Senate Republicans. Party leaders privately concede that the Senate could be lost either way. But...

    FBI Investigating U.S. Ties To Alleged Corruption By Former Ukraine President
    Aug20

    FBI Investigating U.S. Ties To Alleged Corruption By Former Ukraine President

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption involving the former president of Ukraine, including the work of firms headed by political operatives Paul Manafort and Tony Podesta, CNN reported on Friday, citing multiple U.S. law enforcement officials.The broad-based...

    Manafort’s Lobbying Firm Hires Outside Counsel To Look Into Ukraine Activities
    Aug20

    Manafort’s Lobbying Firm Hires Outside Counsel To Look Into Ukraine Activities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden resignation Friday of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman put renewed emphasis on revelations about his past work on behalf of Ukraine’s pro-Russian political leaders, including his firm’s role directing a covert Washington lobbying operation that would have required him under federal law to disclose...

    Ukraine at a Crossroads: Could Putin Lose His Job Over Mishandling the Crisis?
    Aug20

    Ukraine at a Crossroads: Could Putin Lose His Job Over Mishandling the Crisis?

    Anti-government protestors in Euromaidan Square, Kiev February 21, 2014 One of the unintended consequences of Great Britain’s Brexit vote is that the European Community has put any future expansion of its membership on hold. Kiev had signed the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement on June 27, 2014, with high hopes that it would...

    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Urge End to Conflict With Pro-Russian Forces
    Aug20

    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Urge End to Conflict With Pro-Russian Forces

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Friday for a resolution in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. A White House statement said Biden and Poroshenko spoke by telephone and “expressed deep concern over the recent surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine, where cease-fire...

    The Latest: UK’s Mo Farah eyes double-double gold in 5,000 m
    Aug20

    The Latest: UK’s Mo Farah eyes double-double gold in 5,000 m

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Seven track and field golds are up for grabs on Day 15 of the Rio Olympics. Britain’s Mo Farah is looking to produce a rare double-double — his fourth career gold — when the men’s 5,000 meters kicks off Saturday. Farah won the...

    Why American Democrats May Be Right About Russia Using Lies in Next Email Dump
    Aug20

    Why American Democrats May Be Right About Russia Using Lies in Next Email Dump

    Image: Hillary Clinton. Public Domain Top figures in America’s Democratic Party are warning that any new release of emails that the Russians have hacked may contain lies aimed to damage Hillary Clinton’s run for president. Republicans have labeled such announcements by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and others as Democratic...