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    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
    Aug19

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravaged state, Trump said Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. The billionaire called Manafort “a true...

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign
    Aug19

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign

    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...

    Lewandowski On Manafort Resigning: Trump Camp Didn’t Want ‘Distraction’
    Aug19

    Lewandowski On Manafort Resigning: Trump Camp Didn’t Want ‘Distraction’

    Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, on Friday suggested that Paul Manafort left the Trump campaign due to recent reports on his ties to Ukraine, citing comments Eric Trump made earlier in the day. “I think Eric said it very clearly, his father does not want the distraction or potential distraction of more...

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign
    Aug19

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign

    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 his efforts to the...

    Putin Visits Crimea Amid Heightened Russia-Ukraine Tensions And Military Exercises
    Aug19

    Putin Visits Crimea Amid Heightened Russia-Ukraine Tensions And Military Exercises

    At a moment of heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea Friday as military logistics exercises are underway. …read more Source: International Business...

    Have Assault Rifle (Replica), Will Travel: Kalashnikov Opens Shop At Moscow Airport
    Aug19

    Have Assault Rifle (Replica), Will Travel: Kalashnikov Opens Shop At Moscow Airport

    Forget duty-free vodka and “matryoshka” dolls: Travelers looking for a last-minute souvenir of Russia can now pick up an assault rifle — well, a plastic replica — before heading for flights out of Moscow’s main airport. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Best And Worst Of Paul Manafort’s Failed Trump Pivot
    Aug19

    The Best And Worst Of Paul Manafort’s Failed Trump Pivot

    Paul Manafort, who made his name (and fortune) as a career power lobbyist, political consultant to dictators, and veteran Republican operative, seems to have finally met his match in Donald Trump. With news that Manafort resigned from the campaign on Friday, less than three months before Election Day, after being sidelined in favor of new hires...

    Putin tones down rhetoric after Ukraine puts army on high alert for possible ‘full-scale Russian invasion’
    Aug19

    Putin tones down rhetoric after Ukraine puts army on high alert for possible ‘full-scale Russian invasion’

    Vladimir Putin sought to ease tensions even as he convened a meeting in Crimea to demand heightened security measures on the peninsula he annexed in 2014 …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Pentagon: Putin deploys 40,000 troops to staging areas near Ukraine border
    Aug19

    Pentagon: Putin deploys 40,000 troops to staging areas near Ukraine border

    by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2016 Russia has amassed 40,000 troops along with a number of tanks, armored vehicles and air force units in staging areas near the Ukraine border, the Pentagon said. Additionally, “large numbers of Russian military forces will conduct exercises in the coming days that Pentagon officials say could be used as […]...

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
                            
                            
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    Aug19

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns [Video]

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Toronto...