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    Ukraine Rejects Tatar Businessman’s Asylum Request
    Mar21

    Ukraine Rejects Tatar Businessman’s Asylum Request

    A businessman from Russia’s Tatarstan region says Ukraine has rejected his petition for political asylum. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cambridge Analytica and its many scandals, explained
    Mar21

    Cambridge Analytica and its many scandals, explained

    The firm has close ties to Steve Bannon, worked for the Trump campaign — and is now in some hot water. Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that did digital work for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 and has close ties to Steve Bannon and GOP megadonor Robert Mercer, is in hot water after several recent reports have...

    The Morning Vertical, March 21, 2018
    Mar21

    The Morning Vertical, March 21, 2018

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The leak over Trump’s Putin phone call has the White House peeved
    Mar21

    The leak over Trump’s Putin phone call has the White House peeved

    (Credit: Getty/Win McNamee) President Donald Trump’s controversial congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin, which was made despite the objections of his advisers, is causing considerable internal drama in the White House itself. Trump is reportedly furious that the contents of his advisers’ warning was leaked, given that only a...

    That Putin phone call: Once again Trump acts like a man held captive
    Mar21

    That Putin phone call: Once again Trump acts like a man held captive

    Vladmir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) Whenever an autocrat or a dictator “wins” an election it’s always a diplomatic challenge for more democratic countries to figure out how to respond. In order for nations to have open channels of communication there has to be some basic acknowledgment of the legitimacy of the...

    Ukraine to commemorate Reform synagogue destroyed by Nazis in Lviv
    Mar21

    Ukraine to commemorate Reform synagogue destroyed by Nazis in Lviv

    (JTA) — Municipal authorities in the city of Lviv in Ukraine are designing a commemorative monument atop a square where one of the region’s first Reform synagogues once stood before the Nazis destroyed it. A preliminary design for the project features the use of paint or red-tinted bricks that would trace the contours of the Temple...

    Trump congratulated Putin after advisers wrote “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” in all caps on his briefing materials
    Mar21

    Trump congratulated Putin after advisers wrote “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” in all caps on his briefing materials

    President Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning the Russian election, despite national security advisers writing “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” in all caps on the briefing materials, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Trump not only ignored these instructions, the paper reports, but also ignored advice to bring up the nerve...

    Zuckerberg Asked to Testify in UK; Data Firm’s CEO Suspended
    Mar21

    Zuckerberg Asked to Testify in UK; Data Firm’s CEO Suspended

    A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions as authorities stepped up efforts to determine if the personal data of social-media users has been used improperly to influence elections. The request comes amid allegations that a data-mining firm based in the U.K. used information from more...

    We Now Know How Russia’s New Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Weapon Will Launch
    Mar21

    We Now Know How Russia’s New Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Weapon Will Launch

    Dave Majumdar Security, Everything we know so far. Russia will apparently use surplus UR-100UTTKh (NATO: SS-19 Stiletto) and the RS-28 Sarmat liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) as the launch vehicle for its Avangard hypersonic boost-glide weapon. The new weapons will initially be deployed onboard UR-100UTTKn missiles that...

    US-Russia Tensions Not Felt in Space
    Mar21

    US-Russia Tensions Not Felt in Space

    Despite tensions, sanctions and recriminations between the United States and Russia, two American astronauts will join a Russian cosmonaut blasting off Wednesday from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station. Even when things get nasty between the two countries, experts say the space program rarely suffers. The United States has depended...