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    Anything They Can Do, Trump Can Do Better
    Jul20

    Anything They Can Do, Trump Can Do Better

    The transcript of Donald Trump’s interview yesterday with the New York Times runs over 7,000 words. But you can boil down its essence to two words: I’m better. No matter what the subject, Trump finds someone to compare himself to. And in every comparison, he comes out the winner.The Times reporters start the interview by asking Trump...

    Why Exxon Was Fined $2 Million
    Jul20

    Why Exxon Was Fined $2 Million

    The U.S. Treasury Department slapped a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil for violating Russia-related sanctions in 2014 when Rex Tillerson, who is now the U.S. secretary of state, was the company’s CEO.At issue are the sanctions the U.S. imposed on Russia following its invasion in 2014 of Ukraine’s Crimea and an energy deal Exxon signed...

    Ukrainians Mark Anniversary Of Journalist’s Killing
    Jul20

    Ukrainians Mark Anniversary Of Journalist’s Killing

    Friends and activists remembered slain journalist Pavel Sheremet in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on the first anniversary of his assassination. Sheremet was killed in a car-bomb blast and supporters said they are frustrated the investigation into his death has failed to determine who ordered the attack. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)...

    Manafort owed $17 million to ‘pro-Russia interests’ before joining Trump campaign for free
    Jul20

    Manafort owed $17 million to ‘pro-Russia interests’ before joining Trump campaign for free

    Earlier, the Wall Street Journal discovered that a small Chicago bank had loaned former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his companies about $16 million soon after Donald Trump had won the presidency—a number that aroused prosecutor suspicion because it represented about a quarter of the bank’s available capital, seemingly a high-risk...

    Exxon Fined $2 Million For Sanctions Breach When Tillerson Was CEO
    Jul20

    Exxon Fined $2 Million For Sanctions Breach When Tillerson Was CEO

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company’s CEO. The U.S. says Exxon violated the sanctions in May 2014 when two subsidiaries signed deals with Igor Sechin. Sechin is the chairman of Russian...

    Trump’s Embrace Of Russia At Odds With National Security, Foreign Policy Advisers
    Jul20

    Trump’s Embrace Of Russia At Odds With National Security, Foreign Policy Advisers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary. The uneasy dynamic between the president and top aides has been exacerbated by the...

    Year After Reporter Killed in Ukraine, No Progress in Probe
    Jul20

    Year After Reporter Killed in Ukraine, No Progress in Probe

    After renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car bombing in central Kyiv last year, Ukraine’s president promised all-out efforts to solve the case. But as of Thursday’s anniversary of his death, there has been no visible progress. Instead, say Ukrainian journalists, the case is mired in either incompetence or deliberate...

    Ukraine Says Nine Soldiers Killed Amid Intense Shelling
    Jul20

    Ukraine Says Nine Soldiers Killed Amid Intense Shelling

    Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on July 20 that nine Ukrainian soldiers were killed and five wounded in the previous 24 hours as Russia-backed separatists stepped up shelling attacks on their positions in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Manafort Was in Debt to Pro-Russia Interests, Cyprus Records Show
    Jul20

    Manafort Was in Debt to Pro-Russia Interests, Cyprus Records Show

    Financial records filed last year in the secretive tax haven of Cyprus, where Paul J. Manafort kept bank accounts during his years working in Ukraine and investing with a Russian oligarch, indicate that he had been in debt to pro-Russia interests by as much as $17 million before he joined Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign in March...

    The Trump Russia scandal is important, but let’s not forget the bigger picture
    Jul20

    The Trump Russia scandal is important, but let’s not forget the bigger picture

    It seems we’ve found the smoking gun. Last summer, Donald Trump Jr. met with an alleged Russian government lawyer in an attempt to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The revelation is the closest thing we have so far to conclusive proof that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential...