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    ‘A very dangerous game’: Russia vs. Ukraine showdown reaches risky new level
    Aug18

    ‘A very dangerous game’: Russia vs. Ukraine showdown reaches risky new level

    The tension flare-ups just keep coming in the armed confrontation between Ukraine and Russia and now the military buildup at the borders has reached the most dangerous level in two years, Brian Stewart writes. …read more Source:...

    Trump‘s Shady Fixer
    Aug18

    Trump‘s Shady Fixer

    So much for the old accusation that the Republican Party has a “Cold War mentality.” Or if it still does, it has switched sides.The 2016 presidential campaign continues to play out like a Christopher Buckley novel gone completely off the rails, perhaps most implausibly in Paul Manafort’s role in the Russia-friendly Donald Trump...

    Is Putin playing Trump like he did Berlusconi?
    Aug18

    Is Putin playing Trump like he did Berlusconi?

    In January 2009, the U.S. ambassador in Rome cabled Washington to raise an alarm. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the diplomat wrote, had cultivated a troubling relationship with the country’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. “Berlusconi admires Putin’s macho, decisive, and authoritarian governing style, which the Italian PM...

    White Russia Makes Progress
    Aug18

    White Russia Makes Progress

    Belarus is an interesting, attractive country, certainly off the beaten track. A beautiful, rebuilt capital city of Minsk (mostly destroyed along with 30 percent of the country’s population during World War II), with wide boulevards and parks and superbly clean, belies its old reputation as the last dictatorship in Europe. Its economy is...

    Trump Time Capsule #79->∞: Shakeup
    Aug18

    Trump Time Capsule #79->∞: Shakeup

    I’ve innocently spent a few days off line, in the same city (Erie, Pa.) where Donald Trump spoke this weekend but seeing a completely different prospect from the one he described. And I log back to on to see — whoa!In order, and for the record:Medical records. While Trump’s refusal to release his tax records has gotten more attention,...

    Ukraine prosecutor: Paul Manafort’s name appears in secret ledger
    Aug18

    Ukraine prosecutor: Paul Manafort’s name appears in secret ledger

    Trump campaign chairman says he didn’t take cash from pro-Russian party of the former Ukrainian president; but Ukraine’s anti-corruption prosecutor says Monafort’s name appears in a cash ledger 12 times …read more Source:...

    Trump campaign chairman listed in big money payouts from Ukraine
    Aug18

    Trump campaign chairman listed in big money payouts from Ukraine

    Investigators in Ukraine are looking into a ledger that apparently shows millions of dollars of payouts to Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the last few years. Monafort’s name is listed in a ledger of payments from the party of former president Viktor Yanukovycht. Manafort has said he didn’t take cash, but...

    Clinton campaign: Bring on Breitbart
    Aug18

    Clinton campaign: Bring on Breitbart

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager on Wednesday excoriated Donald Trump’s latest campaign hires — an unusually aggressive attack on staffers from a campaign that has purposefully retreated into the background in recent weeks as its rival has self-immolated.Hours after Trump announced that Steve Bannon, a top executive at the...

    After Crimea ‘Incursions,’ Russia and Ukraine Step Back From All-Out War
    Aug17

    After Crimea ‘Incursions,’ Russia and Ukraine Step Back From All-Out War

    KYIV, Ukraine—In a familiar cycle of brinksmanship, Russia and Ukraine once again edged toward the brink of open war last week, only for the bellicose rhetoric and military posturing to dissipate rapidly, leaving the conflict in eastern Ukraine no closer to a long-term solution. Russia’s successor spy agency to the KGB, the Federal Security...

    Trump’s campaign chief linked to secret foreign lobbying, sources say
    Aug17

    Trump’s campaign chief linked to secret foreign lobbying, sources say

    Paul Manafort apparently helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012. …read more Source: Toronto...