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    The ‘What About Ukraine?’ Defense of Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting
    Jul13

    The ‘What About Ukraine?’ Defense of Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

    Before welcoming Donald Trump Jr. onto his show on Tuesday, Sean Hannity boiled down his defense of the president’s son to one word: Ukraine. In obsessing over whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential election—and most recently whether it was ethical and legal for Trump Jr. to meet...

    The U.S. Is a Good Place for Bad People to Stash Their Money
    Jul13

    The U.S. Is a Good Place for Bad People to Stash Their Money

    When Viktor Bout—the arms dealer extraordinaire who inspired the 2005 Nicolas Cage movie Lord of War—sought to set up anonymous shell companies, according to a Senate panel, he turned to, of all places, the U.S. So too, court documents indicate, did former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko, a man who has landed on Transparency...

    No collusion “yet,” says Kellyanne Conway to Fox News, holding up pieces of paper
    Jul13

    No collusion “yet,” says Kellyanne Conway to Fox News, holding up pieces of paper

    On Wednesday night, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway told Sean Hannity on his Fox News show that there was not “yet” evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, despite the recent revelation that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected attorney during the campaign on the premise of being promised,...

    GOP Rep. Agrees With POTUS That It’s Not Clear Putin Favored Trump In 2016
    Jul13

    GOP Rep. Agrees With POTUS That It’s Not Clear Putin Favored Trump In 2016

    Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) on Thursday morning argued that President Donald Trump is right to question the intelligence community’s assessment that the Russian government tried to help Trump win the 2016 election. During an appearance on CNN, host Alisyn Camerota asked Stewart to react to Trump’s argument in a Christian Broadcasting...

    Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply
    Jul13

    Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply

    Russia has significantly increased its military activity in the skies around Western European NATO members, according to a new report that warns the tactic could present a danger to civilian aircraft. NATO forces in Europe scrambled fighter jets to intercept approaching Russian aircraft — so-called Quick Reaction Alerts or QRA — close to 800...

    Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov developing killer AI robots
    Jul13

    Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov developing killer AI robots

    Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has announced it will launch a range of autonomous combat drones which will use artificial intelligence to identify targets and make decisions on their own. The move is likely to fuel ongoing concerns about the ethics of autonomous weapons. The company released images of one of the combat robots, showing it...

    The barrier-breaking power of learning someone else’s story
    Jul13

    The barrier-breaking power of learning someone else’s story

    As 16-year-old Malak Lahham was passing through Israel’s international airport, security personnel pulled her aside and told her she would have to answer some questions. “I was creeped out,” Lahham, an Arab, later admitted. “What was going to happen? Have I done anything wrong?” She was traveling with no family members, only her teacher....

    Malaysia Expects MH17 Suspects To Be Known By End Of 2017
    Jul13

    Malaysia Expects MH17 Suspects To Be Known By End Of 2017

    Malaysia hopes that suspects in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 should be known by the end of 2017, its Transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai. He was speaking to journalists on July 13 in Kuala Lumpur after briefing the families of the victims. The jet crashed in eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists killing...

    The Trump-Russia scandal: everything we know so far, explained
    Jul13

    The Trump-Russia scandal: everything we know so far, explained

    What the publicly known evidence currently shows about potential collusion. It now seems clear that top advisers to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign were aware of a Russian government effort to help Trump win the 2016 election — and that at least some of them were open to working with the Russians to that end. And we’ve long known...

    Russia scandal goes well beyond Trump: GOP leaders definitely knew about hacking — did they benefit too?
    Jul13

    Russia scandal goes well beyond Trump: GOP leaders definitely knew about hacking — did they benefit too?

    Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell (Credit: AP/Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Jonathan Ernst/J. Scott Applewhite) Despite Europe’s clear disdain for President Trump it seems as though he’s over there every other week. In fact he’s arriving in France on Thursday at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron to help celebrate Bastille...