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    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Urge End to Conflict With Pro-Russian Forces
    Aug20

    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Urge End to Conflict With Pro-Russian Forces

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Friday for a resolution in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. A White House statement said Biden and Poroshenko spoke by telephone and “expressed deep concern over the recent surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine, where cease-fire...

    The Latest: UK’s Mo Farah eyes double-double gold in 5,000 m
    Aug20

    The Latest: UK’s Mo Farah eyes double-double gold in 5,000 m

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 5:20 a.m. Seven track and field golds are up for grabs on Day 15 of the Rio Olympics. Britain’s Mo Farah is looking to produce a rare double-double — his fourth career gold — when the men’s 5,000 meters kicks off Saturday. Farah won the...

    Why American Democrats May Be Right About Russia Using Lies in Next Email Dump
    Aug20

    Why American Democrats May Be Right About Russia Using Lies in Next Email Dump

    Image: Hillary Clinton. Public Domain Top figures in America’s Democratic Party are warning that any new release of emails that the Russians have hacked may contain lies aimed to damage Hillary Clinton’s run for president. Republicans have labeled such announcements by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and others as Democratic...

    DC Firm Questions Its Ties to Ukraine Group Linked to Manafort
    Aug20

    DC Firm Questions Its Ties to Ukraine Group Linked to Manafort

    A prominent Washington lobbying firm has hired investigators to determine whether it was improperly working with pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians who also employed Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The Podesta Group said Friday that it had hired a law firm to examine its relationship...

    U.S. Downplays Russian Force Build-Up; Urges Restraint From Kyiv, Moscow
    Aug20

    U.S. Downplays Russian Force Build-Up; Urges Restraint From Kyiv, Moscow

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged both Russia and Ukraine to show restraint one day after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned he could not rule out “a full-scale Russian invasion.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FBI investigating possible U.S. ties to corruption in former Ukraine government
    Aug20

    FBI investigating possible U.S. ties to corruption in former Ukraine government

    The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption involving the former president of Ukraine, including the work of firms headed by political operatives Paul Manafort and Tony Podesta, CNN reported on Friday, citing multiple U.S. law enforcement officials. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    News Wrap: CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach; Louisiana cleanup continues
    Aug20

    News Wrap: CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach; Louisiana cleanup continues

    JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant women to avoid traveling to Miami Beach, Florida, on account of the Zika virus. Officials say mosquitoes in the popular tourist destination transmitted the virus to at least five people. That area is just minutes from the state’s...

    Payment to Iran was used as ‘leverage’ for hostage release, admits State Department
    Aug20

    Payment to Iran was used as ‘leverage’ for hostage release, admits State Department

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The January release of American prisoners from Iran was accompanied by a $400 million payment, money the Islamic Republic had been owed for decades from a weapons sale that was never completed between the United States and Iran because of the revolution there. The Obama administration announced the payment at the time. But, lately,...

    New details emerge on possible payments to Paul Manafort by pro-Russian Ukrainian gov’t
    Aug20

    New details emerge on possible payments to Paul Manafort by pro-Russian Ukrainian gov’t

    Entries made in a secret ledger between 2007 and 2012 reveal multiple payments of over $1 million, but it’s unclear if those payments ever went through …read more Source:...

    Report: FBI, Justice Dept. Investigating Manafort As Part of Ukraine Probe
    Aug20

    Report: FBI, Justice Dept. Investigating Manafort As Part of Ukraine Probe

    Prosecutors at the FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the work of Paul Manafort’s firm as part of a probe into possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, according to a new report. The wide-ranging investigation, detailed by CNN, is looking into whether U.S. companies and the...