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    Trump advisers waged covert lobbying campaign for Ukraine, emails show
    Aug19

    Trump advisers waged covert lobbying campaign for Ukraine, emails show

    Emails obtained by The Associated Press shed new light on the activities of a firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. They show it directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favour of the country’s pro-Russian...

    Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign
    Aug19

    Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Emails obtained by The Associated Press shed new light on the activities of a firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. They show it directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the...

    Emails show Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign for pro-Russian Ukraine government
    Aug19

    Emails show Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign for pro-Russian Ukraine government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Emails show Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign for pro-Russian Ukraine government. …read more Source:...

    This Olympic Star Could Signal Big Change in Women’s Sports
    Aug19

    This Olympic Star Could Signal Big Change in Women’s Sports

    A star athlete poised to win gold in the women’s 800-meter race at the Rio Olympics has sparked an ethics debate over gender and sex in competitive sports. “Semenya has been nearly unbeatable, prompting speculation that she had been suppressing her testosterone with medication.”—@SITimLayden @SInowe Caster Semenya, of South Africa, has her...

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if fighting escalates: Poroshenko
    Aug19

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if fighting escalates: Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he did not rule out introducing martial law and a new wave of military mobilization if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists worsened. …read more Source: Global...

    Vladimir Putin’s Plan Trumps Obama’s Scolding
    Aug18

    Vladimir Putin’s Plan Trumps Obama’s Scolding

    A military buildup in Crimea and warplane deployments from Iran continue to show Russia is a potent and potentially dangerous player on the world stage. …read more Source: U.S....

    As Russia and Iran Strengthen Ties, U.S. Should Support Key Ally Georgia
    Aug18

    As Russia and Iran Strengthen Ties, U.S. Should Support Key Ally Georgia

    As the US is engaged in pre-election navel-gazing, Russia is not taking a summer nap. The Kremlin never sleeps, and especially not in August, and not during the Olympic season. The Beijing Olympics in 2008 coincided with the Russia-Georgian conflict, and the Ukrainian crisis developed during the Sochi Winter Olympics. President Vladimir Putin is...

    3 Ukrainian Troops Killed in Fighting with Pro-Russian Rebels
    Aug18

    3 Ukrainian Troops Killed in Fighting with Pro-Russian Rebels

    Three Ukraine troops were killed and six wounded in recent fighting with pro-Russian separatist in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said Thursday. The Ukrainian presidential envoy for the operation in the east, Olexander Motuzyanyk, says during the past 24 hours, separatists have shelled government positions along the 30-kilometer buffer zone...

    How Scared Do Clinton Voters Really Need to Be?
    Aug18

    How Scared Do Clinton Voters Really Need to Be?

    For many Democrats, this week has been a rapture of Republican dysfunction. Just since Sunday, the Trump campaign has been buffeted by scandals involving possible illegal cash payments from a pro-Russian Ukraine government to the campaign’s chair, staff shakeups that have put disgraced FOX News chair Roger Ailes and controversial Breitbart...

    Full-scale Russian invasion possible in Ukraine, President Poroshenko warns
    Aug18

    Full-scale Russian invasion possible in Ukraine, President Poroshenko warns

    The Ukranian president also warns of a possible military draft situation as tensions enflame over the death of three Ukrainian soldiers. …read more Source: Toronto...