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    Trump Campaign Manager Dismisses Report Of Ukraine Payments As ‘Silly’
    Aug15

    Trump Campaign Manager Dismisses Report Of Ukraine Payments As ‘Silly’

    “The suggestion that I accepted cash payments is unfounded, silly, and nonsensical,” Manafort said after the New York Times reported $12.7 million listed in a political party’s “black ledger.” …read more Source:...

    The UK Returns
    Aug15

    The UK Returns

    There has been much dismay in response to the British electorate’s decision to leave the EU, including the assumption that the UK is signaling a retreat from the world and its position as NATO’s second military power. On closer inspection, however, it is much more likely that exactly the reverse is happening: Theresa May’s...

    Report: Ukrainian Records Show $12M Designated for Trump Campaign Chief Manafort
    Aug15

    Report: Ukrainian Records Show $12M Designated for Trump Campaign Chief Manafort

    The Ukrainian government set aside millions of dollars in cash payments for Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, while he was a political consultant in the country, the New York Times reported late Sunday. Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators found in a secret ledger that former president Viktor Yanukovych’s pro-Russian...

    Clinton team hits report of Trump aide’s ties to Russia
    Aug15

    Clinton team hits report of Trump aide’s ties to Russia

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s campaign is questioning Donald Trump’s top political aide’s ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in the Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    In Ukraine, Attacks On Journalists Chill Media Landscape
    Aug15

    In Ukraine, Attacks On Journalists Chill Media Landscape

    Journalists who have challenged Ukraine’s authorities or reported from separatist-held areas are coming under attack. Extreme nationalists have unleashed a torrent of criticism that has inspired public contempt for journalists, while leaks have exposed their personal data. At the same time, journalists have received death threats, been...

    Headlines for August 15, 2016
    Aug15

    Headlines for August 15, 2016

    Uprisings in Milwaukee After Police Kill African-American ManBaltimore: 12 Arrested Protesting Fraternal Order of Police ConferenceClintons Earned $10.6 Million in 2015, According to Tax Returns”Zero Dollars”: Experts Say Donald Trump May Pay No Income TaxesWSJ Calls on Republican Party to “Write Off” Trump by Labor...

    Why Russia’s Naval Exercise Off The Syrian Coast Is A Big Deal
    Aug15

    Why Russia’s Naval Exercise Off The Syrian Coast Is A Big Deal

    The Russian navy began on Monday an exercise in the eastern Mediterranean, off the coast of Syria, to test its ability to deal with “crisis situations caused by terrorist threats,” according to a statement by the Russian Defense Ministry.The live-fire exercise comes while Russian forces are actively involved in fighting in Syria,...

    Trump struggles for a campaign reset
    Aug15

    Trump struggles for a campaign reset

    New revelations about the foreign financial ties of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman are threatening to steal the thunder from the Republican presidential nominee’s much-hyped foreign policy speech, adding to the turmoil that has engulfed his presidential bid.Paul Manafort on Monday blasted a New York Times report that detailed secret...

    Putin deploys Russia’s most advanced air-defence missiles in Crimea as alarm grows war is imminent
    Aug15

    Putin deploys Russia’s most advanced air-defence missiles in Crimea as alarm grows war is imminent

    World powers urged Russia and Ukraine to refrain from ratcheting up a confrontation over Crimea as Vladimir Putin bolstered the disputed peninsula’s military …read more Source: Vancouver...

    The Manafort Dossier
    Aug15

    The Manafort Dossier

    Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver what aides are billing as a major foreign-policy speech Monday afternoon, but his campaign is, yet again, already playing defense.In a major piece published Sunday evening, The New York Times delves into the work of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in Ukraine. For years, Manafort worked for Viktor...