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    Trump failed a simple test on his Russian ties
    Mar15

    Trump failed a simple test on his Russian ties

    Donald Trump’s sudden Twitter firing of Rex Tillerson on Tuesday is the moment that it became impossible to maintain the fiction that Trump is not in some way in league with Vladimir Putin. We can’t know whether Putin has, as reported in the Steele dossier, disgusting kompromat that could bring Trump low, or whether Trump has...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Approve New Chief Of National Bank
    Mar15

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Approve New Chief Of National Bank

    Ukraine’s parliament has approved Yakiv Smoliy as the new chief of the National Bank. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Manafort lawyers seek dismissal of charges they say predate 2016 campaign, don’t involve Russia
    Mar15

    Manafort lawyers seek dismissal of charges they say predate 2016 campaign, don’t involve Russia

    Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Paul Manafort, former campaign chief of U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman asked a judge on March 14 to dismiss criminal charges he faces related to his foreign lobbying work on behalf of Ukraine’s former pro-Russia...

    Russia Is Now a Rogue State. We Must Treat It Like One
    Mar15

    Russia Is Now a Rogue State. We Must Treat It Like One

    On Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed what many already suspected: A Russian-made nerve agent was used to try to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England. Given the nature of the weapon, May concluded, either the Russian government sanctioned the attack or it has lost control of its stock of this...

    Doctors to examine US man sought by Poland in Nazi case
    Mar15

    Doctors to examine US man sought by Poland in Nazi case

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American authorities are moving ahead with Poland’s request to extradite a 99-year-old Minnesota man to be tried on allegations he was involved in a World War II massacre of civilians, Polish prosecutors said Thursday. Polish authorities issued an arrest warrant last year after opening a case following a series of 2013...

    NATO Chief: Not Seeking Cold War With Russia, But Will Defend Allies
    Mar15

    NATO Chief: Not Seeking Cold War With Russia, But Will Defend Allies

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the West is not looking to start a new Cold War or an arms race with Russia, but he reiterated that the military alliance will defend “all allies against any threat.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Sanctions Russian Intelligence Services
    Mar15

    U.S. Sanctions Russian Intelligence Services

    The Trump administration on Thursday imposed economic sanctions on 19 Russians and two Russian intelligence agencies for their role in the 2016 election meddling and costly cyber attacks and penetrations. The Russian spy agencies included the Federal Security Service and the GRU military intelligence service, along with six GRU officers. No FSB...

    Trump is finally sanctioning Russia
    Mar15

    Trump is finally sanctioning Russia

    (Credit: AP/Alexei Nikolsky/Carolyn Kaster) More than a month after President Donald Trump missed a congressional deadline for implementing sanctions against Russia for its alleged meddling in the 2016 election, the punitive measures are now finally being put into place. The sanctions include measures taken against a Russian troll farm known as...

    DHS, FBI: Russian hackers targeted U.S. energy grid
    Mar15

    DHS, FBI: Russian hackers targeted U.S. energy grid

    The Trump administration on Thursday accused Russian government hackers of carrying out a deliberate, ongoing operation to penetrate vital U.S. industries, including the energy grid — a major ratcheting up of tensions between the two countries over cybersecurity.It says the hackers penetrated the targeted companies to a surprising degree,...

    Breaking Mold, Some Russian Youth Speak out Against Putin
    Mar15

    Breaking Mold, Some Russian Youth Speak out Against Putin

    When Stepan Mikhailov, a 19-year-old linguistics student, talks about his lifetime spent under Russian President Vladimir Putin, a troubled look passes over his face. “I don’t think I have a single friend who thinks that Putin is good,” he says from the kitchen of his dusty, bohemian Moscow apartment. “I think he is an...