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    Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017
    Mar07

    Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017

    Ukraine missed some chances to improve the domestic situation last year, with the fight against corruption not as efficient as Western creditors expected and the economy growing at only a sluggish pace. Among the country’s achievements in 2017 were the long-awaited ratification of the association and free trade agreement plus a visa-free...

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe
    Mar06

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe of Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election interference. The plea by Rick Gates...

    New Federal Charges Filed Against Manafort, Gates
    Mar06

    New Federal Charges Filed Against Manafort, Gates

    Paul Manafort, former campaign leader for Donald Trump, and business partner Rick Gates face a new raft of federal charges in Special Counsel Robert Muller’s Russia-related probe for the Department of Justice. A grand jury indictment filed this afternoon accuses the two men of hiding millions of dollars in income from Manafort’s...

    WaPo: Mueller Probes Michael Cohen’s Role In Russia, Ukraine-Related Episodes
    Mar06

    WaPo: Mueller Probes Michael Cohen’s Role In Russia, Ukraine-Related Episodes

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has focused his attention on President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and in particular on the role Cohen played in two specific incidents involving Russia and Ukraine, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.The Post cited several unnamed people familiar with document subpoenas and interviews...

    Poland’s Holocaust law upends one activist’s decade of progress in interfaith relations
    Mar06

    Poland’s Holocaust law upends one activist’s decade of progress in interfaith relations

    Bogdan Bialek, right, and Michal Jaskulski during a 2016 discussion in Warsaw about the film made about his interfaith efforts in Poland. (Courtesy of the makers of “Bogdan’s Journey”) (JTA) — The Catholic journalist Bogdan Bialek is used to being called a traitor in Poland for his commemorations of Jewish victims of a 1946 pogrom in his...

    The State Department has a secret plan to counter Russian propaganda. It may be too late.
    Mar06

    The State Department has a secret plan to counter Russian propaganda. It may be too late.

    The U.S. State Department has been slammed, including in a New York Times story this week, for failing to respond to Russia’s state-led propaganda and misinformation campaign during and after the U.S. 2016 election. Now, officials say they have an explanation: Tillerson and company were devising a classified plan. That plan, a State...

    The Loveless Russia of Andrey Zvyagintsev
    Mar06

    The Loveless Russia of Andrey Zvyagintsev

    LovelessDirected by Andrey ZvyagintsevSony Pictures Classics (2017), 128 minutes Leo Tolstoy famously opened Anna Karenina with the aphorism that all happy families are alike, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. To judge by his latest film, Andrey Zvyagintsev would beg to differ: In Loveless, the latest Oscar-nominated import from...

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand In Divisive Attacks On Hungarian Center
    Mar06

    Ukraine Sees Russian Hand In Divisive Attacks On Hungarian Center

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has suggested that Russia was behind recent attacks on a Hungarian cultural center in the western city of Uzhhorod. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Sanctions Against Ukrainian Ex-President Prolonged
    Mar06

    EU Sanctions Against Ukrainian Ex-President Prolonged

    EU ministers have prolonged sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and 12 of his associates by another year, but lifted restrictive measures against former Justice Minister Olena Lukash and businessman Serhiy Klyuyev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump may finally punish Russia for meddling in the election
    Mar06

    Trump may finally punish Russia for meddling in the election

    Trump has been soft on Russia. That may be changing. President Donald Trump may soon place sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, a surprising move given that Trump continues to deny that Russia actually meddled in the campaign. That’s according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who told lawmakers during...