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    Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, a former Soviet refusenik, addresses Russian parliament
    Jun28

    Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, a former Soviet refusenik, addresses Russian parliament

    (JTA) — Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein addressed the Russian parliament more than three decades after his release from a Soviet prison. A Ukraine-born Soviet prisoner of conscience, Edelstein was imprisoned in 1984 on trumped-up drug charges because he was teaching Hebrew. He spent three years doing hard labor in Siberian camps. “Today, I stand...

    Former Trump Aide Manafort Registers as Foreign Agent for Ukraine Work
    Jun28

    Former Trump Aide Manafort Registers as Foreign Agent for Ukraine Work

    A firm owned by ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort disclosed more than $17 million in payments for its work in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Intel report: Kremlin sees US urging regime change in Russia
    Jun28

    Intel report: Kremlin sees US urging regime change in Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon’s intelligence arm has assessed. “The Kremlin is convinced the United States is laying the groundwork for regime change in Russia, a...

    Who Are These Russian Bankers?
    Jun28

    Who Are These Russian Bankers?

    In the middle of December, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met the CEO of Russian Vnesheconombank (VEB), Sergei Gorkov, in New York. He had kept this meeting secret, but in March the New York Times revealed that it had in fact happened. Some of the speculation in the media focuses on the possibility that Kushner met with...

    Ukrainian SBU Colonel Killed By Blast In Donetsk Region
    Jun28

    Ukrainian SBU Colonel Killed By Blast In Donetsk Region

    Ukraine says a security service (SBU) colonel was killed and three others injured when a car exploded in the Donetsk region on June 28. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Announces Increase in 2017 Spending While U.S. Affirms Commitment to Allies
    Jun28

    NATO Announces Increase in 2017 Spending While U.S. Affirms Commitment to Allies

    NATO allies are planning to boost their defense spending by 4.3 percent this year. This would be a $12 billion increase over 2016 levels and will escalate military spending by non-U. S. NATO members to $277 billion, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The announcement came in the wake of President Donald Trump’s vocal criticism that...

    READ: Manafort’s Foreign Agent Filing Details His Richly-Paid Work For Ukraine
    Jun28

    READ: Manafort’s Foreign Agent Filing Details His Richly-Paid Work For Ukraine

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s lavishly-compensated work for a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party came into sharper focus when he retroactively filed with the U.S. Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) late Tuesday. Manafort’s firm, DMP International LLC, earned more than $17 million...

    Cyberattack: Was it really ransomware, or an attack on Ukraine — or something yet to come?
    Jun28

    Cyberattack: Was it really ransomware, or an attack on Ukraine — or something yet to come?

    A day after the latest cyberattack crippled computers internationally, starting in Ukraine, expert opinions are varying widely over who was behind it and what the real goal was. …read more Source:...

    Paul Manafort made millions more from his Ukraine work than we knew
    Jun28

    Paul Manafort made millions more from his Ukraine work than we knew

    When reports emerged last August that the lobbying firm of then–Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort received over $12 million for work done as early as 2007 on behalf of a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party, he called the accusations “unfounded, silly, and nonsensical.” Days later, he left Trump’s bid for the presidency after just five...

    Ukraine Was Hit By a Massive Cyberattack. Why the US Must Keep Up Support for This Key Ally.
    Jun28

    Ukraine Was Hit By a Massive Cyberattack. Why the US Must Keep Up Support for This Key Ally.

    Large-scale cyberattacks against Ukraine on Tuesday reportedly hit government ministries, including the Cabinet of Ministers, several banks, a state power distributor, the Ukrainian postal service, a state-run aircraft manufacturer, and Boryspil airport in Kyiv, among other targets. The cyberattacks have also affected companies outside of...