: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    America and Russia: Back to Basics
    Aug15

    America and Russia: Back to Basics

    Graham Allison Security, Europe However demonic, however destructive, however devious, however deserving of being strangled Russia is, the brute fact is that we cannot kill this bastard without committing suicide. President Trump can improve relations with Russia in ways that advance American national interests by going back to Cold War...

    Report claims North Korea obtained rocket engines from a Ukrainian factory
    Aug15

    Report claims North Korea obtained rocket engines from a Ukrainian factory

    HARI SREENIVASAN: We return to the North Korea story. Moments ago, the regime’s news agency said its leader, Kim Jong-un, has been briefed on plans for a missile test that would splash down near the U.S. territory of Guam. And, as we reported earlier, Defense Secretary Mattis vowed today to shoot down any missile fired. But where the regime...

    Paul Manafort Sought $850 Million Deal With Putin Ally and Alleged Gangster
    Aug15

    Paul Manafort Sought $850 Million Deal With Putin Ally and Alleged Gangster

    Paul Manafort partnered on an $850 million New York real estate deal with an ally of Vladimir Putin and a Ukrainian moneyman whom the Justice Department recently described as an “organized crime member.” at The Daily Beast. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family?
    Aug15

    Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family?

    Bob Dreyfuss He sits atop a massive tangle of ties to Russia, pro-Russian Ukrainians, and shady New York real-estate deals. The post Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family? appeared first on The Nation. …read more Source: The...

    Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets
    Aug15

    Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets

    Venezuela is handing over unprecedented control of its state-owned oil assets to longtime financial backer Russia in an effort to stave off insolvency and economic collapse. Battered by civil unrest that threatens to become a total political meltdown, the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro has offered an ownership stake in up to...

    Ukraine denies North Korean missile components came from state-owned factory
    Aug14

    Ukraine denies North Korean missile components came from state-owned factory

    Ukraine’s government has denied a report that one of the country’s state-owned factories may have supplied the rocket engines North Korea is using to create an ICBM. …read more Source: ABC...

    Why Sanctions Matter
    Aug14

    Why Sanctions Matter

    A long-debated sanctions bill in response to Russian meddling in U.S. elections was signed into the other week by President Donald Trump. The bill provides a framework for the extension of sanctions to various other sectors of Russia’s economy; but perhaps more importantly, it makes the lifting of existing sanctions a much more difficult...

    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference
    Aug14

    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference

    U.S. intelligence officials were frustrated with the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s cyber espionage and disinformation campaigns to disrupt Western democracies, arguing the administration’s reluctance to respond more forcefully stemmed from fear of Russian retaliation. More than a dozen current and former national...

    Ukraine Denies Supplying North Korea With Missile Technology, Alleges Russia To Blame

    Ukraine says it has never supplied missile technology to North Korea, reacting after The New York Times quoted experts as saying Pyongyang may have purchased rocket engines from a Ukrainian factory. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    North Korea’s rapid advancement in missile technology linked to Ukrainian factory
    Aug14

    North Korea’s rapid advancement in missile technology linked to Ukrainian factory

    U.S. intelligence and experts believe North Korea’s rapid advancement in missile technology is linked to black-market deals made with a financially burdened Ukrainian factory that has historical ties to Russia’s missile program. According to the New York Times, a study by missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic...