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    Trump v Mueller Who Gets Who First?
    Apr13

    Trump v Mueller Who Gets Who First?

    The recent raid by the Robert Mueller’s witch hunters on President Trump’s lawyer’s offices shows that we are nearing Act III. The ever expanding search for a crime is reportedly now looking into a campaign donation that was made by a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch to the Trump Foundation in September 2015. The donation was...

    The Most Revealing Moment in Mike Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing
    Apr13

    The Most Revealing Moment in Mike Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing

    Donald Trump’s presidency has been shaped by two Russia storylines. One concerns investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible ties to the Trump campaign. The other involves a deepening rift between Russia and the United States over issues beyond Russian meddling in democratic processes:...

    Ukraine Rejects Russian Gas Offer
    Apr13

    Ukraine Rejects Russian Gas Offer

    Ukraine this week dismissed as unacceptable a natural gas transit proposal by Russian energy giant Gazprom. Kyiv’s move will further complicate efforts by Western European governments to persuade their Central European counterparts to withdraw objections to Nord Stream 2, a Kremlin-favored pipeline being built under the Baltic Sea to...

    Putin Seen Unlikely to Let US Strike in Syria Go Unanswered
    Apr12

    Putin Seen Unlikely to Let US Strike in Syria Go Unanswered

    Faced with the threat of a U.S. strike on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: Allow U.S. missiles to hit Moscow’s ally without a response or risk a military clash with the United States. If driven into a corner by a U.S. attack, Putin is seen as unlikely to sit back. Inaction would threaten his hard-won gains in Syria,...

    Pompeo Confirms U.S. Forces Killed Russian Mercenaries
    Apr12

    Pompeo Confirms U.S. Forces Killed Russian Mercenaries

    CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo confirmed on Thursday that United States forces killed a couple hundred Russians in Syria back in February. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.), during Pompeo’s confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of state, questioned the adequacy of the Trump administration’s actions in...

    A Key Trump-Russia Intermediary Has Been Missing for Months, as the Case for Collusion Grows Stronger
    Apr12

    A Key Trump-Russia Intermediary Has Been Missing for Months, as the Case for Collusion Grows Stronger

    They met in Moscow. Joseph Mifsud saw her for the first time at the Bolshoi Theater. He struck up a conversation, offered to take her picture, and asked her out to dinner. Mifsud, an obscure, middle-aged academic originally from Malta, soon began dating the young Ukrainian woman. He liked to impress her by talking about his ties to important...

    Ukraine Announces Plans To Quit CIS, Terminate Parts Of Russia Friendship Treaty
    Apr12

    Ukraine Announces Plans To Quit CIS, Terminate Parts Of Russia Friendship Treaty

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced plans to quit the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and terminate parts of a friendship treaty with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Missing Family Of Four In Eastern Ukraine Found Dead, Killed In Mine Blast
    Apr12

    Missing Family Of Four In Eastern Ukraine Found Dead, Killed In Mine Blast

    Ukrainian police say a missing family of four has been killed in an antitank mine explosion near the front line in the eastern region of Luhansk, an area the United Nations has called one of the most mine-contaminated places on Earth. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin, Who Invaded Ukraine And Sent Troops To Syria, Complains The World Is ‘Becoming More Chaotic’
    Apr12

    Putin, Who Invaded Ukraine And Sent Troops To Syria, Complains The World Is ‘Becoming More Chaotic’

    “The current global situation cannot but cause concern,” the Russian president said. …read more Source:...

    If only Stéphane Dion had saved Canada’s foreign policy
    Apr12

    If only Stéphane Dion had saved Canada’s foreign policy

    “In Geneva and New York, in March, June and September 2016, I attend several bilateral meetings between Dion and about 30 foreign ministers from other countries,” Jocelyn Coulon writes in his curious new book about Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy, Un selfie avec Justin Trudeau (published last week in French only by Québec-Amérique). Dion,...