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    U.S. says ExxonMobil violated Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO
    Jul20

    U.S. says ExxonMobil violated Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO

    By Damian Paletta and Carol Morello | Washington Post The Treasury Department on Thursday said it was fining ExxonMobil $2 million for violating sanctions against Russia by entering into banned business agreements while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson led the company. Related Articles U.S. revises Russia sanctions for electronics exports Trump...

    Navalny Takes On Ex-Commander Of Russia-Backed Separatists
    Jul20

    Navalny Takes On Ex-Commander Of Russia-Backed Separatists

    Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is debating a prominent former commander with Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine, an event that stoked widespread discussion and criticism among political players and watchers after it was announced last week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations
    Jul20

    Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations

    The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Exxon Mobil Corporation $2 million for violating Russia sanctions related to Ukraine, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of the global oil and gas conglomerate. The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed the civil penalty after concluding Exxon Mobil did not voluntarily...

    Israeli blogger sentenced to 3 years in prison in Azerbaijan
    Jul20

    Israeli blogger sentenced to 3 years in prison in Azerbaijan

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli blogger who also holds Russian and Ukrainian citizenship was sentenced to three years in prison in Azerbaijan for illegally entering Nagorno-Karabakh, which is disputed territory with Armenia. Alexander Lapshin, 40, of Haifa, writes a Russian-language travel blog called Life Adventures that chronicles his trips to 122...

    Anything They Can Do, Trump Can Do Better
    Jul20

    Anything They Can Do, Trump Can Do Better

    The transcript of Donald Trump’s interview yesterday with the New York Times runs over 7,000 words. But you can boil down its essence to two words: I’m better. No matter what the subject, Trump finds someone to compare himself to. And in every comparison, he comes out the winner.The Times reporters start the interview by asking Trump...

    Why Exxon Was Fined $2 Million
    Jul20

    Why Exxon Was Fined $2 Million

    The U.S. Treasury Department slapped a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil for violating Russia-related sanctions in 2014 when Rex Tillerson, who is now the U.S. secretary of state, was the company’s CEO.At issue are the sanctions the U.S. imposed on Russia following its invasion in 2014 of Ukraine’s Crimea and an energy deal Exxon signed...

    Manafort owed $17 million to ‘pro-Russia interests’ before joining Trump campaign for free
    Jul20

    Manafort owed $17 million to ‘pro-Russia interests’ before joining Trump campaign for free

    Earlier, the Wall Street Journal discovered that a small Chicago bank had loaned former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his companies about $16 million soon after Donald Trump had won the presidency—a number that aroused prosecutor suspicion because it represented about a quarter of the bank’s available capital, seemingly a high-risk...

    Ukrainians Mark Anniversary Of Journalist’s Killing
    Jul20

    Ukrainians Mark Anniversary Of Journalist’s Killing

    Friends and activists remembered slain journalist Pavel Sheremet in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on the first anniversary of his assassination. Sheremet was killed in a car-bomb blast and supporters said they are frustrated the investigation into his death has failed to determine who ordered the attack. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)...

    Exxon Fined $2 Million For Sanctions Breach When Tillerson Was CEO
    Jul20

    Exxon Fined $2 Million For Sanctions Breach When Tillerson Was CEO

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company’s CEO. The U.S. says Exxon violated the sanctions in May 2014 when two subsidiaries signed deals with Igor Sechin. Sechin is the chairman of Russian...

    Trump’s Embrace Of Russia At Odds With National Security, Foreign Policy Advisers
    Jul20

    Trump’s Embrace Of Russia At Odds With National Security, Foreign Policy Advisers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary. The uneasy dynamic between the president and top aides has been exacerbated by the...