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    Documents reveal Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2M in Ukraine ‘Black Ledger’ payout
    Apr12

    Documents reveal Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2M in Ukraine ‘Black Ledger’ payout

    Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the country’s...

    Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations are ‘at a low point’
    Apr12

    Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations are ‘at a low point’

    Following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at a press conference that U.S.-Russia relations are “at a low point.” During remarks alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Tillerson said that he and Putin “frankly discussed the current state of U.S.-Russia...

    Rex Tillerson Says There Is ‘Low Level of Trust’ Between U.S. and Russia
    Apr12

    Rex Tillerson Says There Is ‘Low Level of Trust’ Between U.S. and Russia

    (MOSCOW) — Striving to salvage ties amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russia on Wednesday agreed to work together on an international investigation of a Syrian chemical weapons attack last week that prompted retaliatory American missile strikes. Washington blames Russia’s ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, while...

    The Latest: Tillerson says sanctions not discussed in Moscow
    Apr12

    The Latest: Tillerson says sanctions not discussed in Moscow

    President Donald Trump’s repeated campaign calls for improving relations with Russia had led to speculation that Washington might remove or dilute sanctions imposed against Russia for its interference in Ukraine, including the annexation of Crimea. Lavrov cited the Western experience in Iraq and Libya to argue that the ouster of autocratic...

    Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces
    Apr12

    Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces

    The Kremlin plans to modernize weaponry and equipment issued to Russian forces in Crimea and the Arctic regions, officials announced on Wednesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents
    Apr12

    Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked on a covert influence campaign in the U.S. under the direction of two former top campaign advisers to President Donald Trump has registered after the fact with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. It acknowledged its work could have principally benefited Ukraine’s government,...

    Putin meets Tillerson amid diplomatic feud over Syria
    Apr12

    Putin meets Tillerson amid diplomatic feud over Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File) MOSCOW – Fiercely feuding over Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin met the top American diplomat in Moscow on Wednesday to see if they could rescue relations between the world’s mightiest military powers. Russia’s...

    WATCH LIVE: Tillerson and Russia’s Sergey Lavrov to speak after meeting on Syria
    Apr12

    WATCH LIVE: Tillerson and Russia’s Sergey Lavrov to speak after meeting on Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are expected to speak between noon and 1 p.m. EST. Watch live in the player above. MOSCOW — Fiercely feuding over Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin met the top American diplomat in Moscow on Wednesday to see if they could rescue relations between the world’s mightiest military powers....

    Putin meets Tillerson as US, Russia fiercely feud over Syria
    Apr12

    Putin meets Tillerson as US, Russia fiercely feud over Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — Fiercely feuding over Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin met the top American diplomat in Moscow on Wednesday to see if they could rescue relations between the world’s mightiest military powers. Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election also hovered over the first face-to-face encounter between...

    Lobbyists Directed By Manafort Firm Register Under Foreign Agents Law
    Apr12

    Lobbyists Directed By Manafort Firm Register Under Foreign Agents Law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked under the direction of two former Trump campaign advisers has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. The firm said its work could have benefited the Ukrainian government. The Podesta Group’s cited details of lobbying it performed from 2012 through 2014 on behalf of...