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    NYT: Russians Talked Last Year About Using Manafort, Flynn To Sway Trump
    May25

    NYT: Russians Talked Last Year About Using Manafort, Flynn To Sway Trump

    U.S. intelligence agents intercepted conversations between top Russian operatives and political officials discussing how they could use top campaign advisers to influence Donald Trump as early as summer 2016, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The Times report appeared to be the first indication that the U.S. intelligence community had...

    PM in Brussels for NATO summit, where terrorism. cost of defence top agenda
    May25

    PM in Brussels for NATO summit, where terrorism. cost of defence top agenda

    BRUSSELS — The new headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization — a massive, state-of-the-art facility that cost more than a billion euros to build — was designed to help the military alliance step boldly into the future. The building is not completely ready, but on Thursday it will nonetheless greet U.S. President Donald Trump for an...

    Trump Is Not Pro-Russia, Despite What the Media Says
    May24

    Trump Is Not Pro-Russia, Despite What the Media Says

    Politically, no story is hotter than the one about President Donald Trump and the Russians. Last week’s appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the election keeps the story alive. But abroad, Trump hasn’t helped the Russians. In fact, he’s opposed them. Like many Americans, I completely rejected...

    It’s nearly impossible to know who’s working for a foreign government
    May24

    It’s nearly impossible to know who’s working for a foreign government

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher can’t remember if he knew Paul Manafort was working for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine when the two old friends met in March 2013. But the California Republican lawmaker is sure Russia came up. “He invited me to join him for dinner to catch up,” said Rohrabacher, who had just become chairman of the House...

    Ukraine Arrests More Than 20 Former Tax Officials In ‘Biggest-Ever’ Corruption Crackdown
    May24

    Ukraine Arrests More Than 20 Former Tax Officials In ‘Biggest-Ever’ Corruption Crackdown

    Ukrainian law enforcement agents have arrested 23 former high-ranking tax-administration officials suspected of helping the government of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to defraud the state of nearly 97 billion hryvnyas ($4 billion) in what authorities called the largest-ever operation of its kind here. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    Canadian Army on exercise – Maple Resolve 2017 photos
    May24

    Canadian Army on exercise – Maple Resolve 2017 photos

    Approximately 5000 personnel from Canada and four other nations are involved in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2017 at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alta. The exercise, the largest Canadian Army training event of the year, is designed to confirm the high readiness of Task Force Tomahawk soldiers based out of Petawawa, Ontario. The...

    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover
    May24

    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover

    Trump meets with Sergey Lavrov and Sergei Kislyak at the White House (Credit: Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP) A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian contacts with advisers to President...

    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit
    May24

    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit

    NATO leaders are going to Brussels for a summit meeting on Thursday expecting to agree on key principles. With Monday’s attack in Britain overshadowing the meeting, there will be quick consensus on the need to keep fighting terrorism both at home and abroad, in places like Afghanistan. How to do it is a different question. The war in...

    The Latest: “God Save the Queen” played at NY Yankees game
    May24

    The Latest: “God Save the Queen” played at NY Yankees game

    MANCHESTER, England — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 12:25 a.m. At Yankee Stadium, “God Save the Queen” was played along with “The Star-Spangled Banner” before New York hosted the Kansas City Royals. “OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE VICTIMS IN...

    Russia Fears NATO (And These 5 Weapons Are a Big Reason Why)
    May24

    Russia Fears NATO (And These 5 Weapons Are a Big Reason Why)

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Weapons Moscow won’t want to face in a showdown. The Boeing AH-64A Apache helicopter gunship was first introduced in 1986 as a weapon to blunt an anticipated Soviet armored spearhead punching through the Fulda Gap in what is now central Germany. The Apache proved itself an able tank killer during the 1991 Gulf...