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    Russia’s Next Super Weapons: Big Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear-Powered Destroyers?
    Jul16

    Russia’s Next Super Weapons: Big Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear-Powered Destroyers?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Could this happen? Russia is likely to build larger surface combatants in the coming years—with larger corvettes and frigates in the works. However, Moscow is not likely to spend large sums of money to build massive new vessels such as the gargantuan 14,000-ton Leader-class nuclear-powered destroyers or 100,000-ton...

    Russian Team Hands China Rare Loss At World Swimming Championships
    Jul16

    Russian Team Hands China Rare Loss At World Swimming Championships

    Russia’s Yevgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Zakharov won the three-meter springboard synchronized diving title at the world swimming champions in Budapest, denying China gold for only the second time in history. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Paul Manafort’s shady deal with Ukrainian party makes no sense
    Jul16

    Paul Manafort’s shady deal with Ukrainian party makes no sense

    More evidence emerged Saturday of the shady operations of the Kremlin-linked Ukraine political party that hired Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort as a consultant. Somehow, the money Manafort told US authorities he earned in 2012 and 2013 from Ukraine’s Party of Regions exceeded what the party said was its entire operating budget,...

    Putin faces growing opposition in lead up to 4th term
    Jul15

    Putin faces growing opposition in lead up to 4th term

    NICK SCHIFRIN: This is the season of Russia’s discontent. Under President Vladimir Putin there’s been a tacit agreement that people enjoy their lives and stay out of politics. Now, many Russians are deciding that bargain’s no longer worth it. ALEXEY KOTOREV: Until recently, people were thinking politics were somewhere far away....

    Egypt Knife Attacker First Sat and Talked With His Victims
    Jul15

    Egypt Knife Attacker First Sat and Talked With His Victims

    (HURGHADA, Egypt) — The Egyptian university graduate who stabbed two German women to death at a popular Red Sea resort first sat and spoke to them in fluent German before producing a large kitchen knife and attacking them, security officials said Saturday. Leaving them for dead, 29-year-old Abdel-Rahman Shaaban fled the scene, chased by hotel...

    Week 8: Russians Bearing Dirt Come Calling and a Scandal Finds a Home
    Jul15

    Week 8: Russians Bearing Dirt Come Calling and a Scandal Finds a Home

    The scandal with no name took an accelerating turn this week as the New York Times uncoiled three stunning stories about a June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower where Donald Trump’s president’s kin and campaign brain trust conferred with a Russian emissary and her entourage. The naming convention for political scandals insists that we...

    Huge Manafort Payment Reflects Murky Ukraine Politics
    Jul15

    Huge Manafort Payment Reflects Murky Ukraine Politics

    How did an organization that reported spending of less than $15 million over two years pay Donald J. Trump’s former campaign chairman $17 million? …read more Source: The New York...

    Is Team Trump Imploding?
    Jul15

    Is Team Trump Imploding?

    There’s still a cadre of loyalists, doing their best to spread lies. But the Trump coalition is coming unglued. For the first time in a year’s worth of reporting on the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election, a series of watershed articles published by the New York Times has placed one of the alleged conspirators inside the...

    What Russians think about Trump and the U.S.
    Jul15

    What Russians think about Trump and the U.S.

    Find all of the stories in our series, Inside Putin’s Russia JUDY WOODRUFF: Now we continue our series Inside Putin’s Russia. There may be no more consequential relationship for the United States than with Russia. Both nations possess world-ending capacity, and may be at the most critical moment since the end of the Cold War. Tonight,...

    Krauthammer: Trump Jr.’s ‘Bungled Collusion Is Still Collusion’
    Jul15

    Krauthammer: Trump Jr.’s ‘Bungled Collusion Is Still Collusion’

    Syndicated columnist and longtime Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer said that Donald Trump Jr.’s email revelation has changed the Russian collusion story for good. Krauthammer had remained skeptical about President Donald Trump’s connections with Russia during the campaign, but in his latest column, he argued that...