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    Ukraine’s Loznitsa Wins Cannes ‘Un Certain Regard’ Prize For Best Director
    May19

    Ukraine’s Loznitsa Wins Cannes ‘Un Certain Regard’ Prize For Best Director

    Ukrainian film director Serhiy Loznitsa won a best director prize in the Cannes film festival’s Un Certain Regard competition for Donbass, his odyssey about the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mueller probes Ukrainian who pitched peace plan to White House
    May19

    Mueller probes Ukrainian who pitched peace plan to White House

    KIEV — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has been meeting over the last year with a Ukrainian lawmaker at the center of a controversial plan to end his country’s conflict with Russia, pressing him for details about interactions with Trump administration officials.Andrii Artemenko told POLITICO that FBI agents had peppered him with...

    Trump allies zero in on Mueller ‘scope memo’
    May18

    Trump allies zero in on Mueller ‘scope memo’

    President Donald Trump’s allies are increasing pressure on the Justice Department to release a classified memo revealing the parameters of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling. In the last week, top Trump defenders in the House called on the president to order Attorney General Jeff Sessions to transmit...

    The Republicans’ Witch Hunt
    May18

    The Republicans’ Witch Hunt

    Every few weeks, Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress claim they’ve found something that will prove the Russia investigation was a sham—a “witch hunt,” in the president’s words—all along. Conservative media outlets build a steady drumbeat of hype, telling their audience that this is the proof they’ve been waiting...

    How the Trumps Screwed Palestine
    May18

    How the Trumps Screwed Palestine

    Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. On Monday, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and other members of the Trump administration celebrated the opening of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, while at the same time and just a few miles away,...

    Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue
    May18

    Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Friday that gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine may continue even after the launch of a new prospective Germany-bound pipeline under the Baltic Sea. The … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Russia Makes Bold Move to Try to Solidify Control Over Crimea
    May18

    Russia Makes Bold Move to Try to Solidify Control Over Crimea

    KYIV, Ukraine—On Tuesday, Russia’s ongoing conflict against Ukraine flared up once again. This time, however, it wasn’t another Russian artillery or rocket barrage in eastern Ukraine’s embattled Donbas region. Rather, the latest escalation was evidenced by the completion of a bridge across the Kerch Strait connecting the Crimean...

    It’s Been 1 Year Since Mueller Began His Investigation. It’s Past Time for It to Wrap Up.
    May18

    It’s Been 1 Year Since Mueller Began His Investigation. It’s Past Time for It to Wrap Up.

    Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of Robert Mueller’s appointment as a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Russian government coordinated its activities with associates of candidate Donald Trump. Over the past year Mueller has managed to spend $10 million in taxpayer...

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival was a plea against complacency
    May18

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival was a plea against complacency

    Artistic freedom and ideological oppression took center stage at cinema’s most prestigious festival. Most film festivals aren’t programmed around a theme. But sometimes one emerges anyhow, brought on by some combination of the festival programmers’ interests and what’s going on in the world. Most of the offscreen buzz (and...

    Today’s letters: Solutions hard to find on Israel and Palestine
    May18

    Today’s letters: Solutions hard to find on Israel and Palestine

    Extremists prevent lasting peace between Israel, PalestineRe: U.S. embassy move won’t help peace process, May 16 In my view, both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian long-standing conflict have legitimate grievances and aspirations, and both sides are held hostage by their deeply and rigidly entrenched extremists’ diametrically opposing...