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    Why Did Jeff Sessions Really Meet With Sergey Kislyak?
    Jun13

    Why Did Jeff Sessions Really Meet With Sergey Kislyak?

    It can be hard to get a straight answer out of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.When Senator Al Franken asked then-Senator Sessions at his Senate confirmation hearing on January 10 whether he “communicated with the Russian government,” he said, “I’m not aware of any of those activities.” Unprompted, Sessions then went further, saying, “I have...

    UN Says Ukraine Conflict Escalating Amid Cease Fire-Violations
    Jun13

    UN Says Ukraine Conflict Escalating Amid Cease Fire-Violations

    A United Nations report says hostilities have been escalating in eastern Ukraine in recent months because parties to the armed conflict there have “repeatedly failed to implement cease-fire agreements.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Embassy In Kazakhstan Irked By Maps Showing Crimea As Russia
    Jun13

    Ukraine’s Embassy In Kazakhstan Irked By Maps Showing Crimea As Russia

    Ukraine’s Kazakh Embassy has lodged a protest over maps near an international energy exposition in Astana that show Ukraine’s occupied Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Senate Has Agreed to Impose New Sanctions on Russia, While Curbing the White House’s Power to Ease Them
    Jun13

    The Senate Has Agreed to Impose New Sanctions on Russia, While Curbing the White House’s Power to Ease Them

    (WASHINGTON) — Senate Republicans and Democrats reached agreement late Monday on a new package of sanctions on Russia amid the firestorm over Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and investigations into Moscow’s possible collusion with members of President Donald Trump’s campaign. Top lawmakers on two committees —...

    US Senators Back Legislation Strengthening Russia Sanctions
    Jun13

    US Senators Back Legislation Strengthening Russia Sanctions

    A group of U.S. Senators agreed Monday on legislation to strengthen sanctions against Russia, including a provision that would require congressional review if the White House relaxed, suspended or terminated sanctions already in place. The bipartisan agreement comes in the form of an amendment to legislation the Senate is already considering on...

    Showtime for Putin and Oliver
    Jun13

    Showtime for Putin and Oliver

    While Democrats and their media allies demonize Vladimir Putin, and anybody who might have talked to him, filmmaker Oliver Stone has been hanging out with the Russian strongman. “The Putin Interviews,” Stone’s four-part series, launched on Monday and according to Showtime: “Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to Russian president...

    Making Russia Great Again
    Jun13

    Making Russia Great Again

    By Jean-Francois BoittinWhy is Vladimir Putin so grateful to Donald Trump? Because Trump diminishes the United States’ standing in the world, making little Russia look larger.Leave it to American analysts to explore major news events in great depth – and miss the main story. Case in point: the testimony of former FBI director James Comey....

    Mattis: No Indication Russia Wants Positive Relationship With US
    Jun13

    Mattis: No Indication Russia Wants Positive Relationship With US

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday there was no indication that Russia wanted a positive relationship with the United States, saying it had chosen to be a strategic competitor. “At this time … I do not see any indication that Mr. Putin would want a positive relationship with us. That is not to say we can’t get...

    News Wrap: Anti-corruption protesters arrested across Russia
    Jun13

    News Wrap: Anti-corruption protesters arrested across Russia

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The White House isn’t saying tonight whether tape recordings do exist of President Trump’s conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. Over the weekend, several Republican senators urged the president to answer that question, yes or no. At the White House today, reporters pressed Press Secretary Sean Spicer on...

    The casual indifference of Dachau’s selfie-taking Holocaust tourists
    Jun13

    The casual indifference of Dachau’s selfie-taking Holocaust tourists

    DACHAU, GERMANY (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images) In an age of ubiquitous technology and look-at-me social media, where “selfies” have replaced a focus on others while travelling—remember when people once took pictures of their friends and family, with their own visage only one among many in a group photo—one might hope that at a...