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    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant
    Apr12

    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant

    Russia is struggling to source gas turbines for two new power plants it is building in Crimea, Russian Energy Ministry Alexander Novak said Wednesday. European Union sanctions bar European individuals and companies from providing energy technology to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The Black Sea peninsula has suffered...

    Tillerson: Relations With Russia at a ‘Low Point,’ Both Nations Must ‘Put an End to Steady Degradation’
    Apr12

    Tillerson: Relations With Russia at a ‘Low Point,’ Both Nations Must ‘Put an End to Steady Degradation’

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Russia during a joint press conference with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday that the current state of US-Russia relations is at a “low point.” “There is a low level of trust between our two countries,” Tillerson said, before emphasizing that,...

    Donald Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg news conference – live updates
    Apr12

    Donald Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg news conference – live updates

    The two are discussing Russia and Syria, as well as Ukraine, and the fight against ISIS …read more Source:...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...