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    Records match some Ukraine ledger payments to ex-Trump aide
    Apr12

    Records match some Ukraine ledger payments to ex-Trump aide

    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 … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    No Sanctions in Hand, Tillerson Heads into Moscow Meetings
    Apr12

    No Sanctions in Hand, Tillerson Heads into Moscow Meetings

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to meet Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a focus on Syria, Ukraine and U.S.-Russia relations. Tillerson arrived in Moscow with less ammunition than Washington and London had hoped he would have in his bid to convince Russia to abandon Syrian President Bashar al Assad. But he...

    Court OK’d secret monitor of Trump adviser by FBI
    Apr12

    Court OK’d secret monitor of Trump adviser by FBI

    The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said. Related Articles President Trump is getting out of the modeling business, report says...

    In Moscow, Rex Tillerson Vies to Succeed Where Obama Failed With Tough Stance on Syria
    Apr12

    In Moscow, Rex Tillerson Vies to Succeed Where Obama Failed With Tough Stance on Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Trump administration veered toward deeper conflict with Russia Tuesday as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow, gambling that an unpredictable new president armed with the willingness to threaten military action gives the U.S. much-needed leverage to end Syria’s carnage. Yet there were no guarantees...

    Krauthammer’s Take: Not Listening to America ‘Has Worked Out Rather Well for the Russians’
    Apr12

    Krauthammer’s Take: Not Listening to America ‘Has Worked Out Rather Well for the Russians’

    Charles Krauthammer pointed out the problem with American officials thinking that they know more about Russia’s interests than the Russians do, and he also said that such thinking has had negative consequences in the Middle East: I am always a little bit wary about American secretaries of state or defense trying to instruct the Russians on...

    ‘Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?,’ U.S. secretary of state asks G7 ministers
    Apr12

    ‘Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?,’ U.S. secretary of state asks G7 ministers

    The provocative remark suggested Rex Tillerson, the former chief of Exxon Mobil Corp., is still finding his footing in a world of diplomacy …read more Source: Vancouver...

    The Trump Team Is Still Searching for a Two-State Solution
    Apr12

    The Trump Team Is Still Searching for a Two-State Solution

    Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Middle East Jason Greenblatt has the difficult job of trying to convince Israeli officials and Palestinian authorities to work on a two-state solution. Washington, DC is dealing with a lot of problems these days. Drama over the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into possible collusion between Trump...

    U.S., Mexico, Canada join forces for 2026 World Cup bid
    Apr12

    U.S., Mexico, Canada join forces for 2026 World Cup bid

    The World Cup might be coming to North America. President Donald Trump’s border wall has been dominating all conversation about the United States and Mexico, but North American soccer organizations want to change that. The United States, Mexico and Canada are joining forces to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The three nations made the...

    ‘Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?,’ U.S. secretary of state asks G7 ministers
    Apr12

    ‘Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?,’ U.S. secretary of state asks G7 ministers

    With one offhand remark, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left European diplomats befuddled at a gathering in Italy. “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” Tillerson asked foreign ministers discussing Russia’s intervention there at a Group of Seven gathering Tuesday in Lucca, Italy. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc...

    Tillerson asked European diplomats why U.S. taxpayers should care about Ukraine
    Apr12

    Tillerson asked European diplomats why U.S. taxpayers should care about Ukraine

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked European diplomats during a Tuesday meeting why American taxpayers should care about Ukraine, according to … …read more Source: The...