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    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions
    Jul26

    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions

    With U.S. lawmakers expected to finalize new sanctions on Russia this week, former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis told VOA that would be a positive move, since he believes President Donald Trump’s administration has taken too weak a stance on Russia. In an interview Tuesday with VOA’s Jela De Franceschi, Stavridis, now dean of...

    House passes Russia sanctions bill curbing Trump’s power
    Jul26

    House passes Russia sanctions bill curbing Trump’s power

    WASHINGTON — Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress. Lawmakers passed the legislation, 419-3, clearing the far-reaching measure for...

    Russian State Pollster Finds Growing Affection for Stalin
    Jul25

    Russian State Pollster Finds Growing Affection for Stalin

    Historians generally agree that Josef Stalin was a dictator who killed and terrorized millions of people through a repressive police state. However among Russians, there are signs that people are starting to see him more as an “effective manager” and a symbol of Soviet-Russian power. According to a poll by the state-backed VTsIOM...

    All The Dots, Connected
    Jul25

    All The Dots, Connected

    Both Donald Trump, Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer with whom he met in June 2016, have tried to portray their meeting at Trump Tower as nothing more than a lobbying effort aimed at lifting a discrete set of sanctions known as the Magnitsky Act. The implication is that Veselnitskaya, as well as Rinat Akhmetshin (who was only...

    Trump’s Conduits For Capital From The Former Soviet Bloc Are Actually Old Pals
    Jul25

    Trump’s Conduits For Capital From The Former Soviet Bloc Are Actually Old Pals

    Two very different men have been instrumental in introducing financiers and clients from Russia and the former Soviet bloc to the Trump Organization’s real estate machine: Felix Sater, Donald Trump’s former business partner and a convicted felon, and Michael Cohen, Trump’s brash, longtime personal attorney. And TPM now has...

    Kremlin warns US against supporting Ukraine with weapons
    Jul25

    Kremlin warns US against supporting Ukraine with weapons

    MOSCOW – Any U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons would set back peace efforts and escalate tensions, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. The Kremlin was referring to an interview given by U.S. special envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, to Britain’s broadcaster BBC, in which he said that Washington was actively reviewing whether...

    Former Nazi interpreter stripped of citizenship for fourth time
    Jul25

    Former Nazi interpreter stripped of citizenship for fourth time

    The federal government has, for the fourth time, stripped a former Nazi interpreter of his Canadian citizenship – a decision Helmut Oberlander is set to contest again in Federal Court. A federal order-in-council issued June 20, 2017 that revoked Oberlander’s citizenship marks the government’s latest attempt in a 22-year-old legal...

    Trump escalates shame campaign against Sessions
    Jul25

    Trump escalates shame campaign against Sessions

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday ramped up his public shame campaign against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, even as conservatives and some White House advisers are cautioning Trump against seeking his ouster.“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel...

    Trump campaign manager Manafort subpoenaed to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee
    Jul25

    Trump campaign manager Manafort subpoenaed to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee

    While former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort reached an agreement to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week, he would not agree to the terms provided by the Judiciary Committee. That committee has now responded by issuing a subpoena for Manafort’s appearance. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and...

    Maybe Justin Bieber wants to start his own church, report from Down Under says
    Jul25

    Maybe Justin Bieber wants to start his own church, report from Down Under says

    As Justin Bieber shocked the worldwide Belieber community Monday by canceling the remaining 15 dates of his Purpose tour, he explained he’s fine but needed to take a break after 16 intense months of being on the road. Related Articles Justin Bieber ‘just over it,’ cancels tour’s final shows Celebrity photos: Ariana Grande,...