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    Meet the Venture Capitalist Who Launched a Kickstarter for War
    May31

    Meet the Venture Capitalist Who Launched a Kickstarter for War

    From Syria to Ukraine, when the Pentagon needs help, Jim Hake has the answer. …read more Source: Foreign...

    The legal risks of Jared Kushner’s meeting with a Russian banker, explained
    May31

    The legal risks of Jared Kushner’s meeting with a Russian banker, explained

    Federal investigators are fixated on a mysterious December meeting between senior White House adviser Jared Kushner and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. Was Kushner really trying to open a direct channel of communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin? And why would he meet with the head of a state-controlled Russian bank to discuss such a...

    Underground Water Pipe Explodes in Ukraine in This Insane Video
    May31

    Underground Water Pipe Explodes in Ukraine in This Insane Video

    An underground water pipe in Kiev, Ukraine exploded and the footage is nuts. at The Daily Beast. …read more Source: The Daily...

    House of Cards Season 5, Episode 6: The Live-Binge Review
    May31

    House of Cards Season 5, Episode 6: The Live-Binge Review

    As in previous years, I’m binge-reviewing the latest season of Netflix’s House of Cards, the TV show that helped popularize the idea of “binge watching” when it premiered in 2013. Don’t read farther than you’ve watched. (The whole series will appear here.)Episode 6 (Chapter 58)President Claire says she doesn’t feel...

    CORY BOOKER: Russia is trying to ‘undermine democracy’ around the world
    May31

    CORY BOOKER: Russia is trying to ‘undermine democracy’ around the world

    The senator also said that Ukraine is the focal point of Russia’s aggression. …read more Source: Business...

    U.S. Senator Booker Says Ukraine At Fulcrum Of Russian “Aggression”
    May31

    U.S. Senator Booker Says Ukraine At Fulcrum Of Russian “Aggression”

    U.S. Senator Cory Booker said Ukraine was on the front line of a “transatlantic fight” with Russia for freedom and democracy, which Moscow was trying to undermine across the Western world. The Democratic senator was speaking with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian service during a visit to Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Russian Pranksters Pose As Ukrainian President, PM In Calls To Montenegrin Leaders
    May31

    Russian Pranksters Pose As Ukrainian President, PM In Calls To Montenegrin Leaders

    Two leading politicians in Montenegro have fallen victim to Russian pranksters who posed as the president and prime minister of Ukraine in telephone calls last week, officials in the Balkan country say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Interview: U.S. Senator Booker Says Russia Trying to Destabilize Democracies Globally
    May31

    Interview: U.S. Senator Booker Says Russia Trying to Destabilize Democracies Globally

    Russia’s interference in Ukraine is just one sign of a broad attempt to destabilize democracies around the world, U.S. Senator Cory Booker has told RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Are Russia Sanctions Here to Stay?
    May31

    Are Russia Sanctions Here to Stay?

    TNI Staff Politics, Eurasia Or are they just a convenient extension of politics? On May 25, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion of U.S. sanctions on Russia. The event was broadcast live on the National Interest’s Facebook page and can be viewed here. Three leading experts concurred that while the U.S. sanctions...

    France Says Worried by Ukraine Crisis, Demands Guarantees for Observers
    May31

    France Says Worried by Ukraine Crisis, Demands Guarantees for Observers

    PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday it was “extremely concerned” by the situation on the ground in eastern Ukraine and… …read more Source: U.S....