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    Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents
    Jun16

    Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents

    Aides and volunteers on Donald Trump’s presidential transition were instructed Thursday to save any records related to “several pending investigations into potential attempts by Russia interests to influence the 2016 election,” according to a memo provided to POLITICO.In the memo from a transition lawyer, campaign officials were told to...

    Germany, Austria Object To Provision Of U.S. Senate’s Russian Sanctions Bill
    Jun16

    Germany, Austria Object To Provision Of U.S. Senate’s Russian Sanctions Bill

    Germany and Austria strongly objected to a provision in Russian sanctions legislation approved by the Senate on June 15, saying it could hurt European businesses involved in a project to bring Russian natural gas supplies to Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Will the Russia Sanctions Bill Strip Trump of His Power?
    Jun16

    Will the Russia Sanctions Bill Strip Trump of His Power?

    Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Eurasia It’s not everyday when Republicans and Democrats can hold together a dialogue over a period of months and come away with a good old-fashioned bipartisan piece of legislation. When they do, Washington and the rest of America rejoice. “Finally,” they may say, “the politicians that we send to Capitol Hill...

    Why Is Robert Mueller Probing Jared Kushner’s Finances?
    Jun16

    Why Is Robert Mueller Probing Jared Kushner’s Finances?

    Jared Kushner’s business endeavors in the dog-eat-dog world of New York City real estate helped endear him to his father-in-law, President Trump. Now those complex dealings are reportedly under scrutiny by federal investigators as part of the sprawling Russia investigation.The Washington Post reported Thursday that Special Counsel Robert...

    Two Russians, Navalny Party Members, Seek Political Asylum In Ukraine
    Jun16

    Two Russians, Navalny Party Members, Seek Political Asylum In Ukraine

    Two Russian opposition figures from Aleksei Navalny’s party asked for political asylum at the Ukrainian border on June 15, Ukraine’s Border Guard Service said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Special counsel homes in on Jared Kushner’s business dealings
    Jun16

    Special counsel homes in on Jared Kushner’s business dealings

    Investigators have now progressed from a general focus on Jared Kushner’s meetings with Russians last December to specifically scrutinizing his financial dealings. The Washington Post reports: The Washington Post had earlier reported that investigators were scrutinizing separate meetings that Kushner held with Russians in December — first...

    Putin Peppered with Tough Questions During Annual Show
    Jun16

    Putin Peppered with Tough Questions During Annual Show

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual marathon call-in show, Direct Line, is usually a carefully crafted production designed to show how the Kremlin’s top guy cares about ordinary people’s concerns and quickly responds to resolve issues that local officials ignore. The nationwide show has state television reporters in...

    Senate overwhelmingly passes legislation on Russia sanctions
    Jun16

    Senate overwhelmingly passes legislation on Russia sanctions

    Measure mandates congressional review for sanctions to be altered WASHINGTON – The Senate on June 14 overwhelmingly passed – by a vote of 97 to 2 – new legislation imposing sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and Syria, and its attempt to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. The measure, which is an amendment […] …read...

    Crucial health care reform begins, NATO membership becomes priority
    Jun16

    Crucial health care reform begins, NATO membership becomes priority

    Ukraine moves closer to Europe KYIV – Ukraine’s acting Health Minister Dr. Ulana Suprun flew to the U.S. this week to meet with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America to further garner support for health reform. Ukraine’s Parliament on June 8 passed the […]...

    Ukrainians celebrate visa-free travel to EU
    Jun16

    Ukrainians celebrate visa-free travel to EU

    BRUSSELS – Ukrainians celebrated the first day of visa-free travel to most European Union countries, which President Petro Poroshenko welcomed as a “a final exit of our country from the Russian Empire.” The liberalized regime entered into force on June 11, allowing Ukrainian citizens who have biometric passports to enter all EU member states...