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    Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sanctions Against Russia for Meddling in 2016 Election
    Jun14

    Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sanctions Against Russia for Meddling in 2016 Election

    (WASHINGTON) — The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks. Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan sanctions legislation 97-2, underscoring broad...

    Senate votes to sanction Russia for election meddling
    Jun14

    Senate votes to sanction Russia for election meddling

    The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to impose tough sanctions against Russia for meddling in the US election, invading Crimea and backing Syrian strongman Basar al Assad. The bill — which passed by a 97-2 margin — includes language that would prevent President Trump from lifting the sanctions without Congressional approval. “Democrats...

    U.S. Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Advance New Russia Sanctions
    Jun14

    U.S. Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Advance New Russia Sanctions

    The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to cement existing economic sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, and impose new ones in response to Moscow’s alleged meddling in last year’s election campaign. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crimean Journalist Hopes To Steer Trial Away From ‘Politics’
    Jun14

    Crimean Journalist Hopes To Steer Trial Away From ‘Politics’

    Crimean journalist Mykola Semena has told RFE/RL that he welcomes the chance to make a straightforward, law-based case for his innocence at a trial he said has so far been dominated by politically charged statements by Russian prosecutors. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sources: Ukraine’s Poroshenko To Meet Trump In Washington
    Jun14

    Sources: Ukraine’s Poroshenko To Meet Trump In Washington

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington sometime before next month’s G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, three Ukrainian officials in Kyiv and Washington told RFE/RL on June 14. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Ukrainian Reformation
    Jun14

    The Ukrainian Reformation

    Walter Russell Mead: Welcome to Washington! Let me begin by asking—what brings you here?Oleksandr Danylyuk: I’m here to attend the spring meetings, the premier events of the financial world. We have a pretty busy agenda—meetings with the IMF, the World Bank, and private investors as well. I’m doing all this because we are preparing to...

    Putin Apologist Oliver Stone’s Son Works for Russian Propaganda Network
    Jun14

    Putin Apologist Oliver Stone’s Son Works for Russian Propaganda Network

    Hollywood director Oliver Stone, who recently emerged as a prominent celebrity defender of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has a son who works for a Russian government-funded propaganda outlet. Stone is the director of the upcoming Showtime series “The Putin Interviews,” compromised of a series of interviews Stone conducted with...

    Tank War: Russia’s Tough T-90 vs. America’s Mighty M-1 Abrams (Who Wins?)
    Jun14

    Tank War: Russia’s Tough T-90 vs. America’s Mighty M-1 Abrams (Who Wins?)

    Dave Majumdar Security, It should be noted that replacing or even developing a new M1A3 variant is not a high priority for the U.S. Army. The Army is being drawn down after the U.S. ground forces were pulled from Iraq and Afghanistan, and with the focus on the Pacific theatre, the service is looking for ways to carve out its niche. Even with...

    Ukrainians Petition for Reagan Statue in Kiev
    Jun14

    Ukrainians Petition for Reagan Statue in Kiev

    A statue commemorating Ronald Reagan’s role in liberating Ukraine from Communism could be coming to the country’s capital in the near future. If the city of Kiev approves a petition from the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation, Reagan will be set up in the spot once occupied by a statue of prominent Ukrainian Communist Dmytro...

    Belarusian Killed On Kyiv’s Maidan Honored As Hero Of Ukraine
    Jun14

    Belarusian Killed On Kyiv’s Maidan Honored As Hero Of Ukraine

    A Belarusian man who was one of the first protesters killed during the Euromaidan protests in Kyiv in 2014 has been posthumously awarded a Hero of Ukraine medal. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...