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    News Roundup for March 24, 2017
    Mar24

    News Roundup for March 24, 2017

    Comin at ya, it’s the Friday news blues.1. Trump gave an ultimatum to the GOP telling them to either vote on the AHCA or Obamacare stays. Seems like he doesn’t really give a shit, right? More here.2. Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying refugees capsized in the Mediterranean. Why is this still happening? Maybe...

    Kremlin critic gunned down by Russian agent, Ukrainian official says
    Mar24

    Kremlin critic gunned down by Russian agent, Ukrainian official says

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent. Denis Voronenkov (Roman Yarovitcyn/Kommersant Photo via AP) Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, identified the man who shot Voronenkov on Thursday...

    EU prolongs satellite support to Ukraine monitors
    Mar24

    EU prolongs satellite support to Ukraine monitors

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is prolonging its satellite imagery support to help observers monitor the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    5 key questions about the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation
    Mar24

    5 key questions about the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation

    (Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has emerged as the party’s spokesman on the FBI’s investigation of President Trump’s ties with Russian government officials. With his pinpoint questioning and his made-for-TV tan, the California congressman proved...

    Murdered ex-lawmaker knew ‘misdeeds of Russian elites,’ Kremlin critic says
    Mar24

    Murdered ex-lawmaker knew ‘misdeeds of Russian elites,’ Kremlin critic says

    The exiled Russian lawmaker who was assassinated outside an upscale Kiev hotel reportedly knew about “misdeeds of Russian elites,” including illegal smuggling and money laundering. …read more Source: FOX...

    1 Killed as Large Fire Rips through Ukraine Military Arsenal
    Mar24

    1 Killed as Large Fire Rips through Ukraine Military Arsenal

    A woman has died in an enormous fire at a Ukrainian munitions dump in the country’s Kharkiv region near the Russian border.The body of the 66-year old woman was found in a house that was hit by a shell near the depot in Balaklia, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service minister… …read more Source:...

    Kyiv Identifies Suspected Gunman In Ex-Duma Deputy’s Assassination
    Mar24

    Kyiv Identifies Suspected Gunman In Ex-Duma Deputy’s Assassination

    The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has confirmed the identity of the suspected gunman in the assassination in Kyiv on March 23 of a former Russian lawmaker who fled last year to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Marine Le Pen says she may lift Russia sanctions if elected
    Mar24

    Marine Le Pen says she may lift Russia sanctions if elected

    She said she would consider what she had to do to swiftly lift European Union sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis if elected. …read more Source: Business...

    Much Ado About Manafort
    Mar24

    Much Ado About Manafort

    MOSCOW—The reports that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had had a contract for tens of millions of dollars to “greatly benefit the Putin Government” were not exactly news here. And, in a certain sense, they didn’t have to be news in Washington, either.Manafort, who has reportedly just volunteered to testify in the House...

    Official says trained Russian agent killed exiled Kremlin critic in Ukraine
    Mar24

    Official says trained Russian agent killed exiled Kremlin critic in Ukraine

    An adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister says Pavel Parshov, 28, had been trained in Russia by Russian security services. …read more Source: Toronto...