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    Report: Trump Admin Secretly Pressured State Dept To Lift Russia Sanctions
    Jun02

    Report: Trump Admin Secretly Pressured State Dept To Lift Russia Sanctions

    Immediately after entering the White House, the Trump administration embarked on a secret, forceful push to lift economic sanctions against Russia, Yahoo News reported Thursday. Senior Trump officials went toe-to-toe with former Obama administration and State Department staffers scrambling to curtail their efforts and to stall an order to develop...

    Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: a Crib Sheet
    Jun02

    Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: a Crib Sheet

    President Donald Trump still has not taken the necessary steps to distance himself from his businesses while in office. In accordance with a plan that he and one of his lawyers, Sheri Dillon, laid out at a press conference on January 11, Trump has filed paperwork to remove himself from the day-to-day operation of his eponymous organization....

    The Battle of Midway Anniversary: 75 Years Ago, America and Japan Clashed (And China Is Studying the Results)
    Jun02

    The Battle of Midway Anniversary: 75 Years Ago, America and Japan Clashed (And China Is Studying the Results)

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, Asia What does Beijing think? On this solemn anniversary of the Midway Battle, Americans must first and foremost remember the extraordinary heroes of those dark days. On June 4th 1942, several entire squadrons of intrepid US Navy pilots were sacrificed. For example, every single one of the fifteen aircraft from...

    It’s All Much Weirder Than You Think
    Jun02

    It’s All Much Weirder Than You Think

    In this new piece, Allegra Kirkland gives us an overview and some choice details of the wild world of Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s ‘personal lawyer’ and longtime Trump Organization operative – the side business with Ukrainian emigre taxi barons, the casino boats, the ethanol business in Ukraine. Cohen turns out to be a major player...

    Russia’s Yandex closes Ukrainian offices after raid, sanctions
    Jun02

    Russia’s Yandex closes Ukrainian offices after raid, sanctions

    Russian Internet company Yandex announced it will close its Ukraine offices in Kiev and Odessa, after it was sanctioned by the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Daily Vertical: Vladimir Putin, Art Lover
    Jun02

    The Daily Vertical: Vladimir Putin, Art Lover

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s ‘Pit Bull’, With Biz Ties To Ukrainian Emigres, Is Back In Spotlight
    Jun02

    Trump’s ‘Pit Bull’, With Biz Ties To Ukrainian Emigres, Is Back In Spotlight

    Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s “pit bull” personal attorney, is the latest associate of the President’s with ties to a former Soviet republic to emerge as a person congressional investigators want to hear from in their probes into Russian interference in the U.S. election. The pugnacious Manhattan lawyer’s name has cropped up in...

    Chechen Accused Of Plotting To Kill Putin Survives Shooting In Kyiv
    Jun02

    Chechen Accused Of Plotting To Kill Putin Survives Shooting In Kyiv

    A Chechen man whom Russian authorities accuse of plotting to kill President Vladimir Putin was shot and wounded in Kyiv in what Ukrainian police say was an assassination attempt. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Hidden Insurgency Tore Up Ukraine. Now It’s Coming For Your Inbox.
    Jun02

    Putin’s Hidden Insurgency Tore Up Ukraine. Now It’s Coming For Your Inbox.

    In the early days of 2014, “little green men,” irregular paramilitary forces, began popping up across Crimean outposts. The West assumed they were Russian soldiers, but could they be sure? at The Daily Beast. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Reports suggest U.S. considering returning compounds to Russia, diplomats turning up in strange places
    Jun02

    Reports suggest U.S. considering returning compounds to Russia, diplomats turning up in strange places

    JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to hint today at Russian involvement in hacking during last year’s presidential campaign, not by government agents, but by what he called patriotically-minded individuals. Meantime, the fallout from the Trump campaign’s alleged contacts with Russia, and the...