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    Running transcript: Jeff Sessions’ testimony on Trump and Russia
    Jun14

    Running transcript: Jeff Sessions’ testimony on Trump and Russia

    A transcript of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 13. This transcript will be updated. CHAIRMAN RICHARD BURR: Attorney General Sessions, appreciate your willingness to appear before the committee today. I thank you for your years of dedicated service as a member of this body, and your...

    Jefferson Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee— Live coverage # 5
    Jun13

    Jefferson Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee— Live coverage # 5

    And the Sessions hearing marches on. Among the highlights at this point: Sessions admitting Comey did come to him with concerns about his meeting with Trump. He also claims to have no recollection of meeting with Russian ambassador Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel, despite photographs of the two together, and is refusing to discuss any...

    Secretary of state says US-Russia relations deteriorating
    Jun13

    Secretary of state says US-Russia relations deteriorating

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. relationship with Russia is at an all-time low and deteriorating further, yet he cautioned against taking steps that might close off promising avenues of communication between the two former Cold War foes. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tillerson...

    Rep. Smith: Putin ‘Plotting’ for ‘Collapse of the Western World’
    Jun13

    Rep. Smith: Putin ‘Plotting’ for ‘Collapse of the Western World’

    Vladimir Putin can only maintain Russia’s importance by seeking the failure of other countries, Rep. Adam Smith (D., Wash.) said at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday. Russia is ruled by a failing regime, according to Smith, who said that Putin is “plotting” for “the collapse of the Western world,” and the...

    Sunday’s French Election
    Jun13

    Sunday’s French Election

    Photo by Lorie Shaull The good news this May was that French voters rejected far-right Marine Le Pen by a two-to-one margin in the second round of the Presidential election. “At least the French are not schmucks as the Americans!” were the first words that passed the sweet lips of my Provençal partner Elyane when the radio announced Le...

    The US Senate just Trump-proofed its sanctions against Russia
    Jun13

    The US Senate just Trump-proofed its sanctions against Russia

    Republican leadership may find the continuing probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia an overblown obstacle, but that didn’t stop a majority of Senate Republicans from joining with Democrats in Trump-proofing the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia. The Senate reached a bipartisan agreement concerning the latest round...

    Ukraine’s Cheerful Chimney Sweeper
    Jun13

    Ukraine’s Cheerful Chimney Sweeper

    It can be a dirty job, but a 68-year-old chimney sweeper in western Ukraine has become a local hero with a statue celebrating his work and cheerful character. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine touts defense industry to potential customers
    Jun13

    Ukraine touts defense industry to potential customers

    Ukraine has pitched the ambassadors of 16 countries on the capabilities of state companies to potentially construct military equipment for them. …read more Source: United Press...

    Senate Strikes Deal on Russia Sanctions, Stripping Power From Trump
    Jun13

    Senate Strikes Deal on Russia Sanctions, Stripping Power From Trump

    The U.S. Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a new round of sanctions against Russia, a move that will likely force President Donald Trump to either sign or veto a measure that he has not said he supports. The sanctions are in response to a trio of Russian actions, including their interference in the 2016 election, engagement in Syria...

    Senate attempts to protect Russian sanctions from Trump’s tiny fingers
    Jun13

    Senate attempts to protect Russian sanctions from Trump’s tiny fingers

    Congress may not be able to hide the nuclear football when Trump is at Mar-a-Lago, and they’ve failed to get Trump to sit still long enough to fill critical open roles in government, but they are working to Trump-proof Russian sanctions. Senate leaders struck an agreement Monday to roll out additional sanctions on Russia and make it...