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    Former Trump campaign manager alleged to have laundered payments from Ukraine via offshore banks
    Mar21

    Former Trump campaign manager alleged to have laundered payments from Ukraine via offshore banks

    The new documents may revive questions about the ties between the Trump aide Paul Manafort and the party of the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, who has been in hiding in Russia since 2014 …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Trump can’t escape Russia woes
    Mar21

    Trump can’t escape Russia woes

    President Donald Trump’s Russia headaches are far from behind him.One day after the top law enforcement official in the United States confirmed an active FBI investigation into ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, lawmakers are already laying out plans to haul Michael Flynn, Carter Page, Paul Manafort and possibly...

    Why US-Russia Cyber Cooperation Is So Problematic
    Mar21

    Why US-Russia Cyber Cooperation Is So Problematic

    The Russian government is a notoriously bad actor in cyberspace, but this hasn’t stopped them from advocating for greater cyber cooperation abroad. Last year, the United States agreed to resume the 2013 discussions on cyber cooperation that were halted after Russia invaded Crimea. Russian connections to the recent breaches of the Democratic...

    White House distances itself from Paul Manafort, who reportedly laundered money to himself from a pro-Putin party’s “black ledger”
    Mar21

    White House distances itself from Paul Manafort, who reportedly laundered money to himself from a pro-Putin party’s “black ledger”

    Paul Manafort (Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri) A month after it was reported that a Ukrainian parliament member had attempted to blackmail Paul Manafort — the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump — with documents over Manafort’s alleged connections to pro-Putin forces in Ukraine, that same parliament member has released...

    Ukrainian elder statesman: How Russian hybrid war is changing the world order
    Mar21

    Ukrainian elder statesman: How Russian hybrid war is changing the world order

    Volodymyr Horbulin is one of Ukraine’s most accomplished elder statesmen. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Headlines for March 21, 2017
    Mar21

    Headlines for March 21, 2017

    James Comey: FBI Is Investigating Trump’s Ties to RussiaJames Comey: FBI Has “No Information” to Support Trump’s Wiretapping ClaimsFmr. Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Facing New Accusations in UkraineReuters: Tillerson to Skip April NATO Meeting, Then Head to RussiaDay 2 of Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation...

    Ukraine’s Central Bank Revises Down GDP Outlook As Blockade Hits
    Mar21

    Ukraine’s Central Bank Revises Down GDP Outlook As Blockade Hits

    Ukraine’s central bank said on March 21 that a blockade of the part of the country controlled by Russia-backed separatists will hit the country’s economy harder than previously expected. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New documents show Trump aide hid payments from Ukraine party with Moscow ties, lawmaker alleges
    Mar21

    New documents show Trump aide hid payments from Ukraine party with Moscow ties, lawmaker alleges

    The documents released by a Ukrainian lawmaker claim Manafort laundered the payments through Belize. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Report: Ex-Trump campaign head laundered money from Russia-linked Ukraine pol
    Mar21

    Report: Ex-Trump campaign head laundered money from Russia-linked Ukraine pol

    President Trump’s former campaign leader Paul Manafort is being accused of laundering money from the party of Ukraine’s Kremlin-backed former president, the … …read more Source: The...

    Blockade of Rebel-held East Forecast to Hurt Ukraine Economy
    Mar21

    Blockade of Rebel-held East Forecast to Hurt Ukraine Economy

    Ukraine’s central bank says a trade blockade of rebel-held regions in the east is hurting the economy.The National Bank of Ukraine says it has slashed its estimate for economic growth in 2017 to 1.9 percent from the 2.8 percent predicted in January due to the blockade.The… …read more Source:...