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    The Deep State Takes on Tillerson
    Aug04

    The Deep State Takes on Tillerson

    Anyone who doubts the power of the bureaucracy ought to look into the quandary confronting ExxonMobil. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at Treasury recently announced that it would levy a $2 million fine against the company for alleged violations of Ukraine-related sanctions policy while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served as...

    Pro-Russia GOP Rep Pushes Months-Old Report That DNC Hack Was ‘Inside Job’
    Aug04

    Pro-Russia GOP Rep Pushes Months-Old Report That DNC Hack Was ‘Inside Job’

    From Laguna Beach, with love. Russia’s favorite congressman is claiming that a months-old report proves “the so-called hacking of the Democratic National Committee before last year’s elections could not have been done by Russians, but was instead an inside job made to look like Moscow’s handiwork.” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA),...

    Trump blames Congress for poor US relations with Russia
    Aug03

    Trump blames Congress for poor US relations with Russia

    WASHINGTON — President Trump blamed Congress on Thursday for the United States’ poor relationship with Russia, a day after he signed sanctions legislation that he said is flawed and unconstitutional. The new law, which also includes sanctions on Iran and North Korea, limits Trump’s ability to change restrictions on Russia and is a...

    Two Ukrainian Track Athletes Suspended Over Doping Charges
    Aug03

    Two Ukrainian Track Athletes Suspended Over Doping Charges

    Two Ukrainian athletes, including an Olympic bronze medal winner, have received provisional suspensions after being charged with doping offenses, international sports officials say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. General Says Russia Not ‘Transparent’ About Upcoming Exercises
    Aug03

    U.S. General Says Russia Not ‘Transparent’ About Upcoming Exercises

    A senior U.S. general in Europe says the U.S. military is keeping a close eye on Moscow’s planned military exercises in Russia and Belarus — exercises that some experts say could involve 100,000 troops. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s Objections to Russia Sanctions Law Suggest He Might Trade Crimea Away
    Aug03

    Trump’s Objections to Russia Sanctions Law Suggest He Might Trade Crimea Away

    After President Donald Trump reluctantly signed a bill on Wednesday that makes it harder for him to lift sanctions on Russia, the White House issued a curious statement in his name, complaining that the new law includes “a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions.” Specifically, the president complained about sections 253 and 257 of the...

    President Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions bill
    Aug03

    President Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a “seriously flawed” package of sanctions against Russia, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow. Trump signed the most significant piece of legislation of his presidency Wednesday with no public...

    Mother Hunts For Sons Missing In Action In Ukraine
    Aug03

    Mother Hunts For Sons Missing In Action In Ukraine

    The mother of two Ukrainian government soldiers is on desperate hunt to learn the fate of her sons who went missing in action in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Kateryna Khomyak’s sons were among more than 400 soldiers the Ukrainian government says are missing after battling Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. (YouTube, RFE/RL’s...

    Jailed Pro-Kyiv Russian Activist Starts Hunger Strike
    Aug03

    Jailed Pro-Kyiv Russian Activist Starts Hunger Strike

    A Russian activist in the southern region of Krasnodar jailed for propagating extremism and separatism online has started a hunger strike in custody, her mother says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine and Russia Clash on Twitter Over Trump Sanctions
    Aug03

    Ukraine and Russia Clash on Twitter Over Trump Sanctions

    Ukraine and Russia face off in Twitter rematch with South Park gif, after Simpsons meme. …read more Source:...