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    Trump’s next military scapegoat: Foreign-born service members targeted by Pentagon

    (Credit: Getty/John Moore) The White House is currently celebrating “American Dream Week,” part of a gimmicky branding scheme meant to highlight President Donald Trump’s achievements. So far during this celebration Trump has unveiled his new immigration plan, saying he wants immigrants “who speak English,” and now the Civil Rights Division...

    Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Klitschko Retires
    Aug03

    Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Klitschko Retires

    Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has announced his retirement from boxing at age 41. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia, says PM Medvedev
    Aug03

    US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia, says PM Medvedev

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Congress. The law aims to punish Russia for its alleged...

    Yanukovych’s Treason Trial Set To Restart
    Aug03

    Yanukovych’s Treason Trial Set To Restart

    The in-absentia treason trial of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is due to restart today. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trial Of Crimean Journalist Semena Set To Resume In Simferopol
    Aug03

    Trial Of Crimean Journalist Semena Set To Resume In Simferopol

    Russian-appointed judges at a court in Ukraine’s occupied Crimea region are scheduled to conduct a new hearing in the trial of Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Unveiling the Reagan-Gorbachev Statue in Moscow
    Aug03

    Unveiling the Reagan-Gorbachev Statue in Moscow

    For all the anti-Russian fervor in congress and on cable news, an important ceremony recently occurred in Moscow. On July 3, just prior to the first meeting between President Trump and President Putin, a statue was unveiled of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Attending the ceremony were various Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials,...

    Georgian Court Rejects Saakashvili’s Motion to Postpone Embezzlement Hearing
    Aug03

    Georgian Court Rejects Saakashvili’s Motion to Postpone Embezzlement Hearing

    A Georgian court on Wednesday rejected a request to postpone former President Mikheil Saakashvili’s hearing on embezzlement charges. Saakashvili’s lawyers asked Tbilisi City Court to delay the hearing because the former president has been stateless since July 26, when Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko revoked Saakashvili’s...

    Russian Prime Minister makes bold prediction about Trump after new sanctions
    Aug03

    Russian Prime Minister makes bold prediction about Trump after new sanctions

    Russian Prime Minister, and former President, Dmitry Medvedev was very unhappy at the sanctions President Trump signed against the Russian Federation Wednesday, and he took to social media to express his dissatisfaction. In his statement, he said that Trump had been humiliated in to signing the sanctions, and that the establishment would...

    The myth about Trump’s generals
    Aug03

    The myth about Trump’s generals

    John F. Kelly; Michael Flynn; H.R. McMaster (Credit: AP/Moises Castillo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Susan Walsh) I know it’s asking a lot, but can you remember all the way back to January, not long after Trump was inaugurated, when Republican and Democrat establishment types were still reaching for reasons not to get too alarmed by the man...

    How 9/11 led to President Donald Trump
    Aug03

    How 9/11 led to President Donald Trump

    (Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Thomas Shanahan) It is sometimes hard to locate the genesis of a catastrophe. Most examples of societal breakdown are preceded by a long period of decay, before a moment of truth sets a country on an irreversible downward plummet. The French Revolution came about after years of costly wars, leading to a...