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    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia
    May18

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia

    After his Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” was deemed “anti-Russian” by Russia’s Minister of Culture, director Andrey Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an equally bleak critique of Russian society. Zvyagintsev was to premiere his fourth film, “Loveless,” on Thursday in Cannes, where...

    The past 24 hours of devastating Trump news, explained
    May18

    The past 24 hours of devastating Trump news, explained

    The pace of these revelations is only increasing. The Trump White House is already reeling from a weeks-long onslaught of bad news. Last night, it got even more — and one particular development now threatens to bring the Trump presidency to a premature end. Let’s do a quick summary of the past 24 hours. The Justice Department tapped former...

    US Scrutinizes Ukraine Ban on Russian Websites
    May18

    US Scrutinizes Ukraine Ban on Russian Websites

    U.S. officials say they are closely following Ukraine’s order blocking access to a number of Russian websites in the latest round of sanctions over Russia’s 2014 annexation Crimea. The U.S. State Department has not taken an official position on the matter. However a U.S. official on background told VOA that Ukrainian President Petro...

    The Macedonian Crisis is Far From Over
    May18

    The Macedonian Crisis is Far From Over

    On the afternoon of April 27 several hundred Macedonians stormed the parliament building in downtown Skopje. Most were state employees, some wrapped in Macedonian flags, others wearing balaclavas, a small number armed with knives and handguns. They had spent their mornings driving busses or grading papers or directing traffic. One of their...

    Ukraine bans Russian social media sites in an attempt to punish the Kremlin

    Ukraine banned two popular social media sites Tuesday, in a new attempt to purge Russian influence in the country. The move to block these Russian websites is an extension of sanctions against Russia that have been in place since it annexed Crimea in 2014. Personally announced by President Petro Poroshenko, the order affects individuals and...

    Ryan and McCarthy want you to believe they were joking about Russia’s war on Western civilization
    May18

    Ryan and McCarthy want you to believe they were joking about Russia’s war on Western civilization

    A bunch more bombshells hit Washington, D.C. late Wednesday, but one hits hard in the heart of the Republican establishment: The Washington Post’s scoop of a recording in which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy “jokes” that Trump is on Putin’s payroll. When the Post approached Speaker Paul Ryan’s and McCarthy’s...

    The Self-Pitying President
    May18

    The Self-Pitying President

    When news that the Justice Department had appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel landed last night, the White House was reportedly as surprised as everyone else. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had only informed the president’s staff once the order was signed.Nonetheless, President Trump took the news in stride, aides...

    Ukraine Commemorates Deportation Of Crimean Tatars
    May18

    Ukraine Commemorates Deportation Of Crimean Tatars

    Ukraine is commemorating the victims of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s mass deportation of Tatars from Crimea in 1944. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Republicans Are as Tainted by the Russia Scandal as Trump
    May18

    Republicans Are as Tainted by the Russia Scandal as Trump

    All politicians, even the most polished, say things they wish they hadn’t. In the jargon of Washington, the process of resolving these self-inflicted crises is usually called the walk back. Compelled to provide more context, politicians will—usually through their press aides—admit they they “misspoke” or “regret their remarks.”Donald Trump...

    Ryan and McCarthy want you to believe they were joking about Russia’s war on Western civilization

    A bunch more bombshells hit Washington, D.C. late Wednesday, but one hits hard in the heart of the Republican establishment: The Washington Post’s scoop of a recording in which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy “jokes” that Trump is on Putin’s payroll. When the Post approached Speaker Paul Ryan’s and McCarthy’s...