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    Podesta Group’s Ties to Manafort Case Loom Larger in Mueller Probe
    Nov01

    Podesta Group’s Ties to Manafort Case Loom Larger in Mueller Probe

    The lobbying group co-founded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman is in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, being mentioned indirectly Monday in the 12-count indictment of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. The Podesta Group has been identified in news reports as...

    Manafort, Gates Indicted – But Not For Russian Shenanigans
    Nov01

    Manafort, Gates Indicted – But Not For Russian Shenanigans

    Two former senior Trump campaign staffers pled not guilty yesterday to evading taxes on millions of dollars over a period of years and a litany of other charges sought by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III that appear wholly unrelated to the alleged Russian intervention in last year’s election that he was commissioned to investigate. It...

    Analysis | Paul Manafort’s ambition set the stage for his downfall
    Nov01

    Analysis | Paul Manafort’s ambition set the stage for his downfall

    WASHINGTON — In February 2016, after decades of lucrative paydays from foreign clients, Paul Manafort found himself at an inflection point. He was starting to give up hope of collecting millions of dollars owed to him by a Russian-aligned Ukrainian political party, and was straining to help his son-in-law salvage bad real estate investments. And...

    4 Jewish things you need to know about Catalonia
    Nov01

    4 Jewish things you need to know about Catalonia

    Independence supporters gather outside the Palau Catalan Regional Government Building in Barcelona, Oct. 30, 2017. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) (JTA) — After simmering for decades, national aspirations in the region of Catalonia in northeast Spain plunged that country into a major crisis with far-reaching international implications. The current...

    Wife of Chechen accused of plotting to assassinate Vladimir Putin shot dead near Kyiv
    Nov01

    Wife of Chechen accused of plotting to assassinate Vladimir Putin shot dead near Kyiv

    Amina Okuyeva was killed and her husband Adam Osmayev was wounded. The couple were fierce critics of Putin and escaped an assassination attempt in June …read more Source: Vancouver...

    The Case for Sanctioning Putin’s Propagandists
    Nov01

    The Case for Sanctioning Putin’s Propagandists

    Last week, Moscow was shaken by a murder attempt on a journalist at the independent, liberal radio station Echo of Moscow. Tatiana Felgengauer, 32, miraculously survived after a man walked into the station’s Moscow studio and stabbed her in the neck.Vladimir Putin spoke up about the assault yesterday, describing it as the unfortunate but...

    Yulia Tymoshenko Warned Us About Paul Manafort Years Ago
    Nov01

    Yulia Tymoshenko Warned Us About Paul Manafort Years Ago

    Yulia Tymoshenko warned us about Paul Manafort years ago. In a civil complaint, the former Ukrainian prime minister accused Manafort—who would go on to chair Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign—of conspiring with Ukrainian and Russian partners to launder dirty money through “a labyrinth of shell companies” in the U.S....

    Son of Ukraine’s interior minister is detained on charges
    Nov01

    Son of Ukraine’s interior minister is detained on charges

    Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency has detained the son of the nation’s interior minister on embezzlement charges. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine’s Anticorruption Agency Reportedly Detains Interior Minister’s Son
    Oct31

    Ukraine’s Anticorruption Agency Reportedly Detains Interior Minister’s Son

    Reports from Ukraine say anticorruption investigators have detained the son of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian PM urges ‘unbearable’ consequences for Russian aggression
    Oct31

    Ukrainian PM urges ‘unbearable’ consequences for Russian aggression

    The consequences of Russian aggression in Ukraine must be “unbearable” for the Putin regime — or it won’t stop. That was the message Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman delivered today to a joint meeting of the House of Commons defence, foreign affairs and trade committees in Ottawa. Groysman, who is pro-Western and was viewed by...