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    Report claims North Korea obtained rocket engines from a Ukrainian factory
    Aug15

    Report claims North Korea obtained rocket engines from a Ukrainian factory

    HARI SREENIVASAN: We return to the North Korea story. Moments ago, the regime’s news agency said its leader, Kim Jong-un, has been briefed on plans for a missile test that would splash down near the U.S. territory of Guam. And, as we reported earlier, Defense Secretary Mattis vowed today to shoot down any missile fired. But where the regime...

    Paul Manafort Sought $850 Million Deal With Putin Ally and Alleged Gangster
    Aug15

    Paul Manafort Sought $850 Million Deal With Putin Ally and Alleged Gangster

    Paul Manafort partnered on an $850 million New York real estate deal with an ally of Vladimir Putin and a Ukrainian moneyman whom the Justice Department recently described as an “organized crime member.” at The Daily Beast. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family?
    Aug15

    Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family?

    Bob Dreyfuss He sits atop a massive tangle of ties to Russia, pro-Russian Ukrainians, and shady New York real-estate deals. The post Could Paul Manafort Bring Down the Whole Trump Family? appeared first on The Nation. …read more Source: The...

    Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets
    Aug15

    Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets

    Venezuela is handing over unprecedented control of its state-owned oil assets to longtime financial backer Russia in an effort to stave off insolvency and economic collapse. Battered by civil unrest that threatens to become a total political meltdown, the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro has offered an ownership stake in up to...

    Ukraine denies North Korean missile components came from state-owned factory
    Aug14

    Ukraine denies North Korean missile components came from state-owned factory

    Ukraine’s government has denied a report that one of the country’s state-owned factories may have supplied the rocket engines North Korea is using to create an ICBM. …read more Source: ABC...

    Why Sanctions Matter
    Aug14

    Why Sanctions Matter

    A long-debated sanctions bill in response to Russian meddling in U.S. elections was signed into the other week by President Donald Trump. The bill provides a framework for the extension of sanctions to various other sectors of Russia’s economy; but perhaps more importantly, it makes the lifting of existing sanctions a much more difficult...

    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference
    Aug14

    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference

    U.S. intelligence officials were frustrated with the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s cyber espionage and disinformation campaigns to disrupt Western democracies, arguing the administration’s reluctance to respond more forcefully stemmed from fear of Russian retaliation. More than a dozen current and former national...

    Daily Stormer booted by GoDaddy after ‘glad she is dead’ post
    Aug14

    Daily Stormer booted by GoDaddy after ‘glad she is dead’ post

    A leading neo-Nazi website is losing its internet domain host after its publisher posted an article mocking the woman who was killed in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. GoDaddy tweeted late Sunday that it has given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider because the site has violated the...

    Report: Ukraine Sold Rocket Technology to North Korea
    Aug14

    Report: Ukraine Sold Rocket Technology to North Korea

    The New York Times has an important story today that suggests North Korea’s surprising progress towards building their ICMBs may be due to a Ukrainian rocket plant selling technology on the black market. The story suggests that after the Russian government canceled its orders for missile parts in the wake of the war in Ukraine, the factory...

    Georgian Party Demands Independent Probe Into Audio Recording Of Alleged Saakashvili Extradition Talk
    Aug14

    Georgian Party Demands Independent Probe Into Audio Recording Of Alleged Saakashvili Extradition Talk

    Georgia’s opposition United National Movement (ENM) party has called for an independent forensic testing of an audio recording in which the Ukrainian and Georgian interior ministers are apparently discussing the possible extradition of Mikheil Saakashvili, a former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region....