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    Hijacking history
    Jun02

    Hijacking history

    Making headlines this past week was what newly inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron said was a “frank exchange” with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin. They met on May 29 outside of Paris, amid the splendor of Versailles, discussing such topics as resetting French-Russian relations, terrorism, Syria and Ukraine. (Mr. Macron has...

    June 4, 1997
    Jun02

    June 4, 1997

    Twenty years ago, on June 4, 1997, nearly 100 people attended a daylong conference, “After NATO Expands: Consequences for Ukraine and the Baltics,” that was co-hosted by Freedom House and the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York. Panelists included: Victoria Nuland, U.S. State Department fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; Alexander...

    While you were working, the Trump-Russia situation got a bit worse
    Jun02

    While you were working, the Trump-Russia situation got a bit worse

    (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) A number of recent developments have made the Russia scandal even more of a headache for President Donald Trump and his administration. The investigation expands to Michael Flynn Special counsel Robert Mueller is going to probe former national security adviser Michael Flynn in his ongoing investigation into alleged ties...

    Putin Urges US Business to Help Normalize Russia-US Ties
    Jun02

    Putin Urges US Business to Help Normalize Russia-US Ties

    Russian President Vladimir Putin urged U.S. business executives Friday to help improve U.S.-Russia relations that have reached “their lowest point since the Cold War”, a nearly 50-year period of East-West geopolitical tension that ended in 1991. “I want to pass the buck back to you. Help us to restore a normal political...

    Man Accused Of Plotting To Kill Putin Saved By Wife In Shootout
    Jun02

    Man Accused Of Plotting To Kill Putin Saved By Wife In Shootout

    Adam Osmayev, a Chechen accused by Russian authorities of plotting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin, was shot and wounded in Kyiv on June 1. Osmayev’s wife, Amina Okuyeva, returned fire, wounding the alleged attacker, who she says was posing as a journalist. The couple fought in eastern Ukraine alongside government troops against...

    What Happened to the Michael Cohen Ukraine Dossier?
    Jun02

    What Happened to the Michael Cohen Ukraine Dossier?

    Sometimes the importance, import and context of a story is only revealed by subsequent events. The Michael Cohen ‘peace plan’ story from early February is one of those. As Allegra Kirkland explains here, back in early February, Cohen and mafia-linked Trump Organization associate Felix Sater met at the Loews Regency in Manhattan with Andrii...

    E. Ukraine Conflict Impacts War Against HIV
    Jun02

    E. Ukraine Conflict Impacts War Against HIV

    Like its neighbor Russia, Ukraine is currently struggling against epidemics of dangerous contagious diseases, such as HIV, Hepatitis C, and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. While the country has made remarkable progress thanks to the partnership of the post-2014 government with civil society organizations, Ukraine also faces an added burden. It...

    Orphaned By War In Ukraine
    Jun02

    Orphaned By War In Ukraine

    A garden party among friends ended when the shells fell, leaving 7-year-old Zhenya without any parents. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Report: Trump Admin Secretly Pressured State Dept To Lift Russia Sanctions
    Jun02

    Report: Trump Admin Secretly Pressured State Dept To Lift Russia Sanctions

    Immediately after entering the White House, the Trump administration embarked on a secret, forceful push to lift economic sanctions against Russia, Yahoo News reported Thursday. Senior Trump officials went toe-to-toe with former Obama administration and State Department staffers scrambling to curtail their efforts and to stall an order to develop...

    Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: a Crib Sheet
    Jun02

    Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: a Crib Sheet

    President Donald Trump still has not taken the necessary steps to distance himself from his businesses while in office. In accordance with a plan that he and one of his lawyers, Sheri Dillon, laid out at a press conference on January 11, Trump has filed paperwork to remove himself from the day-to-day operation of his eponymous organization....