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    Watch as Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts U.S. Bombers Over Baltic Sea During NATO Exercise
    Jun17

    Watch as Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts U.S. Bombers Over Baltic Sea During NATO Exercise

    KRZESINY AIR BASE, Poland—A Russian Su-27 fighter jet last week intercepted a formation of 11 NATO aircraft, including U.S. B-1B and B-52 bombers, as they flew within international airspace over the Baltic Sea as part of a military exercise. This correspondent for The Daily Signal was onboard a U.S. Air Force KC-135 aerial refueling tanker, part...

    Vox Sentences:  The UK also has a Russia problem. Twinsies!
    Jun17

    Vox Sentences: The UK also has a Russia problem. Twinsies!

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Amazon bets big on the grocery biz; Putin critics mysteriously turn up dead in the UK; Trump...

    Canadian, Russian officials set aside differences to talk terrorism
    Jun17

    Canadian, Russian officials set aside differences to talk terrorism

    OTTAWA — The Canadian government hosted talks with counter-terrorism officials from Russia this week despite persistent tensions between the two countries. The discussions were held Thursday in Ottawa, the first such meeting in years after Canada suspended much of its contact with the Russian government because of the latter country’s...

    Trump’s transition team told to hold onto documents related to Russia as investigation expands
    Jun17

    Trump’s transition team told to hold onto documents related to Russia as investigation expands

    Though Donald Trump is anxious to declare the investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russia old and over, the truth is that it’s just getting started. Both the Special Counsel and the Senate Intelligence Committee are staffing up, and the Counsel’s investigation is expanding to look at new areas. Evidence of that...

    Putin Accuses Russia’s Foes Of ‘Excessive Demonization’ Of Stalin
    Jun16

    Putin Accuses Russia’s Foes Of ‘Excessive Demonization’ Of Stalin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the “excessive demonization” of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin “is one means of attacking the Soviet Union and Russia.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Close Manafort Ally Is Latest Trump Campaign Figure Caught In Russia Mess
    Jun16

    Close Manafort Ally Is Latest Trump Campaign Figure Caught In Russia Mess

    The circle of people under scrutiny in the various investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election apparently has widened to include Rick Gates (pictured at left), former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s closest ally on the trail. According to a memo sent out to former campaign officials and obtained by various...

    Canada, Russia talk terrorism amid growing bilateral tensions
    Jun16

    Canada, Russia talk terrorism amid growing bilateral tensions

    The talks are notable given Canada’s condemnation of Russia’s actions in Ukraine and its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. …read more Source: Global...

    Trump’s Personal Attorney Cohen Has Lawyered Up Himself For Russia Probe
    Jun16

    Trump’s Personal Attorney Cohen Has Lawyered Up Himself For Russia Probe

    Michael Cohen, longtime personal attorney to President Donald Trump, has retained his own legal counsel to handle the sprawling probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Cohen has hired Stephen Ryan of Washington, D.C. law firm McDermott, Will & Emery, as NBC News’ Katy Tur first reported Friday and Cohen confirmed to the...

    Has Russia Killed ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical
    Jun16

    Has Russia Killed ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical

    Russia’s defense ministry declared on Friday that it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an airstrike on May 28, claiming credit for possibly assassinating the world’s most wanted terrorist. If confirmed, Baghdadi’s death would be an important symbolic blow against the Islamic State, depriving a hierarchical...

    Is Mike Pence pulling a Gerald Ford or a Spiro Agnew?
    Jun16

    Is Mike Pence pulling a Gerald Ford or a Spiro Agnew?

    Mike Pence; Gerald Ford (Credit: AP/Michael Conroy/Photo montage by Salon) Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to hire his own lawyer for the special counsel investigation into alleged ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government can mean one of two things — or perhaps even both things at the same...