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    The Morning Vertical, June 16, 2017
    Jun16

    The Morning Vertical, June 16, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Capital Facts: One of Ottawa’s oldest family owned businesses
    Jun16

    Capital Facts: One of Ottawa’s oldest family owned businesses

    In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you might not know about. The same family has run Rideau Bakery for three generations, since 1930, making it one of Ottawa’s oldest...

    Preliminary Stage Of Yanukovych’s Trial Resumes In Kyiv
    Jun16

    Preliminary Stage Of Yanukovych’s Trial Resumes In Kyiv

    A court in Kyiv has resumed hearings in the in-absentia treason trial of former President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents
    Jun16

    Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents

    Aides and volunteers on Donald Trump’s presidential transition were instructed Thursday to save any records related to “several pending investigations into potential attempts by Russia interests to influence the 2016 election,” according to a memo provided to POLITICO.In the memo from a transition lawyer, campaign officials were told to...

    Germany, Austria Object To Provision Of U.S. Senate’s Russian Sanctions Bill
    Jun16

    Germany, Austria Object To Provision Of U.S. Senate’s Russian Sanctions Bill

    Germany and Austria strongly objected to a provision in Russian sanctions legislation approved by the Senate on June 15, saying it could hurt European businesses involved in a project to bring Russian natural gas supplies to Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Will the Russia Sanctions Bill Strip Trump of His Power?
    Jun16

    Will the Russia Sanctions Bill Strip Trump of His Power?

    Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Eurasia It’s not everyday when Republicans and Democrats can hold together a dialogue over a period of months and come away with a good old-fashioned bipartisan piece of legislation. When they do, Washington and the rest of America rejoice. “Finally,” they may say, “the politicians that we send to Capitol Hill...

    Why Is Robert Mueller Probing Jared Kushner’s Finances?
    Jun16

    Why Is Robert Mueller Probing Jared Kushner’s Finances?

    Jared Kushner’s business endeavors in the dog-eat-dog world of New York City real estate helped endear him to his father-in-law, President Trump. Now those complex dealings are reportedly under scrutiny by federal investigators as part of the sprawling Russia investigation.The Washington Post reported Thursday that Special Counsel Robert...

    Two Russians, Navalny Party Members, Seek Political Asylum In Ukraine
    Jun16

    Two Russians, Navalny Party Members, Seek Political Asylum In Ukraine

    Two Russian opposition figures from Aleksei Navalny’s party asked for political asylum at the Ukrainian border on June 15, Ukraine’s Border Guard Service said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Special counsel homes in on Jared Kushner’s business dealings
    Jun16

    Special counsel homes in on Jared Kushner’s business dealings

    Investigators have now progressed from a general focus on Jared Kushner’s meetings with Russians last December to specifically scrutinizing his financial dealings. The Washington Post reports: The Washington Post had earlier reported that investigators were scrutinizing separate meetings that Kushner held with Russians in December — first...

    Putin Peppered with Tough Questions During Annual Show
    Jun16

    Putin Peppered with Tough Questions During Annual Show

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual marathon call-in show, Direct Line, is usually a carefully crafted production designed to show how the Kremlin’s top guy cares about ordinary people’s concerns and quickly responds to resolve issues that local officials ignore. The nationwide show has state television reporters in...