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    Millions Face Food Insecurity and TB Outbreak In Eastern Ukraine Conflict Zone
    May18

    Millions Face Food Insecurity and TB Outbreak In Eastern Ukraine Conflict Zone

    Close to 3.5 million people caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine urgently need humanitarian aid, according to the U.N. — which says its assistance program has received a small fraction of the funding it needs. Populations live under the constant threat of artillery and gunfire, mines, and unexploded ordnance — and now face growing food...

    Ukraine arrests journalist for Russian news agency, ramping up tension with Kremlin
    May18

    Ukraine arrests journalist for Russian news agency, ramping up tension with Kremlin

    Authorities in Ukraine have arrested a journalist with a Kremlin-funded news agency who they said “justified” Crimea’s annexation, “supported” pro-Russian separatists and now faces up to 15 years in jail for treason. The arrest of Kirill Vyshynsky, a Ukrainian national and head of the Ukrainian… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Judge Skeptical Of Private Suit Alleging Trump Campaign-Russia Conspiracy
    May18

    Judge Skeptical Of Private Suit Alleging Trump Campaign-Russia Conspiracy

    Attorneys bringing a private lawsuit alleging a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to expose the private information of DNC donors and a DNC employee faced tough questioning from the federal judge in Washington, D.C. overseeing the case Thursday. During arguments on motions filed by the Trump campaign and Roger Stone, who is also a...

    Report: Manfort’s Former Son-In-Law Reaches Plea Deal With DOJ
    May18

    Report: Manfort’s Former Son-In-Law Reaches Plea Deal With DOJ

    Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department regarding his own case that requires him to cooperate with other investigations, Reuters reported Thursday evening, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. Jeffrey Yohai’s cooperation with other ongoing probes could impact special counsel...

    In Crimea, Locals Divided Over Russia’s Kerch Strait Span
    May18

    In Crimea, Locals Divided Over Russia’s Kerch Strait Span

    The newly-opened bridge linking Crimea and Russia carries traffic both ways, but the political divide its construction has come to symbolize is most apparent to those who call the territorially contested peninsula home. As Russian President Vladimir Putin led the televised, inaugural crossing of the controversial span on Tuesday—ensconced in the...

    German-Russian pipeline takes shape despite US protests
    May18

    German-Russian pipeline takes shape despite US protests

    MUKRAN, Germany (AP) — Sparks fly and machines whir as workers busily prepare thousands of steel pipes that will become part of a vast undersea pipeline bringing gas from Russia to Germany’s northeastern Baltic coast. The Nord Stream 2 project will double the amount of natural gas Russia can funnel directly to the heart of Europe from newly...

    Putin: Russia to Press Ahead With Military Modernization
    May17

    Putin: Russia to Press Ahead With Military Modernization

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia will maintain a high tempo of modernizing its military arsenals this year. Speaking Thursday at a meeting with the top military brass in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Putin said the Russian air forces would receive 160 new aircraft this year and the army is to get 500 new armored vehicles and artillery...

    Mueller hands judge full memo detailing Russia probe scope
    May17

    Mueller hands judge full memo detailing Russia probe scope

    Special counsel Robert Mueller appears to have provided a federal judge with an unredacted version of the Justice Department memo laying out the scope of his investigation and the potential crimes he’s authorized to pursue. However, the memo — long sought after by President Donald Trump’s allies on Capitol Hill, who regularly accuse...

    Cdn arms sales to Ukraine a mystery as federal government keeps mum on exports
    May17

    Cdn arms sales to Ukraine a mystery as federal government keeps mum on exports

    OTTAWA — Six months after the federal government opened the door to the export of Canadian-made weapons to Ukraine, which is locked in a war with separatist rebels, it remains a mystery as to whether any have actually arrived. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced in December that the government was adding Ukraine to the Automatic...

    Federal government mum on Canadian arms exports to Ukraine
    May17

    Federal government mum on Canadian arms exports to Ukraine

    The federal government isn’t saying whether it has authorized the export of any Canadian-made weapons to Ukraine, where government troops and Russian-backed separatists are fighting. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced in December that Canadian companies and individuals could apply for permission to export prohibited...