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    Sunday’s French Election
    Jun13

    Sunday’s French Election

    Photo by Lorie Shaull The good news this May was that French voters rejected far-right Marine Le Pen by a two-to-one margin in the second round of the Presidential election. “At least the French are not schmucks as the Americans!” were the first words that passed the sweet lips of my Provençal partner Elyane when the radio announced Le...

    The US Senate just Trump-proofed its sanctions against Russia
    Jun13

    The US Senate just Trump-proofed its sanctions against Russia

    Republican leadership may find the continuing probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia an overblown obstacle, but that didn’t stop a majority of Senate Republicans from joining with Democrats in Trump-proofing the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia. The Senate reached a bipartisan agreement concerning the latest round...

    Ukraine’s Cheerful Chimney Sweeper
    Jun13

    Ukraine’s Cheerful Chimney Sweeper

    It can be a dirty job, but a 68-year-old chimney sweeper in western Ukraine has become a local hero with a statue celebrating his work and cheerful character. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine touts defense industry to potential customers
    Jun13

    Ukraine touts defense industry to potential customers

    Ukraine has pitched the ambassadors of 16 countries on the capabilities of state companies to potentially construct military equipment for them. …read more Source: United Press...

    Senate Strikes Deal on Russia Sanctions, Stripping Power From Trump
    Jun13

    Senate Strikes Deal on Russia Sanctions, Stripping Power From Trump

    The U.S. Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a new round of sanctions against Russia, a move that will likely force President Donald Trump to either sign or veto a measure that he has not said he supports. The sanctions are in response to a trio of Russian actions, including their interference in the 2016 election, engagement in Syria...

    Senate attempts to protect Russian sanctions from Trump’s tiny fingers
    Jun13

    Senate attempts to protect Russian sanctions from Trump’s tiny fingers

    Congress may not be able to hide the nuclear football when Trump is at Mar-a-Lago, and they’ve failed to get Trump to sit still long enough to fill critical open roles in government, but they are working to Trump-proof Russian sanctions. Senate leaders struck an agreement Monday to roll out additional sanctions on Russia and make it...

    Senators look to impose new sanctions against Russia
    Jun13

    Senators look to impose new sanctions against Russia

    The sanctions deal is in response to Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election as well as wars in Syria and Ukraine. Video provided by Newsy …read more Source: USA...

    Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal On New Russia Sanctions
    Jun13

    Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal On New Russia Sanctions

    Senators on Monday evening reached a bipartisan deal to impose new sanctions on Russia over its attempts to meddle in the 2016 election, its involvement in the conflict in Syria, and its invasion of Crimea. The deal would also allow Congress to review any attempts by President Donald Trump to ease U.S. sanctions on Russia. The deal, which was...

    The Morning Vertical, June 13, 2017
    Jun13

    The Morning Vertical, June 13, 2017

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

    Why Did Jeff Sessions Really Meet With Sergey Kislyak?
    Jun13

    Why Did Jeff Sessions Really Meet With Sergey Kislyak?

    It can be hard to get a straight answer out of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.When Senator Al Franken asked then-Senator Sessions at his Senate confirmation hearing on January 10 whether he “communicated with the Russian government,” he said, “I’m not aware of any of those activities.” Unprompted, Sessions then went further, saying, “I have...