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    Trump’s Ratings Slump in Russia
    Feb25

    Trump’s Ratings Slump in Russia

    Donald Trump’s ratings in Russia have slumped. Or, better put, they have been artificially lowered, after the Kremlin ordered state-controlled TV channels to avoid excessive mentions of the 45th American President. As a result, Russian TV now talks about Trump four times less then before.Earlier this month, citing three sources familiar...

    This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Putts, Putin and politics
    Feb25

    This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Putts, Putin and politics

    (Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Shutterstock/Salon) President Donald Trump and his family have not skimped this week when it comes to massive conflicts of interest. As the president continues to shape American foreign policy, it is particularly instructive to evaluate just what these conflicts are. Trump’s business associates were reportedly...

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’
    Feb25

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’

    “I wanted something that looked like a fairy tale,” says German-born Canadian filmmaker George Mendeluk, describing what compelled him to tackle one of the darkest chapters in Ukrainian-Russian relations. Opening with a picturesque scene of a Ukrainian village in the 1930s, the historical juxtaposition is stark: Bitter Harvest, a historical drama...

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’
    Feb25

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’

    “Bitter Harvest” is a historical drama that weaves a love story around the Holodomor — a devastating famine in Ukraine that killed millions in the 1930s when the country was part of the Soviet Union. The movie sheds light on a tragedy that Soviet authorities concealed and is still little known outside of Ukraine. Tatiana Vorozhko and Iryna...

    There’s More to the Michael Cohen Story
    Feb25

    There’s More to the Michael Cohen Story

    I was intrigued to learn a few days ago that President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, once founded an ethanol business in Ukraine. It’s referred to as a family business. So presumably he set it up with relatives of his wife, who is Ukrainian. This isn’t any big scoop I uncovered with my masterly reporting skills....

    Poisoned: A Look at Other Assassinations or Attempts
    Feb25

    Poisoned: A Look at Other Assassinations or Attempts

    A look at notable assassinations or attempted assassinations involving poison or chemicals: Kim Jong Nam Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korea’s leader, was poisoned amid crowds of travelers at Kuala Lumpur’s airport, February 14, 2017. He died the same day on the way to a hospital after telling medical workers that he...

    Savchenko Visits Ukraine Areas Held By Separatists In Bid To Free Prisoners
    Feb25

    Savchenko Visits Ukraine Areas Held By Separatists In Bid To Free Prisoners

    Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko visited areas of eastern Ukraine held by Russia-backed separatists on February 24 to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, irking many of her compatriots in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How to Know When a Trump Story Becomes a Scandal
    Feb25

    How to Know When a Trump Story Becomes a Scandal

    What are the chances the larva of the Russia scandal now growing on the Trump presidency will mature into pupa form and ultimately emerge, wings flapping, as a spitting, snarling adult scandal? The elements of a rip-roaring scandal already exist. The president has cultivated—there is no other word for it—a screwy relationship with Russia’s...

    Angst in the Church of America the Redeemer
    Feb25

    Angst in the Church of America the Redeemer

    (Credit: ideabug via iStock) Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one of the toughest and most unforgiving jobs there is. The pay may be decent (at least if your gig is with one of the major papers in New York or...

    Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner release
    Feb25

    Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner release

    A Ukrainian lawmaker visited the rebel-held east on Friday to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, a trip that irked many in Ukraine. Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who spent two years … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...