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    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All
    Mar03

    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All

    Gary Hart Politics, Eurasia A nonpartisan commission can finally shed light on Trump’s problem that just won’t go away. Presidents in the past, most notably Bill Clinton with Boris Yeltsin and George W. Bush with Vladimir Putin, have committed what might be called the “buddy fallacy” where U.S.-Russian relations were concerned. That...

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe
    Mar03

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he would recuse himself from any Justice Department investigation that relates to the 2016 presidential campaign. “He should only recuse himself from the investigation of illegal leaks,” @TomFitton says. “My staff recommended recusal. They said since I was involved in this campaign, I cannot be...

    Jeff Sessions Met With Ambassador As U.S.-Russia Tensions Flared
    Mar03

    Jeff Sessions Met With Ambassador As U.S.-Russia Tensions Flared

    Now that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any Justice Department investigations into Russian meddling in the presidential election, a timeline shows how his reported contacts with its ambassador last year came at key points in U.S.-Russia relations and in Donald Trump’s campaign. Sessions’ recusal Thursday came...

    ‘We Have to Forgive Them’: Front Lines in Ukraine Divide Families and Friendships
    Mar03

    ‘We Have to Forgive Them’: Front Lines in Ukraine Divide Families and Friendships

    TARAMCHUK, Ukraine—The war is always there, even if the shooting stops for a while. It is a quiet, overcast winter morning in the front-line village of Taramchuk in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers from the National Guard’s Aidar Battalion mill about outside the abandoned homes within which they have garrisoned, tending to their morning...

    Sweden introduces military draft for both men and women
    Mar02

    Sweden introduces military draft for both men and women

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Sweden’s left-leaning government introduced a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its...

    Sessions: I Discussed ‘The Ukraine’ With Russian Ambassador During Meeting
    Mar02

    Sessions: I Discussed ‘The Ukraine’ With Russian Ambassador During Meeting

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions described one of two meetings he had during the presidential campaign with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as being about “just normal things,” like “the Ukraine.” Read More → …read more Source:...

    This Russian diplomat has become poison for the Trump administration
    Mar02

    This Russian diplomat has become poison for the Trump administration

    A conversation with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, might as well be a death kiss for high-ranking officials in President Donald Trump’s embattled administration. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions twice met with Kislyak before the election, when Sessions was still...

    Jeff Sessions recuses himself from investigations into Trump’s ties to Russia
    Mar02

    Jeff Sessions recuses himself from investigations into Trump’s ties to Russia

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from federal investigations into the relationship between the Russian government and the Trump Administration Thursday, after a Washington Post article revealed the former senator had at least two meetings with the Russian ambassador he did not disclose to Congress. Sessions said that he had met...

    Sweden revives military draft, eyeing resurgent Russia
    Mar02

    Sweden revives military draft, eyeing resurgent Russia

    Conscription was gradually watered down after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but a resurgent Russia and tensions over the conflict in Ukraine have left politicians on both sides of the aisle looking to boost military capability. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    AG Jeff Sessions recuses himself from all investigations into Trump campaign
    Mar02

    AG Jeff Sessions recuses himself from all investigations into Trump campaign

    In a news conference Thursday afternoon, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised to recuse himself from any and all investigations that might occur into the Donald Trump for President campaign, including any investigations into possible contacts between the Russian government and that campaign. Sessions opened the news conference by strongly...