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    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine
    May16

    Moscow formally protests journalist’s arrest in Ukraine

    Moscow is protesting the arrest of a Russian journalist in Ukraine, and the Council of Europe and other human rights groups have expressed concern. Ukraine’s domestic security agency, the SBU, … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Russian Bikers, Crimeans Cross ‘Putin’s Bridge’ in Inaugural Drive
    May16

    Russian Bikers, Crimeans Cross ‘Putin’s Bridge’ in Inaugural Drive

    KERCH (Reuters) – Leather-clad bikers with Russian national flags joined motorists driving for the first time across a newly-opened bridge linking… …read more Source: U.S....

    US Envoy to Ukraine Anticipates Russian Return to Talks
    May16

    US Envoy to Ukraine Anticipates Russian Return to Talks

    Amid rumors among Russian media outlets that Moscow’s top envoy to Ukrainian peace negotiations has resigned, the top U.S. interlocutor says he expects Russia to return to the table with a peacekeeping proposal. U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, who last met with his Russian counterpart Vladislav Surkov in...

    The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained
    May16

    The Trump Tower meeting at the center of the Russia investigation, explained

    What happened when Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner took that meeting? What really happened at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016? The answer to this question could be the key to understanding whether Trump’s team colluded with the Russians — or whether the whole Trump-Russia scandal really is, as participants claim, a nothingburger. On...

    Traffic opens on bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea
    May16

    Traffic opens on bridge linking southern Russia with Crimea

    A long-anticipated bridge linking Russia’s Taman Peninsula with Crimea has opened for regular traffic …read more Source: ABC...

    US Special Envoy at Ukraine Frontlines
    May16

    US Special Envoy at Ukraine Frontlines

    Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatist rebels in the east of the country is entering its fifth year. Since February, there has been an uptick in fighting along the 450-kilometer contact line. VOA joined the United States’ Special Envoy for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, along with U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch on a trip...

    Europe’s Counterpunch to America Over the Iran Deal
    May16

    Europe’s Counterpunch to America Over the Iran Deal

    Donald Trump may have inadvertently done Europe a favor. By unilaterally and definitively violating the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration is galvanizing Europeans in unprecedented ways to challenge the capricious use of U.S. secondary sanctions and American dominance of the global financial system. These sanctions—which threaten to...

    Putin inaugurates controversial bridge between Russia, Crimea
    May16

    Putin inaugurates controversial bridge between Russia, Crimea

    Vladimir Putin has inaugurated a controversial new bridge linking mainland Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea by driving a dump truck across the 12-mile span. Clad in jeans, a casual jacket and black dress shoes, the Russian strongman was seen on state TV on Tuesday behind the wheel of the truck as he drove it across the… …read more...

    Trump Jr: Can’t recall discussing Russia probe with father
    May16

    Trump Jr: Can’t recall discussing Russia probe with father

    By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee last year that he couldn’t remember whether he had discussed the Russia investigation with his father, according to transcripts released Wednesday of his interview with the panel. The committee released more than 1,800...

    The Lingering Mysteries of a Trump-Russia Conspiracy
    May16

    The Lingering Mysteries of a Trump-Russia Conspiracy

    The day after Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to lead the investigation into Russia’s election interference, it seemed to some that President Trump’s “worst nightmare” had come true. A year and nearly 20 indictments later, there’s no sign it’s winding down.Dozens of dizzying developments and near-daily news...