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    Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on eastern Ukraine
    May20

    Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on eastern Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Ukraine’s president that she wants to initiate new talks on the stagnant peace process in his country. The German news agency dpa reported that Merkel said Saturday she wants to bring together President Petro Poroshenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel...

    Germany, Ukraine Say Aim to Get Back to Minsk Ceasefire Deal
    May20

    Germany, Ukraine Say Aim to Get Back to Minsk Ceasefire Deal

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed on Saturday to try to improve the security… …read more Source: U.S....

    Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on eastern Ukraine
    May20

    Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on eastern Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Ukraine’s president that she wants to initiate new talks on the stagnant peace process in his country. The German news agency dpa reported that … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on eastern Ukraine
    May20

    Merkel wants to restart Minsk talks on eastern Ukraine

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    Former FBI double agent who outfoxed the Russians offers an explanation for Trump: “The simple fact could be that someone’s a crook”
    May20

    Former FBI double agent who outfoxed the Russians offers an explanation for Trump: “The simple fact could be that someone’s a crook”

    Naveed Jamali; Donald Trump (Credit: Simon and Schuster/Carol Weinberg/Getty/Mark Wilson/) Donald Trump’s White House is the Kremlin on the Potomac. It is a place of intrigue, confusion, scandal and incompetence. Trump is the first American president ever to become the subject of an active investigation by the FBI and other law enforcement...

    The investigation into Donald Trump and Russia: an FAQ
    May20

    The investigation into Donald Trump and Russia: an FAQ

    (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) In recent weeks President Donald Trump has been at the heart of one political bombshell after another related to his campaign’s ties to Russia, but his move to fire FBI Director James Comey ratcheted up pressure on the Trump administration. With the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the issue, the...

    Chrystia Freeland’s homespun take as Trudeau’s Minister for Everywhere
    May20

    Chrystia Freeland’s homespun take as Trudeau’s Minister for Everywhere

    It was a short newscast indeed that did not feature Canada’s new global affairs minister this week. On Thursday alone, Chrystia Freeland issued a statement saying the government was reviewing the purchase of Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets in light of the company’s trade dispute with Bombardier; another supporting a bill imposing...

    Paul Ryan tries to deflect on leak that implicates him in a Russia cover-up
    May20

    Paul Ryan tries to deflect on leak that implicates him in a Russia cover-up

    Campaign Action Speaker Paul Ryan is trying out the Trump regime’s favorite defense against damning news—focus on the leaker rather than on the content. In this case, it’s the release of a transcript with a slip of the tongue from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy about Donald Trump being on Vladimir Putin’s payroll, a...

    The World’s Worst Negotiation
    May20

    The World’s Worst Negotiation

    Assume that Donald Trump is totally innocent of any wrongdoing with regard to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and that those insisting otherwise are treating the president unfairly.Then reread the latest New York Times scoop: WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I....

    Report: Trump told Russians that firing ‘nut job’ Comey removed ‘pressure’ over Russia probe
    May19

    Report: Trump told Russians that firing ‘nut job’ Comey removed ‘pressure’ over Russia probe

    President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats in an Oval Office meeting earlier this month that firing former FBI Director James Comey, eased the “great pressure” on him from the bureau’s investigation into alleged Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, the New York Times reported Friday. Some have alleged that Trump fired Comey in...