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    Trump’s Ex-Biz Associate Is A ‘Pop Star.’ In Russia, That Gives Him A Lot Of Power
    Jul21

    Trump’s Ex-Biz Associate Is A ‘Pop Star.’ In Russia, That Gives Him A Lot Of Power

    As the lights went down on a stage full of international beauty queens at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, former Spice Girl Mel B and NBC anchor Thomas Roberts announced a musical performer recognizable to few outside of Russia and Azerbaijan. The show’s bookings weren’t always A-listers, but they were often respectable: Gavin DeGraw,...

    East Ukraine becomes a pawn again
    Jul21

    East Ukraine becomes a pawn again

    With the backdrop of the Russia hysteria in the American media and negotiations proceeding over a variety of issues between the Kremlin and the White House, the miserable, frozen conflict of East Ukraine is once again a pawn in the great game between world powers. This week, Alexander Zakharchenko, leader … …read more Source: The...

    DAZN sports streaming service launches in Canada with NFL its first attraction
    Jul21

    DAZN sports streaming service launches in Canada with NFL its first attraction

    TORONTO — Looking to capture the growing number of consumers cutting their cable cord, DAZN has launched a sports streaming service in Canada. And DAZN (pronounced Da Zone) has started with a bang by offering live and on-demand coverage of every NFL game as the new, exclusive Canadian home of NFL Game Pass, the league’s premium digital...

    Ukraine Says 9 Soldiers Killed in East in Rebel Fighting
    Jul20

    Ukraine Says 9 Soldiers Killed in East in Rebel Fighting

    A spokesman for the Ukrainian military says nine soldiers died over the past day in the east where Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels have been fighting for more than three years. Although full-scale offensives in the war have ebbed, both sides report artillery fire or small clashes almost daily. The death toll reported Thursday by...

    9 Ukrainian soldiers killed in bloodiest day of fighting in 2017
    Jul20

    9 Ukrainian soldiers killed in bloodiest day of fighting in 2017

    10 more were also wounded. …read more Source: Business...

    U.S. says ExxonMobil violated Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO
    Jul20

    U.S. says ExxonMobil violated Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO

    By Damian Paletta and Carol Morello | Washington Post The Treasury Department on Thursday said it was fining ExxonMobil $2 million for violating sanctions against Russia by entering into banned business agreements while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson led the company. Related Articles U.S. revises Russia sanctions for electronics exports Trump...

    Navalny Takes On Ex-Commander Of Russia-Backed Separatists
    Jul20

    Navalny Takes On Ex-Commander Of Russia-Backed Separatists

    Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is debating a prominent former commander with Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine, an event that stoked widespread discussion and criticism among political players and watchers after it was announced last week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations
    Jul20

    Treasury Department Fines Exxon Mobil for Russia Sanctions Violations

    The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Exxon Mobil Corporation $2 million for violating Russia sanctions related to Ukraine, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of the global oil and gas conglomerate. The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed the civil penalty after concluding Exxon Mobil did not voluntarily...

    Why Exxon Was Fined $2 Million
    Jul20

    Why Exxon Was Fined $2 Million

    The U.S. Treasury Department slapped a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil for violating Russia-related sanctions in 2014 when Rex Tillerson, who is now the U.S. secretary of state, was the company’s CEO.At issue are the sanctions the U.S. imposed on Russia following its invasion in 2014 of Ukraine’s Crimea and an energy deal Exxon signed...

    Israeli blogger sentenced to 3 years in prison in Azerbaijan
    Jul20

    Israeli blogger sentenced to 3 years in prison in Azerbaijan

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli blogger who also holds Russian and Ukrainian citizenship was sentenced to three years in prison in Azerbaijan for illegally entering Nagorno-Karabakh, which is disputed territory with Armenia. Alexander Lapshin, 40, of Haifa, writes a Russian-language travel blog called Life Adventures that chronicles his trips to 122...