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    Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is now registering as a foreign agent
    Apr12

    Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is now registering as a foreign agent

    Manafort sits at the intersection of Russia and the Trump campaign Donald Trump’s second of three campaign chiefs, Paul Manafort, announced through a spokesperson today that he is planning to formally register as a foreign agent. Manafort has worked, in one capacity or other, for foreign politicians since at least his mid-1980s advocacy on...

    Tillerson: Relations With Russia at a ‘Low Point,’ Both Nations Must ‘Put an End to Steady Degradation’
    Apr12

    Tillerson: Relations With Russia at a ‘Low Point,’ Both Nations Must ‘Put an End to Steady Degradation’

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Russia during a joint press conference with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday that the current state of US-Russia relations is at a “low point.” “There is a low level of trust between our two countries,” Tillerson said, before emphasizing that,...

    Putin Says Trust Erodes Under Trump, Moscow Icily Receives Tillerson
    Apr12

    Putin Says Trust Erodes Under Trump, Moscow Icily Receives Tillerson

    MOSCOW—Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations has been dashed in...

    Documents reveal Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2M in Ukraine ‘Black Ledger’ payout
    Apr12

    Documents reveal Paul Manafort’s firm received $1.2M in Ukraine ‘Black Ledger’ payout

    Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the country’s...

    Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations are ‘at a low point’
    Apr12

    Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations are ‘at a low point’

    Following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at a press conference that U.S.-Russia relations are “at a low point.” During remarks alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Tillerson said that he and Putin “frankly discussed the current state of U.S.-Russia...

    The Latest: Tillerson says sanctions not discussed in Moscow
    Apr12

    The Latest: Tillerson says sanctions not discussed in Moscow

    President Donald Trump’s repeated campaign calls for improving relations with Russia had led to speculation that Washington might remove or dilute sanctions imposed against Russia for its interference in Ukraine, including the annexation of Crimea. Lavrov cited the Western experience in Iraq and Libya to argue that the ouster of autocratic...

    Rex Tillerson Says There Is ‘Low Level of Trust’ Between U.S. and Russia
    Apr12

    Rex Tillerson Says There Is ‘Low Level of Trust’ Between U.S. and Russia

    (MOSCOW) — Striving to salvage ties amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russia on Wednesday agreed to work together on an international investigation of a Syrian chemical weapons attack last week that prompted retaliatory American missile strikes. Washington blames Russia’s ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, while...

    Putin meets Tillerson amid diplomatic feud over Syria
    Apr12

    Putin meets Tillerson amid diplomatic feud over Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File) MOSCOW – Fiercely feuding over Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin met the top American diplomat in Moscow on Wednesday to see if they could rescue relations between the world’s mightiest military powers. Russia’s...

    Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents
    Apr12

    Lobbyists tied to ex-Trump aides register as foreign agents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbying firm that worked on a covert influence campaign in the U.S. under the direction of two former top campaign advisers to President Donald Trump has registered after the fact with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. It acknowledged its work could have principally benefited Ukraine’s government,...

    Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces
    Apr12

    Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces

    The Kremlin plans to modernize weaponry and equipment issued to Russian forces in Crimea and the Arctic regions, officials announced on Wednesday. …read more Source: United Press...