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    How the Olympics Ban Helps Putin
    Dec07

    How the Olympics Ban Helps Putin

    The verdict is in, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for systematic, state-backed doping. The state-run Russian propaganda machine has already denounced the move as an attack on the country from the West, one allegedly designed to incite revolution and Putin’s removal...

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?
    Dec07

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?

    U.S.-Russian relations are at one of their lowest points since the end of the Cold War—and there seems to be little appetite for improvement on the part of the Trump administration and Congress. Egged on by anti-Russia hysteria in many parts of the American media, Congress has imposed new sanctions to penalize Moscow over its alleged meddling in...

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
    Dec07

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

    The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...

    A Ukrainian political pundit says Paul Manafort did not ‘ghostwrite’ his pro-Manafort opinion piece
    Dec06

    A Ukrainian political pundit says Paul Manafort did not ‘ghostwrite’ his pro-Manafort opinion piece

    A Ukrainian political pundit and former government official said Tuesday that Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, did not ghostwrite an opinion piece he drafted to submit to a Kiev newspaper, as prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller have alleged. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    READ: The Op-Ed Manafort Is Accused Of Ghostwriting With A Russian Asset
    Dec06

    READ: The Op-Ed Manafort Is Accused Of Ghostwriting With A Russian Asset

    TPM has obtained what appears to be the draft opinion article that Paul Manafort allegedly helped to ghostwrite, getting him in hot water with federal prosecutors and potentially the judge in his criminal case.The draft op-ed was provided t0 TPM by Oleg Voloshyn, a former spokesman for Ukraine’s ministry of foreign affairs under the...

    Tillerson to Affirm ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment to NATO During Trip to Europe
    Dec05

    Tillerson to Affirm ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment to NATO During Trip to Europe

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he plans to affirm an “ironclad” U.S. commitment to NATO during a visit to Belgium, Austria and France this week. Dogged by reports by several media outlets that the White House is considering replacing him with CIA Chief Mike Pompeo, Tillerson called those reports “laughable.” President Donald...

    Tillerson to Affirm ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment to NATO During Trip to Europe
    Dec05

    Tillerson to Affirm ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment to NATO During Trip to Europe

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he plans to affirm an “ironclad” U.S. commitment to NATO during a visit to Belgium, Austria and France this week. Dogged by reports by several media outlets that the White House is considering replacing him with CIA Chief Mike Pompeo, Tillerson called those reports “laughable.” President Donald...

    Manafort wrote op-ed with Russian colleague in attempt to polish image, prosecutors say
    Dec05

    Manafort wrote op-ed with Russian colleague in attempt to polish image, prosecutors say

    Prosecutors say Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, and the colleague sought to publish the op-ed to influence public opinion about his political consulting in Ukraine, work at the heart of the criminal case against him. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Prosecutors: Manafort wrote op-ed with colleague in Russia
    Dec05

    Prosecutors: Manafort wrote op-ed with colleague in Russia

    By Chad Day and Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In an attempt to burnish his public image and leave no fingerprints behind, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort recently enlisted a longtime Russian colleague to help him ghostwrite an op-ed. Related Articles Trump’s tweet raises obstruction specter, worries...

    U.S. Cites ‘Concerns’ Ukraine May Be Backtracking On Fight Against Corruption
    Dec05

    U.S. Cites ‘Concerns’ Ukraine May Be Backtracking On Fight Against Corruption

    The U.S. State Department is raising “concerns” about signs that Ukraine may be backtracking on its commitment to fight corruption, jeopardizing support for Kyiv in the West. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...