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    Putin’s Bridge Linking Russia To (Annexed) Crimea Opens
    May16

    Putin’s Bridge Linking Russia To (Annexed) Crimea Opens

    The Russian leader jumped behind the wheel of an orange dump truck, leading the charge across the 12-mile bridge connecting the two regions for the first time in history. (Image credit: Alexander Nemenov/AP) …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin opens a bridge to Crimea, cementing Russia’s hold on its neighbor
    May16

    Vladimir Putin opens a bridge to Crimea, cementing Russia’s hold on its neighbor

    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin climbed aboard a large orange construction truck on Monday and drove it across a new 12-mile bridge to Crimea, inaugurating his latest megaproject and tightening Moscow’s claim to the disputed territory. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Putin: New Weapons Will Maintain Russia’s Might for Decades
    May16

    Putin: New Weapons Will Maintain Russia’s Might for Decades

    Russia’s new weapons, including an array of new nuclear systems, will ensure the country’s security for decades to come, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a meeting with top military brass. Speaking in Sochi, Putin said the new systems unveiled this year would significantly increase Russia’s military capabilities and...

    Breaking: Federal judge just ruled on Paul Manafort’s motion to dismiss Mueller charges
    May16

    Breaking: Federal judge just ruled on Paul Manafort’s motion to dismiss Mueller charges

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the motion by lawyers for Paul Manafort to dismiss the charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. Here’s why the judge ruled against Manafort The former campaign manager for President Trump is being charged in Washington D.C. with failing to...

    A judge just ruled that Mueller had the authority to indict Manafort
    May16

    A judge just ruled that Mueller had the authority to indict Manafort

    Judge Amy Berman Jackson found it was “logical and appropriate” for Mueller to investigate Manafort. A federal judge ruled against Paul Manafort’s attempt to dismiss charges brought against him in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, writing that the charges fell “squarely” within special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority — which means...

    Judge Slaps Down Paul Manafort’s Challenge to Mueller Indictment: ‘Falls Squarely’ Within His Authority
    May16

    Judge Slaps Down Paul Manafort’s Challenge to Mueller Indictment: ‘Falls Squarely’ Within His Authority

    The judge made it clear that the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority is wide. U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson on Tuesday denied President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort in his request to dismiss the charges brought against him by the special counsel.Jackson ordered that Robert Mueller’s...

    Judge Upholds Mueller’s Authority To Prosecute Manafort For Ukraine Dealings
    May16

    Judge Upholds Mueller’s Authority To Prosecute Manafort For Ukraine Dealings

    Paul Manafort has struck out again in his efforts to get Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case against him thrown out or curtailed on the basis that Mueller’s investigation was improper. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Tuesday denied Manafort’s request that she throw out the indictment brought in the criminal case...

    Putin drives truck over new controversial bridge linking Russia to Crimea peninsula
    May15

    Putin drives truck over new controversial bridge linking Russia to Crimea peninsula

    In a move Western nations are calling a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, Russian President Vladimir Putin officially opens a bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine raids Russian media outlets, arrests journalist
    May15

    Ukraine raids Russian media outlets, arrests journalist

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s state security agency raided offices of two Russian state-owned media outlets in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday and leveled treason accusations against a journalist, a move that drew sharp criticism from the top trans-Atlantic security and rights group. Ukraine’s domestic security agency, the SBU, said the raids...

    Ukraine raids Russian media outlets, arrests journalist
    May15

    Ukraine raids Russian media outlets, arrests journalist

    Ukraine’s state security agency raided offices of two Russian state-owned media outlets in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday and leveled treason accusations against a journalist, a move that drew sharp criticism … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...