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    Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent
    Apr13

    Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent

    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Rex Tillerson feels the chill in Moscow
    Apr13

    Rex Tillerson feels the chill in Moscow

    Just how awkward was Rex Tillerson’s first trip to Moscow as secretary of state? Very.Russia’s foreign minister publicly warned Washington’s top diplomat against any further U.S. military strikes on the Syrian regime, questioned Tillerson’s respect for history and even chided him for not filling State Department jobs...

    The Atlantic  Politics & Policy Daily: Reverse, Reverse; Cha Cha Now Y’all
    Apr13

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Reverse, Reverse; Cha Cha Now Y’all

    Today in 5 LinesIn a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President Trump reversed his position on NATO, saying “it’s no longer obsolete.” In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said he fears the U.S. dollar is “getting too strong,” and said he won’t label China a currency manipulator, as...

    Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent
    Apr13

    Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent

    By JEFF HORWITZ, CHAD DAY and JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday. Manafort...

    Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort To Register As Foreign Agent: Reports
    Apr13

    Trump’s Former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort To Register As Foreign Agent: Reports

    WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort will register with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent, according to reports by The Associated Press and NBC News.Manafort reportedly led lobbying efforts on behalf of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a front group for former Ukrainian President...

    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

    The payments put the ledger in a new light as U.S. prosecutors have been investigating Manafort’s work in Eastern Europe as part of a larger anti-corruption probe …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Moscow showed that the Trump-Russia lovefest is dead
    Apr12

    Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Moscow showed that the Trump-Russia lovefest is dead

    You might have expected the first press conference in Moscow featuring both a Trump administration official and a Russian official to be something of a victory lap. After all, Trump was Russia’s preferred candidate in the 2016 election; he had promised to realign US foreign policy to work with Moscow. He even picked Rex Tillerson, an oil...

    Paul Manafort to register with government as foreign agent
    Apr12

    Paul Manafort to register with government as foreign agent

    President Trump’s ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort is registering with the US government as foreign agent after revelations that he was accepting off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, a new report said Wednesday. Manafort’s spokesman says he was in talks with the government about registering before...

    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant
    Apr12

    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant

    Russia is struggling to source gas turbines for two new power plants it is building in Crimea, Russian Energy Ministry Alexander Novak said Wednesday. European Union sanctions bar European individuals and companies from providing energy technology to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The Black Sea peninsula has suffered...

    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...