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    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...

    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,...

    Donald Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg news conference – live updates
    Apr12

    Donald Trump, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg news conference – live updates

    The two are discussing Russia and Syria, as well as Ukraine, and the fight against ISIS …read more Source:...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...