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    ‘The View’ hosts accuse Trump of ‘treason’ — and the reason has nothing to do with Comey
    May12

    ‘The View’ hosts accuse Trump of ‘treason’ — and the reason has nothing to do with Comey

    The hosts of “The View” erupted Thursday over reports that President Donald Trump banned American media from covering his Wednesday Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislak, calling the move “treason.” The meeting was held in the Oval Office, and though no U.S. media outlets were...

    A small number of people are fleeing Canada for the U.S.
    May12

    A small number of people are fleeing Canada for the U.S.

    In case there was any doubt, barely anybody flees Canada for the U.S. Just 466 asylum seekers — including 55 Canadians — left Canada to apply for refugee status at the U.S. border under exceptions to the Safe Third Country Agreement since 2004. The number of asylum seekers fleeing the U.S. for Canada has skyrocketed since President Donald...

    Trump Jr. urges support for Greg Gianforte in US House race
    May11

    Trump Jr. urges support for Greg Gianforte in US House race

    EAST HELENA, Mont. — Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, returned to Montana on Thursday for rallies across the state to support the congressional bid of Republican Greg Gianforte, who he said was needed in Washington to help advance the agenda of the Trump White House. “We need more people in D.C. to help my father,” he said...

    ‘U.S. supports Ukraine’ against Russia, Trump tells foreign minister
    May11

    ‘U.S. supports Ukraine’ against Russia, Trump tells foreign minister

    “Without U.S. engagement, it’s not possible to sort this out,” Ukraine’s foreign minister said. …read more Source: USA...

    The Annexation of Crimea Isn’t Going as Planned
    May11

    The Annexation of Crimea Isn’t Going as Planned

    The show trial of Akhtem Chiygoz was supposed to be a quick and easy way to discourage dissent. That was before it went off the rails. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Sinister Text Messages Reveal High-tech Front in Ukraine War
    May11

    Sinister Text Messages Reveal High-tech Front in Ukraine War

    Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometers) from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time. “Ukrainian soldiers,” it warned, “they’ll find your bodies when the snow...

    EU Approves Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU Approves Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents. “YES, we did it!” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook after the Brussels decision, which the former Soviet republic...

    Eurovision: Pop, Politics, Dancing Ape – But no Russia
    May11

    Eurovision: Pop, Politics, Dancing Ape – But no Russia

    Sprinkle the sequins, spark up the disco lights and get ready for battle — it’s time for the Eurovision Song Contest , a celebration of kitsch and cheesy pop with an undercurrent of politics and patriotism. More than a singing contest, it’s diplomacy in dancing shoes. This week musical acts from more than 40 countries are taking the...

    Officials Examine Report Bulgarian Eurovision Entrant Performed in Crimea
    May11

    Officials Examine Report Bulgarian Eurovision Entrant Performed in Crimea

    Ukrainian authorities and Eurovision Song Contest officials in Kyiv said on May 11 that they were looking into reports that the Bulgarian entrant in the competition visited Crimea, a potential violation of Ukrainian law. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Steven Seagal, a Putin ally, barred from entering Ukraine
    May11

    Steven Seagal, a Putin ally, barred from entering Ukraine

    (JTA) — Ukraine has banned the American action movie star Steven Seagal, who last year received Russian citizenship in a ceremony from President Vladimir Putin. A spokesman for the Security Service of Ukraine, or SBU, confirmed the blacklisting of Seagal, a martial arts expert whose father was a Jew of Russian descent, in a statement sent last...