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    White House: No ‘Formal’ Trump-Putin Meeting Planned During Asia Trip
    Nov10

    White House: No ‘Formal’ Trump-Putin Meeting Planned During Asia Trip

    DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump will not have a formal sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin while the two attend a summit, the White House said Friday shortly before Trump landed in Vietnam, the fourth stop on his first official visit to Asia. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force Once, White House press secretary Sarah...

    Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs introduce  resolution on 85th anniversary of Holodomor
    Nov10

    Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs introduce resolution on 85th anniversary of Holodomor

    WASHINGTON – Congressional Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), on November 7 introduced a resolution commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide. The resolution honors the estimated 7 million to 10 million Ukrainian people who...

    As Russian support for Ukrainian war ebbs, Kremlin mulls new ‘hybrid’ tactics
    Nov10

    As Russian support for Ukrainian war ebbs, Kremlin mulls new ‘hybrid’ tactics

    Vladimir Putin’s Anschluss of Crimea gave him a big political boost, and Russians still overwhelmingly support the annexation of that Ukrainian peninsula. But support for Russian forces and their clients in the Donbas is declining, with ever more Russians against backing these breakaway groups and expressing fears that the conflict there...

    Erdoğan brokers deal with Putin to release Crimean Tatar prisoners
    Nov10

    Erdoğan brokers deal with Putin to release Crimean Tatar prisoners

    September and October saw a fresh wave of house searches, arrests and increasing oppression of regime critics on the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula. But on October 25, two Crimean Tatar political prisoners, Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, were freed and extradited to Turkey after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan brokered a deal with...

    Mila Kunis says local refused to let her see childhood home in Ukraine
    Nov10

    Mila Kunis says local refused to let her see childhood home in Ukraine

    Mila Kunis at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif., Oct. 20, 2017. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) (JTA) — Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher tried to visit the actress’ childhood home in Ukraine with her parents, but a local who opened the door would not let them in, she said in an interview. Kunis, who is Jewish and in 2012...

    Verkhovna Rada passes more laws to meet IMF and Maidan demands
    Nov10

    Verkhovna Rada passes more laws to meet IMF and Maidan demands

    KYIV – Ukraine’s reformist yet occasionally obdurate legislature, the Verkhovna Rada, moved ahead this week with more bills to further enhance a constantly overdue pro-European agenda on the back of promises of the 2014 Revolution of Dignity. A more representative electoral bill was approved in the first of two readings on November 7. It...

    Former FBI counter-spy on Mueller, Trump and Putin: “Russia is winning”
    Nov10

    Former FBI counter-spy on Mueller, Trump and Putin: “Russia is winning”

    Robert Mueller; Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) Where there’s smoke, there is usually fire. It may seem like a month ago, but only last week a grand jury impaneled by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller issued the first indictments in the Russia scandal. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign...

    Canada Making Diplomatic Push For Ukraine’s UN Peacekeeping Plan
    Nov10

    Canada Making Diplomatic Push For Ukraine’s UN Peacekeeping Plan

    Canada is making a significant diplomatic push to gather international support behind Ukraine’s UN peacekeeping plan, its foreign minister has announced. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia and America Are Conducting Massive Nuclear Exercises (and No One Cares)
    Nov10

    Russia and America Are Conducting Massive Nuclear Exercises (and No One Cares)

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, North America Nuclear weapons exercises in both Russia and the United States go mysteriously unreported in leading American newspapers. Both Russia and the United States undertook major tests of their respective nuclear forces at the end of October 2017. Oddly, that was not sufficiently newsworthy and no coverage...

    Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia
    Nov10

    Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia

    KYIV, Ukraine—Sometimes, wars aren’t won by tank battles and infantry assaults. Sometimes, it comes down to keeping the heat on. As Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine nears its fifth calendar year—and as Ukraine’s infamously cold winter draws near—American companies are incrementally cutting into Russia’s de facto...