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    Is Russia Getting Ready to Build a Massive Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier?
    Mar23

    Is Russia Getting Ready to Build a Massive Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Or sell one to India? Russia’s Krylov State Research Center is lobbying the Kremlin hard to build a new aircraft carrier called the Project 23000E Storm. If built, the massive vessel would be comparable in size and capability to one of the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz or Ford-class super carriers. The Russian Ministry of...

    Vox Sentences: The attack at the British Parliament
    Mar23

    Vox Sentences: The attack at the British Parliament

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. An attack on the grounds of the British Parliament; a recap of Neil...

    CNN reports FBI may have proof of collusion between Russia and Trump campaign
    Mar23

    CNN reports FBI may have proof of collusion between Russia and Trump campaign

    And here’s why Republicans really spent the day in a high state of panic. The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN. On Monday, many...

    The U.S. Army Can’t Get Ambushed by the Future
    Mar23

    The U.S. Army Can’t Get Ambushed by the Future

    Douglas Macgregor Security, Middle East More money without new leadership won’t fix the Army. When U.S. forces begin the destruction of the Islamic State, it will defend its territory—its so-called caliphate—and “hold ground.” Without air and missile defenses, or rocket artillery and mobile armored forces with accurate, devastating...

    Old memos show former Trump aide Manafort offered to promote Russian interests, AP reports
    Mar23

    Old memos show former Trump aide Manafort offered to promote Russian interests, AP reports

    JUDY WOODRUFF: From April through August of last year, Paul Manafort was the chairman of the Trump campaign. He has been under intense scrutiny for his business and political ties to both Russia and Ukraine. Today, the Associated Press uncovered new information about Manafort and his dealings with Russians. Hari Sreenivasan has the story. HARI...

    A budget Trump could live with
    Mar22

    A budget Trump could live with

    It is, for better or worse, a document Donald Trump can live with. For make no mistake, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has penned the 2017 federal budget as if America were breathing over its shoulder. There are, for instance, very few huge-ticket spending items (those who do win big, such as the Canada Revenue Agency, are...

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision Song Contest
    Mar22

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision Song Contest

    The Eurovision Song Contest, nominally an apolitical festival of pop music confections and cheerfully tacky costumes, erupted into a political dispute Wednesday after Ukraine banned Russia’s contestant from entering the country. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Says Sanctions on Russian Banks to Start From Thursday
    Mar22

    Ukraine Says Sanctions on Russian Banks to Start From Thursday

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s central bank said sanctions against subsidiaries of Russian banks will take effect from Thursday, and will include… …read more Source: U.S....

    What to Know About Oleg Deripaska, the Russian Billionaire Who Paul Manafort Worked For
    Mar22

    What to Know About Oleg Deripaska, the Russian Billionaire Who Paul Manafort Worked For

    If you were going to tell the story of Russian business over the last 28 through one life, it would be Oleg Deripaska’s story. There is hardly an aspect of Russian public life that he hasn’t touched, or that hasn’t been touched by him. Deripaska found himself in the news Wednesday when the Associated Press reported that...

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision song contest
    Mar22

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision song contest

    MOSCOW (AP) – The Eurovision song contest, nominally an apolitical festival of pop music confections and cheerfully tacky costumes, erupted into a political dispute Wednesday after Ukraine banned Russia’s contestant from entering the country. Yulia Samoylova, who was to represent Russia in the May 11-13 contest in the Ukrainian...