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    Trump’s Organized Crime Ties Bring Blackmail to the White House
    Apr22

    Trump’s Organized Crime Ties Bring Blackmail to the White House

    Says one former business partner, “The headline will be ‘The Kazakh Gangster and President Trump.'” The words were positively polite, at least for a man convicted of assault and racketeering. It was the implied target of his blackmail threat that was unusual: the president of the United States.The threat came from Felix Sater, a...

    Russian Hacker Sentenced to 27 Years in Credit Card Scheme
    Apr22

    Russian Hacker Sentenced to 27 Years in Credit Card Scheme

    The son of a Russian lawmaker was sentenced Friday by a U.S. federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of a cyber assault on thousands of U.S. businesses, marking the longest hacking-related sentence in the United States. Roman Seleznev, 32, was found guilty last year by a jury in Seattle of perpetrating a scheme that prosecutors...

    News Wrap: French government calls for calm after attack on police
    Apr22

    News Wrap: French government calls for calm after attack on police

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Investigators in France are trying to piece together what sparked Thursday’s deadly assault in Paris. A gunman shot a police officer to death and wounded two more, before being killed himself. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the day’s developments. HARI SREENIVASAN: Masked police descended this morning on a Paris suburb,...

    Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers, first time in two years: Norad
    Apr22

    Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers, first time in two years: Norad

    OTTAWA — Canadian fighter jets have intercepted Russian bombers off Canada’s northern coast for the first time in more than two years, as relations between Moscow and the West continue to worsen. Two CF-18s were scrambled on Thursday after North American early-warning air defences spotted two TU-95 Bear bombers approaching Alaskan and...

    CNN: Russia Tried To Infiltrate Trump Camp Through Advisers Like Carter Page
    Apr22

    CNN: Russia Tried To Infiltrate Trump Camp Through Advisers Like Carter Page

    U.S. intelligence officials obtained evidence that Russian operatives tried to infiltrate the Trump campaign through its sprawling network of advisers, CNN reported Friday. Carter Page, who served as an adviser on Russia and energy policy until he departed over allegations that he met with Kremlin-allied figures during a July 2016 visit to...

    Trump admin may open channel to Putin aide over Ukraine: report
    Apr22

    Trump admin may open channel to Putin aide over Ukraine: report

    The Trump administration is expected to appoint a special envoy for directly communicating with a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a new report.Two European officials told BuzzFeed Friday that the official would interact… …read more Source: The...

    Exxon asked for a waiver to resume drilling in Russia. Trump said no.
    Apr21

    Exxon asked for a waiver to resume drilling in Russia. Trump said no.

    They pushed the application after their former CEO joined the administration. The Trump administration rejected Exxon Mobil’s request to resume an oil drilling project in Russia that is currently blocked by US sanctions, a tangible reminder that American policy toward Moscow has yet to change as much as some observers in both countries had...

    Treasury denies Exxon waiver from Russian sanctions
    Apr21

    Treasury denies Exxon waiver from Russian sanctions

    The Trump administration said Friday that it would not grant a waiver from Russian sanctions to Exxon Mobil or any other energy companies. The Treasury Department announcement follows reports that Exxon had been seeking such a waiver to drill in the Black Sea. It comes as the FBI and congressional intelligence committees investigate Russian...

    US Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers to Russia Sanctions
    Apr21

    US Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers to Russia Sanctions

    The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp, seeking to drill in areas prohibited by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday. “In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies,...

    U.S. Treasury Says It Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers To Russia Sanctions
    Apr21

    U.S. Treasury Says It Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers To Russia Sanctions

    The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp, seeking to drill in areas prohibited by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.“In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies,...