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    As Trump’s Team Faces More Scrutiny Over Russia Ties, Russians See End Of Bromance
    Mar09

    As Trump’s Team Faces More Scrutiny Over Russia Ties, Russians See End Of Bromance

    MOSCOW ― While Americans are wondering if U.S. President Donald Trump’s team is too closely tied to Russia, Russians themselves are unconcerned with these connections. Instead, politicians, media and ordinary people express an anxious frustration rooted in the impact of the unending controversy rather than the allegations themselves. The...

    News of the day from across the globe, March 9
    Mar09

    News of the day from across the globe, March 9

    The national police department said 38 people were injured and the country’s Health Ministry said 14 were in serious condition with severe burns. Romanian and American troops staged joint exercises as part of a New York-based Army brigade’s nine-month deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which aims to reassure...

    Authorities looked into Manafort protégé
    Mar09

    Authorities looked into Manafort protégé

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have expressed interest in the activities of a Kiev-based operative with suspected ties to Russian intelligence who consulted regularly with Paul Manafort last year while Manafort was running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.The operative, Konstantin Kilimnik, came under scrutiny from officials at the...

    Enter the Freeland-Nazi conspiracy — and the amping-up of Russia’s mischief in Canada
    Mar09

    Enter the Freeland-Nazi conspiracy — and the amping-up of Russia’s mischief in Canada

    It’s such a juicy story, isn’t it? Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s ambitious young foreign affairs minister, is secretly itching to draw Canada into a showdown with Russia because of the seething hatreds she inherited from her Ukrainian grandfather, a Nazi collaborator and war profiteer she never told us about. She’s been...

    In Belarus, a rising fear: Will we be the next Ukraine?
    Mar08

    In Belarus, a rising fear: Will we be the next Ukraine?

    The relationship between Russia and Belarus has never been an easy one. The two former Soviet republics have spent the last two decades on a roller coaster ride—sometimes allies, sometimes in the middle of heated public rows. Now, as Russia’s neighbors grow increasingly worried about Moscow’s ambitions… …read more Source:...

    How a single mom revolutionized Moldova’s Jewish community
    Mar08

    How a single mom revolutionized Moldova’s Jewish community

    Olga Levus (Courtesy of JDC) BERSHAD, Ukraine (JTA) — Olga Levus didn’t set out to revolutionize the Jewish community of her native Moldova when she opened its first-ever support group for single mothers. Unemployed and living in the city of Chisinau, she was mostly concerned 17 years ago with feeding and clothing her three boys in one of...

    A Bellwether Case For Ukraine’s Reform Movement
    Mar08

    A Bellwether Case For Ukraine’s Reform Movement

    Ukraine’s fledgling independent anti-corruption agency will get its first day in court. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Trump Picks Hawkish Critic of Russia as NATO Ambassador, Veering From One Extreme to the Other
    Mar08

    Trump Picks Hawkish Critic of Russia as NATO Ambassador, Veering From One Extreme to the Other

    President Trump has reportedly tapped as his ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) a hawkish critic of Russia who wants the U.S. to arm Ukraine. It’s the latest sign that the administration is reacting to criticism that it is too soft on Russia by pivoting to the other extreme. Richard Grennell is a former Bush-era...

    Trump’s rumored pick for NATO ambassador doesn’t seem to agree with him about NATO
    Mar08

    Trump’s rumored pick for NATO ambassador doesn’t seem to agree with him about NATO

    Richard Grenell, a well-known conservative communications professional, will reportedly soon be announced as the Trump administration’s ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It’s an important job given the alliance’s mission of standing up to Russia — and a tough one given President Trump’s harsh criticism...

    US Accuses Russia of Deploying Missile in Violation of Arms Control Treaty
    Mar08

    US Accuses Russia of Deploying Missile in Violation of Arms Control Treaty

    The United States has publicly accused Russia for the first time of deploying a cruise missile in violation of a 30-year-old arms control agreement. Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman General Paul Selva confirmed on Capitol Hill the deployment of the land-based missile violates the “spirit and intent” of the 1987 Intermediate-range...