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    As Russia-U.S. ties strengthen, violence escalates in Ukraine
    Feb27

    As Russia-U.S. ties strengthen, violence escalates in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government believes there is a direct link between the Jan. 28 call between Trump and Putin and the surge in fighting between the army and separatists afterward …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russians march to honor slain opposition leader and Putin critic Boris Nemtsov
    Feb27

    Russians march to honor slain opposition leader and Putin critic Boris Nemtsov

    Thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday to mark the death of Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken opposition leader who was gunned down two years ago. The protesters chanted “Putin is a thief!” and “Give Crimea back!” and carried portraits of Nemtsov, who was one of the best known critics of Russian… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukrainian lawmaker: ‘I got confirmation’ my Ukraine peace plan was delivered to White House, despite what Trump lawyer says
    Feb27

    Ukrainian lawmaker: ‘I got confirmation’ my Ukraine peace plan was delivered to White House, despite what Trump lawyer says

    The Ukrainian lawmaker who met with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to discuss a peace plan for Ukraine “got confirmation” his plan was delivered to the White House. …read more Source: Business...

    Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Took Out $19 Million in Puzzling Real Estate Loans
    Feb26

    Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Took Out $19 Million in Puzzling Real Estate Loans

    Paul Manafort, the former Donald Trump campaign manager who resigned over his lobbying work in Ukraine for the pro-Russian government, has taken out over $19 million in home equity loans in New York City in the past five years, in an escalating series of transactions that includes one particularly large and unusual loan from a banker on...

    It’s All So Confusing (The Michael Cohen File)
    Feb26

    It’s All So Confusing (The Michael Cohen File)

    I noted yesterday that President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, appears to have a longer-standing relationship than he’d let on with that renegade member of the Ukrainian parliament, Andrii V. Artemenko. Artemenko is the guy who met with Cohen and erstwhile Trump business associate Felix Sater to discuss Artemenko’s...

    Kiev Journal: To Battle Fake News, Ukrainian Show Features Nothing but Lies
    Feb26

    Kiev Journal: To Battle Fake News, Ukrainian Show Features Nothing but Lies

    “StopFake News,” which is overseen by the journalism department at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine, debunks fake news from a basement television studio. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian world ice fishing champion, Ukraine team winner
    Feb26

    Russian world ice fishing champion, Ukraine team winner

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Russia’s Dmitry Eliseev is the new World Ice Fishing Champion after beating a field of 78 others on the frozen Baltic Sea off the coast of the Latvian capital. Organizers said Eliseev’s total catch of 5.2 kilograms (11.46 pounds) was more than a kilogram (2.2 pounds) heavier than that of Denys Novgorodskii of...

    Russian world ice fishing champion, Ukraine team winner
    Feb26

    Russian world ice fishing champion, Ukraine team winner

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Russia’s Dmitry Eliseev is the new World Ice Fishing Champion after beating a field of 78 others on the frozen Baltic Sea off… …read more Source:...

    U.S. Demands Russia Observe Cease-Fire; Says Combined Russian-Separatist Forces Attack Monitors
    Feb26

    U.S. Demands Russia Observe Cease-Fire; Says Combined Russian-Separatist Forces Attack Monitors

    The United States has called on Russia to “immediately” observe a cease-fire deal in eastern Ukraine – saying that combined forces from Russia’s military and pro-Russia separatists there have been targeting international monitors. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    At the altar of American greatness: David Brooks, Trump and the Church of America the Redeemer
    Feb26

    At the altar of American greatness: David Brooks, Trump and the Church of America the Redeemer

    David Brooks (Credit: PBS) Apart from being a police officer, firefighter or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one of the toughest and most unforgiving jobs there is. The pay may be decent (at least if your gig is with one of the major papers in New York or...