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    EU extends sanctions against 15 Ukrainians over corruption
    Mar03

    EU extends sanctions against 15 Ukrainians over corruption

    The European Union has extended for a year sanctions against 15 people in Ukraine accused of misusing state funds. The EU said in a statement Friday that the asset freezes … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine investigates tax chief over possible $75 mln graft – lawyer
    Mar03

    Ukraine investigates tax chief over possible $75 mln graft – lawyer

    KIEV (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s tax and customs service, Roman Nasirov, is being investigated over the suspected embezzlement of around… …read more Source:...

    Sessions Recuses Himself From Russian Nothing-Burger
    Mar03

    Sessions Recuses Himself From Russian Nothing-Burger

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially recused himself yesterday from the nonsensical, possibly even nonexistent, federal probe into claims of Russian interference in the election – claims that for all we know were invented by President Trump’s enemies in the intelligence community and the Democratic Party. Despite the oceans of mass...

    The Booming Global Arms Trade
    Mar03

    The Booming Global Arms Trade

    By Markus HeinrichRemember the “peace dividend”? The world, it seems, can never have enough weapons. The global arms trade has reached its highest point since the end of the Cold War. According to the Swedish-based Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) – which provides authoritative data on global arms production...

    Donald Trump Jr. was paid $50,000 for meeting to discuss U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria
    Mar03

    Donald Trump Jr. was paid $50,000 for meeting to discuss U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria

    A month before the November elections, Donald Trump Jr. attended a meeting in Paris to discuss the Syrian conflict and possible U.S.-Russian cooperation in the region. The Wall Street Journal now reports he was paid at least $50,000 to attend that meeting. Donald Trump Jr. addressed a dinner on Oct. 11 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, hosted by the...

    Ukraine has a peace deal. Why isn’t it working?
    Mar03

    Ukraine has a peace deal. Why isn’t it working?

    With the Trump administration getting its policy framework in gear, it’s a good time to reflect on the lack of progress to date in implementing the key political terms of the Minsk 2 ceasefire deal, agreed to in February 2015 between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany and intended to ensure a lasting peace in Ukraine....

    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All
    Mar03

    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All

    Gary Hart Politics, Eurasia A nonpartisan commission can finally shed light on Trump’s problem that just won’t go away. Presidents in the past, most notably Bill Clinton with Boris Yeltsin and George W. Bush with Vladimir Putin, have committed what might be called the “buddy fallacy” where U.S.-Russian relations were concerned. That...

    Jeff Sessions Met With Ambassador As U.S.-Russia Tensions Flared
    Mar03

    Jeff Sessions Met With Ambassador As U.S.-Russia Tensions Flared

    Now that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any Justice Department investigations into Russian meddling in the presidential election, a timeline shows how his reported contacts with its ambassador last year came at key points in U.S.-Russia relations and in Donald Trump’s campaign. Sessions’ recusal Thursday came...

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe
    Mar03

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he would recuse himself from any Justice Department investigation that relates to the 2016 presidential campaign. “He should only recuse himself from the investigation of illegal leaks,” @TomFitton says. “My staff recommended recusal. They said since I was involved in this campaign, I cannot be...

    ‘We Have to Forgive Them’: Front Lines in Ukraine Divide Families and Friendships
    Mar03

    ‘We Have to Forgive Them’: Front Lines in Ukraine Divide Families and Friendships

    TARAMCHUK, Ukraine—The war is always there, even if the shooting stops for a while. It is a quiet, overcast winter morning in the front-line village of Taramchuk in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers from the National Guard’s Aidar Battalion mill about outside the abandoned homes within which they have garrisoned, tending to their morning...