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    President Trump’s Untruths Are Piling Up
    Mar03

    President Trump’s Untruths Are Piling Up

    Let’s be clear from the start: There is no evidence that Donald Trump or his campaign coordinated with Russia to hack the Democratic National Committee’s emails or funnel them to Wikileaks; no evidence that they are puppets of Vladimir Putin; and no proof that the Kremlin possesses kompromat on the president.There are suspicions...

    Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is the man in the middle of the Trump administration firestorm
    Mar03

    Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is the man in the middle of the Trump administration firestorm

    (Credit: AP/Misha Japaridze) WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Moscow’s top diplomat is a Washington fixture with a sprawling network, and he has emerged as the central figure in the investigations into Trump...

    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 Bellingham...

    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...

    EU extends sanctions against 15 Ukrainians over corruption
    Mar03

    EU extends sanctions against 15 Ukrainians over corruption

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended for a year sanctions against 15 people in Ukraine accused of misusing state funds.The EU said in a… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions
    Mar03

    Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions

    Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies plan to detain the head of the tax and customs service, Roman Nasirov, over the alleged embezzlement of around 2 billion hryvnias ($75 million), a senior prosecutor said Friday. Television footage showed an unconscious-looking Nasirov being stretchered into an ambulance and taken to Kyiv’s Feofania...

    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...

    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....