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    Ex-rebel Leaders Detail Role Played by Putin Aide in East Ukraine
    May11

    Ex-rebel Leaders Detail Role Played by Putin Aide in East Ukraine

    MOSCOW—A top aide to Vladimir Putin decides how the pro-Moscow administration of eastern Ukraine is run and who gets what jobs there, three former rebel leaders said, challenging Kremlin denials that it calls the shots in the region. Their comments to Reuters shed light on the role played by the secretive Vladislav Surkov, who has long been at...

    A coup in real time? Historian Timothy Snyder says the Comey firing is Trump’s “open admission of collusion with Russia”
    May11

    A coup in real time? Historian Timothy Snyder says the Comey firing is Trump’s “open admission of collusion with Russia”

    James Comey, Donald J. Trump (Credit: Getty Images/Drew Angerer/Mark Wilson) Has the other shoe finally dropped? Is this the beginning of Donald Trump’s attempted coup? Trump is a plutocratic authoritarian. As I have previously argued, it is fair to call him a fascist. He has repeatedly demonstrated this fact through his words and deeds...

    Ex-Rebel Leaders Detail Role Played by Putin Aide in East Ukraine
    May11

    Ex-Rebel Leaders Detail Role Played by Putin Aide in East Ukraine

    By Anton ZverevMOSCOW (Reuters) – A top aide to Vladimir Putin decides how the pro-Moscow administration of eastern Ukraine is run and who gets… …read more Source: U.S....

    Was Comey Fired Because the FBI’s Sights Were Turning Toward Trump’s Russian Mobster-Connected Business Ties?
    May11

    Was Comey Fired Because the FBI’s Sights Were Turning Toward Trump’s Russian Mobster-Connected Business Ties?

    Investigating campaign collusion with the Russians is not exactly the FBI’s expertise, but organized crime, money-laundering and racketeering are. What is President Donald Trump trying to hide?That’s the question on everyone’s mind since Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. What’s been learned since that...

    Pence Expresses ‘Unwavering’ U.S. Support For Ukraine’s Sovereignty
    May11

    Pence Expresses ‘Unwavering’ U.S. Support For Ukraine’s Sovereignty

    Vice President Mike Pence expressed the Trump administration’s “unwavering support” for Ukraine’s sovereignty in a meeting with the country’s foreign minister on May 10. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Presence of Russian photographer at Oval Office meeting raises alarms
    May11

    Presence of Russian photographer at Oval Office meeting raises alarms

    By Carol Morello, Greg Miller | The Washington Post A photographer for a Russian state-owned news agency was allowed into the Oval Office on Wednesday during President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian diplomats, a level of access that was criticized by former U.S. intelligence officials as a potential security breach. Related Articles...

    European Bank Rejects Russian Request To Lift Ban On New Loans
    May11

    European Bank Rejects Russian Request To Lift Ban On New Loans

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on May 10 rejected Russia’s request to lift a ban on new loans, prompting Moscow to say it will look to banks led by China for funding. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    European Bank Rejects Russian Request To Lift Ban On New Loans
    May11

    European Bank Rejects Russian Request To Lift Ban On New Loans

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on May 10 rejected Russia’s request to lift a ban on new loans, prompting Moscow to say it will look to banks led by China for funding. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Latest: Pence Offers ‘Unwavering Support’ to Ukraine
    May11

    The Latest: Pence Offers ‘Unwavering Support’ to Ukraine

    Vice President Mike Pence has expressed the Trump administration’s “unwavering support” for Ukraine’s sovereignty in a meeting with the country’s foreign minister. …read more Source: U.S....

    Twerk for Peace: Activism and anger in the wake of the inauguration
    May11

    Twerk for Peace: Activism and anger in the wake of the inauguration

    Gaycation: United We Stand (Credit: Viceland) “The journey towards equality is not a linear journey.” – Parmesh Shahani, author of “Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)longing in Contemporary India” Before the rise of 45 and his rightwing minions, if you regularly watched “GAYCATION,” a docu-series/travelogue in which Ellen Page and her best...