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    Photo: A new women’s world chess champion is crowned
    Mar03

    Photo: A new women’s world chess champion is crowned

    Anna Muzychuk (left) of Ukraine plays against Tan Zhongyi (right) of China during the final day of the Women’s World Chess Championship 2017 on March 3 at Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran, Iran. Zhongyi defeated Muzychuk of Ukraine to win the championship. The post Photo: A new women’s world chess champion is crowned appeared first on...

    Here are the Trump associates who have been linked to Russia
    Mar03

    Here are the Trump associates who have been linked to Russia

    It’s the controversy the White House cannot shake. Since pulling off a surprise election win in November’s election, Donald Trump’s young presidency has been dogged by persistent links between his campaign surrogates and staff to Russia. But what’s more unusual have been the attempts by Trump’s campaign and...

    Canada deploying fresh troops to Ukraine as mission deadline looms
    Mar03

    Canada deploying fresh troops to Ukraine as mission deadline looms

    As the expiration date for Canada’s training mission in Ukraine looms, a fresh batch of troops begin a deployment process that runs from today until the middle of the month — even as reports emerge of plans by U.S. policymakers to cut American military, logistics and intelligence support for Kiev by half. …read more Source:...

    As Ukraine railroad blockade continues, tension simmers on both sides of the tracks
    Mar03

    As Ukraine railroad blockade continues, tension simmers on both sides of the tracks

    The so-called blockaders are a relatively new movement in the turbulent eastern European nation, but have quickly become a flashpoint in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between government forces and separatist rebels. …read more Source: FOX...

    Pelosi: Sessions’ recusal ‘is an admission that something was wrong’
    Mar03

    Pelosi: Sessions’ recusal ‘is an admission that something was wrong’

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi panned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from investigations related to last year’s presidential election as “insufficient” and “totally unacceptable” Friday morning, telling the audience at a POLITICO Playbook breakfast that it is “a reflection of the weak moral authority of this...

    Why Sweden Brought Back the Draft
    Mar03

    Why Sweden Brought Back the Draft

    In 2010, Sweden ended a 109-year-old national tradition by abolishing its military draft. At the time, the decision seemed like an obvious one; only 5,000 soldiers were being conscripted into the army—a 10-percent sliver of the mandatory enlistment in Sweden during the height of the Cold War and the 1990s, when most European countries had...

    Russia Says US Infighting on Sessions Hampers Mending Ties
    Mar03

    Russia Says US Infighting on Sessions Hampers Mending Ties

    MOSCOW—As the drama over Attorney General Jeff Sessions plays out in Washington, the Kremlin is watching with a mixture of frustration and regret how the uproar is blocking progress on pressing issues on the U.S.-Russian agenda. Despite the dashed hopes for a quick thaw, however, Moscow is voicing its readiness to wait as long as it takes....

    Russia today: What new information did we learn about the Trump-Russia connection?
    Mar03

    Russia today: What new information did we learn about the Trump-Russia connection?

    Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Alexei Nikolsky/Evan Vucci/Photo montage by Salon) The last 48 hours have seen such a massive unraveling of major news about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia that we, quite frankly, didn’t know where to start. You may not either. So here’s roundup of major things that broke....

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy
    Mar03

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy

    Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, is a low-key veteran diplomat who associates say is one of the most unlikely diplomats to wind up in the center of controversy. Kislyak, whose conversations with close associates of U.S. President Donald Trump have repeatedly embarrassed the new administration, is 66 years old,...

    Russia today: What new information did we learn about the Trump-Russia connection?
    Mar03

    Russia today: What new information did we learn about the Trump-Russia connection?

    Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Alexei Nikolsky/Evan Vucci/Photo montage by Salon) The last 48 hours have seen such a massive unraveling of major news about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia that we, quite frankly, didn’t know where to start. You may not either. So here’s roundup of major things that broke....