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    Trump administration hails deal to export coal to Ukraine
    Jul31

    Trump administration hails deal to export coal to Ukraine

    A Pennsylvania-based coal company has won a contract to supply coal to Ukraine’s state-owned power company in preparation for that country’s winter heating needs. Officials said the deal would bolster … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts US diplomatic staff
    Jul31

    Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts US diplomatic staff

    Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said it will take time for the U.S. to recover from what he called “political schizophrenia,” but he added that Russia wants constructive cooperation with Washington. Peskov’s statement followed televised comments Sunday by Putin, who said the U.S. would have to cut 755 of its embassy and...

    U.S. Set To Deliver Coal To Ukraine For The First Time
    Jul31

    U.S. Set To Deliver Coal To Ukraine For The First Time

    The United States is set to begin delivering coal to Ukraine for the first time in a deal Washington framed as a move toward reducing Kyiv’s reliance on Russian energy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin to America: You’ve Let Me Down
    Jul31

    Vladimir Putin to America: You’ve Let Me Down

    Sunday night, Vladimir Putin went on national television and explained his decision to slice American diplomatic staff in Russia by two-thirds. He was retaliating for Barack Obama’s December expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, as well as newly passed congressional sanctions, by kicking out 755 American diplomatic staff—a response over 20...

    US-Russia ties at new low with expulsions of diplomats
    Jul31

    US-Russia ties at new low with expulsions of diplomats

    MOSCOW (AP) — With a sweeping cut in the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes further in an escalating rift with the United States. In December 2016, following allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, President Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian...

    Report: RNC Employees Asked To Save All 2016 Campaign Documents
    Jul31

    Report: RNC Employees Asked To Save All 2016 Campaign Documents

    In a memo sent to employees on Friday, the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) lawyers told employees to hold onto any documents related to the 2016 presidential campaign as well as any records that may relate to an investigation into the election, according to a report. The memo, obtained by BuzzFeed News, said the request was just a...

    How U.S. Sanctions Are Working (Or Not) in 5 Countries
    Jul31

    How U.S. Sanctions Are Working (Or Not) in 5 Countries

    Sanctions are back in the news — though if you’re President Donald Trump, that’s not a good thing. Here’s a look at the current state of U.S. sanctions on a few key countries and how they’re faring. Russia This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a new round of sanctions against Russia, targeting its...

    Does a Serial Liar Like Trump Become Truthful Under Oath?
    Jul31

    Does a Serial Liar Like Trump Become Truthful Under Oath?

    Perhaps his answers to questions about business associate Felix Sater offer a clue. “Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of the events?”ABC News’ Jonathan Karl asked Donald Trump on June 9, 2017. A day earlier, former FBI Director James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee had put Trump...

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to NATO’s Article 5
    Jul31

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to NATO’s Article 5

    Vice President Mike Pence on Monday reaffirmed America’s commitment to NATO, and pledged that the United States will come to the defense of member countries that are attacked. “Under President Donald Trump, the United States stands firmly behind our Article 5 pledge of mutual defense — an attack on one of us is an attack on us...

    Romanian official: Russian deputy PM tried to flout EU ban
    Jul31

    Romanian official: Russian deputy PM tried to flout EU ban

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s foreign minister says Russia’s deputy prime minister “deliberately” tried to enter Romanian airspace despite knowing he is on a list of officials banned from the European Union. Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said Monday in a televised interview: “In my opinion, it was a...