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    Why the US Must Befriend Hungary’s Populist Leader
    Apr12

    Why the US Must Befriend Hungary’s Populist Leader

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a convincing majority in Sunday’s parliamentary election. Even the day before the election, The Guardian was all too pleased to showcase the left’s apoplexy by running the headline, “Hungary’s war on democracy is a war on democracy everywhere.” This has it exactly backward, of course....

    Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Painful Attempt to Answer Question About Trump Blaming Mueller for Russia Relations
    Apr12

    Watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Painful Attempt to Answer Question About Trump Blaming Mueller for Russia Relations

    There was no way to defend the president’s ludicrous claim. A combative Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared at the daily White House briefing today to tackle questions about the raid on Michael Cohen’s office and the president’s tweeted threats to fire missiles at Syria despite protestations of Russia, which has been protecting...

    US, Russia Edge Toward Showdown Over Syria
    Apr12

    US, Russia Edge Toward Showdown Over Syria

    When the U.S. fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield a year ago after a chemical weapons attack, the Pentagon gave Moscow advance warning to get its personnel out of harm’s way. Since then, U.S.-Russian relations have soured, and the two nuclear powers have raised the ante, getting dangerously close to a potential military clash in...

    America’s Shrinking Diplomatic Presence In Russia Comes At A Cost For Both Countries
    Apr12

    America’s Shrinking Diplomatic Presence In Russia Comes At A Cost For Both Countries

    After the most recent round of diplomatic expulsions, the U.S. embassy in Moscow has lost vital staff — including those working on important bilateral issues, like Syria, Ukraine and arms control. For ordinary Russians, the cuts at the embassy mean it’s virtually impossible to get a U.S. visa in Moscow anymore. …read more Source:...

    The real (but small) danger of a US-Russia war over Syria
    Apr11

    The real (but small) danger of a US-Russia war over Syria

    “I suspect neither side wants a direct confrontation, but when things go flash-bang, there are always surprises and unintended consequences.” If President Donald Trump decides to strike Syria, he might incur some unintended consequences — like increasing the risk of getting into a shooting war with Russia. On Tuesday night, Russia’s...

    Mueller Investigates $150K Donation to Trump From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million
    Apr11

    Mueller Investigates $150K Donation to Trump From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a $150,000 donation from a Ukrainian businessman to President Donald Trump’s charity in 2015, according to a new report. The donation from steel magnate Victor Pinchuk pales in comparison to contributions he gave to the charity set up by Bill and Hillary Clinton. The billionaire has...

    Neither Washington nor Moscow: 5 reasons progressives must be wary of playing Putin’s game
    Apr11

    Neither Washington nor Moscow: 5 reasons progressives must be wary of playing Putin’s game

    Imagine a far-right government came to power in the UK and immediately set upon arresting or killing anyone that opposed it. The UK immediately moves to bolster its ideological friends across the continent, ordering City banks to grant financing to people like the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. As part of this nationalist fervour, the UK...

    Russian markets are crashing after Trump’s Syria tweets and sanctions
    Apr11

    Russian markets are crashing after Trump’s Syria tweets and sanctions

    The double blow of fresh U.S. sanctions and fiery Trump tweets have sent Russian financial markets into a spiral. Russian stocks and bonds plummeted further Wednesday, as fear gripped the minds of investors after President Trump warned Russia to “get ready” for “smart!” American missiles set to rain down on Syria. Speculation that more punitive...

    Glavin: How the West continues to fail the people of Syria
    Apr11

    Glavin: How the West continues to fail the people of Syria

    “An individual, a group, a party, or a class that ‘objectively’ picks its nose while it watches men drunk with blood massacring defenceless people is condemned by history to rot and become worm-eaten while it is still alive.” When the young war correspondent Lev Davidovich Bronstein wrote those words in 1912, the individual he had in mind...

    New Thai Charges Filed Against Russian Sex Guru, Woman
    Apr11

    New Thai Charges Filed Against Russian Sex Guru, Woman

    Police in Thailand have filed new charges against a self-described Russian sex guru and a woman who claims to have evidence of Russian ties to President Donald Trump’s election campaign. The woman, Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, has attracted widespread attention for claiming to have recordings of Russian oligarch Oleg...