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    Nazi symbols, salutes on display at Ukrainian nationalist march
    Apr30

    Nazi symbols, salutes on display at Ukrainian nationalist march

    (JTA) — Hundreds of people in the Ukrainian city of Lviv attended a nationalist march featuring Nazi symbols that commemorated a Waffen SS unit with many local volunteers. Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, condemned the march Saturday honoring the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, or the 1st Galician, as “a...

    The IMF Wakes Up to Fight Graft
    Apr30

    The IMF Wakes Up to Fight Graft

    By Frank VoglThe IMF finally realizes that assigning priority to anti-corruption is not a choice but a necessity. It is now deemed a “macro-critical” issue.The International Monetary Fund is awakening from a long sleep with regard to combating corruption. If the IMF’s new policy announcements are followed by tough action, then the global...

    UN Says Enormous Humanitarian Funding Restraints in Ukraine
    Apr28

    UN Says Enormous Humanitarian Funding Restraints in Ukraine

    Neal Walker, chief of the U.N. humanitarian mission to Ukraine, told VOA’s Ukrainian service that they were recording 40,000 cease-fire violations each month. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Speculation Swirls Turkey Might Seek Nonalignment
    Apr28

    Speculation Swirls Turkey Might Seek Nonalignment

    The Syrian civil war has been a catalyst for Russian-Turkish rapprochement, much to the concern of Turkey’s NATO partners. This, coupled with Ankara’s current strained relations with its traditional Western allies, is raising the prospect of a nonaligned Turkey. Foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Russia are meeting Saturday in...

    At NATO Ministerial, US Officials Call for Crimea’s Return to Ukraine
    Apr28

    At NATO Ministerial, US Officials Call for Crimea’s Return to Ukraine

    A top U.S. official said Friday that NATO foreign ministers would refuse to “return to business as usual with Russia” until Moscow “withdraws forces and support for proxies in the Donbas, and returns control of Crimea to Ukraine.” The unusually pointed demand, tweeted by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert,...

    For Donald Trump to Succeed With North Korea, He’ll Need a Pragmatic Definition of “Denuclearization”
    Apr27

    For Donald Trump to Succeed With North Korea, He’ll Need a Pragmatic Definition of “Denuclearization”

    The summit on Friday between South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un was about far, far more than North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The “Panmunjom Declaration” they released at the meeting’s conclusion has 21 paragraphs; just one of them addresses the nuclear issue. Most importantly, Moon and...

    Pompeo: Trump Likely to Leave Iran Deal ‘Absent a Fix’
    Apr27

    Pompeo: Trump Likely to Leave Iran Deal ‘Absent a Fix’

    New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says no decision has been made on whether President Donald Trump will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, adding that negotiations are ongoing. At his first news conference in his new job, Pompeo said, “Absent a substantial fix, absent overcoming the shortcomings, the flaws of the deal, he (President...

    Trump Insists Iran Will ‘Not Be Doing Nuclear Weapons’
    Apr27

    Trump Insists Iran Will ‘Not Be Doing Nuclear Weapons’

    U.S. President Donald Trump insists that Iran will not acquire nuclear weapons, although he declined to speak about what measures he would use to deter Tehran should the landmark 2015 nuclear deal collapse. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Judge tosses Manafort suit challenging future Mueller charges
    Apr27

    Judge tosses Manafort suit challenging future Mueller charges

    By Spencer S. Hsu | Washington Post WASHINGTON – A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Paul Manafort challenging special counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal probe of Russian interference in 2016 U.S. elections. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed out Manafort’s attempt to bar the special counsel from bring...

    Trump’s lawyer loaned millions to taxi mogul-turned-marijuana entrepreneur
    Apr27

    Trump’s lawyer loaned millions to taxi mogul-turned-marijuana entrepreneur

    By Jake Pearson and Stephen Braun | Associated Press NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, whose business dealings are being investigated by the FBI, and the lawyer’s father-in-law have lent $26 million in recent years to a taxi mogul who is shifting into the legalized marijuana industry, according to documents...