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    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...

    Paul Manafort’s lawsuit against Robert Mueller gets thrown out of court
    Apr27

    Paul Manafort’s lawsuit against Robert Mueller gets thrown out of court

    Paul Manafort’s legal team has taken every possible tack in trying to find some way to prevent Manafort from having to go to trial in July. Since the evidence of Manafort’s money laundering, foreign lobbying, and lying under oath seems abundant, getting the case thrown out was possibly the former Trump campaign chairman’s best...

    Pompeo Says No Decision Yet On Iran Deal, Assails Russian ‘Aggression’
    Apr27

    Pompeo Says No Decision Yet On Iran Deal, Assails Russian ‘Aggression’

    New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “no decision” has been made on whether the United States will pull out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but he said it is “unlikely” to remain unless major changes are made. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Inside Armenia’s Improbable “Velvet Revolution”
    Apr27

    Inside Armenia’s Improbable “Velvet Revolution”

    For the first months of 2018, observers of Armenian politics quietly wondered what would happen in April, when the nation was set to officially transition from a presidential to a parliamentary republic. Would Serzh Sargsyan, President since 2008, stay on as Prime Minister? Or would he stand down in favor of someone new? He kept quiet about his...

    Cohen And His Father-In-Law Loaned $26M To Taxi Mogul In Marijuana Biz
    Apr27

    Cohen And His Father-In-Law Loaned $26M To Taxi Mogul In Marijuana Biz

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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 obtained by The Associated Press. Semyon “Sam”...