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    Manafort owed $17 million to ‘pro-Russia interests’ before joining Trump campaign for free
    Jul20

    Manafort owed $17 million to ‘pro-Russia interests’ before joining Trump campaign for free

    Earlier, the Wall Street Journal discovered that a small Chicago bank had loaned former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his companies about $16 million soon after Donald Trump had won the presidency—a number that aroused prosecutor suspicion because it represented about a quarter of the bank’s available capital, seemingly a high-risk...

    Exxon Fined $2 Million For Sanctions Breach When Tillerson Was CEO
    Jul20

    Exxon Fined $2 Million For Sanctions Breach When Tillerson Was CEO

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil company’s CEO. The U.S. says Exxon violated the sanctions in May 2014 when two subsidiaries signed deals with Igor Sechin. Sechin is the chairman of Russian...

    Trump’s Embrace Of Russia At Odds With National Security, Foreign Policy Advisers
    Jul20

    Trump’s Embrace Of Russia At Odds With National Security, Foreign Policy Advisers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary. The uneasy dynamic between the president and top aides has been exacerbated by the...

    Year After Reporter Killed in Ukraine, No Progress in Probe
    Jul20

    Year After Reporter Killed in Ukraine, No Progress in Probe

    After renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car bombing in central Kyiv last year, Ukraine’s president promised all-out efforts to solve the case. But as of Thursday’s anniversary of his death, there has been no visible progress. Instead, say Ukrainian journalists, the case is mired in either incompetence or deliberate...

    Ukraine Says Nine Soldiers Killed Amid Intense Shelling
    Jul20

    Ukraine Says Nine Soldiers Killed Amid Intense Shelling

    Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on July 20 that nine Ukrainian soldiers were killed and five wounded in the previous 24 hours as Russia-backed separatists stepped up shelling attacks on their positions in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Manafort Was in Debt to Pro-Russia Interests, Cyprus Records Show
    Jul20

    Manafort Was in Debt to Pro-Russia Interests, Cyprus Records Show

    Financial records filed last year in the secretive tax haven of Cyprus, where Paul J. Manafort kept bank accounts during his years working in Ukraine and investing with a Russian oligarch, indicate that he had been in debt to pro-Russia interests by as much as $17 million before he joined Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign in March...

    The Trump Russia scandal is important, but let’s not forget the bigger picture
    Jul20

    The Trump Russia scandal is important, but let’s not forget the bigger picture

    It seems we’ve found the smoking gun. Last summer, Donald Trump Jr. met with an alleged Russian government lawyer in an attempt to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The revelation is the closest thing we have so far to conclusive proof that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential...

    Russia Obtains Gas Turbines for Crimea, But Can It Turn Them On?
    Jul20

    Russia Obtains Gas Turbines for Crimea, But Can It Turn Them On?

    Russia outfoxed European Union sanctions by delivering gas turbines made by Germany’s Siemens to the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Now for the hard part, switching them on. No Russian company, according to Reuters data, has ever got a Siemens turbine working without the help of the manufacturer. In this case, Siemens said the turbines...

    The Hill Staffer at the Center of the Russia Intrigue
    Jul20

    The Hill Staffer at the Center of the Russia Intrigue

    In the spring of 2016, a longtime Washington operative pulled aside French Hill during a trip to Moscow and introduced the conservative Arkansas congressman to two Russians who are now at the center of a firestorm over the activities of Donald Trump Jr.In the brief encounter, which took place two months before their now-infamous meeting with the...

    Ukrainian Soldiers Hunger For NATO Grub
    Jul20

    Ukrainian Soldiers Hunger For NATO Grub

    Ukrainian troops training with their NATO partners are learning how things run inside the world’s largest military alliance. The country is years away from joining the alliance, but there are some standards the troops are eager to adopt — in particular, the high quality of food at the NATO mess hall. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)...