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    RIA: Moscow to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems
    Aug07

    RIA: Moscow to Cut Dependence on US Payment Systems

    Russia will speed up work on reducing dependency on U.S. payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Monday. It is a response to the new sanctions against Russia reluctantly signed into law last week by U.S. President Donald Trump. The sanctions targeted...

    2 Members of Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot Detained

    Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were briefly detained Monday after rallying for the release of a Ukrainian filmmaker outside his Siberian prison. During Sunday’s protest in Yakutsk where Oleg Sentsov is serving his sentence, the band members unfurled a banner on a nearby bridge that read “Free Sentsov!”...

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot briefly detained
    Aug07

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot briefly detained

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were briefly detained Monday after rallying for the release of a Ukrainian filmmaker outside his Siberian prison. A Russian military court convicted Sentsov, who comes from the Crimean Peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, of conspiracy to commit terror attacks...

    Continued US Leadership Requires Military Reinvestment

    The current House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act both seek welcome increases in the Pentagon’s defense budget. Unfortunately, the law of the land is the Budget Control Act and the limits and consequences imposed by it. This means that in 2018, the defense budget is legally limited to $551 billion. Any dollar...

    Almost 100 Drown In One Sweltering Week In Ukraine
    Aug07

    Almost 100 Drown In One Sweltering Week In Ukraine

    At least 99 people have drowned in Ukraine in the past week as sweltering heat drove people to rivers, lakes, and the Black Sea for relief, officials say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot detained
    Aug07

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot detained

    Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were detained Monday after a protest outside the prison colony where a Ukrainian filmmaker is being held. …read more Source:...

    What are economic sanctions?
    Aug07

    What are economic sanctions?

    For many foreign policymakers, economic sanctions have become the tool of choice to respond to major geopolitical challenges, from counterterrorism to conflict resolution. Introduction Governments and multinational bodies impose economic sanctions to try to alter the strategic decisions of state and nonstate actors that threaten their interests...

    Trump loses his pick to oversee assault on federal workforce
    Aug07

    Trump loses his pick to oversee assault on federal workforce

    Donald Trump—like so many other Republican politicians—loves to attack the workers who keep our government running. It’s a win-win-win for Republicans: a way to attack good wages, go after unions, and break the government so they can say “see, government doesn’t work.” But to be really effective at hurting federal workers from the...

    Members Of Russian Band Pussy Riot Reportedly Detained
    Aug07

    Members Of Russian Band Pussy Riot Reportedly Detained

    Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were reportedly detained near the prison where a Ukrainian filmmaker is being held. A protest on August 7 took place on a bridge in the Siberian city of Yakutsk, where director Oleg Sentsov is serving a sentence on Russian terrorism charges his supporters say are politically motivated. Two...

    Tillerson: We Will Respond To Russia’s Expulsion Of Diplomats By Sept. 1
    Aug07

    Tillerson: We Will Respond To Russia’s Expulsion Of Diplomats By Sept. 1

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Trump administration has yet to decide how to respond to Russia’s move to expel hundreds of American diplomats, but plans to deliver a response to Moscow by Sept. 1, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday. A day after sitting down in the Philippines with Russia’s top diplomat, Tillerson said...