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    Kushner Iraq trip part of wider Pentagon outreach to Trump
    Apr04

    Kushner Iraq trip part of wider Pentagon outreach to Trump

    The arrival in Iraq on Monday of Jared Kushner as part of a senior U.S. military delegation is the latest example of a conscious outreach campaign by the Pentagon to President Donald Trump and his inner circle, according to several administration officials with direct knowledge.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of...

    Whose Responsibility Is It To Deal With The North Korean Threat?
    Apr04

    Whose Responsibility Is It To Deal With The North Korean Threat?

    Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet at Mar-a-Lago April 6-7, with the Chinese trade surplus and the North Korean threat highest on the agenda. Which country should take the lead in dealing with Kim Jong-un’s regime is the more consequential by far.Beijing, to everyone’s dismay, has refused to act decisively against the...

    The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia
    Apr04

    The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia

    Photo by SSgt Ian Houlding GBR Army On January 30 NBC News reported that “On a snowy Polish plain dominated by Russian forces for decades, American tanks and troops sent a message to Moscow and demonstrated the firepower of the NATO alliance. Amid concerns that President Donald Trump’s commitment to NATO is wavering, the tanks fired salvos...

    IMF Urges Kyiv to Do More on Corruption, Pensions After New Aid
    Apr03

    IMF Urges Kyiv to Do More on Corruption, Pensions After New Aid

    The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine on Monday to raise the pension age and do more to tackle corruption after announcing the payout of $1 billion in new aid to the war-torn country. The IMF is propping up Ukraine’s economy with a $17.5 billion bailout, helping it climb out of recession following the annexation of Crimea by Russia...

    Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Joins RNC’s Finance Team
    Apr03

    Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Joins RNC’s Finance Team

    The Republican National Committee announced Monday that Michael Cohen, longtime attorney and ally to President Donald Trump, will join its financial team. Cohen, who remains Trump’s personal attorney, will serve as one of several national deputy chairmen. The brash, New York-based lawyer is a central figure in Trump world, serving as...

    The history and lessons of those ‘lock her up’ chants
    Apr03

    The history and lessons of those ‘lock her up’ chants

    Agnes Macphail First woman member of the Canadian House of Commons. (Yousuf Karsh/Library and Archives Canada) “The only M.P. who can—Bake, churn, cook, milk, sew, hitch, teach, talk—and do ‘em all well!” That was the headline from a Maclean’s feature from January 15, 1922, about the first woman elected to Canada’s House of Commons:...

    Ukraine Says IMF Has Approved $1 Billion Loan
    Apr03

    Ukraine Says IMF Has Approved $1 Billion Loan

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has announced that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the payment of $1 billion of aid to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Baltic states think Russia is laying the groundwork for looming ‘kinetic operations’
    Apr03

    Baltic states think Russia is laying the groundwork for looming ‘kinetic operations’

    Officials in Lithuania are sounding the alarm about suspected Russian information campaigns that are reminiscent of the lead up to the Crimean annexation. …read more Source: Business...

    Ukraine’s AN-132D takes historic first flight
    Apr03

    Ukraine’s AN-132D takes historic first flight

    Ukraine’s defense industry marked a milestone after AN-132D, the first plane built without Russian components, took its first flight on Friday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Noam Chomsky: Why Donald Trump is pushing the doomsday clock to the brink of midnight
    Apr03

    Noam Chomsky: Why Donald Trump is pushing the doomsday clock to the brink of midnight

    (Credit: AP/Nader Daoud) The following is an transcript of a recent public interview at the University of Arizona with linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky by Dr. David N. Gibbs. David Gibbs: The main issue on everyone’s minds is the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has emphasized...