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    U.S. Judge Imposes Gag Order In Case Against Former Trump Aide Manafort
    Nov09

    U.S. Judge Imposes Gag Order In Case Against Former Trump Aide Manafort

    A U.S. judge on November 8 imposed a gag order in the criminal case of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, barring anyone involved in the case from making public statements that might taint it. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New House Caucus Stands Against Communism and for Its Victims
    Nov09

    New House Caucus Stands Against Communism and for Its Victims

    Members of Congress have created a new caucus to recognize and remember everyone who has suffered at the hands of communism and for those who still live under communism in the countries where it still exists. The Victims of Communism Caucus, announced Nov. 7, will advocate for people currently fighting against communist regimes in China, Cuba,...

    NATO Backs Plan to Improve Command of Its Forces
    Nov09

    NATO Backs Plan to Improve Command of Its Forces

    Wary of a belligerent and unpredictable Russia, NATO is expanding its operations for the first time since the end of the Cold War and drawing up plans to improve the way the military alliance commands and deploys its forces. NATO defense ministers Wednesday endorsed a proposal to create two new commands: one to protect sea lanes ferrying troops...

    UN Warns Of Humanitarian Impact Of Increased Hostilities In Eastern Ukraine
    Nov08

    UN Warns Of Humanitarian Impact Of Increased Hostilities In Eastern Ukraine

    The United Nations has raised “extreme” concern that an escalation of fighting near water infrastructures in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk could lead to a deadly chlorine gas disaster. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s High-Profile Killings
    Nov08

    Ukraine’s High-Profile Killings

    For more than a year, Ukraine has been plagued by a wave of high-profile killings. Most of the cases remain unsolved. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Studying Stalin
    Nov08

    Studying Stalin

    Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941Stephen KotkinPenguin Press, 2017, 1184pp., $40 Richard Aldous: Hello, and welcome. My guest this week on The American Interest Podcast is Stephen Kotkin, professor of history at Princeton and author of a new book, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941. Stephen, welcome to the show.Stephen Kotkin: Thank you...

    Israel’s president cheers a united Spain. Or did he?
    Nov08

    Israel’s president cheers a united Spain. Or did he?

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meeting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey of Spain, Nov. 6, 2017. (Haim Zach/Israeli Government Press Office) (JTA) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin may court controversy back home, but in Madrid he is almost universally loved right now. That’s because during his visit to Spain this week, Rivlin – a Likud...

    Ukrainian Lawmaker To Propose Cutting Diplomatic Ties With Russia
    Nov08

    Ukrainian Lawmaker To Propose Cutting Diplomatic Ties With Russia

    A lawmaker from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s party has told RFE/RL he plans to propose legislation that would sever diplomatic relations with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Bodyguards Attack Journalists Covering Ukrainian Politician
    Nov08

    Bodyguards Attack Journalists Covering Ukrainian Politician

    Bodyguards violently attacked journalists covering the arrival in Kyiv of a Ukrainian politician with close personal ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gag order issued in Manafort-Gates Russia investigation
    Nov08

    Gag order issued in Manafort-Gates Russia investigation

    By Spencer S. Hsu | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The federal judge overseeing the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates imposed a gag order Wednesday in the case ordering all parties, including potential witnesses, not to make statements that might prejudice jurors. U.S. District Judge Amy...