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    40 ambassadors to the United Nations visit Israel
    Apr18

    40 ambassadors to the United Nations visit Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Forty ambassadors to the United Nations are visiting Israel. The five-day visit this week, which includes Israel’s 70th Independence Day, is led by Israel’s ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon. Among the countries that the visiting ambassadors hail from are Serbia, Jamaica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Liberia,...

    Azerbaijani Journalist Wanted By Baku Leaves Ukraine After Months Of Uncertainty
    Apr18

    Azerbaijani Journalist Wanted By Baku Leaves Ukraine After Months Of Uncertainty

    An Azerbaijani journalist who has been pursued by Baku since he fled his homeland under pressure a decade ago has left Ukraine for the Netherlands, where he has citizenship, colleagues say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is This the Future of Russia’s Anti-Submarine Weapons?
    Apr18

    Is This the Future of Russia’s Anti-Submarine Weapons?

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, Eurasia Russian strategists appear to have a healthy respect for the U.S. Navy’s submarine force. It seems that a feature of the “New Cold War” will be the real possibility of great-power military conflict at almost any moment—whether by accident, misperception or deliberate provocation. As the number of “fronts”...

    Good Grief. Cohen’s World Gets Mobbier The Closer I Look
    Apr18

    Good Grief. Cohen’s World Gets Mobbier The Closer I Look

    In today’s podcast we look into the background of Michael Cohen. TPM first reported last year that Cohen was actually a childhood friend of Felix Sater, whose father was himself a reputed capo in the Mogilevich organized crime syndicate, said to be Russia’s largest and most dangerous. Filling out this picture of how Cohen fell into...

    Nazi SS veterans hold an annual march on this square in Latvia. This woman is fighting back.
    Apr18

    Nazi SS veterans hold an annual march on this square in Latvia. This woman is fighting back.

    A man dressed in a pre-WWII Latvian military uniform salutes as former Nazi SS veterans and their sympathizers walk to the Monument of Freedom in Riga, March 16, 2016. (Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images) RIGA, Latvia (JTA) — Each year on March 16, a macabre event unfolds on the square around this capital city’s most famous monument. Known as...

    More Cohen Businesses Coming to Light
    Apr17

    More Cohen Businesses Coming to Light

    Though most information remains tied up with prosecutors in New York and outside of public view, we are beginning to get some hints about which of Michael Cohen’s businesses are under federal scrutiny. We’ve discussed Cohen’s involvement in the taxi business at great length. This new thread of that story turns on the taxi...

    A Former Director for Sean Hannity Left Fox News to Build a Pro-Kremlin Propaganda Network in Russia
    Apr17

    A Former Director for Sean Hannity Left Fox News to Build a Pro-Kremlin Propaganda Network in Russia

    This story keeps getting darker. One of Sean Hannity’s former directors — who claims an instrumental role in developing Fox News — moved to Russia to help a sanctioned oligarch start up a right-wing TV network.Jack Hanick, whose now-deleted LinkedIn profile shows he began working for Fox News three months before its first broadcast aired in...

    Summa Co(he)neyettica
    Apr17

    Summa Co(he)neyettica

    Today’s Episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is a bit different. Want to know how Donald Trump got this deep in with Michael Cohen? Where Cohen came from? We pack the whole story into a single episode from the early days at the mob social club with Felix and the crew (a la Spider and Henry Hill) to the Ukraine-money-backed taxi and casino...

    Inside the Internet Research Agency: a Mole Among Trolls
    Apr17

    Inside the Internet Research Agency: a Mole Among Trolls

    Vitaly Bespalov, a 23-year-old journalism school graduate, had no idea what to expect when he arrived at a nondescript four-story business center in St. Petersburg to interview for a job. Everything about the building at Savushkina 55 seemed odd. Security was heavy and the windows were tinted. Guards dressed in camouflage demanded his passport...

    “We’ve Now Gotten Putin’s Attention”
    Apr17

    “We’ve Now Gotten Putin’s Attention”

    On Friday, April 6, the Treasury Department unveiled a new round of sanctions against Russia, blacklisting seven oligarchs and their affiliated companies, along with over a dozen government officials, the state-owned weapons trading company Rosoboroneksport, and its subsidiary bank. The result was a dramatic sell-off across Russian markets that...