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    Putin deploys Russia’s most advanced air-defence missiles in Crimea as alarm grows war is imminent
    Aug15

    Putin deploys Russia’s most advanced air-defence missiles in Crimea as alarm grows war is imminent

    World powers urged Russia and Ukraine to refrain from ratcheting up a confrontation over Crimea as President Vladimir Putin bolstered the disputed peninsula’s military with some of his army’s most advanced air-defence missile systems. The European Union said there was no independent confirmation of claims that Ukrainian agents had...

    Trump to Announce ‘Foreign Policy Realism’ in Monday Speech
    Aug15

    Trump to Announce ‘Foreign Policy Realism’ in Monday Speech

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump will declare an end to nation building if elected president, replacing it with what aides described as “foreign policy realism” focused on destroying the Islamic State group and other extremist organizations. In a speech Monday in Ohio, Trump will argue that the United States needs to work with anyone who...

    Lavrov Ratchets Down the Rhetoric?
    Aug15

    Lavrov Ratchets Down the Rhetoric?

    The public Western response to Russian President Vladimir Putin rattling the cage with Ukraine last week has been reasonably unified. All the statements released over the course of the weekend, from Paris, Washington, and Brussels, have urged that cooler heads prevail, have reiterated that Crimea belongs to Ukraine and is currently being occupied...

    Does It Matter if Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Party Gave Manafort Secret Cash?
    Aug15

    Does It Matter if Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Party Gave Manafort Secret Cash?

    From the first Morning Jolt of the week:Does It Matter if Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Party Gave Manafort Secret Cash?Documentation is nice, but it doesn’t really surprise anyone; Paul Manafort worked for a Ukrainian political party friendly to Russia for a long time.Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments...

    Election Meddling: Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA
    Aug15

    Election Meddling: Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA

    The Washington Post (8/10/16) published what has to be one of the most naked examples of projection ever displayed by a major American paper. The Post’s editorial board, in another effort to bash Russia, lumped its President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s increasingly autocratic ruler President Recep Tayyip Erdogan into a generic...

    Moscow Prosecutors Refuse To Indict Ukrainian Library Director
    Aug15

    Moscow Prosecutors Refuse To Indict Ukrainian Library Director

    The prosecutor’s office in Moscow has refused to indict Ukrainian Literature Library Director Natalya Sharina, who was facing charges of extremism and embezzlement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Trump Is Struggling With Mormon Voters, $12.7M For Manafort In Ukraine Ledger, And The Heroin Crisis
    Aug15

    Why Trump Is Struggling With Mormon Voters, $12.7M For Manafort In Ukraine Ledger, And The Heroin Crisis

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    Trump Campaign Chief Slams Report on Ukraine Cash
    Aug15

    Trump Campaign Chief Slams Report on Ukraine Cash

    A report in The New York Times links Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, to cash payments documented on a secret ledger in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Lewandowski: I Shared Report About Manafort’s Ukraine Ties To Knock Unfair NYT!
    Aug15

    Lewandowski: I Shared Report About Manafort’s Ukraine Ties To Knock Unfair NYT!

    Donald Trump’s ousted campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Sunday tweeted a link to a New York Times report about his replacement Paul Manafort’s murky ties to a Ukrainian political party. Read More → …read more Source:...

    Ukraine conflict focus of German, Russian talks
    Aug15

    Ukraine conflict focus of German, Russian talks

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he and his German counterpart have discussed resuming international talks on resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine in light of escalating tensions. …read more Source: Global...