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    The investigation into Michael Cohen is a ‘second front’ in Trump’s war with the law
    Apr17

    The investigation into Michael Cohen is a ‘second front’ in Trump’s war with the law

    The revelation that Michael Cohen’s mysterious third client was Fox News commentator Sean Hannity was amusing to everyone—except Hannity, Cohen, and Donald Trump. With Trump and Hannity forming an Elliot Broidy sandwich, it’s become clear that the sort of “fixing” that occupied Cohen much of the time was following around these men to...

    5 things we learned at the Michael Cohen hearing
    Apr17

    5 things we learned at the Michael Cohen hearing

    Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer and loyal deputy of President Donald Trump, appeared in federal court Monday, one week after the FBI raided his house, office and hotel room in search of documents related to alleged crimes involving his business dealings. For almost three hours, the government lawyers sparred with Cohen and Trump’s...

    Putin, Merkel Discuss Syria, Baltic Gas Pipeline
    Apr17

    Putin, Merkel Discuss Syria, Baltic Gas Pipeline

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the situation in Syria and a controversial Baltic gas pipeline project in a telephone conversation, the Kremlin says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed Fighting Separatists
    Apr17

    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed Fighting Separatists

    Ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed and five wounded in clashes in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The U.S. and U.K Warn That Russia Is Targeting Global Internet Routers for Espionage
    Apr17

    The U.S. and U.K Warn That Russia Is Targeting Global Internet Routers for Espionage

    Washington and London on Monday jointly accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive...

    US says Russia targets internet routers for espionage
    Apr17

    US says Russia targets internet routers for espionage

    By FRANK BAJAK | The Associated Press The U.S., Britain and Australia have accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the...

    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea
    Apr17

    Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea

    Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Middle East For one, it is a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution. The air and missile strikes that the United States and its British and French allies launched against Syrian government targets are reprehensible for so many reasons. First, Washington’s action is a flagrant violation of the U.S....

    Veteran Djukanovic Wins Montenegro Presidential Election
    Apr17

    Veteran Djukanovic Wins Montenegro Presidential Election

    Pro-European Union leader Milo Djukanovic has won Montenegro’s presidential election to extend his dominance over the country’s politics. The state election commission said on Monday a preliminary count showed he won 54.1 percent of Sunday’s vote with 97 percent counted and Mladen Bojanic won 33.2 percent on a 63.9 percent...

    As US-China Trade War Looms, Ukraine Stands to Gain
    Apr17

    As US-China Trade War Looms, Ukraine Stands to Gain

    KYIV, Ukraine—Amid the specter of a looming trade war with the U.S., China is boosting its economic ties with Ukraine. For one, Ukraine has overtaken the U.S. as China’s top corn supplier. Five years ago, the U.S. supplied about 97 percent of Chinese corn imports. In 2017, however, Ukraine accounted for about two-thirds of China’s...

    Superpower: China Claims This Is Biggest Naval Parade in 600 Years
    Apr16

    Superpower: China Claims This Is Biggest Naval Parade in 600 Years

    Frank Chen Security, Asia The PLAN is flexing its muscles. More than 10,000 People’s Liberation Army airmen, marines and sailors boarded 48 naval vessels and 76 aircraft for a major show of force with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the South China Sea on Thursday. During his rallying cry for loyalty and devotion, the Communist Party leader...