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    Donald Trump Jr. was paid $50,000 for meeting to discuss U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria
    Mar03

    Donald Trump Jr. was paid $50,000 for meeting to discuss U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria

    A month before the November elections, Donald Trump Jr. attended a meeting in Paris to discuss the Syrian conflict and possible U.S.-Russian cooperation in the region. The Wall Street Journal now reports he was paid at least $50,000 to attend that meeting. Donald Trump Jr. addressed a dinner on Oct. 11 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, hosted by the...

    Ukraine has a peace deal. Why isn’t it working?
    Mar03

    Ukraine has a peace deal. Why isn’t it working?

    With the Trump administration getting its policy framework in gear, it’s a good time to reflect on the lack of progress to date in implementing the key political terms of the Minsk 2 ceasefire deal, agreed to in February 2015 between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany and intended to ensure a lasting peace in Ukraine....

    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All
    Mar03

    Let’s Settle the Russia Question Once and for All

    Gary Hart Politics, Eurasia A nonpartisan commission can finally shed light on Trump’s problem that just won’t go away. Presidents in the past, most notably Bill Clinton with Boris Yeltsin and George W. Bush with Vladimir Putin, have committed what might be called the “buddy fallacy” where U.S.-Russian relations were concerned. That...

    Jeff Sessions Met With Ambassador As U.S.-Russia Tensions Flared
    Mar03

    Jeff Sessions Met With Ambassador As U.S.-Russia Tensions Flared

    Now that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any Justice Department investigations into Russian meddling in the presidential election, a timeline shows how his reported contacts with its ambassador last year came at key points in U.S.-Russia relations and in Donald Trump’s campaign. Sessions’ recusal Thursday came...

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe
    Mar03

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he would recuse himself from any Justice Department investigation that relates to the 2016 presidential campaign. “He should only recuse himself from the investigation of illegal leaks,” @TomFitton says. “My staff recommended recusal. They said since I was involved in this campaign, I cannot be...

    ‘We Have to Forgive Them’: Front Lines in Ukraine Divide Families and Friendships
    Mar03

    ‘We Have to Forgive Them’: Front Lines in Ukraine Divide Families and Friendships

    TARAMCHUK, Ukraine—The war is always there, even if the shooting stops for a while. It is a quiet, overcast winter morning in the front-line village of Taramchuk in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers from the National Guard’s Aidar Battalion mill about outside the abandoned homes within which they have garrisoned, tending to their morning...

    Sweden introduces military draft for both men and women
    Mar02

    Sweden introduces military draft for both men and women

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Sweden’s left-leaning government introduced a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its...

    Sessions: I Discussed ‘The Ukraine’ With Russian Ambassador During Meeting
    Mar02

    Sessions: I Discussed ‘The Ukraine’ With Russian Ambassador During Meeting

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions described one of two meetings he had during the presidential campaign with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as being about “just normal things,” like “the Ukraine.” Read More → …read more Source:...

    Sweden revives military draft, eyeing resurgent Russia
    Mar02

    Sweden revives military draft, eyeing resurgent Russia

    Conscription was gradually watered down after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but a resurgent Russia and tensions over the conflict in Ukraine have left politicians on both sides of the aisle looking to boost military capability. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    This Russian diplomat has become poison for the Trump administration
    Mar02

    This Russian diplomat has become poison for the Trump administration

    A conversation with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, might as well be a death kiss for high-ranking officials in President Donald Trump’s embattled administration. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions twice met with Kislyak before the election, when Sessions was still...