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    Trump’s Objections to Russia Sanctions Law Suggest He Might Trade Crimea Away
    Aug03

    Trump’s Objections to Russia Sanctions Law Suggest He Might Trade Crimea Away

    After President Donald Trump reluctantly signed a bill on Wednesday that makes it harder for him to lift sanctions on Russia, the White House issued a curious statement in his name, complaining that the new law includes “a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions.” Specifically, the president complained about sections 253 and 257 of the...

    Ukraine and Russia Clash on Twitter Over Trump Sanctions
    Aug03

    Ukraine and Russia Clash on Twitter Over Trump Sanctions

    Ukraine and Russia face off in Twitter rematch with South Park gif, after Simpsons meme. …read more Source:...

    President Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions bill
    Aug03

    President Trump grudgingly signs Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a “seriously flawed” package of sanctions against Russia, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow. Trump signed the most significant piece of legislation of his presidency Wednesday with no public...

    Trump’s next military scapegoat: Foreign-born service members targeted by Pentagon

    (Credit: Getty/John Moore) The White House is currently celebrating “American Dream Week,” part of a gimmicky branding scheme meant to highlight President Donald Trump’s achievements. So far during this celebration Trump has unveiled his new immigration plan, saying he wants immigrants “who speak English,” and now the Civil Rights Division...

    Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Klitschko Retires
    Aug03

    Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Klitschko Retires

    Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has announced his retirement from boxing at age 41. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia, says PM Medvedev
    Aug03

    US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia, says PM Medvedev

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Congress. The law aims to punish Russia for its alleged...

    Yanukovych’s Treason Trial Set To Restart
    Aug03

    Yanukovych’s Treason Trial Set To Restart

    The in-absentia treason trial of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is due to restart today. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trial Of Crimean Journalist Semena Set To Resume In Simferopol
    Aug03

    Trial Of Crimean Journalist Semena Set To Resume In Simferopol

    Russian-appointed judges at a court in Ukraine’s occupied Crimea region are scheduled to conduct a new hearing in the trial of Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Unveiling the Reagan-Gorbachev Statue in Moscow
    Aug03

    Unveiling the Reagan-Gorbachev Statue in Moscow

    For all the anti-Russian fervor in congress and on cable news, an important ceremony recently occurred in Moscow. On July 3, just prior to the first meeting between President Trump and President Putin, a statue was unveiled of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Attending the ceremony were various Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials,...

    Georgian Court Rejects Saakashvili’s Motion to Postpone Embezzlement Hearing
    Aug03

    Georgian Court Rejects Saakashvili’s Motion to Postpone Embezzlement Hearing

    A Georgian court on Wednesday rejected a request to postpone former President Mikheil Saakashvili’s hearing on embezzlement charges. Saakashvili’s lawyers asked Tbilisi City Court to delay the hearing because the former president has been stateless since July 26, when Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko revoked Saakashvili’s...