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    Republicans give Trump what he wants — new Clinton investigations
    Jul31

    Republicans give Trump what he wants — new Clinton investigations

    A powerful Senate committee has given the Justice Department until Thursday to disclose whether it’s investigating reported Ukrainian efforts in the 2016 election on behalf of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Report: Pentagon, State Dept. draft plan to send weapons to Ukraine
    Jul31

    Report: Pentagon, State Dept. draft plan to send weapons to Ukraine

    The departments of State and Defense have drafted a proposal to send Ukraine weapons to help in its fight against Russia-backed separatists, … …read more Source: The...

    US, for First Time, to Sell Coal to Ukraine
    Jul31

    US, for First Time, to Sell Coal to Ukraine

    The U.S. said Monday that for the first time it will sell coal to Ukraine, easing its reliance on Russia and Moscow-back separatists in eastern Ukraine to meet its energy needs. The accord calls for Xcoal Energy & Resources in the eastern state of Pennsylvania to ship 700,000 tons of thermal coal by the end of the year to Ukraine’s...

    Are Russia and America Headed for a Showdown?
    Jul31

    Are Russia and America Headed for a Showdown?

    George Beebe Security, Americas Misinterpreting Russian signals is the most immediate danger to the United States as the White House considers next steps. How will Moscow respond as the United States takes a series of retaliatory steps meant to punish Russia for its misdeeds in American domestic politics, Ukraine and the Middle East? Conventional...

    Trump’s Worst Week Yet
    Jul31

    Trump’s Worst Week Yet

    There hasn’t been a single smooth week in the Trump presidency, but last week was, by popular consensus, the worst of them so far. Given the struggles of this president, that’s no small statement. What was remarkable was the breadth of Trump’s troubles. His top legislative priority was, once again, knocked flat. He had to...

    Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts US diplomatic staff
    Jul31

    Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts US diplomatic staff

    Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said it will take time for the U.S. to recover from what he called “political schizophrenia,” but he added that Russia wants constructive cooperation with Washington. Peskov’s statement followed televised comments Sunday by Putin, who said the U.S. would have to cut 755 of its embassy and...

    Trump administration hails deal to export coal to Ukraine
    Jul31

    Trump administration hails deal to export coal to Ukraine

    A Pennsylvania-based coal company has won a contract to supply coal to Ukraine’s state-owned power company in preparation for that country’s winter heating needs. Officials said the deal would bolster … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    U.S. Set To Deliver Coal To Ukraine For The First Time
    Jul31

    U.S. Set To Deliver Coal To Ukraine For The First Time

    The United States is set to begin delivering coal to Ukraine for the first time in a deal Washington framed as a move toward reducing Kyiv’s reliance on Russian energy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin to America: You’ve Let Me Down
    Jul31

    Vladimir Putin to America: You’ve Let Me Down

    Sunday night, Vladimir Putin went on national television and explained his decision to slice American diplomatic staff in Russia by two-thirds. He was retaliating for Barack Obama’s December expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, as well as newly passed congressional sanctions, by kicking out 755 American diplomatic staff—a response over 20...

    US-Russia ties at new low with expulsions of diplomats
    Jul31

    US-Russia ties at new low with expulsions of diplomats

    MOSCOW (AP) — With a sweeping cut in the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes further in an escalating rift with the United States. In December 2016, following allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, President Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian...