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    Trump’s Russia sanctions are just another shiny object on the long path to the truth
    Apr07

    Trump’s Russia sanctions are just another shiny object on the long path to the truth

    (Credit: Getty/Shutterstock/Salon) Don’t get too excited about the sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Russian oligarchs yesterday. First of all, only seven of them were sanctioned, along with 17 “top government officials,” according to the New York Times. That’s really going to hurt them! Seven rich guys and a bunch of...

    The Threat Within NATO
    Apr07

    The Threat Within NATO

    Speaking days before an election most observers thought him sure to win, a long-serving Eurasian strongman railed against human rights, malevolent western powers, and rapacious “international speculators.” If delivered a fourth term in office, he vowed, vengeance against enemies of the state would be swift. His ruling party would achieve...

    Workshop Teaches Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs
    Apr07

    Workshop Teaches Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs

    The Catholic Easter custom of hunting brightly colored eggs and chocolate bunnies may be over now, but in the Orthodox world, Easter comes one week later. And it brings with it, its own unique traditions. One of them is the centuries-old practice of drawing elaborate patterns on Easter eggs decorated and painted using hot wax. Mariia Prus and...

    US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs
    Apr07

    US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

    The White House has announced sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, saying it is standing up to ongoing “malign activity” by the Russian government against Western democracies in Crimea, Ukraine, Syria and around the world. Russia denies any wrongdoing. VOA Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington...

    Will India Become a Naval Superpower Thanks to Aircraft Carriers?
    Apr07

    Will India Become a Naval Superpower Thanks to Aircraft Carriers?

    Robert Farley Security, Asia Maybe. With one large carrier in service and another on the way, India has become one of the world’s pre-eminent naval aviation powers. How did the program come about? Where is it going? And what is the strategic rationale for India’s massive investment in aircraft carriers? The Origins of India’s...

    Ukraine: Italian football hooligan turns pro-Russian separatist
    Apr07

    Ukraine: Italian football hooligan turns pro-Russian separatist

    Ukraine: Italian football hooligan turns pro-Russian separatist …read more Source: USA...

    A Lesson for NATO From Ukraine: In a War With Russia, Smartphones Might Be the Safest Way to Communicate
    Apr07

    A Lesson for NATO From Ukraine: In a War With Russia, Smartphones Might Be the Safest Way to Communicate

    KYIV, Ukraine—After four years of constant combat against Russia and its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian troops have learned the value of creativity in warfare. The battlefield innovations in technology and tactics that Ukrainian troops have made on the fly in eastern Ukraine reflect the sort of forward thinking, flexible mindset...

    Prominent Russian Businessmen, Officials on New US Sanctions List
    Apr07

    Prominent Russian Businessmen, Officials on New US Sanctions List

    The United States imposed sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials. Below are the names of the most prominent businessmen targeted along with their main assets/connections and extracts from the U.S. Treasury statement. Designated Russian oligarchs OLEG DERIPASKA, main owner of En+, co-owner of Rusal and...

    US Raises Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs
    Apr07

    US Raises Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

    The White House has announced sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, saying the United States is standing up to ongoing “malign activity” by the Russian government against Western democracies and around the world. At Friday’s White House briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. still wants...

    A Suspected Russian Spy, With Curious Ties to Washington
    Apr06

    A Suspected Russian Spy, With Curious Ties to Washington

    A longtime Republican operative with ties to the controversial data firm hired by President Donald Trump’s campaign team also has a nearly two-decade-long friendship and business relationship with a suspected Russian intelligence agent, Konstantin Kilimnik, who has landed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs.The...