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    Trump aides facing perilous stage of Russia probe
    May27

    Trump aides facing perilous stage of Russia probe

    Robert Mueller’s special investigation may just be starting, but for President Donald Trump and his aides, it’s already entered one of the most legally treacherous phases. Now that Trump’s current and former aides and allies officially know a probe exists, they’re responsible for preserving all available information that...

    African Leaders Join G-7 Summit to Discuss Migration
    May27

    African Leaders Join G-7 Summit to Discuss Migration

    The second and final day of the Group of Seven (G-7) leading democracies annual summit is under way in Taormina, Italy, with several African heads of state joining the talks. Host Italy wants to draw attention to the migration crisis and the dangerous Mediterranean crossings taken by tens of thousands of people looking for a better life in...

    Macron and Putin are going to meet on Monday
    May27

    Macron and Putin are going to meet on Monday

    France and Russia harbour longstanding differences over Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Business...

    The dueling scoops about Jared Kushner’s plan for secret communications with Russia, explained
    May27

    The dueling scoops about Jared Kushner’s plan for secret communications with Russia, explained

    Actual policy is the elephant in the room On Friday night two versions of an incredible story emerged. They both start like this: In early December, Jared Kushner and future former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn met with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in Trump Tower to see about setting up a secret communication channel between...

    Russia is Bringing Back Its World War II ‘Shock Armies’
    May27

    Russia is Bringing Back Its World War II ‘Shock Armies’

    Michael Peck Security, Moscow is merely using the glories and heroism of the Red Army of the Great Patriotic War to motivate its soldiers of today. During World War II, one of the weapons that the Soviet Union employed to destroy Nazi Germany was the “Shock Army.” These were reinforced army-sized formations used to tear holes in the German lines...

    If Europe Really Worried About Russia, It Would Get Serious About Defense Spending
    May27

    If Europe Really Worried About Russia, It Would Get Serious About Defense Spending

    Doug Bandow Security, Europe Ignore what they say. Look at what they do. NATO leaders got acquainted with President Donald Trump this week. One can only imagine what they thought of the Donald. Their main objective was to reinforce the efforts of his aides to turn him into a traditional American cheerleader for European dependence. For those...

    Inside Cannes, a film festival at a crossroads
    May27

    Inside Cannes, a film festival at a crossroads

    Carne y Arena. (Emmanuel Lubezki) Read Maclean’s film critic Brian D. Johnson’s dispatches from the Cannes Film Festival here. Of all the world premieres presented at the Cannes Film Festival this week, none was more exclusive. The film, which had no stars in the cast, was only six and a half minutes long, yet it required a...

    Among Lithuania’s Jews, a fight for communal control takes a nasty ethnic turn
    May26

    Among Lithuania’s Jews, a fight for communal control takes a nasty ethnic turn

    Dan Sofer, his wife and son in Vilnius, Lithuania, December 2016. (Courtesy of Sofer) (JTA) — Dan Sofer and his wife considered it a great honor when they became the first couple since the Holocaust to be wed in Lithuania by a chief rabbi of that country. Sofer, a Ukraine-born businessman from Israel, said his wedding in 2004 was a chance to play...

    President of European Commission: We Had a ‘Very Frankly Constructed Meeting’ With Trump
    May26

    President of European Commission: We Had a ‘Very Frankly Constructed Meeting’ With Trump

    Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, appeared to confirm Friday that President Donald Trump had complained privately about Germany, but he pushed back against the notion that Trump was aggressive in his criticism. Juncker instead described a “very frankly constructed meeting” with Trump in Brussels and said that...

    Trump’s Transactionality on Display in Brussels
    May26

    Trump’s Transactionality on Display in Brussels

    It was a day full of mixed signals and tense handshakes in Brussels on Thursday. President Trump began the last leg of his world tour, making the rounds at NATO, where he failed to articulate a strong U.S. commitment to Article 5, while at the same time lecturing allies for not living up to their commitments to defense spending over the...