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    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy
    Mar03

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy

    Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, is a low-key veteran diplomat who associates say is one of the most unlikely diplomats to wind up in the center of controversy. Kislyak, whose conversations with close associates of U.S. President Donald Trump have repeatedly embarrassed the new administration, is 66 years old,...

    Sessions recuses himself from Trump-Russia probe
    Mar03

    Sessions recuses himself from Trump-Russia probe

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he will recuse himself from any investigations related to campaigns for president, including any probe into contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. “I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign,” Sessions told reporters...

    This Is Important
    Mar03

    This Is Important

    This is important if you care about the Trump Russia story. One of the first bits of news that attracted attention to this possible link was a Trump campaign effort to soften the GOP platform’s plank on Russia and Ukraine at the GOP convention. The Trump foreign policy advisor who was monitoring the platform committee for the campaign...

    Trump Takes on The Blob
    Mar03

    Trump Takes on The Blob

    Late on the evening of February 13, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign after just 24 days on the job. It was the shortest, rockiest tenure of any national security adviser since the post was created in the aftermath of World War II. Flynn, embroiled in a scandal over his contacts with the...

    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society
    Mar03

    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society

    Alexander Dovzhenko, a Ukrainian filmmaker, is best known today for a series of political pictures he wrote and directed in the early Stalin years, movies that kept drifting in directions that risked the wrath of the Soviet authorities. Arsenal (1929), set in the Russian Civil War, had hints of pacifism. Earth (1930) was supposed to be a...

    Trump Ally Drastically Changes Story About Altering GOP Platform On Ukraine
    Mar03

    Trump Ally Drastically Changes Story About Altering GOP Platform On Ukraine

    In a significant reversal, a Trump campaign official on Thursday told CNN that he personally advocated for softening the language on Ukraine in the GOP platform at the Republican National Convention, and that he did so on behalf of the President. Read More → …read more Source:...

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.
    Mar03

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.

    In his first work, On the Heights of Despair, the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran wrote, “No matter which way we go, it is no better than any other. It is all the same whether you achieve something or not, have faith or not, just as it is all the same whether you cry or remain silent.” These words, no doubt, are comfort to President Donald...

    China’s Tan Zhongyi wins women’s world chess title in Tehran
    Mar03

    China’s Tan Zhongyi wins women’s world chess title in Tehran

    Continuing a long string of dominance by China’s women, WGM Tan Zhongyi defeated Ukrainian GM Anna Muzychuk in the final match to claim the FIDE women’s world chess championship knockout tournament in Tehran Friday. The upset win makes Tan the fifth Chinese woman to hold the women’s title since GM … …read more...

    Railway blockade wreaks havoc on economy of Ukraine’s Donbas
    Mar03

    Railway blockade wreaks havoc on economy of Ukraine’s Donbas

    In late January, groups of self-identified veterans and several controversial Ukrainian people’s deputies began blocking railways linking the territory of the Donbas (Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts) controlled by Moscow-backed militants to areas controlled by the central government. They say that it is wrong to trade with the rebels and that...

    Everyone seems to have a peace plan for Ukraine
    Mar03

    Everyone seems to have a peace plan for Ukraine

    KYIV – It seems that peace plans for Ukraine are everywhere these days. Amid a recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine and yet another failed ceasefire in the nearly three-year-old conflict are a wave of new proposals to bring peace to the crisis-stricken nation – and from some unexpected places. The Ukrainian army has […] …read more...