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    Trump’s new Russia sanctions show his rift with Putin is widening
    Apr06

    Trump’s new Russia sanctions show his rift with Putin is widening

    Trump’s long-desired goal of improving ties with Russia is receding ever further into the distance. The Trump administration just announced an aggressive package of sanctions against Russian politicians, oligarchs, and companies on Friday, citing Moscow’s “malign activity around the globe.” The sweeping language justifying the...

    ‘Person A’ In His Own Words: On The Record With Shadowy Operative In Russia Probe 
    Apr06

    ‘Person A’ In His Own Words: On The Record With Shadowy Operative In Russia Probe 

    Before he was dubbed the elusive ‘Person A’ by U.S. prosecutors investigating Kremlin interference, a Russian-Ukrainian political operative and alleged spy spoke exclusively on the record to RFE/RL about Paul Manafort and more. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US imposes sanctions against Russian oligarchs and government officials
    Apr06

    US imposes sanctions against Russian oligarchs and government officials

    The Trump administration is unleashing additional sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin along with 12 companies they own or control. The measures announced by the Treasury Department on Friday were also aimed at 17 senior Russian government officials and the state-owned Russian weapons trading company,...

    Trump just hit Russian oligarchs with the most aggressive sanctions yet
    Apr06

    Trump just hit Russian oligarchs with the most aggressive sanctions yet

    The U.S. just slapped sanctions on a new Russian target: mega-wealthy oligarchs seen as close to the Kremlin but not actually members of President Vladimir Putin’s government. The Trump administration’s move, announced on Friday, affects 38 Russian individuals and businesses, including at least one oligarch with a prominent spot in...

    US adds sanctions against Russian officials—including an oligarch connected to Trump’s campaign
    Apr06

    US adds sanctions against Russian officials—including an oligarch connected to Trump’s campaign

    Donald Trump dragged his heels on Russia sanctions, taking his time in signing the bill passed by Congress and initially stating that no sanctions were needed because just passing the bill was enough. Eventually the government did issue additional sanctions, but they were primarily limited to Russians already indicted by Robert Mueller. In the...

    US imposes new sanctions on Russian oligarchs and government officials
    Apr06

    US imposes new sanctions on Russian oligarchs and government officials

    The United States will impose sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and entities, including 17 members of the Russian government. The Treasury Department announced the sanctions in a news release on Friday. The news release mentioned Russian actions in Ukraine, its support of the Assad regime, and cybercrime, but did not mention the poisoning of...

    U.S. Sanctions Russians Over ‘Malign Activity’
    Apr06

    U.S. Sanctions Russians Over ‘Malign Activity’

    By Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials, striking at associates of President Vladimir Putin in one of Washington’s most aggressive moves to punish Moscow for a range of activities, including alleged meddling...

    Trump Cracks Down on Russia‐‐Again
    Apr06

    Trump Cracks Down on Russia‐‐Again

    The Trump administration on Friday announced a new set of sanctions against 38 individuals and entities in Russia in response to a “consistent pattern of malign activities” by the Russian government. Among those sanctioned are seven Russian oligarchs, including Oleg Deripaska; Kirill Shamalov, the former son-in-law of Russian...

    US Sanctions Russian Oligarchs
    Apr06

    US Sanctions Russian Oligarchs

    The Trump administration on Friday announced wide-ranging sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, part of what senior administration officials billed as a response “to address Russia’s pattern of malign activities” around the world. The sanctions will be imposed on seven Russian oligarchs — including Oleg...

    Russian diplomat calls expulsions over remarks “un-Canadian”
    Apr06

    Russian diplomat calls expulsions over remarks “un-Canadian”

    Last year, a Polish history magazine and a number of pro-Russian media sites revealed Chomiak’s role as a Nazi collaborator during the Second World War. At first, Freeland suggested she was the victim of a Russian disinformation campaign. Her office later claimed Chomiak, a Ukrainian nationalist who came to Canada in 1948, didn’t...