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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Space war is coming — and the U.S. is not ready
    Apr06

    Space war is coming — and the U.S. is not ready

    War is coming to outer space, and the Pentagon warns it is not yet ready, following years of underinvesting while the military focused on a host of threats on Earth.Russia and China are years ahead of the United States in developing the means to destroy or disable satellites that the U.S. military depends on for everything from gathering...

    When Mueller Worked With Manafort’s Dictator Client
    Apr06

    When Mueller Worked With Manafort’s Dictator Client

    Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastAlmost exactly five years ago, Bob Mueller met Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, then a client of Paul Manafort. At the time, the meeting drew little attention—just at The Daily Beast. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Yes, “Islam Is Part of Our History”
    Apr06

    Yes, “Islam Is Part of Our History”

    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans recently chaired a roundtable with ten Muslim imams from six EU Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands). Afterwards Timmermans announced that “the Commission is strongly...

    Mueller obtained a new search warrant against Manafort last month, and it could signal a huge shift in the Russia investigation
    Apr06

    Mueller obtained a new search warrant against Manafort last month, and it could signal a huge shift in the Russia investigation

    Special counsel Robert Mueller may be shifting his focus from Paul Manafort’s Ukraine lobbying work to potential collusion with Russia. …read more Source: Business...