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    Clinton team highlights Trump aide’s financial ties to Russia
    Aug16

    Clinton team highlights Trump aide’s financial ties to Russia

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is questioning Donald Trump’s top political aide’s ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine, claiming it is evidence of the Republican nominee’s cozy relationship with Russia. …read more Source: CTV...

    The Atlantic  Politics & Policy Daily: Scranton Enjoys Quadrennial 15 Minutes of Fame
    Aug16

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Scranton Enjoys Quadrennial 15 Minutes of Fame

    Today in 5 LinesDonald Trump proposed an ideological admissions test for Muslim immigrants and tourists coming to the United States during a foreign policy speech in Youngstown, Ohio. Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort denied a New York Times report claiming secret ledgers showed more than $12 million set aside for him from the...

    Canada will join UN efforts in Africa for a ‘long duration’
    Aug15

    Canada will join UN efforts in Africa for a ‘long duration’

    OTTAWA — The federal government will soon announce a plan to bolster United Nations peace efforts in Africa, including trans-border operations, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Monday, as he wrapped up a five-country, fact-finding mission to the continent. “I do have a number that we will be announcing shortly that we can sustain for a long...

    Canada’s military plan for Africa will be for a “long duration,” says Sajjan
    Aug15

    Canada’s military plan for Africa will be for a “long duration,” says Sajjan

    OTTAWA — The federal government will soon announce a plan to bolster United Nations peace efforts in Africa, including trans-border operations, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Monday, as he wrapped up a five-country, fact-finding mission to the continent. “I do have a number that we will be announcing shortly that we can sustain for a...

    Russian Build-Up In and Around Ukraine as of August 12, 2016
    Aug15

    Russian Build-Up In and Around Ukraine as of August 12, 2016

    Kathleen Weinberger | ISW Download PDF An ongoing Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders may indicate preparations for conventional military conflict. It certainly marks a dramatic escalation of tensions that will have significant repercussions in Ukraine. Russia has deployed additional military forces and systems to Ukraine’s...

    Donald Trump’s campaign manager denies alleged $12.7M payment from Ukraine
    Aug15

    Donald Trump’s campaign manager denies alleged $12.7M payment from Ukraine

    Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and Ukraine are again in the spotlight following a report that a pro-Russia group had previously earmarked millions of dollars in cash payments to Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia and Ukraine Tensions Rise Over a Raid That May Not Have Happened
    Aug15

    Russia and Ukraine Tensions Rise Over a Raid That May Not Have Happened

    Russian officials said two soldiers died in a skirmish in Crimea that Ukraine denied as Germany’s foreign minister appealed to Moscow to reduce tensions. …read more Source: The New York...

    Secret documents from Ukraine list cash for Donald Trump’s campaign chief
    Aug15

    Secret documents from Ukraine list cash for Donald Trump’s campaign chief

    Documents show $12.7 (U.S.) million in undisclosed cash payments for campaign chairman Paul Manafort, raising further questions about Trump’s ties to pro-Russian factions. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Did Trump Campaign Manager Reap Millions in Stolen Ukrainian Wealth?
    Aug15

    Did Trump Campaign Manager Reap Millions in Stolen Ukrainian Wealth?

    Manafort’s name appears in “secret ledger” obtained by corruption investigators, according to the New York Times. The bromance between Donald Trump and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has been one of the oddities of the 2016 presidential campaign. Aside from Trump’s praise of Putin—even when reminded of the murders of...

    World Powers Call for Calm as Putin Bolsters Crimea Defense
    Aug15

    World Powers Call for Calm as Putin Bolsters Crimea Defense

    World powers urged Russia and Ukraine to refrain from ratcheting up a confrontation over Crimea as President Vladimir Putin bolstered the disputed peninsula’s military with some of his army’s most advanced air-defense missile systems. The European Union said there was no independent confirmation of claims that Ukrainian agents had...