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    Trump Foundation admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows
    Nov22

    Trump Foundation admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows

    President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has admitted to the IRS that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help themselves, their businesses or their families. That admission was contained in the Donald J. Trump Foundation’s IRS tax...

    Recording Appears To Tie Serbian Nationalist To Crimea Seizure
    Nov22

    Recording Appears To Tie Serbian Nationalist To Crimea Seizure

    A Serbian nationalist leader who is accused of plotting to kill Montenegro’s prime minister may have helped send fellow Serbian militants to Crimea to support Russia’s seizure of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, a recorded conversation suggests. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Criticizes New Russian Missiles Near Poland and Lithuania
    Nov22

    NATO Criticizes New Russian Missiles Near Poland and Lithuania

    NATO is criticizing Russia’s deployment of anti-ship missiles in its westernmost Baltic region as “aggressive military posturing,” and is urging dialogue to cool escalating tensions. NATO said in a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the missile deployment near the alliance’s borders “does not help to lower tensions or...

    Vladimir Putin Tells Oliver Stone Why Russia Feels Obliged to Take Countermeasures Against NATO
    Nov22

    Vladimir Putin Tells Oliver Stone Why Russia Feels Obliged to Take Countermeasures Against NATO

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took another swipe at NATO expansion and said Russia should implement “countermeasures” to halt any expansion of Western facilities designed to deter Russian forces. Putin made the comments in U.S. director Oliver Stone’s new documentary on the conflict in Ukraine, which aired on Russian television channel...

    Blaming NATO, Russia Sends More Missiles to Kaliningrad
    Nov22

    Blaming NATO, Russia Sends More Missiles to Kaliningrad

    Moscow continues to rattle its saber against the West, deploying more missiles to Kaliningrad in what it claims is a retaliatory measure against NATO deployments. Reuters: Moscow will deploy S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander systems in the exclave of Kaliningrad in retaliation for NATO deployments, a senior pro-Kremlin...

    Ukraine Teacher Accused Of Attempting To Sell 13-Year-Old
    Nov22

    Ukraine Teacher Accused Of Attempting To Sell 13-Year-Old

    Ukrainian authorities say they have arrested a teacher accused of trying to sell a 13-year-old girl for $10,000. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Demonstrators storm offices, bank in Kiev, Ukraine
    Nov22

    Demonstrators storm offices, bank in Kiev, Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 22 (UPI) — Protesters vandalized several offices in Kiev, Ukraine, in a pro-Ukrainian, anti-Russian demonstration, police said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia says two soldiers abducted at Ukrainian border
    Nov22

    Russia says two soldiers abducted at Ukrainian border

    Ed AdamczykSEVASTOPOL, Russia, Nov. 22 (UPI) — Russia said two of its servicemen were abducted in Crimea by Ukraine, while Ukraine said the two men are defectors from its military. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Populist Threat to a Precarious Peace
    Nov22

    The Populist Threat to a Precarious Peace

    The election of Donald Trump as U.S. President has caused trepidation around the globe, not only because it blindsided most world leaders, but also because it may well represent the first step of the United States’ march to fundamentally reordering the international system. Campaign rhetoric may not be a perfect guide to how his foreign...

    The Morning Vertical, November 22, 2016
    Nov22

    The Morning Vertical, November 22, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...