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    Michael Cohen had yet another Trump Tower meeting with a Russian oligarch during the transition
    May25

    Michael Cohen had yet another Trump Tower meeting with a Russian oligarch during the transition

    Donald Trump may still be hiding the White House visitor logs, but it would still be more interesting to get a peek at the schedule for Trump Tower. There was the well-known meeting between Trump’s senior campaign staff and Russian operatives during the campaign, the more recently discovered meeting with representatives for Saudi Arabia and...

    Netherlands, Australia hold Russia accountable for downing Malaysian flight
    May25

    Netherlands, Australia hold Russia accountable for downing Malaysian flight

    THE HAGUE – The Netherlands and Australia said on Friday they held the Russian state responsible in part for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014 that killed all 298 aboard, and will seek compensation. MH17 was shot down over territory held by pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine in 2014 as… …read more...

    Markets Disrupted as Italy’s Populists Negotiate Cabinet
    May25

    Markets Disrupted as Italy’s Populists Negotiate Cabinet

    Italy’s prime minister-designate, Giuseppe Conte, a political novice and obscure law professor accused of padding his resume, put the finishing touches to his cabinet lineup Friday. And initial reaction from financial markets was far from approving. Italian government bond prices slumped and the country’s ailing banks saw their stock...

    Siren Call: The ‘Distinctly High Voice’ That Led MH17 Sleuths To A Russian Missile Suspect
    May25

    Siren Call: The ‘Distinctly High Voice’ That Led MH17 Sleuths To A Russian Missile Suspect

    When the trail of documentation ended, the suspect’s “high-pitched” voice led the way. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    News you might have missed: Morning links for Friday, May 25
    May25

    News you might have missed: Morning links for Friday, May 25

    Trump is deregulating space exploration (Bloomberg) Outer space is no escape from the long arm of bureaucracy. Decades-old restrictions are keeping many space start-ups grounded, while even larger companies like SpaceX are struggling to obtain permits that seem hopelessly outdated. To clean up this process. President Donald Trump signed his...

    Ukrainians Protest In Odesa To Support Sentsov
    May25

    Ukrainians Protest In Odesa To Support Sentsov

    Protests took place in Odesa, Ukraine in support of Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director who is serving a 20-year prison sentence in Russia on terrorism charges widely seen as politically motivated. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Reports on tensions around Israel’s hosting of Eurovision just ‘speculation,’ organizers say
    May25

    Reports on tensions around Israel’s hosting of Eurovision just ‘speculation,’ organizers say

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Eurovision organizers have dismissed as “speculation” reports of political tensions over Israel’s hosting of the song contest next year. The organizers said this week in an email to JTA that they are finalizing the event with Israeli officials. They declined to explain why on Tuesday, they warned followers of the official...

    This Week: ‘Spygate’ Sham Escalates, A Cohen Ally Cooperates With The Gov’t
    May25

    This Week: ‘Spygate’ Sham Escalates, A Cohen Ally Cooperates With The Gov’t

    The White House and conservative media went into overdrive this week with claims that the FBI planted spies in the Trump campaign. We now know there was an informant, Cambridge University professor Stefan Halper, working with the bureau, but there is no indication that he was “embedded” in the campaign as a “spy” for “political” purposes....

    NATO Chief Wants Russia ‘To Admit Responsibility’ In MH17 Case
    May25

    NATO Chief Wants Russia ‘To Admit Responsibility’ In MH17 Case

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg wants Russia “to admit responsibility and also to fully cooperate” with the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Speaking to RFE/RL’s Rikard Jozwiak in Brussels on May 25, Stoltenberg said NATO members will also discuss...

    Is the U.S. Bringing Europe and Russia Closer Together?
    May25

    Is the U.S. Bringing Europe and Russia Closer Together?

    Nearly one year after hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin at Versailles, French President Emmanuel Macron went to St. Petersburg. The French leader, who is addressing the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Friday, held direct talks with his Russian counterpart Thursday, during which the two discussed the crisis in Ukraine, the war...