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    Mueller just connected a top Trump campaign staffer to Russian intelligence
    Mar30

    Mueller just connected a top Trump campaign staffer to Russian intelligence

    During the campaign, Paul Manafort was talking to a man tied to Russian spying. Paul Manafort, the former chair of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, had a long professional relationship with a man connected to Russian intelligence. And special counsel Robert Mueller says that man, Konstantin Kilimnik, was still working with Russian...

    NBC News: Trump Told Aides Not To Publicize Weapons Sales To Ukraine
    Mar30

    NBC News: Trump Told Aides Not To Publicize Weapons Sales To Ukraine

    President Donald Trump told aides not to publicize his decision to allow the sale of U.S. weapons to Ukraine, NBC News reported Thursday, so as to avoid agitating Russian President Vladimir Putin.NBC News reported the development based on the accounts of multiple unnamed senior U.S. officials. Read More → …read more Source:...

    The U.S. and Russia Are Caught in a Downward Spiral
    Mar30

    The U.S. and Russia Are Caught in a Downward Spiral

    Russia ordered 60 U.S. diplomats to leave the country by April 5, and said the American consulate in St. Petersburg must close by March 31. This action—the expulsion of 60 diplomats and the closing of a consulate—is a precise parallel to a move announced this week by the Trump administration, which was responding to Moscow’s alleged role in...

    Report: Mueller Investigating 2016 Republican Convention In Russia Probe
    Mar29

    Report: Mueller Investigating 2016 Republican Convention In Russia Probe

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Russia-related events that occurred during the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland, Reuters reported Thursday. Anonymous sources told Reuters that Mueller is primarily investigating a meeting between then-Sen. and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russia’s U.S. then-Ambassador...

    The Shadowy Operative at the Center of the Russia Scandal
    Mar29

    The Shadowy Operative at the Center of the Russia Scandal

    Buried in a late-night court filing in Robert Mueller’s expansive probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was an explosive claim: An adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition teams had knowingly been in contact with a former Russian intelligence officer as late as September 2016, prosecutors...

    VOA Interview: US Ambassador Says Russia Must Change Behavior
    Mar29

    VOA Interview: US Ambassador Says Russia Must Change Behavior

    “You can never stage or time things perfectly,” laughs Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia. He is discussing the controversial phone call President Donald Trump made last week to Vladimir Putin, in which he congratulated the Russian leader on his re-election. The call surprised White House advisers who’d urged Trump to withhold...

    Russian Convicted In Absentia Of Joining Ukraine’s Azov Battalion
    Mar29

    Russian Convicted In Absentia Of Joining Ukraine’s Azov Battalion

    A Moscow court has sentenced a Russian man in absentia after convicting him of fighting against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    China’s First ‘Homemade’ Aircraft Carrier Could Start Sea Trials Next Month
    Mar29

    China’s First ‘Homemade’ Aircraft Carrier Could Start Sea Trials Next Month

    Dave Majumdar Security, Should the U.S. Navy be worried? China’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier could begin sea trials as early as next month according to official Chinese state media. The vessel, which is designated as the Type 001A, is currently finishing construction at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC)...

    Despite the Apparent Bromance, Trump Has Been Tough on Russia
    Mar29

    Despite the Apparent Bromance, Trump Has Been Tough on Russia

    We don’t yet know why Donald Trump seems so fond of Vladimir Putin. Maybe we never will. But the expulsion from the U.S. of 60 Russian diplomats and the shuttering of the Russian consulate in Seattle reminds us that the media obsession with the Trump-Putin bromance hides the reality that U.S. government policy remains as tough on Russia as...

    She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now Nadiya Savchenko is accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.
    Mar29

    She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now Nadiya Savchenko is accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.

    KIEV, Ukraine – Two years ago, Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian helicopter pilot who had been taken prisoner by pro-Russian forces in the country’s east, returned from captivity to a tumultuous hero’s welcome. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...