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    Trump chose a very weird day to meet with top Russian officials
    May10

    Trump chose a very weird day to meet with top Russian officials

    A day after firing FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. One day after President Donald Trump’s termination of FBI Director James Comey reinvigorated concerns about his ties to Russia, the president met with top officials from Russia. The meeting with Russian Foreign Minister...

    Trump’s Meeting With Russian Officials Was Closed To Media — Except Russia’s
    May10

    Trump’s Meeting With Russian Officials Was Closed To Media — Except Russia’s

    President Donald Trump’s meeting Wednesday morning with two top Russian officials was closed to all press — except, apparently, the Russian state news agency TASS. Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, along with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak. “The Lavrov meeting was closed to the press and the only...

    It’s not just Comey: the scary past 24 hours in Trump-Russia, explained
    May10

    It’s not just Comey: the scary past 24 hours in Trump-Russia, explained

    The Comey firing is rightly dominating the news. Amazingly, though, it wasn’t the only major development in the ongoing and intensifying Trump-Russia scandal. The official reason for FBI Director Jim Comey’s dismissal is that he mishandled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, something many Democrats surely agree with. But the...

    Tillerson, Lavrov Hold Talks Ahead Of White House Meeting With Trump
    May10

    Tillerson, Lavrov Hold Talks Ahead Of White House Meeting With Trump

    Russia’s foreign minister held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discussing Syria, Ukraine, and other matters that have sent U.S.-Russian relations plummeting to Cold War-era lows. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Semena Resumes In Crimea
    May10

    Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Semena Resumes In Crimea

    The trial of RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge on the Russian-controlled peninsula, has resumed in the Crimean capital, Simferopol. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian National Bank’s Deputy Takes Over As Hontareva Quits
    May10

    Ukrainian National Bank’s Deputy Takes Over As Hontareva Quits

    Ukraine’s central bank says its deputy governor, Yakiv Smoliy, will temporarily take charge on May 11 as Governor Valeria Hontareva will step down that day. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Criticizes Russian Build-up Near Baltic States
    May10

    US Criticizes Russian Build-up Near Baltic States

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday criticized what he called a destabilizing Russian military build-up near Baltic states and officials suggested the United States could deploy Patriot missiles in the region for NATO exercises in the summer. U.S. allies are jittery ahead of war games by Russia and Belarus in September that could involve...

    Kyiv Or Kiev — What’s Correct?
    May10

    Kyiv Or Kiev — What’s Correct?

    The Ukrainian capital has two spellings in English — Kyiv and Kiev. So why is this, and which is actually correct? (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Trump-Russia probes are not going away — here are 6 things to watch as they move forward
    May10

    The Trump-Russia probes are not going away — here are 6 things to watch as they move forward

    REUTERS/Carlos BarriaPresident Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday night amid an active FBI investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and whether the Trump campaign was involved. Trump fired Comey unexpectedly, one day after former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified before Congress that she...

    Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House
    May10

    Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House, officials say, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader’s young presidency. It would also signal that the two countries have improved ties that Trump recently described as being at an...