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    Bombshell Mueller court filing shows Rick Gates was knowingly in contact with a Kremlin spy
    Mar28

    Bombshell Mueller court filing shows Rick Gates was knowingly in contact with a Kremlin spy

    Donald Trump’s Deputy Campaign Chairman Rick Gates was in direct communication with a person he knew was a Russian spy in the weeks ahead of the 2016 election, according to court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller Tuesday. The documents reveal Gates was in contact with a former officer in Russian military intelligence in the...

    Mattis: U.S. Nearly Bombed Russians in Syria a Second Time
    Mar28

    Mattis: U.S. Nearly Bombed Russians in Syria a Second Time

    U.S. military forces in the Middle East nearly bombed a group of Russian mercenaries working with pro-government forces in Syria for a second time, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis revealed Tuesday. Mattis, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, also defended the mass expulsion of Russian intelligence officers around the world in response to...

    How (Not) to Fight Proxy Wars
    Mar28

    How (Not) to Fight Proxy Wars

    C. Anthony Pfaff, Patrick Granfield Security, Middle East Intervention always changes a proxy’s calculus: with insurance from a powerful benefactor, proxies have greater reason to choose violence over compromise. Iran’s proxies are running roughshod over America’s allies and interests in the Middle East. Hezbollah is dictating...

    Poland to Sign Deal to Buy US Patriot Air Defense Systems
    Mar27

    Poland to Sign Deal to Buy US Patriot Air Defense Systems

    Poland says it will sign a deal Wednesday to purchase U.S. air defense Patriot missile systems as it seeks to bolster its defenses against a resurgent Russia. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday the deal for the anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems will be signed by the defense minister in Warsaw. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the first...

    Authorities capture cyber crime gang that stole $1.2 billion
    Mar27

    Authorities capture cyber crime gang that stole $1.2 billion

    LISBON, Portugal — Police in Spain have captured a cybercrime gang made up of Ukrainians and Russians that allegedly stole more than $1.24 billion from financial institutions worldwide in a five-year spree, authorities said Monday. The gang’s alleged mastermind, identified as a Ukrainian and named only as “Denis K.,” was arrested in the...

    Spain Breaks Up Ukrainian-Russian Cybercrime Gang
    Mar27

    Spain Breaks Up Ukrainian-Russian Cybercrime Gang

    Spanish authorities have broken up a cybercrime syndicate of Ukrainian and Russian nationals that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from bank accounts over more than four years. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Serbian and Hungarian leaders help dedicate restored historic Serbian synagogue
    Mar27

    Serbian and Hungarian leaders help dedicate restored historic Serbian synagogue

    (JTA) – President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary took part in an official ceremony opening a synagogue in northern Serbia following a full restoration of the art nouveau building. Some 900 invited guests attended the ceremony Monday in Subotica. The synagogue, which is owned by the municipality, will be...

    US Joins Growing Coalition in Expelling Russian Officials Over Poisoning Incident
    Mar27

    US Joins Growing Coalition in Expelling Russian Officials Over Poisoning Incident

    At least 18 countries have expelled Russian citizens in retaliation for Russia’s alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack against a former double agent and his daughter in Salisbury, England. President Donald Trump moved to support British Prime Minister Theresa May by approving the expulsion Monday of 60 Russian diplomats or...

    Diplomatic Expulsions Won’t Deter Russia
    Mar27

    Diplomatic Expulsions Won’t Deter Russia

    In the span of a day, more than 100 Russian diplomats across North America and Europe were told that they’d be getting the boot—a mass expulsion coordinated by 23 countries in response to this month’s nerve-agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury. The move was a...

    Here are all the countries that just expelled Russian diplomats
    Mar27

    Here are all the countries that just expelled Russian diplomats

    BRUSSELS — Twenty-six countries around the world, including the United States, have announced plans to toss out Russian diplomats in an unusually coordinated response to a nerve-agent attack in Salisbury, England, that targeted a Russian ex-spy and his daughter. Affecting at least 150 people, it is the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats since...