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    International prosecutors just accused Russia of murdering everyone on board Flight MH17
    May24

    International prosecutors just accused Russia of murdering everyone on board Flight MH17

    International prosecutors presented evidence Thursday that they claim proves the Russian military was responsible for the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board. Members of the Joint International Criminal Investigation Team MH17 officially blamed Moscow for the tragedy during a briefing in The Hague, backing...

    Report: Michael Cohen took $400,000 to fix a meeting between Trump and Ukraine’s President
    May23

    Report: Michael Cohen took $400,000 to fix a meeting between Trump and Ukraine’s President

    President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was secretly paid at least $400,000 to help arrange a meeting between Ukraine’s president and Trump last summer, the BBC reported Wednesday citing two unnamed sources in Ukraine. The payment was made by intermediaries acting on behalf of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in an...

    This former journalist just took down Armenia’s ruling elite
    May21

    This former journalist just took down Armenia’s ruling elite

    Armenia’s popular uprising inched towards a resolution last week as protest leader Nikol Pashinyan won a second round of elections to officially become the country’s new prime minister. “My message to [the] Armenian people: it’s time,” Pashinyan, a 42-year-old former newspaper editor, told VICE News. “The best life for us,...

    Ukrainian dolphin soldiers would rather die than live under Russian occupation
    May17

    Ukrainian dolphin soldiers would rather die than live under Russian occupation

    Ukraine’s dolphin army is so loyal, it went on a hunger strike when it was captured by Russian forces. At least that’s what Ukraine says. Let’s back up for a moment: Ukraine had a secret program that trains sea mammals to carry out military tasks, like locating torpedoes, and to act as therapy pets. It’s a lot like Sea...

    The first year of the Mueller investigation, by the numbers
    May17

    The first year of the Mueller investigation, by the numbers

    One year into Robert Mueller’s special counsel gig, the question he was assigned to answer — whether the Trump presidential campaign had anything to do with Russian interference in the 2016 election — is still a mystery. That doesn’t mean Mueller has been slacking. In that same time, he’s brought more than 100 charges against...

    Who is Viktor Vekselberg, the Russian oligarch linked to $500k paid to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen?
    May09

    Who is Viktor Vekselberg, the Russian oligarch linked to $500k paid to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen?

    Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen was paid half a million dollars by an American investment firm linked to one of Russia’s most high-profile oligarchs: Viktor Vekselberg. The payments — funneled into the same shell company Cohen used to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels, Essential Consultants LLC — kicked off the month Trump...

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ
    Apr19

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had “back channels” to Russians trying to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election, a lawyer for the Department of Justice told a judge on Thursday. “He had long-standing ties to Russia-backed politicians,” Michael Dreeben, a lawyer for the...

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ
    Apr19

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had “back channels” to Russians trying to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election, a lawyer for the Department of Justice told a judge on Thursday. “He had long-standing ties to Russia-backed politicians,” Michael Dreeben, a lawyer for the...

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ
    Apr19

    Manafort might have been a ‘back channel’ to Russia during the election, says DOJ

    This story is developing. Refresh for updates. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had “back channels” to Russians trying to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election, a lawyer for the Department of Justice told a judge on Thursday. “He had long-standing ties to Russia-backed...

    5 things we learned at the Michael Cohen hearing
    Apr17

    5 things we learned at the Michael Cohen hearing

    Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer and loyal deputy of President Donald Trump, appeared in federal court Monday, one week after the FBI raided his house, office and hotel room in search of documents related to alleged crimes involving his business dealings. For almost three hours, the government lawyers sparred with Cohen and Trump’s...

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