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    Russia is trying to “sow chaos” in Europe by betting big on Marine Le Pen and France’s far right
    Apr22

    Russia is trying to “sow chaos” in Europe by betting big on Marine Le Pen and France’s far right

    Less than a month before the fiercely contested French presidential election, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was campaigning not in Nantes or Lyon but in Moscow, where she had an unannounced meeting with Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin. After exchanging pleasantries with Russia’s leader, a politician for whom she is not shy in expressing...

    Russia’s fake news machine is now targeting the French election
    Apr21

    Russia’s fake news machine is now targeting the French election

    In early April, the Russian state media outlet Sputnik published a story suggesting Emmanuel Macron, centrist candidate for the French presidency, was “a U.S. agent” and possibly “acting in the interests of the U.S. financial market in France.” Another article, published in French, claimed Macron’s campaign was being financed by Saudi...

    Russia could soon take over a chunk of U.S. oil infrastructure
    Apr15

    Russia could soon take over a chunk of U.S. oil infrastructure

    Russia may soon take control of American oil and gasoline infrastructure in a deal U.S. lawmakers warn represents a threat to energy security. Rosneft, Russia’s state-controlled oil company, could end up with a majority stake in Texas-based Citgo after the entity that owns Citgo, Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company...

    Former Trump campaign adviser says allegations he acted as a Russian agent are “such a joke”
    Apr13

    Former Trump campaign adviser says allegations he acted as a Russian agent are “such a joke”

    Former Trump adviser Carter Page — reportedly the subject of a secret FBI surveillance warrant linked to his dealings with Russia — repeatedly denied wrongdoing during a Wednesday face-off with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “This is such a joke that it’s beyond words,” Page said of the news, which broke Tuesday in the Washington Post, that the...

    Paul Manafort, who once ran Trump’s campaign, expected to admit he worked as a foreign agent
    Apr13

    Paul Manafort, who once ran Trump’s campaign, expected to admit he worked as a foreign agent

    President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had a big day Wednesday. Manafort, who resigned from the Trump campaign under a cloud of suspicion about his lobbying work in Ukraine, has reportedly decided to register with the government as a foreign agent. Manafort said through a spokesperson that he decided to file...

    Sending a message to Putin in the Baltics
    Mar29

    Sending a message to Putin in the Baltics

    In a few months, Canada will take the lead in a NATO battle group in Latvia that is meant to send a strong message to Vladimir Putin. After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, NATO is taking no chances and this mission, dubbed Enhanced Forward Presence, is a warning to Moscow not to overstep its place in the region. About 4,000 troops...

    Rust Belt despair translated into support for Trump — and Putin
    Mar28

    Rust Belt despair translated into support for Trump — and Putin

    The mysterious warmth between Donald Trump and Russian strongman Vladimir Putin was one of the odder elements of the 2016 presidential race. But Trump’s affection for the former KGB officer — not generally a figure of great appeal to Americans — also spread to his supporters. In late 2016, approval of Putin was up sharply among Trump...

    Dozens of Russian tanks spotted six miles from Ukrainian border
    Mar24

    Dozens of Russian tanks spotted six miles from Ukrainian border

    Dozens of Russian tanks were seen near the Ukrainian border on Friday. They arrived in the southern Rostov region on cargo trains, and were deployed near a Russian village just six miles from the hostile Ukraine border. Russia has several military bases in the Rostov region, where its military often holds drills. Last May, Russian officials said...

    Meet the Russian oligarch who paid Trump’s former campaign manager $10 million
    Mar24

    Meet the Russian oligarch who paid Trump’s former campaign manager $10 million

    Oleg Deripaska, the Russian oligarch whose name this week was thrown into the Trump administration’s ongoing Russia saga, is no stranger to allegations of shady business dealings. He is also known as one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most loyal and valued allies. On Wednesday, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort...

    Ukrainian military warehouse explodes near war’s front line
    Mar23

    Ukrainian military warehouse explodes near war’s front line

    Ukrainian officials suspect pro-Russia forces were behind a massive fire at an ammunition warehouse 60 miles from the front line of the war with Russian-backed separatists. Ukraine Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak made the claim following the morning fire but didn’t cite any evidence pointing to Russian involvement. The Russian military...

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