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    Trump Signs Holocaust Property Law That Has Angered Poland
    May10

    Trump Signs Holocaust Property Law That Has Angered Poland

    U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an act that Jewish groups praise as helpful in their efforts to reclaim lost property in Poland, but which the Polish government says is discriminatory. The White House said on Wednesday that Trump signed the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today — or JUST — Act. It requires the State Department to...

    Russian Tycoon Known for Faberge Eggs Tied to Cohen Payment
    May10

    Russian Tycoon Known for Faberge Eggs Tied to Cohen Payment

    Outside the rarified sphere of the super-rich, tycoon Viktor Vekselberg is mostly known in Russia for spending more than $100 million to bring cultural artifacts back to their homeland, including an array of Faberge eggs glittering with gold and jewels. By Vekselberg’s standards, the money he laid out wasn’t all that much: His fortune...

    Russia’s Putin Begins Fourth Term
    May07

    Russia’s Putin Begins Fourth Term

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was sworn in to a fourth term on Monday, extending his 18-year rule amid promises of continuity in foreign policy and renewed efforts toward building prosperity at home. During his swearing in ceremony at the gilded Andreyevsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, Putin assured Russians that his rule had “revived...

    Russia’s Putin Sworn In As President
    May07

    Russia’s Putin Sworn In As President

    Vladimir Putin, who has been either president or prime minister of Russia since 1999, was sworn in for a fourth term as president Monday at the Grand Kremlin Palace’s ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution. He will not be able to run for a fifth term as president unless there is a...

    Special Counsel Investigation Encompasses Business, Cybercrime, Obstruction 
    May06

    Special Counsel Investigation Encompasses Business, Cybercrime, Obstruction 

    Nearly a year ago, an investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller was tasked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with exploring any links or coordination between the Russian government and “individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” and, additionally, “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the...

    Anti-Putin Activist Among Hundreds Arrested in Russian Protests
    May06

    Anti-Putin Activist Among Hundreds Arrested in Russian Protests

    Russian’s most widely known opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, along with hundreds of his supporters, were detained Saturday as street demonstrations unfolded in Moscow and 90 other Russian cities to protest Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a fourth presidential term. Within minutes of Navalny’s arrival at a protest in central...

    US Bolsters Naval Presence in Atlantic in Response to Russia
    May05

    US Bolsters Naval Presence in Atlantic in Response to Russia

    The U.S. Navy is reinforcing its presence in the Atlantic Ocean with the resurrection of a naval command in response to increasing assertiveness by Russia’s military. The Pentagon announced Friday the Navy was re-establishing the 2nd Fleet, almost seven years after it was disbanded for cost-savings and organizational reasons. “This is...

    Russian Asylum Applications In US Hit 24-Year Record
    May03

    Russian Asylum Applications In US Hit 24-Year Record

    The number of asylum applications by Russian citizens in the United States hit a 24-year high in 2017, jumping nearly 40 percent from the previous year and continuing an upward march that began after Russian President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin in 2012. U.S. authorities received 2,664 new asylum applications from Russian nationals in...

    Drop in Spending Could Affect Russian Military, Think Tank Says
    May02

    Drop in Spending Could Affect Russian Military, Think Tank Says

    Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse strings likely to affect Moscow’s military activity ahead, a report by defense think tank SIPRI showed Wednesday. Russia has flexed its military muscles during the last few years with its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea...

    Armenia Protest Leader Calls for General Strike
    May01

    Armenia Protest Leader Calls for General Strike

    The leader of an Armenian protest movement that forced the country’s veteran leader to step down announced on Tuesday a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after the ruling party thwarted his bid to take over as prime minister. Addressing tens of thousands of people gathered in a square in the Armenian capital, Nikol Pashinyan said...

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