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Pentagon Official: Purchase Of Russian Missile System ‘Devastating’ For Turkey

May 30, 2019           |                                       

A top Pentagon official has again warned Turkey about the consequences of purchasing a missile-defense system from Russia, turning up the pressure despite Ankara’s stated determination to go through with the deal. Kathryn Wheelbarger, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, on May 30 said the purchase of the S-400 missile system […]

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The next UK prime minister inherits a divided nation, a reduced standing in the world and one of the worst periods in U.K.-Russian relations, writes Johanna Ross. By Johanna Ross InfoRos UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s political career officially ended in tears last Friday, as the woman who declared that she would provide “strong and […]

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France, Germany Call For Resumed Ukraine Peace Talks During Visit To Kyiv

May 30, 2019           |                                       

France and Germany are seeking the resumption of stalled peace talks for the bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Western nations’ foreign ministers say. Germany’s Heiko Maas and France’s Jean-Yves Le Drian made the comments on May 30 after what they called an “exceptionally good discussion” in Kyiv with new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. France […]

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The next UK prime minister inherits a divided nation, a reduced standing in the world and one of the worst periods in U.K.-Russian relations, writes Johanna Ross. By Johanna Ross InfoRos U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s political career officially ended in tears on Friday, as the woman who declared that she would provide “strong and […]

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Russian Rights Group Says Golos Activist Is A Political Prisoner

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Russia’s Memorial human rights center says a detained board member of the independent Golos (Voice) election-monitoring group is a political prisoner. In a statement on May 30, the Moscow-based watchdog called on the authorities to immediately release Roman Udot from house arrest, saying that the case against him was politically motivated. Udot was arrested last […]

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Trump Says Russia Helped Him Win Election, But Then Reverses Himself

May 30, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Russia helped him win the 2016 election, a comment that contradicted months of angry denials. Trump made the remark in a tweet on May 30, but reversed himself not long after when pressed by reporters. The U.S. president has repeatedly denied that Russian interference helped enable […]

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U.S., Russian Diplomats Discuss Ways For Syria To Rejoin 'International Community'

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Top U.S. and Russian diplomats are considering measures that could eventually allow Syria “to move back into the international community” if it agrees to a series of steps to help end the country’s long civil war. Jim Jeffrey, the U.S. special representative for Syria engagement, on May 29 told reporters following a closed-door UN Security […]

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U.S. Believes Russia Conducting Low-Level Nuclear Tests

May 29, 2019           |                                       

With no evidence to support the allegations, US DIA officials are accusing Russia of potentially having the capability of violating the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Russia ratified this treaty in 2000, and the US has never done so. There is a global system that would immediately detect a nuclear test, which led Russian MP […]

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A Partial To-Do List For Ukraine's President-Elect

April 22, 2019           |                                       

Ukraine’s presidential election — and all the drama, mudslinging, and accusations between Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelenskiy that went with it — is over. Now it’s time to get back to governing, and there are a number of issues demanding attention from President-elect Zelenskiy, a political newbie with a billowing popular mandate but virtually no […]

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Legal experts: Assange likely faces espionage charges if extradited to US By Oscar Grenfell 22 April 2019 A CNN report last week, revealing that the US Justice Department “expects to bring additional charges” against Julian Assange has underscored the immense dangers confronting the WikiLeaks founder, after he was illegally arrested by British police at Ecuador’s […]

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Bus Crash Kills At Least 11 People In Kazakhstan

April 20, 2019           |                                       

At least 11 people have been killed and some 30 others injured in a bus crash in southern Kazakhstan, on a route used by Central Asian migrants to travel to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry says. The accident occurred on the Almaty-Tashkent highway in the Kordai district of the southern province of Zhambyl in the […]

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How Congress Can Follow Up on the Incomplete and Redacted Mueller Report

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Trump Appointed Fossil Fuel Insiders to Federal Agencies. It’s Backfiring. I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks. Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake. No More Excuses. Donald Trump Must Be Impeached. Stop & Shop Strikers Are Standing Up for All Grocery Workers As We Mourn Notre Dame, Let […]

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The Mueller report is now (mostly) public. The lurid speculation from Democrats and chunks of the corporate media that President Donald Trump was somehow a Russian agent was false. But the report, and Mueller’s previous indictments, should persuade any reasonable person that the Russian government did indeed intervene in the 2016 election in support of Trump. […]

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Mueller Went Looking for a Conspiracy, What He Found Was Conflict and a Cover-Up — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast

April 19, 2019           |                                       

On Thursday, the “Trump, Inc.” team gathered with laptops, pizza and Post-its to disconnect — and to read special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. What we found was page after page of jaw-dropping details about the inner workings of the administration of President Donald Trump, meetings with foreign officials and plots to affect our elections. But […]

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Mueller report re-ignites political warfare in Washington By Patrick Martin 19 April 2019 The release Thursday morning of the report of Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has become the occasion for a full-scale resumption of the political warfare in Washington between two equally right-wing factions—the Trump administration, with its fascistic base of support, and […]

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