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US 'Putin list' of aides and oligarchs is a hostile step, Russian president says
Measure, in response to alleged Russian meddling, was only reluctantly approved by TrumpThe Trump administration’s long-awaited “name and shame” list of politicians and oligarchs close to Vladimir
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Czech Extremist Party Joins Regional Push to Curb Soros NGOs
A Czech anti-immigrant party joined a surge of politicians calling for a crackdown on non-governmental organizations in ex-communist Europe.
Putin Stages Syria Peace Talks Boycotted by Assad Opponents
Russia’s hopes for an internationally backed peace plan were dealt a blow as major opposition forces boycotted a summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi aimed at outlining a deal.
Mnuchin Says Russia Sanctions Coming After ‘Oligarchs’ Report
New U.S. sanctions will follow the publication of a list of Russian billionaires and top Russian officials, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Tuesday.
Hundreds Arrested in Anti-Putin Protest as Russian Presidential Vote Approaches
The security forces of Russian President Vladimir Putin have instigated a major crackdown on political dissidents in the run-up to March's presidential election.
In this age of propaganda, we must defend ourselves. Here’s how | Natalie Nougayrède
Distortion has become the new normal in Russia – but technology leaves us all at risk if we cannot recognise liesRarely a day goes by without reference to “propaganda”. The outgoing German ambassador
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U.S. Treasury Defends Russian Billionaires’ List Against Critics
The U.S. Treasury Department offered further explanation of the way it developed a list of business and political figures that it said were close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, seeking to defend
Putin Is Grooming a New Generation to Preserve His Legacy
The Russian leader grooms young loyalists to ensure his policies live on.
Putin to Push State-of-Nation Speech Closer to March Vote, Officials Say
The Kremlin has decided to delay Vladimir Putin’s annual state-of-the-nation speech to closer to the March 18 vote, according to three officials familiar with the plans.
Treasury Warns of Upheaval If U.S. Sanctions Russian Debt
The U.S. Treasury Department warned that Russia’s sovereign debt market is too important to sanction without risking global financial turmoil, signaling the Trump administration is wary of targeting
Pentagon Sees Broader Role for Nuclear Weapons
Escalating global threats from Russia to North Korea mean the U.S. military’s regional commanders must update war plans to incorporate the use -- in the most dire circumstances -- of nuclear weapons,
Donald Trump to get tough with Russia over nuclear weapons
The US warned the super power it would face ‘unacceptably dire costs’ if it threatened Europe.
Dem Rep Speier: It’s Like Putin ‘Gave Donald Trump the Script on Which to Move Forward on This Crazy Memo’
On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) stated that the House GOP Intel memo is “phony” and it’s like Vladimir Putin “gave Donald Trump the script on which to
Kremlin’s Bid to Woo Rich Exiles Home Meets Skepticism
The Kremlin’s expanding its campaign to woo Russian businessmen and their money back home to include those fleeing prosecution. Skeptical exiles aren’t planning to pack their bags any time soon.
Watch Rep. Swalwell Leave Tucker Carlson Speechless: ‘You’re Peddling The Putin Narrative’ With Nunes Memo
Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell not only ruined Fox host Tucker Carlson’s efforts to smear the left as “hysterical” over the release of the so-called Nunes memo, Swalwell managed to make Carlson
2018 election is no problem for Putin – but what about 2024?
Vladimir Putin dominates Russian politics, but legally he can only serve two termsLess than six weeks before a presidential vote, Russia should be right in the thick of a heated election campaign. But
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Russian Oligarchs on U.S. Treasury List Facing Added Scrutiny
Russia’s billionaire oligarchs are beginning to face additional scrutiny on at least some financial transactions following U.S. publication of a list of wealthy Russians identified as allies of
The Rising Risk of Nuclear War Under Trump
When it comes to foreign policy, especially on Russia, the Trump administration is a cacophony of discordant voices. While the president seeks friendly relations with President Vladimir Putin and
Israel Seeks Peace But Is Ready for Any Scenario, Netanyahu Says
While Israel seeks peace, it’s prepared for any scenario, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, following a tour of the Golan Heights.