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RFE/RL: Trump cites China nuclear buildup in vowing to abandon treaty with Russia

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U.S. President Donald Trump says that his decision to withdraw from a decades-old nuclear treaty with Russia was driven not just by Moscow’s alleged violations but by a need to respond to China’s nuclear buildup. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Trump cites China nuclear buildup in vo...

RFE/RL: Trump, Erdogan in phone call demand full explanation in Saudi journalist’s killing

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed in a phone call that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul must be fully explained, the Turkish presidency has said. Read more here.  The post RFE/RL: Trump, Erdogan in phone call demand fu...

Voice of America: Russia wants explanation of Trump withdrawal from arms treaty

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U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton faces tough questions this week in Moscow after President Trump said he will pull the U.S. out of a key Cold War arms deal with Russia. Read more here. The post Voice of America: Russia wants explanation of Trump withdrawal from arms treaty appeared firs...

Wall Street Journal: Russian officials slam Trump’s plans to exit INF nuclear treaty

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MOSCOW—Russia’s Foreign Ministry Oct. 21 condemned Washington’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying that the move was tantamount to “blackmail” and warning that it would be “a very dangerous step,” according to the official Russia...

Washington Post: Trump doubts Saudi account of journalist’s death

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U.S. President Donald Trump strongly criticized Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi late Oct. 20, saying that “obviously there’s been deception, and there’s been lies.” Read more here. The post Washington Post: Trump doubts Saudi account of journalis...

Reuters: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Trump says Saudi account credible

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DUBAI/GLENDALE, Ariz./WASHINGTON – Saudi Arabia said on Oct. 20 a missing journalist had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and it had fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but U.S. lawmakers found hard to believe. Read mor...

Xinhua: Bolton’s tour to Russia likely to lay groundwork for second Trump-Putin summit

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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton on October 20 will start his travel to four nations, including Russia. U.S. experts said that his tour aims to lay the groundwork for the second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite little progress in ...

Guardian: Revealed – Russian billionaire set up US company before Trump Tower meeting

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A Russian billionaire who orchestrated the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting formed a new American shell company a month beforehand with an accountant who has had clients accused of money laundering and embezzlement. Read more here. The post Guardian: Revealed – Russian billionaire set up US co...

Associated Press: With ‘America First,’ where do human rights rank?

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If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. In dealing with Russia, across Asia and,...

Politico: Massive Twitter data release sheds light on Russia’s Trump strategy

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Twitter on Wednesday released a trove of 10 million tweets it says represents the full scope of foreign influence operations on the platform dating back nearly a decade — including Russia’s consistent efforts to disparage Hillary Clinton and an initially erratic approach to Donald Trump that even...

Bloomberg: Falcon Edge’s Gerson said to field, reject Russia fund’s advance

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In the weeks after Donald Trump’s stunning election win, Rick Gerson cropped up in some interesting places for a relatively unknown hedge fund manager. Read more here. The post Bloomberg: Falcon Edge’s Gerson said to field, reject Russia fund’s advance appeared first on KyivPost.

StopFake: Trump comments provide no grist for Russian disinformation mill

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On October 15, the Kremlin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, seized on a U.S. news interview with President Trump, making claim about the poisonings in Britain that we judge to be false. Read more here. The post StopFake: Trump comments provide no grist for Russian disinformation mill appeared fi...

RFE/RL: Trump says Putin ‘probably’ involved in killings

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U.S. President Donald Trump said in a television interview that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin “probably” has been involved in assassinations and reiterated the assertion that Moscow meddled in U.S. politics. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Trump says Putin ‘probably’ i...

Wall Street Journal: Mueller indictments – who’s who

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Seven people have pleaded guilty or been convicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and 26 more individuals have been indicted, along with three Russian companies. Here’s a list. Read more here. The post Wall Street Journal: Mueller in...

UNIAN: Media report Trump, Putin may meet again in Helsinki next year

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U.S. President Donald Trump may meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next spring, the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said in its online edition on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Media report Trump, Putin may meet again in Helsinki next year appeare...

Reuters: Trump, Putin may meet again in Helsinki next year

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U.S. President Donald Trump may meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next spring, the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said in its online edition on October 10, citing unnamed sources. Read more here.    The post Reuters: Trump, Putin may meet again in Helsinki next year appeared first ...

Newsweek: Trump-Russia dossier author breaks silence

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The author of the controversial Trump-Russia dossier that alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government leading up to the 2016 election has spoken out for the first time in 18 months. Read more here. The post Newsweek: Trump-Russia dossier author breaks silence appeared ...

New York Times: Trump nominee draws scrutiny for ties to Ukrainian energy interests

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As tanks, artillery and combat troops streamed from Russia into Ukraine in 2014, the United States government dispatched a multiagency team of technical experts to Kyiv to help the fragile government there shore up its energy supply for the coming winter. Read more here.  The post New York Times:...

Reuters: Trump says next summit with North Korea to come after November US elections

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on October 9 his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6. Read more here. The post Reuters: Trump says next summit with North Korea to come after November US elections appeared first on KyivPost.

New York Times: Nikki Haley to resign as Trump’s ambassador to the UN

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, said on Oct. 9 she would resign at the end of the year, marking a high-profile departure of one of the few women in the president’s cabinet. Read more here. The post New York Times: Nikki Haley to resign as Trump̵...

Los Angeles Times: Rohrabacher’s brushes with Russia probe complicate his reelection bid

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When President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to assorted federal crimes in mid-September, court papers cited his lobbying of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County Republican, as part of the illicit scheme. Read more here. The post Los Angeles Times: Rohrabacher...

Associated Press: US moves to take control of Manafort’s Trump Tower condo

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WASHINGTON — The federal government is moving to take control of the Trump Tower condo of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Read more here. The post Associated Press: US moves to take control of Manafort’s Trump Tower condo appeared first on KyivPost.

Financial Times: Trump attacks Chinese control of military supply chains

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White House identifies threat to US national security in latest broadside at Beijing. Read more here. The post Financial Times: Trump attacks Chinese control of military supply chains appeared first on KyivPost.

Washington Post: How Trump helped shift momentum in favor of Kavanaugh

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Again and again, President Trump was instructed not to do it. A cadre of advisers, confidants and lawmakers all urged him – implored him, really – not to personally attack the women who had accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Read more here. The post Wa...

RFE/RL: Russian prosecutor linked to Trump Tower lawyer, other Kremlin intrigue, dies in chopper ...

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A top Russian official accused of directing Natalya Veselnitskaya, the lawyer who met with senior officials of U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign in Trump Tower in 2016, has died in a helicopter crash. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Russian prosecutor linked to Trump Tower la...