Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client - Reuters

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Reuters

Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client
Reuters
The documents show that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, successfully represented the FSB's interests in a legal wrangle over ownership of an upscale property in northwest Moscow between 2005 and 2013. The FSB, successor to the Soviet-era KGB ...
Lawyer who met with Trump Jr. had Russian intelligence connectionsWashington Post
STEVE CHAPMAN: Trump forces a GOP retreat on RussiaThe Northwest Florida Daily News
Russian attorney from Trump Tower meeting represented KGB's successor: ReportWashington Times
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Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:16

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Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client
Reuters
The documents show that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, successfully represented the FSB's interests in a legal wrangle over ownership of an upscale property in northwest Moscow between 2005 and 2013. The FSB, successor to the Soviet-era KGB ...
Russian Lawyer who Met With Don Trump Jr. Listed Russian Spy Agency as ClientMediaite

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SitRep: Trump Pulls CIA From Syria, Russia Cheers; Trump Downplays Afghan Strategy - Foreign Policy (blog)

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:52

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SitRep: Trump Pulls CIA From Syria, Russia Cheers; Trump Downplays Afghan Strategy
Foreign Policy (blog)
While Washington looks to pull some support — though the training, advising and equipping effort for the Syrian Democratic Forces continues around Raqqa — Turkey is sending more fighters into Northwest Syria to battle Islamist groups there. Hezbollah ...
Analysis: Trump's cutoff of aid to Syrian rebels marks victory for Assad, Russia and IranUSA TODAY
Syria rebels blindsided by US move, say jihadists to benefitReuters
Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by MoscowWashington Post

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Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches chemical carrier Balt Flot 16 of Project RST27М for BF Tanker - PortNews IAA

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Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches chemical carrier Balt Flot 16 of Project RST27М for BF Tanker
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The tanker design takes into account special requirements of Russian and international oil companies as well as additional environmental restrictions of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping «ECO PROJECT» (ECO-S). The vessels are designed for mixed ...

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PATRICK J. BUCHANAN: The real crimes of Russiagate - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:10

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PATRICK J. BUCHANAN: The real crimes of Russiagate
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The Senate intelligence committee has scheduled perhaps the most high-profile testimony involving the Russian meddling probes since former FBI Director James Comey appeared in June. A lawyer for Trump's powerful son-in-law and adviser says Jared ...

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US Sanctions Against Russia Never Go Away — They Just Evolve - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:00

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US Sanctions Against Russia Never Go Away — They Just Evolve
Northwest Public Radio
Nearly four decades passed before President Obama finally lifted those restrictions and granted Russia full trade ties in a law he signed on Dec. 14, 2012. Yet that very same law, known as the Magnitsky Act, also imposed new sanctions that bar specific ...

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Russia's Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence - National Review

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:50

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Russia's Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence
National Review
The Pungesti commune, in the northwest, “became a magnet for activists from across the country opposed to hydraulic fracturing,” the New York Times reported. Russia “is playing a dirty game” to “keep this energy dependence,” concluded Iulian Iancu, the ...

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Executive Summary for July 21st, 2017 — Arctic Deeply - News Deeply - News Deeply

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Executive Summary for July 21st, 2017 — Arctic Deeply - News Deeply
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We review the latest Arctic news, including the U.S.'s lack of preparedness for an Arctic oil spill, a Chinese icebreaker's attempt to circumnavigate the Arctic, and ...

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Russian drives into enormous swarm of locusts - 9news.com.au

Northwest Russia - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 02:27

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Russian drives into enormous swarm of locusts
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"It overshadowed the sun so it looks like dusk," the Instagram post said. Locusts have destroyed more than 112,000 hectares of agricultural land in the region in the past few months. Further northwest of Dagestan, the Chelyabinsk region declared a ...

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Analysis: Trump's cutoff of aid to Syrian rebels marks victory for Assad, Russia and Iran - USA TODAY

Northwest Russia - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:31

USA TODAY

Analysis: Trump's cutoff of aid to Syrian rebels marks victory for Assad, Russia and Iran
USA TODAY
President Trump's decision to cut off aid to anti-government rebels in Syria marks a victory for President Bashar Assad in his six-year civil war — as well as allies Russia and Iran — and a defeat for U.S. efforts to remove the Syrian dictator. Trump ...
Syria rebels blindsided by US move, say jihadists to benefitReuters
Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by MoscowWashington Post

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Jeff Sessions staying as attorney general despite Trump rebuke - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:06

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Jeff Sessions staying as attorney general despite Trump rebuke
Northwest Herald
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he has no immediate plans to resign after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation's top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe of suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. ...
Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn't Have Hired SessionsNew York Times
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Letter: The world according to Trump - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:27

Letter: The world according to Trump
Northwest Herald
Muslims are banned, but Russians are good? Multiple government agencies confirmed that Russia hacked our election process. Trump blames it on former President Barack Obama. After being sworn in, he had a meeting in the White House with Russian ...

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Russia defies U.S. data on location of North Korea launch - UPI.com - UPI.com

Northwest Russia - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 18:40

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Russia defies U.S. data on location of North Korea launch - UPI.com
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Documents Russia submitted to the United Nations last week challenge U.S. claims regarding the location of a recent North Korea missile launch.

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Trump criticizes Sessions and vents frustration at Russia investigation and leaders of the Justice Department and FBI - Los Angeles Times

Northwest Russia - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:58

Los Angeles Times

Trump criticizes Sessions and vents frustration at Russia investigation and leaders of the Justice Department and FBI
Los Angeles Times
The interview featured an array of complaints against Justice Department leaders and the investigation into potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Trump's criticism of Sessions was ... Despite the $50-million ...
'No safe haven': Pakistan rejects US report on Taliban, Haqqani networkThe Express Tribune

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US-NATO and Russia — two can play that war game - Daily Times

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US-NATO and Russia — two can play that war game
Daily Times
As this goes to press, most readers will be surprised to know that in Europe, from the Baltic to the Black Sea, about 30,000 NATO soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen, will be conducting major military exercises known as war games. A flotilla of NATO ...

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Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries a strategic threat - EurekAlert (press release)

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Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries a strategic threat
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HOUSTON - (July 19, 2017) - Although it has not been widely successful to date in the former Soviet zone, Russia's use of the "energy weapon" against Western European countries in various forms still constitutes a strategic threat that warrants close ...

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Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries a strategic threat - EurekAlert (press release)

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Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries a strategic threat
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"Russia's Use of the 'Energy Weapon' in Europe" was authored by Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs. The brief ... "Planning and physically preparing for such a contingency can help deter future ...

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Military drills underscore China-Russia cooperation - Global Times

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Global Times

Military drills underscore China-Russia cooperation
Global Times
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on July 15 that China's People's Liberation Army Navy fleet will arrive at the Russian Baltic Sea port Baltiysk at the end of July to conduct the Maritime Interaction-2017 Russia-China joint naval military ...

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Sen. Ben Cardin Reacts To Trump's 'New York Times' Interview - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Sen. Ben Cardin Reacts To Trump's 'New York Times' Interview
Northwest Public Radio
INSKEEP: Let me ask about something else that the president said in this interview. He talked about a meeting previously undisclosed - until recent days, anyway - with Russian President Vladimir Putin at this G-20 summit. We've talked about this on the ...

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Kazakhstan: Language Joke on Russian TV Raises Hackles - EurasiaNet

Northwest Russia - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:22

Kazakhstan: Language Joke on Russian TV Raises Hackles
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Musagaliyev, 33, although an ethnic Kazakh, is from Russia's Astrakhan region, which lies just northwest of Kazakhstan. He came to prominence through KVN, a venerable Soviet-devised comedy cabaret show that pits teams from various cities and countries ...

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