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      With Impeachment Over, Critics See Trump ‘Retribution Tour’
      Feb13

      With Impeachment Over, Critics See Trump ‘Retribution Tour’

      In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend while using the levers of presidential powers to exact payback on real and perceived foes.Trump has told...

      Tensions Soar as Leaders Prepare for Key Global Security Summit
      Feb13

      Tensions Soar as Leaders Prepare for Key Global Security Summit

      Political and military leaders from across the world head to Germany for the three-day Munich Security Conference that opens Friday. As Henry Ridgwell reports from Munich, from Iran to Hong Kong, Ukraine to Libya, there is no shortage of security flashpoints — and the conflicts are taking place against the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak and...

      Ukrainian Police Major, Ex-Convict Wanted in Arson of RFE/RL’s Reporter’s Car
      Feb12

      Ukrainian Police Major, Ex-Convict Wanted in Arson of RFE/RL’s Reporter’s Car

      Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General’s Office in Lviv suspects an underworld criminal and a police major of collusion in the arson of a vehicle belonging to RFE/RL correspondent Halyna Tereshchuk.Iryna Didenko, the lead prosecutor of the Lviv region, signed the charge sheets for the two suspects on Feb. 11.Accused of ordering the torching of...

      Facebook Removes Accounts in Russia, Iran With Alleged Intelligence Links
      Feb12

      Facebook Removes Accounts in Russia, Iran With Alleged Intelligence Links

      Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday removed two unconnected networks of accounts, pages, and groups “engaging in foreign or government interference,” one originating in Russia and the other one in Iran, both of which have alleged ties to intelligence services.Calling the behavior “coordinated” and “inauthentic,” Facebook’s head of...

      Facebook Says It Dismantles Russian Intelligence Operation Targeting Ukraine
      Feb12

      Facebook Says It Dismantles Russian Intelligence Operation Targeting Ukraine

      Facebook on Wednesday said it had suspended a network of accounts used by Russian military intelligence to seed false narratives online targeting Ukraine and other countries in Eastern Europe.”Although the people behind this network attempted to conceal their identities and coordination, our investigation found links to Russian military...

      Ukraine-Based Crimean Tatar TV Channel Blames Lack of State Funding for Imminent Closure
      Feb11

      Ukraine-Based Crimean Tatar TV Channel Blames Lack of State Funding for Imminent Closure

      Ukraine’s first and currently only television channel in the Crimean Tatar language says it is on the brink of shutting down operations due to lack of government funding.ATR hasn’t received $2 million that the government allocated for the channel in this year’s state budget, a statement by the channel said on Feb. 10.The channel...

      Rouhani Urges Iranians to Vote as Country Marks Islamic Revolution
      Feb11

      Rouhani Urges Iranians to Vote as Country Marks Islamic Revolution

      Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has used a speech marking the 41th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution to encourage Iranian voters to participate in upcoming parliamentary elections.Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Tehran and other cities and towns on Tuesday for the annual celebrations amid rising public...

      Putin Picks New Ukraine Negotiator After Ties Thaw a Little
      Feb11

      Putin Picks New Ukraine Negotiator After Ties Thaw a Little

      The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a senior Ukrainian-born Russian official was now in charge of managing Moscow’s relations with Ukraine, a move likely to be seen by some politicians in Kyiv as further evidence of a slight thaw in ties.President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of...

      Ukrainian President Fires Chief of Staff, Appoints Aide Who Met With Giuliani
      Feb11

      Ukrainian President Fires Chief of Staff, Appoints Aide Who Met With Giuliani

      Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has dismissed the chief of his administration, Andriy Bohdan, and replaced him with Andriy Yermak, an aide whose name has been linked to U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani.The presidential decrees on relieving Bohdan from his duties and appointing Yermak were signed on...

      US Scrutinizing Information Ahead of 2020 Election, Including From Giuliani
      Feb11

      US Scrutinizing Information Ahead of 2020 Election, Including From Giuliani

      U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday confirmed that the Justice Department has received information from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani ahead of the November election, but that anything originating from Ukraine should not be taken “at face value.”Barr spoke at a news conference a day after Senate...