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      Republican Senate Report on Biden’s Son Alleges Conflict of Interest
      Sep23

      Republican Senate Report on Biden’s Son Alleges Conflict of Interest

      Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a time when Biden was engaged in Ukraine policy as vice president. But the report said it was ultimately...

      Reports: ‘FinCEN’ Documents Show Banks Moved Suspect Funds
      Sep21

      Reports: ‘FinCEN’ Documents Show Banks Moved Suspect Funds

      Several global banks moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over a period of nearly two decades, despite red flags about the origins of the money, BuzzFeed and other media reported Sunday, citing confidential documents submitted by banks to the U.S. government.The media reports were based on leaked suspicious activity reports (SARs), filed...

      Civilian Casualties Drop in Eastern Ukraine as Cease-fire Holds
      Sep20

      Civilian Casualties Drop in Eastern Ukraine as Cease-fire Holds

      U.N. officials say a cease-fire that took effect in July in eastern Ukraine appears to be holding and has resulted in a significant drop in civilian casualties.The cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists is giving rise to hope that the period of relative calm, the longest since the conflict began in April 2014,...

      Giuliani Associates Face New Federal Fraud Charges
      Sep18

      Giuliani Associates Face New Federal Fraud Charges

      Federal prosecutors brought new wire fraud charges Thursday against an associate of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani who was involved in attempts to get Ukrainian officials to investigate the son of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Lev Parnas and his business partner, David Correia, were charged with defrauding investors in a...

      US Consular Official Demands Release of Her Husband from Belarusian Jail
      Sep17

      US Consular Official Demands Release of Her Husband from Belarusian Jail

      A U.S. consular official says her Belarusian-American husband’s life is in “immediate danger” after security forces in Belarus arrested him in July. Vitali Shkliarov, 44, a political analyst who holds a U.S. diplomatic passport, was detained while visiting his elderly parents in his hometown of Gomel ahead of Belarus’s highly charged...

      Ukraine-US Military Exercises Begin As Russia Holds Drills in Belarus
      Sep17

      Ukraine-US Military Exercises Begin As Russia Holds Drills in Belarus

      Ukraine and the United States launched joint military exercises on Thursday, two days after Russia began joint military drills with forces in neighbouring Belarus. The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said the U.S. Army-led Rapid Trident exercises, taking place near Yavoriv in western Ukraine, would involve about 4,000 servicemen from 10 countries. It said...

      US Official Apologizes After Accusing Scientists of Conspiring Against Trump
      Sep16

      US Official Apologizes After Accusing Scientists of Conspiring Against Trump

      A Trump health appointee who is accused of trying to muzzle an important scientific publication in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic apologized Tuesday for a separate video in which he reportedly says scientists battling the virus are conspiring against President Donald Trump and warns of shootings in America if Trump loses the election....

      Poisoned Russian Opposition Leader Posts Photo from Hospital Bed
      Sep15

      Poisoned Russian Opposition Leader Posts Photo from Hospital Bed

      Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny published a photo of himself in a Berlin hospital bed Tuesday as he recovers from a nerve agent poisoning last month in Siberia.Navalny, surrounded by his family as he sat up in bed, said he was pleased to be able to breathe independently.“I miss you all,” Navalny wrote in the post on Instagram. “I can...

      UN Council to Hold Urgent Debate on Human Rights Situation in Belarus
      Sep14

      UN Council to Hold Urgent Debate on Human Rights Situation in Belarus

      At its opening session, the U.N. Human Rights Council approved a proposal by the European Union to hold an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus by a vote of 25 in favor, two against and 20 abstentions. The European Union cited the steep deterioration of human rights in Belarus following the allegedly rigged August 9th election...

      Pandemic Upends Annual Ukraine Pilgrimage for Hasidic Sect
      Sep11

      Pandemic Upends Annual Ukraine Pilgrimage for Hasidic Sect

      For Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, this year would have marked his 37th consecutive visit to Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashana — the Jewish new year which falls this year on September 18-20. The town, located 200 km south of Kyiv, is the burial place of the 18th-century tzaddik, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, who founded the Breslov sect of Hasidism. Up...