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      U.S. Will Not Recognize Reelection of Belarusian Strongman
      Sep25

      U.S. Will Not Recognize Reelection of Belarusian Strongman

      The United States will not recognize the reelection of Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko as legitimate, a State Department spokesperson told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Wednesday. “The elections August 9 were neither free nor fair. The announced results were fraudulent and did not convey legitimacy,” the spokesperson...

      McMaster: Trump is Tough on Russia
      Sep23

      McMaster: Trump is Tough on Russia

      Former national security adviser for the Trump administration H.R. McMaster toured multiple media networks Tuesday, telling news anchors that President Donald Trump’s decision-making on Russia has been in large part sound. “I felt it was my duty when I was there to present the president with the best analysis from across all...

      Wracked by American Sanctions, Russia Cuts Defense Spending
      Sep23

      Wracked by American Sanctions, Russia Cuts Defense Spending

      For the first time since 2014, Russia will spend more on resuscitating its economy than on funding its military as it suffers an economic nosedive precipitated by Western sanctions, the Financial Times reported Monday. Russia’s recently announced budget will cut defense spending by 5 percent and boost spending on social programs by 10...

      Ukrainian Pipeline Explosion Has Implications for Nord Stream 2
      Sep22

      Ukrainian Pipeline Explosion Has Implications for Nord Stream 2

      KIEV, Ukraine—Shortly past midnight on Sept. 15, a part of the Kiev-Western Ukraine-1 natural gas transit line exploded. The site pumps natural gas from Russia across Ukraine to underground storage facilities near the border with the EU. The fact that Russian gas must cross Ukraine before it reaches customer nations in the EU has long been a sore...

      Putin Critic Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok, Germany Says
      Sep02

      Putin Critic Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok, Germany Says

      By Joseph Nasr BERLIN (Reuters) – A critic of President Vladimir Putin who fell into a coma in Russia and is being treated in Berlin was attacked with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. Recent Stories in Latest News Putin Critic Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok, Germany Says Chicago Shootings...

      Hunter Biden Holds Stake in Chinese Company Sanctioned for Human-Rights Abuses
      Sep02

      Hunter Biden Holds Stake in Chinese Company Sanctioned for Human-Rights Abuses

      Hunter Biden holds a stake in a Chinese surveillance company that is under U.S. sanctions for human-rights violations, complicating his father Joe Biden’s campaign promise to crack down on American businesses with financial ties to China’s humanitarian abuses. Bohai Harvest RST Shanghai Equity, an investment firm that Hunter Biden...

      Putin Critic Beaten in Moscow
      Sep01

      Putin Critic Beaten in Moscow

      Staunch Kremlin critic and opposition voice Yegor Zhukov was savagely beaten on the streets of Moscow by unidentified assailants Sunday night, the Washington Post reported. The thugs approached and attacked Zhukov outside of his apartment in Moscow and escaped by scooter. Zhukov was sent to the hospital following the attack, but was released with...

      Goodman: Hunter Biden’s Mysterious Source of Income Creates Problems for Biden Campaign
      Aug11

      Goodman: Hunter Biden’s Mysterious Source of Income Creates Problems for Biden Campaign

      After Hunter Biden abruptly resolved a $453,890 tax lien, Joe Biden’s campaign needs to explain the younger Biden’s source of income, Washington Free Beacon investigative reporter Alana Goodman told Fox Business on Tuesday. “How did he manage to pay off this $450,000 tax lien in six days? You know, most people just don’t...

      For Biden Family, a History of Tax Problems
      Aug08

      For Biden Family, a History of Tax Problems

      Hunter Biden was hit with a $450,000 lien in July over delinquent state income taxes, which he paid off in six days despite having no discernible income. Last year, he told the court judge in his paternity case that he was broke and unemployed. The younger Biden owed $238,562.76 in state income taxes from 2017 and $215,328.16 in state income...

      MSNBC Host: Is Ron Johnson ‘In Cahoots’ With Russia?
      Aug08

      MSNBC Host: Is Ron Johnson ‘In Cahoots’ With Russia?

      MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace asked Friday if Republican senator Ron Johnson (Wis.) was in “cahoots” with Russia because of his efforts to “actively denigrate” Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “The intelligence community has reached an assessment, and it says this: Russia is actively working to, quote, denigrate Joe...