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Russia eases passport process for Ukrainians in breakaway regions

Decree issued by Moscow causes anger in Kyiv and will be challenge for new presidentVladimir Putin has signed a law that will allow Ukrainians living in the breakaway regions of south-east Ukraine to receive Russian passports more easily.The provocative decision caused anger in Kyiv, where the offer of Russian passports will be taken as an attempt to further integrate the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions into Russia. Continue reading...
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A Smiling Kim Has Arrived For Summit With Putin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Smiling and upbeat, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday stepped off his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia for a much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked diplomacy on his nuclear program. Kim, dressed in a black coat and a fedora, first met with Russian officials at Russia’s Khasan train station near its border with the North, before traveling on to the Pacific port city of Vladivostok for a summit with P...
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Kim Jong-un arrives in Russia for summit with Putin as US nuclear talks remain in limbo

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from Russian President Vladimir Putin, as Pyongyang's nuclear talks with Washington remain in limbo. The armoured train carrying Kim on his first official visit to Russia pulled into the quayside station in Vladivostok, on the Pacific Ocean, a few hours after crossing from North Korea into Russia. After a brief delay while the door of Kim's carriage was...


In the Mediterranean, US aircraft carrier operations serve as floating American diplomacy

For the first time since 2016, the United States is deploying two Nimitz class aircraft carriers, the John C. Stennis and the Abraham Lincoln, showing Moscow that the United States will not in any way back down in this important geopolitical area. CNN was given exclusive access.


Meeting with North Korean leader gives Putin more leverage

MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offers a chance to raise Moscow’s clout in the region and gain more leverage with Washington. While Russia’s ability to influence Kim’s position is limited compared to that of China, a dialogue with Kim could allow Putin to […]
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Kim Jong-un heads to Russia for first meeting with Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has left for the Russian city of Vladivostok for his first meeting with president Vladimir Putin, during which the two are expected to discuss sanctions, regional security and Pyongyang’s growing need for food aid.  Kim "left here by a private train at dawn on Wednesday to visit the Russian Federation," the North's official Korean Central News Agency reported, kicking off a 20-hour journey to the far north-east of his country, where it has a short border with...


In the Mediterranean, US aircraft carrier operations serve as floating American diplomacy

For the first time since 2016, the United States is deploying two Nimitz class aircraft carriers, the John C. Stennis and the Abraham Lincoln, showing Moscow that the United States will not in any way back down in this important geopolitical area. CNN was given exclusive access.


North Korea's Kim on way to Russia to meet Putin on Thursday

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting's timing and venue.


What if Jesus returns while you’re loafing at work?

What if Jesus returns while you’re loafing at work? As the rest of the world celebrated Easter this weekend, Eastern Orthodox Christians held Palm Sunday services. In the Eastern Christian tradition, the first three evenings of Holy Week we celebrate a service that calls us to deeper spiritual attentiveness. Bridegroom Matins, which is based on Jesus’ Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (St. Matthew 25:1-13), drives home the message of watchfulness by r...


Putin views launch of new submarine to carry nuclear drones

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones — a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating tsunami. During Tuesday’s visit to a military shipyard in St. Petersburg, Putin viewed the departure of the Belgorod nuclear submarine at the Sevmash plant […]
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Jared Kushner dubs Trump-Russia investigation 'a big distraction'

President’s son-in-law and senior adviser dismissed concerns about Russian spying operations at Time 100 summit Jared Kushner has played down Russian interference in the 2016 US election, describing Moscow’s attack as “a bunch of Facebook ads” and calling Robert Mueller’s two-year special counsel investigation “a big distraction”.Speaking at the Time 100 summit in New York City on Tuesday, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser dismissed concerns about Russian spying operations laid out in...
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Russia’s stray polar bear taken back to the wild

MOSCOW (AP) — A polar bear which was found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of miles away from its usual habitat, has been airlifted back home. The exhausted-looking animal apparently traveled on an ice floe from the remote, sparsely populated Chukotka to a village on Kamchatka, about 700 kilometers (434 miles) south […]
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The Latest: Kim, Putin to meet Thursday in Russia's Far East

The Latest on Kim-Putin meeting (all times local): 4:25 p.m.
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“Lost In Time”: Photographer Goes In Search Of Russia’s Least Known Museums

In her series of photos entitled Relics, Moscow-born photographer Lily Idov explores how artefacts and ephemera from the past are viewed by each passing age. The series collects more than 50 photographs taken over the past year at some of Moscow’s lesser known museums (the Museum of Electrification, the Museum of Darwin, the Railway Museum, the Museum of Water Supply). h/t: Source
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Kim woos Putin as N. Korean labourers toil in Russia

While North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is wined and dined with Vladimir Putin in Russia this week, around 10,000 of his citizens will be labouring around the country to earn money for his government. Analysts say Kim is looking to strengthen economic links with Moscow with his nuclear negotiations with Washington deadlocked -- and as he seeks a counterbalance to Beijing, currently Pyongyang's key major ally and vital economic lifeline. The pair are expected to meet in the eastern Russian port o...


House panel chair subpoenas ex-White House counsel McGahn on Mueller inquiry

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before the panel in its investigation of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. In a statement, Nadler, a Democrat, said the committee had asked for documents from McGahn by May 7 and for him to testify on May 21. A report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller publicly released on Thursday by the Justice Department said Trump asked McGa...


New Ukrainian leader’s campaign had pages from sitcom script

MOSCOW (AP) — The president-elect of Ukraine does not have a political record that foreign governments and companies can search for clues. For now, a 51-episode TV sitcom might offer the clearest view of what kind of leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy will be. Zelenskiy, a career comedian, foretold his future when he took the starring role […]
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Mueller report: Inside the search for answers about Trump's alleged collusion with Russia

On a cloudy day in early November, the last of conservative writer Jerome Corsi's six marathon interviews with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller was about to begin. Sitting in a building in Washington, three prosecutors assigned to his case opened with a lecture.For more than two months, they had been chasing tantalising leads offered by Mr Corsi, an associate of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone, who had told them that the longtime Republican Party operative sought a back channe...


Comic Zelenskiy wins Ukraine presidential vote in landslide

MOSCOW (AP) — Results from nearly all polling stations show that TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the Ukrainian presidential runoff vote in a landslide. The Central Election Commission says Monday that Zelenskiy has won 73% of the vote while the incumbent President Petro Poroshenko got just 24% support with more than 95% of the […]
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UPDATE 3-Ukraine enters uncharted waters after comedian wins presidency

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically upended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide. Volodymyr Zelenskiy's win was a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko and presents a riddle for investors, the West and Russia who wonder what approach he will take on everything from relations with Moscow to the domestic banking sector. Zele...


Comedian Who Played President On TV Headed For Landslide Victory In Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared headed for a landslide victory in Ukraine’s real-life presidential election Sunday. Exit-poll results released after voting stations closed showed sitcom star Volodymyr Zelenskiy receiving an extraordinary 73.2% — or nearly three out of every four votes cast — to President Petro Poroshenko’s 25.3%. If borne out by election returns, the overwhelming victory by Zelenskiy would stand a...
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Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit polls

The apparent landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried to rally Ukrainians around the flag by casting himself as a bulwark against Russian aggression and a champion of Ukrainian identity. Two national exit polls showed Zelenskiy had won 73 percent of the vote with Poroshenko winning just 25 percent. Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a popular TV series, is now poised to take over the leadership of a country on the front...
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Comedian upsets Ukraine's president in landslide election victory

A comedian who plays the president on television has turned art into a real life in a landslide election against the incumbent in conflict-torn Ukraine, according to exit polls. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, had 73 per cent of the vote against 26 per cent for Petro Poroshenko, 53, who was elected after protests toppled a pro-Russian leader in 2014. The story is remarkably similar to the hit show Servant of the People, where a teacher played by Mr Zelenskiy is elected president on the strength of a vi...
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Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit poll

The apparent landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried to rally Ukrainians around the flag by casting himself as a bulwark against Russian aggression and a champion of Ukrainian identity. The national exit poll showed Zelenskiy had won 73 percent of the vote with Poroshenko winning just 25 percent. If the poll is right, Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a popular TV series, will now take over the leadership of a country...
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The $5 Eyeliner That Lasted Through An Entire Coachella Weekend

For someone who owns as much makeup as I do, you'd never know it. My cosmetics bag is a mix of neutrals — browns, pinky-nudes, and golds — and the wildest I ever veer from my no-makeup makeup look is a slick of red lipstick on a Saturday night.But when I was packing my bags for Coachella, I knew that I had to leave my neutral face at home and bring makeup suitable for a desert party. The thought of rocking glitter eyeshadow for three days didn’t intimidate me half as much as the idea of doing i...
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What's missing? The clues to Barr's 1,000 Mueller report redactions

Nearly 40% of the 448 pages have parts blacked out but that content – including remarks by Trump – is not a total mysteryThe attorney general, William Barr, made redactions under four categories: harm to ongoing matters; grand jury evidence; investigative techniques; and personal privacy. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Mueller report contains tantalising details of Trump campaign dealings with Russia and of the president’s possible attempts to obstruct justice. But much of it is bl...
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Republican Romney says he is 'sickened' by Trump's behavior during Russia probe

Romney, now a U.S. senator from Utah and an off-and-on Trump critic, was responding to the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who described how Trump sought to disrupt the probe into ties between his presidential campaign and Russia. Mueller did not establish that Trump's campaign team colluded with Moscow and he did not charge the president with obstructing justice, but the report provided extensive details of Trump's efforts to thwart the probe.
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Here’s How The Mueller Probe Was Hindered By Lies, Evidence Deletion

The special counsel investigation is over, but that doesn’t mean it’s complete. Robert Mueller’s report lays out multiple examples of ways the investigation was “impaired,” either by lying witnesses or by successful deletion of key conversations. “Several individuals affiliated with the Trump Campaign lied to the Office, and to Congress, about their interactions with Russian-affiliated individuals and related matters,” the redacted report reads. “Those lies materially impaired the investigati...
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UPDATE 1-Ukrainian presidential candidates trade insults in rowdy stadium debate

The two men vying to be Ukraine's next president traded insults in a raucous debate on Friday in front of thousands of supporters before an election that could put a comedian with no political experience in charge of a country at war. The debate, held in a hulking football stadium, was one of the last opportunities for incumbent President Petro Poroshenko to try to overhaul a significant lead in the opinion polls enjoyed by his challenger Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comic. At stake in Sunday's elec...
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Ukrainian presidential candidates trade insults in rowdy stadium debate

The debate, held in a hulking football stadium, was one of the last opportunities for incumbent President Petro Poroshenko to try to overhaul a significant lead in the opinion polls enjoyed by his challenger Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comic. At stake in Sunday's election is the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West's standoff with Moscow following 2014 protests that caused Poroshenko's Kremlin-backed predecessor to flee into exile, and foreshadowed Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Zel...
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