Tag: Russia

In Bill Barr, Trump Has a Roy Cohn Upgrade

President Trump famously asked, “Where’s my Roy Cohn?” Demanding a stand-in for his old personal lawyer and fixer, Mr. Trump has actually gotten something better with Bill Barr: a lawyer who like Cohn stops seemingly at nothing in his service to Mr. Trump and conveniently sits atop the nation’s Justice Department. Mr. Barr has acted […]

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Why Nothing Happened for Ukraine

The France-Germany-Russia-Ukraine summit meeting in Paris on Monday, seeking ways to end the war ravaging eastern Ukraine, ended with a few promising words but no progress in reality. Russia, the aggressor, continues to keep the Ukrainian territory it seized in 2014, and Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, showed he can’t easily be pressured into surrender. […]

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Ukraine’s President Stands Alone Against Russia

Throughout the impeachment hearings, American military aid for Ukraine was portrayed as a way for a friendly giant to help a David fend off a staggering Goliath who, if not stopped, would continue his rampage. That’s the big picture. The complex details of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and of the ways the Trump administration has failed […]

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2020 Skoda Rapid Facelift Is Proof You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

The facelifted Skoda Rapid has finally been unveiled in Russia, bringing significant styling and equipment updates to the existing generation. On the outside, the 2020 Skoda Rapid gains a new face with triangular LED headlights that are very similar to Europe’s Scala hatchback, a redesigned bumper with a sportier design, and the brand’s hexagonal corporate […]

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Turkey and Russia Judged Bigger Risk Than ISIS for U.S. Troops in Syria

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s rapidly shifting strategy in northern Syria has American commanders there scrambling to protect their forces from an expected surge in actions by military units from Turkey, Russia, Iran and the Syrian government, as well as their proxy forces, according to Defense Department officials. American commanders now see these armed groups […]

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As Rivals Fight for Control of Libya, Erdogan Says Turkey May Jump In

LONDON — The battle for control of Libya threatened to escalate further this week as Turkey said it might intervene to stop the Russian-backed forces now closing in on Tripoli, the capital. In comments to Turkish television networks on Monday night and again on Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pointedly raised the possibility that Turkey […]

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GM Sells Off Russian Assembly Operation That Builds Chevrolet Niva

General Motors has been slowly, but steadily reducing its global operations, with the latest move coming after the American company agreed to sell its 50-percent stake in the GM-AvtoVAZ Russian joint venture which builds the Chevrolet Niva SUV. GM’s share in the company will be bought by its joint venture partner, the Renault-owned AvtoVAZ Group. […]

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Russian Foreign Minister Likely to Discuss Nuclear Arms With Trump and Pompeo

WASHINGTON — The last time President Trump met in the Oval Office with Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, it did not go so well. Mr. Trump had just fired James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, and exulted about the move to Russia’s top diplomat. Then he told Mr. Lavrov and Sergey I. Kislyak, […]

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GM Leaves Russia, Bought Out by AvtoVAZ

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The Man Behind the Right Wing’s Favorite Conspiracy Theories

No one is sure where President Trump got the idea that the Democratic National Committee’s hacked server was hidden in Ukraine. As the impeachment saga unfolds, even the president’s most ardent defenders, from Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, would rather talk about quid pro quos or revive the discredited […]

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Russia handed four-year-ban by WADA over doping scandal

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international sporting competitions for four years over doping non-compliance. WADA’s compliance review committee (CRC) had suggested several sanctions because of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA) failure to cooperate fully during probes into Russian sport. WADA’s executive committee decided to uphold the recommendations […]

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Russia Banned From Global Sports for 4 Years Over Doping

Global antidoping leaders agreed unanimously on Monday to banish Russia from international sports — including next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo — for four years, the latest and severest punishment yet connected to a yearslong cheating scheme that has devastated global sport. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s board convened on Monday for a special meeting close […]

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Barr Allows for Release of Additional Details About Ex-Spy Behind Steele Dossier

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr recently approved making public new details about a former F.B.I. informant at the heart of conservatives’ allegations about the Russia investigation, deciding to release information that had been blacked out in a highly anticipated inspector general’s report due out on Monday. A representative from the office of the […]

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Will Russia Be Thrown Out of the Olympics on Monday? A Primer

There is a little more than seven months left before the opening of the 2020 Olympics, and, once again, Russia is bracing for yet another potentially severe punishment after yet another accusation of state-sponsored, performance-enhancing, sports-tainting doping malfeasance. The short-term athletic fate of hundreds of Russian competitors and sports officials is set to be decided […]

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New Audi A7 Sportback Test Drive Ends Shockingly Bad After Crashing Into 15 Cars

Talk about a bad day at work, right? Imagine being the Audi salesperson riding in the passenger seat of this all-new A7 Sportback, when your client suddenly loses control at high speed and all hell breaks loose. The crash took place on December 5, 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and reportedly nobody lost their life […]

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Dozens of polar bears ‘crowding’ Russian village in search of food

Dozens of polar bears have “invaded” a village in Russia’s far north in search for food, prompting “bear patrols” around the village and halting public activities, officials said. Environmentalists say climate change might be to blame. The number of polar bears that have descended on Ryrkaypiy, in Russia’s Chukotka region, has grown over the last few […]

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Russia Is Teaching the World to Spy

Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company and the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, has helped African governments spy on political opponents. Beijing has also sold mass video surveillance to Ecuador and is advising a growing number of autocratic regimes on “information management.” There’s good reason to be worried about the exportation of Chinese technology. […]

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Please, Democrats, Don’t Make the Impeachment Articles Too Narrow

At Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment, the witness called by Republicans, the George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, gave a disingenuous, hackish performance. Turley criticized the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as overly partisan, a concern that didn’t seem to trouble him in 1998, when he supported Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He argued that […]

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