RT – Daily news: Seventh time lucky: Jurgen Klopp ecstatic as he ends trophy drought with Champions League win

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Preview It took a while but Jurgen Klopp has finally claimed one of European football’s showpiece trophies by becoming just the fourth Liverpool manager to win the European Cup, and it’s safe to say he was very happy about it.
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“Turkey and Russia” – Google News: How U.S. sanctions over Russia’s S-400 missile system could badly rattle Turkey – Haaretz

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How U.S. sanctions over Russia’s S-400 missile system could badly rattle Turkey  Haaretz

The arrival of a Russian S-400 missile system could trigger NATO sanctions as well and further hit the lira, observers such as Moody’s say.

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“US – Russia relations” – Google News: How U.S. sanctions over Russia’s S-400 missile system could badly rattle Turkey – Haaretz

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How U.S. sanctions over Russia’s S-400 missile system could badly rattle Turkey  Haaretz

The arrival of a Russian S-400 missile system could trigger NATO sanctions as well and further hit the lira, observers such as Moody’s say.

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Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: “fbi criticism” – Google News: GOP takes aim at Comey, Brennan | TheHill – The Hill

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“fbi criticism” – Google News: GOP takes aim at Comey, Brennan | TheHill – The Hill
Alerta de Google: fbi counterintelligence: GOP takes aim at Comey, Brennan
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Republicans are targeting former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan as they seek to bring more attention to what they say was an unfair investigation of President Trump launched in the Obama administration.
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Republicans are targeting former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan as they seek to bring more attention to what they say was an unfair investigation of President Trump launched in the Obama administration.
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Former FBI Director James Comey bashed Attorney General William Barr on Saturday, accusing him of “echoing” conspiracy theories in his interview with CBS Friday. That interview took place one day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave his statement, just short of ten minutes long, about the investigation, his report, and his reluctance to go before Congress to testify.
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“West Russia Putin” – Google News: America’s enemies are on notice about this president – The Washington Post

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America’s enemies are on notice about this president  The Washington Post

President Trump on May 31 threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican imports. The Post’s Nick Miroff explains the significance. (REF:AkhtarM/The Washington Post) America’s enemies are on notice: The president is no longer an eloquent pushover professor-president but a ruthless real estate developer and television network brawler-president whose principle weapons are blunt candor and walking away from the table. There are four real crises in the world, and the most important one is reaching boilover status. It would be useful if we all would put aside our views on 2020 and focus on them. The fi…

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RT – Daily news: Portsmouth authorities build WALL to provide security for Trump during D-Day commemoration

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Preview As the US President Donald Trump is to attend the D-Day anniversary event in the UK, the authorities in Portsmouth have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure his safety by building a wall around the commemoration venue.
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“Russia and US Presidential Elections of 2016” – Google News: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he won’t run against President Trump, announces new national organization – Baltimore Sun

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he won’t run against President Trump, announces new national organization  Baltimore Sun

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Saturday that he will not challenge President Donald Trump in next year’s Republican primary. Hogan, a popular GOP …

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euronewsru’s YouTube Videos: Лига чемпионов: “Лверпуль” обыграл “Тоттенхэм”

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“Ливерпуль” одержал победу над “Тоттенхэмом” в финальном матче Лиги чемпионов…
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RT – Daily news: ‘Snooze fest’: Liverpool fans unconcerned with entertainment value after sealing 6th European Cup

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Preview It won’t go down in the history books as one of the most engrossing Champions League finals in history but Liverpool supporters won’t be overly-concerned as the city celebrates it’s sixth triumph in Europe’s top club competition.
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Voice of America: British Unit Intercepts 74 Migrants Crossing Channel

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Britain’s Border Force intercepted 74 people Saturday, including minors, on eight vessels trying to cross the English Channel into Britain. French authorities stopped two other boats. 

 

The interceptions on an exceptionally sunny, warm day will heighten concerns that improving weather will encourage smugglers to try their luck at bringing more migrants to the U.K. from France.  

  

Authorities said a criminal investigation was underway. The nationalities of the migrants were still being determined. Coast guard officials said the incidents stretched along Britain’s southeast coast, from the port of Dover to Winchelsea Beach near Hastings, 50 miles (80 kilometers) away. 

 

Home Secretary Sajid Javid vowed that he would work with French border authorities to halt this rise in people trafficking across the Channel. 

 

“Those who choose to make this dangerous journey across one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world are putting their lives in grave danger — and I will continue to do all I can to stop them,” he said in a statement Saturday night. 

 

Local lawmaker Charlie Elphicke suggested the numbers were unprecedented and demanded action. 

‘Get a grip on this crisis’

 

“This crisis was meant to have been dealt with at Christmas, yet numbers continue to rise,” he wrote on Twitter. “The Home Office needs to get a grip on this crisis.” 

 

The reports about migrants using small boats to cross the English Channel to Britain are politically explosive, even though Britain has not seen nearly as many migrant sea crossings as have fellow European Union nations Spain, Italy and Greece. So far this year, over 21,300 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe, and at least 519 others have died trying, according to the International Organization for Migration. 

 

In December last year, Javid declared a rise in migrant crossings to be a “major incident.”  He said Saturday that since then, two cutters have returned to U.K. waters from overseas and he has agreed upon a joint action plan to halt human smuggling with his French counterparts. 

 

Officials have blamed the influx on smuggling gangs. 

 

“It is an established principle that those in need of protection should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach, and since January, more than 30 people who arrived illegally in the U.K. in small boats have been returned to Europe,” Javid said. “We will continue to seek to return anyone who has entered the U.K. illegally.” 

 

Overall, migration into Europe is down substantially since over 1 million asylum-seekers and migrants came to the continent in 2015, but the issue still resonates politically, including in the elections last week to the European Parliament.

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Twitter Search / JohnsonRussiaLi: Landing At Pushkin: Putin Decree Assigns Russian Airports The Names Of Cultural Figures https://russialist.org/landing-at-pushkin-putin-decree-assigns-russian-airports-the-names-of-cultural-figures/ …pic.twitter.com/Rqd2XXD3Ir

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Landing At Pushkin: Putin Decree Assigns Russian Airports The Names Of Cultural Figures https://russialist.org/landing-at-pushkin-putin-decree-assigns-russian-airports-the-names-of-cultural-figures/ …

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Twitter Search / JohnsonRussiaLi: Russia’s National Projects: Economic Reboot or Mucky Bog? https://russialist.org/russias-national-projects-economic-reboot-or-mucky-bog/ …pic.twitter.com/7q95DlCuc8

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Russia’s National Projects: Economic Reboot or Mucky Bog? https://russialist.org/russias-national-projects-economic-reboot-or-mucky-bog/ …

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Johnson’s Russia List: Russia’s National Projects: Economic Reboot or Mucky Bog?

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(Russia Matters – russiamatters.org – Ben Aris – May 30, 2019) Ben Aris is editor in chief of bne Intellinews. He has been covering Russia as a journalist since 1993. While Moscow has been aggressively advancing its interests on the international stage, Russia’s stagnating economy means the country risks gradually falling behind the rest of the world and possibly facing […]

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Window on Eurasia — New Series: Moscow Returning to Soviet Concept of Mass Mobilization Army, Golts Says

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            Staunton, June 1 – New rules giving Russian draft agencies the power to medical deferments two times a year and imposing higher fines on those who do not show up when called reflect a much broader and more serious change at the defense ministry, Aleksandr Golts says — the return of Soviet conceptions of mass mobilization.
            At present, the independent military commentator says, some 30 percent of the draft-age cohort are deferred because of health. Vladimir Putin has regularly told young people this isn’t a problem because the army is increasingly staffed by professionals. But that isn’t the case, Golts says (openmedia.io/exclusive/zachem-vlasti-uzhestochayut-pravila-prizyva-v-armiyu/).
           
The defense ministry’s new initiatives, all of which are certain to cause chaos in the draft process and open more opportunities for corruption, reflect that fact. If contract or professional soldiers were really displacing draftees, there would be no need for the military to pursue as any young men as it is currently trying to do.
            It is true that the draft numbers have declined in recent years, but officials give various figures for the number of new professional soldiers. Not only can’t they agree on any one figure, but even the highest is significantly less than the one the defense ministry has set for 2019, 425,000. Indeed, the military is having difficulty holding the professionals.
            There are two reasons for this shift back to a focus on draftees, Golts continues. First of all, there are ever fewer young men from whom the military can draft. Until 2030, he says, the number of men reaching age 18 will not exceed 650,000. More than half of those are students, and the rest aren’t numerous enough to fill the new units Putin has called for.
            “Demography also has an impact on why the number of professionals isn’t growing.” Their ranks come almost exclusively from those who have passed through draft service. And so when there are fewer draftees available, there are almost certain to be fewer professionals as well.
            And second, the Russian military is planning for a dramatic expansion as the country heads into a new Cold War. For commanders, that means setting up large numbers of units staffed mostly by officers that can be expanded if war approaches by drawing on those who have had military training, that is, on former draftees who have served.
            That represents a return to “the Soviet conception of the mass mobilization army. This is when 80 percent of the units are not fully staffed,” Golts says.  But for that to work, the country needs “the so-called ‘mobilized reserve,’” which is to consist of those who have had military training when they were drafted.
            Consequently, the military commentator says, despite all the talk about moves to a professional military, Moscow is returning to the draft-based conception of the Soviet one, an arrangement certain to be unpopular with many young people and their parents and that may not be possible at all given the country’s demographic collapse.

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Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: “fbi” – Google News: Trish: Democrats should demand transparency in investigation of FBI spying on Trump campaign – Fox Business

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“fbi” – Google News: Trish: Democrats should demand transparency in investigation of FBI spying on Trump campaign – Fox Business
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FOX Business’ Trish Regan on why Democrats should want a full investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Fairness is a concept that should be pretty basic. It is something you’re supposed to learn as a kid in the sandbox.
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President Trump on Saturday tweeted that Emmet Flood, who has worked as a top lawyer for the White House during the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, will be leaving his post on June 14.
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“Russia Ukraine” – Google News: Pompeo, Merkel discuss support for Ukraine – U.S. Department of State – UNIAN

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Pompeo, Merkel discuss support for Ukraine – U.S. Department of State  UNIAN

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed support for Ukraine and countering Russian aggression. The two …

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euronewsru’s YouTube Videos: Вопрос о пошлинах: Мексика хочет договориться с США

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Duration: 01:23

Президент Мексики ждет хороших результатов от торговых переговоров с США…
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euronewsru’s YouTube Videos: “Диалог, единство и братство”

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Duration: 01:01

Оставить разногласия в прошлом призвал Папа римский православных и католиков, румын и этнических венгров во время литургии в присутстсвии более 100 тысяч верующих.

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Window on Eurasia — New Series: Moscow Expanding Its Influence in Eastern Belarus while Minsk has No Regional Strategy, Analysts from that Region Say

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Paul Goble
            Staunton, June 1 – Moscow is working to expand its influence in eastern Belarus, something that it has been able to do without much opposition in part because Minsk has no strategy on the development of these regions, experts from that part of the country said at the annual conference of the Belarus Security Blog.
            Aleksandr Gelogayev of the Belsat news agency summarizes the presentations of three such experts (belsat.eu/ru/news/belarus-security-blog-rossiya-polzuetsya-bezynitsiativnostyu-minska-v-vostochnyh-regionah-belarusi/). In important ways, they confirm recent conclusions by the iSANS group (windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/05/change-of-russian-ambassadors-wont-slow.html).
            Andrey Strizhak of the REP union from Homel says that there have appeared in his region a network of pro-Russian websites. Seventy percent of their programming is devoted to local and regional news, and 30 percent to propaganda.  In addition, Russians are supporting pro-Russian paramilitary groups like Cossacks and the Union of Naval Veterans.
            Local officials in Homel, he continues, are so weak on these issues that they sometimes play into the hands of the Russians but sometimes react by cooperating with local Belarusian activists to oppose what Moscow is doing.
            Yury Stukalov of Mohylev’s Center for Urban Initiatives says that local officials are undergoing a generational change. The older and more authoritarian and pro-Soviet types are being replaced by younger and more Belarusian-oriented people. But this varies place by place and region by region. It is not the result of a concerted Minsk policy.
            Indeed, he continues, “there is no all-Belarusian strategy for work with the regions. Everything depends on specific people. Each region [of the country] is its own separate world.”
            And Sergey Nerovny, publisher of Volny Gorod in Krichev, adds that unfortunately as cadres are shifted about, those being sent to the regions of Belarus are often “international trash,” that is, they “do not feel a personal connection with Belarusian independence and are prepared to sell it out if they are given more money. These same figures,” he continues, “regularly become figures in corruption cases.”
           
            But like Stukalov, Nerovny says that despite economic problems that are making many look toward Russia, some local and regional officials, feeling the absence of support from above, are turning to independent-minded Belarusian activists and standing up to Russian activities. 

Window on Eurasia — New Series


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