Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to U.S.
Austria's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, can be extradited to the United States in a bribery case.
Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US
VIENNA (AP) - Austria's Supreme Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, can be extradited to the United States in a bribery case Judges upheld a Vienna court's ruling that Dymitro Firtash, who was arrested in Austria in 2014 and then freed on 125 million euros ($142 million) bail, can be sent to the U.S. The decision comes days after a Chicago federal judge rejected a motion…
Mike Pence says he has no recollection of Ukraine aid concerns
Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified Wednesday that he spoke with Pence before a Sept. 1 meeting with Ukrainian officials and told him about aid concerns.
Commentary: What the law says about Ukraine phone call
What makes Trump’s alleged conduct so terrible is not that he froze aid to Ukraine for a policy purpose.
Iran Says Ukrainian Plane Turned Back Before Crashing
Iran says Ukrainian plane turned back before crashing
How faith united Ukrainian immigr...
Nearing the end of the nineteenth century, the steady trickle of eastern Europeans making their way to America turned into a full-on rush of eager immigrants seeking a new life abroad. While individual Ukrainians had come to the United States and the Dakota territories years earlier, the first mass...
What Was Mick Mulvaney's Role In Ukraine Scandal? White House Chief Of Staff Says Politics Always...
Mulvaney indicates there was a quid pro quo for military aid to the former Soviet republic, which has been fighting Russia-backed separatists.
Bill de Blasio says Rudy Giuliani should be locked up for his Ukraine dealings
Mayor Bill de Blasio said his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, should be locked up for his dealings with Ukraine on behalf of President Trump. “Should Giuliani go to jail for his involvement in th…
The Latest: Witness says plane nosedived before crash
HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on a fatal plane crash in Hawaii (all times local) 4:05 p.m. An eyewitness to the crash of a plane carrying sky divers in Hawaii saw the plane take flight, get 75 feet (23 meters) to 100 feet (30 meters) off the ground and turn away from the mountain range nearby. Steven Tickemyer says the plane started to nosedive, then flip over belly forward so that it was upside down. The aircraft then flipped over again and hit…
What happens when a comedian turns politician? Ukraine hopes it’s not the punch line.
Comedians have become politicians in countries from Guatemala to Iceland. The results aren't always funny.
The Latest: Top officials say US doesn't want war with Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Trump administration's Iran policy (all times local) 9:35 p.m Top Trump administration officials have told Congress that recent actions by the U.S. have deterred Iranian attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remain deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. After Tuesday's closed-door briefings on Capitol Hill, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense…
Top Iran diplomat says talks on ballistic missiles possible
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Iran's foreign minister has suggested for the first time that the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program could be up for negotiations with the U.S., a possible opening for talks as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal Mohammad Javad Zarif offered an initially high price for such negotiations - the halt of American arms sales…
What should presidential candidates say about Iran?
They need to show how calm and deliberate they are.
Iran's supreme leader says Europe should not be trusted
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader says Europeans should not be trusted, based on their inability to save the 2015 nuclear deal that the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from last year Since then, U.S. sanctions have kept Iran from selling its oil abroad and have crippled its economy Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke Thursday, a day after Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attended the U.N. General Assembly in…
10 arrested in nationalist protest against Ukraine's leader
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Police in the Ukrainian city of Poltava have arrested 10 people as nationalist demonstrators attempted to interrupt a campaign appearance by President Petro Poroshenko Police said the demonstrators aggressively tried to provoke a conflict with officers at the event Saturday in the city 350 kilometers (210 miles) east of Kiev, the capital In the capital, about 3,000 nationalists demonstrated outside the presidential…
Why the Man Trying to End the Denver 420 Rally Turned Against Marijuana
Jeff Hunt, the Colorado Christian University educator behind the petition to ban the Denver 420 Rally, says teenage pot smoking that harmed his short-term memory and the negative marijuana experiences of friends turned him against cannabis, which he and others at CCU see as a civic ill that needs to be cured.
Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace
The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world's airlines Airlines might have to be more vigilant about avoiding trouble spots, making flights longer and causing them to burn more costly fuel, an extra expense that is often passed onto passengers through higher fares. They may even…
Top Iranian general says destroying Israel is 'an achievable goal'
Major General Hossein Salami, pictured right with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani, said 'this sinister regime must be wiped off the map and this is no longer a dream [but] it is an achievable goal'.
US says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Justice Department also accused Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, of betraying former colleagues in the U.S. intelligence community by feeding details about…
U.S. says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets
A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including …