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Give us 5 minutes, and we’ll give you the world. Around the clock, the Voice of America keeps you in touch with the latest news. We bring you reports from our correspondents and interviews with newsmakers from across the world.

Tune in at the top of every hour, every day of the week, for the 5-minute VOA Newscast. VOA — your trusted source for news and information.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump anxiety” – Google News: Economic Anxiety? Joy Disagrees. – Slate Magazine

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Economic Anxiety? Joy Disagrees.  Slate Magazine

Black voters swung the vote in 2008, and white xenophobic ones in 2016. In 2020, women could fill that role.

“trump anxiety” – Google News

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites)


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump russia ties” – Google News: When Trump Meets With World Leaders, He Won’t Be the Only One Thinking About 2020 – The New York Times

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When Trump Meets With World Leaders, He Won’t Be the Only One Thinking About 2020  The New York Times

Presidents, premiers and potentates around the globe are trying to calculate whether they can essentially wait out President Trump or whether they will have to …

“trump russia ties” – Google News

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites)


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “donald trump russia” – Google News: US Plays Down Expectations of Trump-Xi Meeting – VOA News

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US Plays Down Expectations of Trump-Xi Meeting  VOA News

Top U.S. officials are saying no one should expect any major deals when President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet later this week at the …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites)


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“Comey resignation” – Google News: The Calamity of the Weaponized Narrative | Dechert LLP – JD Supra

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The Calamity of the Weaponized Narrative | Dechert LLP  JD Supra

Tim Sloan resigned as the CEO of Wells Fargo a few months ago. I had briefly worked with Tim and much admired him so, on a personal level, this was sad.

“Comey resignation” – Google News


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“Mueller Investigation of voters manipulations online” – Google News: Facebook, Twitter set to fight fake news during Democratic debates – San Francisco Chronicle

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Facebook, Twitter set to fight fake news during Democratic debates  San Francisco Chronicle

In advance of the 2020 Demcoratic primary debates, Facebook and Twitter are working with the DNC to counter potential disinformation operations on their …

“Mueller Investigation of voters manipulations online” – Google News


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mikenov on Twitter: #Mueller did not investigate the #TrumpOrganization’s #financialdealings with #Russia, or large-scale acquisitions of Trump properties by #Russians. theglobalist.com/g20-summit-don…

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#Mueller did not investigate the #TrumpOrganization’s #financialdealings with #Russia, or large-scale acquisitions of Trump properties by #Russians. theglobalist.com/g20-summit-don…


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on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 11:21pm

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Putin and Trump: Hiding the Cash

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A mysterious encounter on the side of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, is likely to take place between Russian president Vladimir Putin and U.S. president Donald Trump.

Once again, as was the case when they met in Helsinki in July 2018, there may be no notes taken and no assistants in the room and, consequently, we may never know what was said and what was agreed.

Overshadowing this meeting are continuing concerns that Putin has found ways to compromise, indeed blackmail, Trump.

There is no hard evidence to support this view. However, Trump’s continuous friendly comments about Putin and his secretive conversations with him have generated suspicions.

The FBI remains silent about the findings of a counterintelligence investigation that it opened in early 2017.

Election support

Trump has publicly contradicted himself in various interviews and Tweets recently as to whether he would welcome foreign (that is Russian) information against his Democratic Party opponents as the 2020 U.S. presidential election campaign proceeds.

He has brushed aside suggestions that accepting such information would violate U.S. election laws.

The U.S. president has ignored all of the evidence in the April report by special counsel Robert Mueller of enormous Russian engagement in the years leading to the November 2016 election. Instead, he has stated that he trusts Putin who told him there was no interference.

Trump agreed, with a big smile across his face, in a long and wide-ranging interview with U.S. NBC TV reporter Chuck Todd that was fully aired on Sunday, June 23, that he would raise the subject of Russian interference in U.S. elections when he meets Putin in Japan.

Sanctions and cash

Mueller did not investigate the Trump Organization’s financial dealings with Russia, or large-scale acquisitions of Trump owned properties in the United States by wealthy Russians.

Investigations now being pursued by New York State authorities and by Congressional committees may provide information on such matters as Trump’s taxes, as well as his many ties to Deutsche Bank.

Some of these investigations have now been going on for more than a year.

In addition, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank has been investigating whether Deutsche Bank was involved in transactions that saw it move Russian funds through the Estonian branch of Danske Bank into New York accounts. Deutsche is under a further set of investigations by European authorities.

And further aspects of the dirty cash investigations in the United States embrace Deutsche Bank’s involvement in possible transactions with Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who headed a family real estate firm and who is now a senior White House advisor.

It seems likely that Putin will try and convince Trump to lift U.S. financial sanctions on major Russian enterprises and the close circle of Putin’s multi-billionaire friends.

Few issues anger Putin as much as this one, but it is difficult to see just what Trump may ask for in return to pledging an effort to curb sanctions – perhaps a private Putin promise of further help to Trump in the 2020 U.S. elections.

Or perhaps Russian support for Trump’s strategy of “maximum pressure” against Iran?

Putin’s money

The importance to Putin of seeing the United States lift sanctions cannot be underestimated. The issue is prominent in the Mueller report. It is a critical and compelling feature of extensive research contained in a brand new book by Atlantic Council scholar Anders Aslund – “Russia’s Crony Capitalism.”

Drawing upon multiple sources, Aslund suggests that the private investments held by Russians in real estate and other assets in the West could be around $800 billion, and: “Putin personally holds tens of billions of dollars of assets abroad, probably in the range of $100 billion to $160 billion.”

Aslund notes that many of Putin’s friends and associates have created opaque complex sets of offshore holding companies to launder the cash and invest it and that a significant portion of these funds belongs to Putin himself.

So, when Putin forcefully argues against Western sanctions, he is not just doing this on behalf of his friends, but he sees himself as a victim as well.

Raising transparency

Many Trump properties are registered in the names of holding companies that mask the identities of the true owners, although Russians are thought to be particularly prominent at Trump properties in New York and in Florida.

Putin has every reason to try and see that the United States continues to allow such real estate investment secrecy and Trump may have personal financial reasons to share this view.

Surprisingly he has been silent, so far, as legislation to secure beneficial ownership of assets in the U.S. has recently been gathering bi-partisan support in both houses of the U.S. Congress.

The FACT Coalition, representing approximately 100 different organizations, has been lobbying hard for this legislation and secured formidable political and business support.

A transatlantic effort

This comes at a time when greater efforts to curb money laundering, investigate banks and pressure offshore havens to be more transparent are being seen on both sides of the Atlantic.

For example, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the UK’s House of Commons has recently warned that Putin is striving to undermine British security and it has argued that both sanctions on Russia and UK anti-money laundering regulations need to be strengthened.

If there is one thing that Putin and his cronies do not like it is transparency (while Trump is going to extreme lengths to keep his own finances secret).

The question is – will Trump in this week’s meeting provide Putin with any joy when it comes to lifting those sanctions and keeping a tight lid on Russian investments across the world?


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“trump authoritarianism” – Google News: Trump’s Middle East peace plan unveiled to anger and derision – The Guardian

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Trump’s Middle East peace plan unveiled to anger and derision  The Guardian

No Israelis or Palestinians present for launch of deal that shreds decades of diplomacy.

“trump authoritarianism” – Google News


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Phase one of US Middle East peace plan greeted with scepticism

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No Israelis or Palestinians present for launch of plan that shreds decades of diplomacy

The first phase of the Trump administration’s long-awaited peace plan for Israel and Palestine has been rolled out to scepticism, anger and outright derision.

A conference hall of regional officials – with no Israelis or Palestinians present – was the first to hear details of the US-brokered deal, an economic blueprint that shreds decades of diplomacy and which even its mooted financial backers seemed reluctant to embrace.

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realDonaldTrump on Twitter: Staff Sgt. David Bellavia – today, we honor your extraordinary courage, we salute your selfless service, and we thank you for carrying on the legacy of American Valor that has always made our blessed nation the strongest and mi

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Staff Sgt. David Bellavia – today, we honor your extraordinary courage, we salute your selfless service, and we thank you for carrying on the legacy of American Valor that has always made our blessed nation the strongest and mightiest in the world! pic.twitter.com/pQ3dhhaSpE


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mikenov on Twitter: In trilateral Jerusalem summit, Russia sides with Iran, against Israel and US timesofisrael.com/in-trilateral-… via @timesofisrael

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In trilateral Jerusalem summit, Russia sides with Iran, against Israel and US timesofisrael.com/in-trilateral-… via @timesofisrael


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on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 7:26pm

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“Trump Investigations” – Google News: Melania Trump aide Stephanie Grisham named White House press chief – live – The Guardian

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Melania Trump aide Stephanie Grisham named White House press chief – live  The Guardian

Grisham to replace Sarah Sanders as White House press chief but will reportedly continue working for the first lady.

“Trump Investigations” – Google News


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “US elections and russia” – Google News: Netanyahu allies back move to cancel elections, but legal sources say its ‘spin’ – The Times of Israel

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Netanyahu allies back move to cancel elections, but legal sources say its ‘spin’  The Times of Israel

Officials within Likud party reportedly admit chances plan will succeed are slim, with some pundits believing PM is seeking to place blame for vote on rival Blue …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “US elections and russia” – Google News: Republicans have eaten our lunch. I want a 2020 Democrat who is tough enough to eat theirs. – USA TODAY

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Republicans have eaten our lunch. I want a 2020 Democrat who is tough enough to eat theirs.  USA TODAY

Democrats can worry about political deals after they’re running the table. That won’t happen unless they use the tactics that got Republicans this far.

“US elections and russia” – Google News

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump and republican party” – Google News: Chaos erupts in Pennsylvania Republican Party after racy texts scandal – Politico

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Chaos erupts in Pennsylvania Republican Party after racy texts scandal  Politico

The party chairman resigns, and a potentially brutal battle could begin to replace him in a state critical to Donald Trump’s reelection.

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Trump digital operations from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): “social media in trump campaign” – Google News: Bernie Sanders’s 2020 digital campaign: is it enough to beat Trump? – Vox.com

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Bernie Sanders’s 2020 digital campaign: is it enough to beat Trump?  Vox.com

From Facebook to Twitter, Twitch to Slack, Sanders has the online edge in 2020 — the question is whether it will win him the White House.

“social media in trump campaign” – Google News

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mikenov on Twitter: 12:31 PM 6/25/2019 – Hackers using telecoms like ‘global spy system’ | Trump’s toadyism to Saudi Arabia: a new moral low – The Guardian trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/06/25/123…

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12:31 PM 6/25/2019 – Hackers using telecoms like ‘global spy system’ | Trump’s toadyism to Saudi Arabia: a new moral low – The Guardian trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/06/25/123…


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Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov.: #JerusalemSecurityMeeting2019 – #AllWin: A very good and promising start, an enhancement of the Middle East regional and global security; and also of the international cooperation and stability. Mr. Bolton appears to be on the right (correct) track, and he is doing a good job.pic.twitter.com/ptWWcCpdHJ

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A very good and promising start, an enhancement of the Middle East regional and global security; and also of the international cooperation and stability. Mr. Bolton appears to be on the right (correct) track, and he is doing a good job.

Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov.


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“Russia investigations” – Google News: The Media Shrugs Its Shoulders at Trump’s Rape Allegation – Mother Jones

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The Media Shrugs Its Shoulders at Trump’s Rape Allegation  Mother Jones

Faced with yet another credible allegation of sexual assault, President Donald Trump on Monday employed a familiar strategy. “Number one, she’s not my type,” …

“Russia investigations” – Google News


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“Jared Kushner” – Google News: Jared Kushner Delivers ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Speech at Economic Workshop in Bahrain (Video) – Sputnik International

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Jared Kushner Delivers ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Speech at Economic Workshop in Bahrain (Video)  Sputnik International

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is heading a US delegation which includes presidential adviser Jared Kushner, Special Representative for Iran Brian …

“Jared Kushner” – Google News


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“Peter Strzok” – Google News: Trump picked Christopher Wray to clean up the FBI ⁠— now it’s Wray who could get the broom – AlterNet

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Trump picked Christopher Wray to clean up the FBI ⁠— now it’s Wray who could get the broom  AlterNet

The man Donald Trump hand-picked to clean the deep state out of the FBI has lost Trump’s confidence. FBI Director Christopher Wray appears to be one tweet …

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