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US Will Defy Russian Order to Arrest Critic

But William Browder still doesn't feel 'safe'

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin won't be happy about this: The US is essentially ignoring a criminal complaint, which could see Kremlin critic William Browder arrested and extradited to Russia, where Browder says "I know they'd kill me in prison." The American-born British citizen was a top investor in... More »

Another Russian Attended the Trump Jr. Meeting

Rinat Akhmetshin reportedly worked in Soviet counterintelligence

(Newser) - Another intriguing detail to Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer: We already knew that he, Natalia Veselnitskaya, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort were in the room. Now comes word that Veselnitskaya brought along a Russian-born lobbyist described by NBC News as a "former Soviet counterintelligence... More »

Russia Blacklists 18 Americans

John Yoo, Gitmo honchos among those named in retaliation for US list

(Newser) - Russia and the US are engaging in a little diplomatic war over alleged human-rights abuses, and one of the new casualties is former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo—the man who wrote the legal memos justifying harsh interrogation in the Bush administration. Yoo, former Cheney chief of staff David Addington,... More »

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