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Trump administration targets Russian oligarchs and Putin allies with fresh sanctions

The Trump administration has targeted Russian oligarchs and allies of Vladimir Putin in new sanctions for alleged “malign activity” around the world, the US Treasury Department has said. Seven Russian oligarchs and 17 Russian government officials have been hit with the sanctions. A dozen Russian companies owned by the oligarchs …

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U.S. says it might enter Harvard affirmative action court battle

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it might formally enter a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants as the agency probes its admissions policies for potential civil rights violations. The department disclosed its plan in a brief urging a federal judge …

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Prominent Russian businessmen, officials on new U.S. sanctions list

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials. Below are the names of the most prominent businessmen targeted along with their main assets/connections and extracts from the U.S. Treasury statement. DESIGNATED RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS OLEG DERIPASKA, main owner of En+, co-owner of …

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Trump Resists Mounting Pressure To Fire Scandal-Struck EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

President Donald Trump signaled his support for Scott Pruitt on Friday, resisting mounting pressure week to fire the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency. In a tweet, he blamed the reporters who this week broke a series of stories detailing Pruitt’s living arrangements, spending and management of the agency, …

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Conor McGregor’s violent attack sets off commenters [Video]

“I think we’ve found McGregor’s most formidable opponent … himself.” “Seems he got lots of press, mission accomplished.” Commenters are not impressed by UFC fighter Conor McGregor’s latest headline-making stunt. On Thursday, the MMA star found himself in some serious hot water after attacking a bus full of fellow UFC …

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