Nancy Cook: Joint U.S.-Russia statement calls for U.N.-supervised elections in Syria

As part of a new joint statement on Syria between the U.S. and Russia, the two countries have agreed that Syria must eventually hold U.N.-supervised elections to bring new leadership to the country as part of the process of ending its multiyear civil war, according to two senior State Department officials.

NY TIMES: Clinton Campaign and Democratic Party Helped Pay for Russia Dossier

The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paid for research that was included in a dossier made public in January that contained salacious claims about connections between Donald J. Trump, his associates and Russia.

World Jewish Congress: WJC denounces ‘disgraceful and deplorable’ Ukrainian monument

The World Jewish Congress has denounced the Ukrainian city of Vinnitsa’s “disgraceful and deplorable” move to celebrate nationalist leader Symon Petliura, whose Ukrainian People’s Republic killed tens of thousands of Jews in programs under his watch in 1918-1921, and urged the local authorities to pull a monument unveiled over the weekend in his honor.

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