Russia Denounces US Senate Report on Meddling as ‘Unfounded’

Russia has denounced a U.S. Senate report which accuses the Kremlin of election meddling with the intent to undermine democracies, saying it is “unfounded” and damaging for relations between the two countries. U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday warned that Russian operations to undermine democracy extend far beyond U.S. elections and accused President Donald Trump of failing… Please follow and like us:

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Is Vladimir Putin tired?

There is suddenly too much entropy in the Russian political universe. At least some people are acting as if there are no adults in the house. Political campaigns seem to start without the Kremlin’s blessing, state TV channels contradict each other in their coverage of important stories, and infighting between Kremlin factions gets into the open.… Please follow and like us:

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US Justice Department mulls special prosecutor to probe Clinton Foundation

The US Justice Department has asked prosecutors to examine alleged misconduct at the Clinton Foundation and the controversial Obama-era sale of a uranium firm to Russia, according to a letter obtained by broadcaster NBC. The letter also raises the possibility of a special prosecutor being appointed to investigate the longstanding Republican grievances, which opposition Democrats have… Please follow and like us:

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Kerry on Trump Nuclear Deal: ‘Reckless Abandonment of Facts’

John Kerry, the former U.S. Secretary of State, had harsh criticism for President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal signed by six world powers in 2015. Kerry said the decision is a “reckless abandonment of facts in favor of ego and ideology.” Kerry, who negotiated the deal,… Please follow and like us:

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Kremlin rejects ‘absurd’ reports about Russia using Kaspersky Lab for espionage

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has rejected recent news reports suggesting state-sponsored hackers obtained classified U.S. documents by exploiting antivirus software marketed by a private Moscow-based cybersecurity company, dismissing claims the Kremlin used Kaspersky Lab as a conduit for espionage. “This information is absurd,” Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin press secretary, told journalists Thursday. “The state neither… Please follow and like us:

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UNITED STATES – Trump signs ‘significantly flawed’ Russia sanctions bill into law

US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin on ice. Trump signed the legislation behind closed doors and away from the cameras, after failed efforts to scupper or water down the bill. Trump’s reluctance was on full display… Please follow and like us:

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Russia says US interferes in its affairs

MOSCOW — The Russian government has steadfastly denied that it hacked or otherwise interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Now, some Russian officials are saying America is meddling in Moscow’s domestic affairs. The U.S. has been doing it for years, they say. The Kremlin’s website is attacked daily “from within U.S. territories,” Dmitry Peskov, President… Please follow and like us:

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Russia Has a Major Stake in Libya’s Uncertain Future

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Still wracked by conflict six years after the fall of Muammar el-Qaddafi, Libya is split between two rival governments. In the west is Fayez al-Sarraj’s Government of National Accord, based in Tripoli, and in the east a regional government under the control of General… Please follow and like us:

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RUSSIA – Putin opponent Navalny pushes Presidential bid despite legal issues

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has started campaigning to run against President Vladimir Putin in elections next year. Putin’s 41-year-old rival is touring Russia, opening campaign offices and bidding for the 300,000 signatures needed to stand in the elections, while the current President has not yet confirmed his candidacy for the March 2018 vote. Navalny has… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Tweets Vindication After Former FBI Chief’s Senate Testimony

After being uncharacteristically idle on Twitter on Thursday — the day on which former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that President Donald Trump was not a target in the FBI’s investigation into Russia — the president took to the social media platform Friday to claim exoneration, and to say that Comey “is a leaker.” Trump… Please follow and like us:

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Putin Warns ‘Nobody Would Survive’ U.S.-Russia Conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the idea that the U.S. would claim victory in a conflict with Russia, noting that “nobody would survive” such a clash. Speaking to U.S. movie director Oliver Stone for The Putin Interviews, a four-part series on Showtime, Putin shared a negative view of U.S. military action and its NATO alliance.… Please follow and like us:

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Jared Kushner under fire over reported talks with Russian ambassador

President Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is under fire for a series of new allegations involving his past interactions with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak. Mr. Kushner spoke with Moscow’s envoy last year about creating a covert channel that would let Mr. Trump’s transition team communicate privately with the Kremlin off… Please follow and like us:

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‘Trumpomania’ Cools in Russia

Once, there was effusive coverage on Russian state media. Once, Duma lawmakers offered champagne toasts and ovations to celebrate “our man in the White House.” And once, above all else, there was optimism: a sense among Russians that, after years of deeply contentious relations between the Kremlin and the Obama administration, a Donald Trump presidency would… Please follow and like us:

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Putin May Return Snowden To ‘Curry Favor’ With Trump: NBC

Based on conversations with high-level intelligence sources, NBC News reports that the Kremlin is considering whether to “curry favor” with Donald Trump by returning Edward Snowden to the United States for trial and a potential death sentence. Snowden, who recently deleted his tweet proclaiming the 2016 election “a choice between Donald Trump and Goldman Sachs” in… Please follow and like us:

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Russia’s booming ‘Trumpomania’

Ryazan, Russia – The name Godless Street, a legacy of Soviet-era persecution of religion, did not sound right to some residents of this ancient Russian city. So, historian and publicist Sergei Bizyukin came up with a new one. How about a Donald Trump Street, he thought in late November, days after the American billionaire’s unexpected presidential… Please follow and like us:

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