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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Erdogan calls on Russia, US to pull troops out of Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested Russia and the US should pull their troops out of war-torn Syria after their leaders – Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump – said there was “no military solution” to the country’s long-running conflict. “I am having trouble understanding these comments,” Erdogan was quoted by reporters as saying on Monday… Please follow and like us:

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NATO Wants to Shoot Down Russia Planes With Air Shield

NATO is expected to build a new air defense shield across the Baltic states and Poland in order to further fortify the Western military alliance’s borders with Russia, according to Lithuania’s defense minister. Lithuania has long appealed for greater anti-aircraft capabilities, and last year it was designated, along with Latvia, Estonia and Poland, to host multi-national… Please follow and like us:

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Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump

The tables have turned and what was once the media’s favorite message – President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election – has now grown silent. Apparently, it’s Bill and Hillary Clinton who’ve been doing the behind-scenes and suspicious dealings with Russia all along. Oh, and perhaps others in the Barack Obama administration, too.… Please follow and like us:

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Decoding King Salman’s visit to Moscow

The Russian leadership has been waiting for Saudi King Salman to visit Moscow for a very long time. An official visit was first mentioned in the first half of 2015, when President Vladimir Putin, during a telephone conversation, invited the newly crowned monarch to Russia. Since then, the king’s visit has been scheduled and postponed several… Please follow and like us:

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Watchdog: Media ‘Twist Every Story’ into ‘Narrative Tying the President to Russia’

President Donald Trump lashed out at the “fake news” media for pushing what he termed a “sick” story Tuesday night about his “secret dinner” with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, that previously had been unreported. The White House confirmed Tuesday evening after reports began circling that Trump had, in fact,… Please follow and like us:

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Did the Putin-Trump ceasefire kill the Astana talks?

On July 9, the new ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia kicked off in southwest Syria. The agreement was signed by Jordan, Russia and the US. It came as a result of months-long preliminary talks between the parties and was announced after presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met in Germany on the sidelines of… Please follow and like us:

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Trump at the G-20: Fake news, nothing burgers and body language rule media coverage

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2017 – If the media are to be believed, Agent Orange just had a very public meeting with his very secret Russian handler, Vladimir Putin. It occurred before the assembled world press covering the G-20 economic summit in Hamburg, Germany. President Trump attending his first such confab since “winning” the U.S. presidency last… Please follow and like us:

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Watch The G20 Summit Live

The G20 summit, where 20 of the world’s largest economies converge in Hamburg for a two-day meeting, promises to be higher-stakes than normal this year. If you want to follow all the action from the mainstream conference agenda, you can do so here: Highlights include a session in which leaders are set to discuss climate-related issues… Please follow and like us:

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President Xi Jinping cites shared goals with Moscow

President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan arrive at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport on Monday. Xi embarks on a state visit to Russia. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS President Xi Jinping said on Monday that he is confident he can reach consensus with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on deepening bilateral relations and pushing forward cooperation in all… 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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Putin Defends Trump, Calls Russia Probe Excuse For Loss

Russian President Vladimir Putin is echoing U.S. President Donald Trump, accusing the Democratic Party in the U.S. of refusing to accept its loss in the November elections, and continuing to blame Russia rather than move on. “When that happens, I think it would be much easier for us to do work,” Putin said. The Trump administration… Please follow and like us:

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Why Is May 9 so Important to Russia?

There are few days in the Russian calendar that can lay claim over a single word as May 9 can over “victory.” The Soviet Red Army’s counter-offensive against Nazi Germany—which verged on catastrophic in the war’s early days—ended with a triumphant march into Berlin in 1945. Even in modern Russia the anniversary remains not only a… Please follow and like us:

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Putin: Russia-Turkey recovery process ‘complete’

Russia and Turkey agreed to boost economic ties on Wednesday as Moscow hailed improving bilateral relations following tensions caused by Ankara’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border in 2015. However, there was little obvious progress on Syria, where the two countries back opposing sides, as Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his… Please follow and like us:

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