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    Poll: 6 in 10 Americans think traditional news outlets report fake news
    Mar29

    Poll: 6 in 10 Americans think traditional news outlets report fake news

    A majority of Americans believe traditional media outlets publish fake news reports, and Republicans are more likely to believe that fake news is being pushed to advance an agenda, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. The poll, which was conducted by phone during the first week of March, found that 80 percent of respondents...

    Tillerson’s message to NATO: Show Trump the money
    Mar29

    Tillerson’s message to NATO: Show Trump the money

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, making his first visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels this week, will reiterate Donald Trump’s demand that allies ramp up their military spending, a senior State Department official said. Tillerson’s message will echo comments by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, who pressed the spending...

    Polish consulate in Ukraine attacked with grenade launcher
    Mar29

    Polish consulate in Ukraine attacked with grenade launcher

    Unidentified assailants attacked the Polish consulate in Lutsk, in western Ukraine on Wednesday, Radio Poland reported. “It was probably a grenade launcher,” Polish Consul Krzysztof Sawicki told local media. “The projectile hit the top floor, leaving a hole of about 70 centimeters.” No one was injured in the attack. The...

    US Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO
    Mar29

    US Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO

    The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to admit the small Balkan nation of Montenegro to the NATO military alliance, in what is seen as a crucial step in pushing back against Russian meddling in Eastern Europe. The vote, by 97-2, now sends the defense treaty to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose top aides have expressed strong support...

    Russian oil company loses challenge to UK sanctions measures
    Mar28

    Russian oil company loses challenge to UK sanctions measures

    The European Court of Justice ruled against Russia’s Rosneft today, finding that U.K. measures aimed at implementing EU sanctions levied against Russia are valid. The state-run oil and gas company challenged the validity of the measures the U.K. adopted to implement the sanctions the European Council decided to impose in 2014 in the wake...

    Prisoners of semantics
    Mar27

    Prisoners of semantics

    KIEV, Ukraine — Nadiya Kalyn rushed home to watch the two-minute video when it appeared on an anti-government YouTube channel in October. She hadn’t seen her husband’s face since he was taken prisoner by Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk more than a year before. Prisoners are fed three times daily, her...

    Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass
    Mar25

    Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass

    The Russian state-owned news website Sputnik has applied for a White House hard pass and is seeking membership in the White House Foreign Press Group in order to become a part of pool rotations. Sputnik, which Foreign Policy magazine described as the “BuzzFeed of propaganda,” would be part of a rotating group of roughly 22 overseas outlets...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Russian disinformation — Gaffes and laughs — Czech mates
    Mar25

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Russian disinformation — Gaffes and laughs — Czech mates

    EUROPEAN POLITICS OF RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION: Federica Mogherini’s squad working to counter Russian disinformation and propaganda — known as the East StratCom team — has a problem. Unfortunately for Mogherini, it’s her. Activists, analysts, national foreign ministries and political opponents in the...

    Marine Le Pen calls for French-Russian unity
    Mar24

    Marine Le Pen calls for French-Russian unity

    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Friday called on Russia and France to unite, during a visit to Moscow weeks ahead of the French election. Le Pen said the two countries should work together “to save the world from globalism and Islamic fundamentalism,” Interfax news agency reported, after she visited the lower house of the Russian...

    Eurovision allows banned Russian singer to compete via satellite
    Mar23

    Eurovision allows banned Russian singer to compete via satellite

    Russia’s entrant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be allowed to compete despite being banned from Ukraine, which is hosting the event, the AFP reported Thursday. Yuliya Samoilova will be allowed to compete via satellite link, Eurovision chief Jon Ola Sand said, to ensure “that all artists can participate.” The organizers of...

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