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Salva Kiir’s gestapo mentality
Mar23

Salva Kiir’s gestapo mentality

By Duop Chak Wuol It was a common perception in Adolf Hitler’s Germany that working as an assassin for the notorious Nazi’s secret police, the Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo), was a noble career in the Deutschland. It is now clear that South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has adopted Gestapo-like tactics to terrorize the people of...

Politics: 5 times the Trump administration actually was tough on Russia
Mar23

Politics: 5 times the Trump administration actually was tough on Russia

President Donald Trump has a complicated relationship with Russia. Here's what the Trump administration has actually done to confront Russian aggression. The Trump administration is often criticized for being hesitant to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House has frequently pushed back on that notion. Here’s what...

Politics: We read the whole report Republicans just released on the House Intel Committee’s Russia investigation — here are the main points
Mar22

Politics: We read the whole report Republicans just released on the House Intel Committee’s Russia investigation — here are the main points

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee left out critical context from their report on the panel's Russia investigation. House Intelligence Committee Republicans released a report of their findings in the panel’s Russia investigation on Thursday. The report makes a number of incomplete assertions that seek to distance President...

Ukrainian Investigators Detain Lawmaker Savchenko in Parliament’s Building
Mar22

Ukrainian Investigators Detain Lawmaker Savchenko in Parliament’s Building

“On the basis of the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dated March 22, 2018, on the stripping deputy Nadezhda Savchenko of parliamentary immunity, granting permission to launch criminal proceedings against her, her detention and choosing a preventive measure… I detain you on suspicion of committing crimes,” the Ukrainian Security...

Politics: Trump doubles down on praise for Putin amid blowback for congratulatory phone call
Mar21

Politics: Trump doubles down on praise for Putin amid blowback for congratulatory phone call

Getting along with Russia "is a good thing, not a bad thing," President Trump tweeted. President Donald Trump defended his decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday for his lopsided victory in the country’s election last week. Trump said the “fake news media” was “crazed” over his...

Politics: Russia is pushing these 14 mutually contradictory theories to claim they weren’t behind the nerve agent attack
Mar21

Politics: Russia is pushing these 14 mutually contradictory theories to claim they weren’t behind the nerve agent attack

Ukraine, the UK, the US, Uzbekistan, and various unspecified criminal groups have all been suggested by the Kremlin. Britain has accused Russia of trying to kill former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a deadly nerve agent — but the Kremlin is fighting back. The UK blamed Russia partly on the grounds that Novichok, the poison used in the...

Trump slammed for calling Putin to congratulate him
Mar21

Trump slammed for calling Putin to congratulate him

Moscow — President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election to a fourth term, and they discussed arranging a meeting against the backdrop of heightened tensions between their two nations over election meddling. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that the meeting could happen soon...

News24.com | Ukrainian lawmakers must leave guns outside parliament
Mar21

News24.com | Ukrainian lawmakers must leave guns outside parliament

Ukraine’s parliament has approved a bill requiring lawmakers to lock up their guns before entering the chamber. …read more Source:...

Cambridge Analytica’s Kenya election role ‘must be investigated’ – Nasa
Mar20

Cambridge Analytica’s Kenya election role ‘must be investigated’ – Nasa

A full investigation must be carried out into a UK consultancy firm which helped take President Uhuru Kenyatta to victory, Nasa has told the BBC. National Super Alliance official Norman Magaya accused Cambridge Analytica and the ruling party of trying to “subvert the people’s will”. Cambridge Analytica bosses were apparently...

Politics: Cambridge Analytica began testing out pro-Trump slogans in 2014 — the same year Russia launched its influence operation targeting the 2016 election
Mar20

Politics: Cambridge Analytica began testing out pro-Trump slogans in 2014 — the same year Russia launched its influence operation targeting the 2016 election

Cambridge Analytica was testing out slogans that later became the bedrock of President Donald Trump's campaign before he even announced his candidacy. The Trump campaign-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica began testing out slogans like “Drain the Swamp” and “Build the Wall” the same year Russia began its social...

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