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    Russia’s Top Election Official Blasts US Accounts of Restricted Poll Monitoring
    Mar22

    Russia’s Top Election Official Blasts US Accounts of Restricted Poll Monitoring

    Russia’s top election official has lashed out at U.S. State Department criticism that in the recent presidential election, Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) denied observer status to 4,500 monitors linked to anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, along with 850 others with ties to Golos, the independent Moscow-based...

    Watch a rocket carrying two Americans and one Russian blast into space
    Mar22

    Watch a rocket carrying two Americans and one Russian blast into space

    The United States and Russia seem to be in opposing camps on issue after issue of late. To list a few: the war in Syria, alleged interference in U.S. elections, Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, and the poisoning of a former spy in Britain. Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed some of the U.S. concerns […] …read more...

    Foreign election interference a reality, says Trudeau after Putin re-election
    Mar21

    Foreign election interference a reality, says Trudeau after Putin re-election

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada needs to be vigilant about protecting the integrity of its electoral systems from foreign interference. He offered that assessment in a Toronto press conference in response to questions about the influence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was re-elected this week to six more years in...

    Trump: ‘The Fake News Media Is Crazed’ Over Congratulating Putin on Election Victory
    Mar21

    Trump: ‘The Fake News Media Is Crazed’ Over Congratulating Putin on Election Victory

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday explained via Twitter his reasons for congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection. The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that Trump’s briefing materials instructed him not to congratulate Putin, who won reelection on Sunday, when the two talked on the phone. It is unclear...

    Trump thinks Russia will help solve the problems it created in the first place
    Mar21

    Trump thinks Russia will help solve the problems it created in the first place

    Trump used Twitter to explain his baffling call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was more confusing than clarifying. President Trump just explained why he ignored the advice of his top advisers and congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his rigged election win: He thinks Moscow can help solve big global problems, including the...

    Kelly furious over Putin ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ leak
    Mar21

    Kelly furious over Putin ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ leak

    White House chief of staff John Kelly is furious over the leak of briefing materials prepared for President Donald Trump’s call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a White House official told POLITICO on Wednesday, as the West Wing faced another wave of damaging news coverage following the revelation. Trump was instructed in briefing...

    The Strange Tale of Trump’s Phone Call to Putin
    Mar21

    The Strange Tale of Trump’s Phone Call to Putin

    “DO NOT CONGRATULATE.”That was the instruction that President Donald Trump received on briefing materials before he called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss Putin’s victory in a reelection widely regarded as corrupt.But Trump did congratulate Putin, and he also declined to bring up the recent poisoning of an ex-Russian...

    Trump Twitter rages at anyone who would question his Putin love
    Mar21

    Trump Twitter rages at anyone who would question his Putin love

    Donald Trump is upset. He’s upset that his sieve-like White House spilled that he ran over his own advisers in his haste to pass his congratulations to Vladimir Putin. And he’s upset that Americans don’t immediately agree with him that it’s only right to give Putin some sugar at this particular moment. xI called President...

    White House in uproar over Trump-Putin call leaks
    Mar21

    White House in uproar over Trump-Putin call leaks

    By Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The tempest over President Donald Trump’s congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing. The...

    From Hero To Terrorist? Ukraine’s Savchenko Refutes Terror Charges, But Admits To ‘Absurd Plans’
    Mar21

    From Hero To Terrorist? Ukraine’s Savchenko Refutes Terror Charges, But Admits To ‘Absurd Plans’

    Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko, a national heroine as a prisoner of war in Russia, told RFE/RL in an interview that charges of organizing an armed attack on parliament are “absurd.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...