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    The Global Right Wing Grows: Marine Le Pen Meets and Expresses Admiration for Putin
    Mar25

    The Global Right Wing Grows: Marine Le Pen Meets and Expresses Admiration for Putin

    The international far right celebrates a milestone meeting. The international web of far right politicians includes the likes of President Donald Trump in the United States, MEP Nigel Farage in the United Kingdom, President Vladimir Putin in Russia and an aspiring president — Marine Le Pen in France.As if to solidify her status as part of a...

    Trump’s Russia Ties a Full-Blown Crisis for U.S. Democracy
    Mar25

    Trump’s Russia Ties a Full-Blown Crisis for U.S. Democracy

    If there has ever been a need for a select committee and an independent prosecutor, that time is now. If the United States Congress were doing its job, right now nearly all business before the House and Senate would grind to a halt as leaders addressed a rapidly-unfolding crisis: whether the current administration is acting in the interests of...

    Ukrainian officials: Russian agent gunned down former lawmaker
    Mar25

    Ukrainian officials: Russian agent gunned down former lawmaker

    The assassin who gunned down a prominent Russian opposition figure Thursday in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev was identified by Ukrainian officials Friday as a 28-year-old Russian agent. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    People Slaughter Sheep, Strip Naked In Bizarre Protest At Auschwitz
    Mar25

    People Slaughter Sheep, Strip Naked In Bizarre Protest At Auschwitz

    At least 11 people were arrested at Auschwitz, the former Nazi death camp, on Friday after they slaughtered a sheep beneath the entry gate, removed their clothing and chained themselves together.Local police said the men and women, ages 20 to 27, unfurled a banner reading “love” in English as they stripped naked, according to Deutsche Press...

    Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report
    Mar25

    Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report

    U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year’s American presidential election campaign. The shift followed a VOA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank. In December, CrowdStrike said it found...

    A trio of key Trump associates have taken a big step forward in the Russia investigation
    Mar25

    A trio of key Trump associates have taken a big step forward in the Russia investigation

    Trump associates Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and Carter Page all sent letters to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday volunteering to be interviewed as part of the committee’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. While Stone, Manafort, and Page — Trump’s former campaign adviser, chairman, and...

    News of the day from around the world, March 25
    Mar25

    News of the day from around the world, March 25

    1 Refugee crisis: A Spanish aid organization said Friday it feared hundreds of refugees may have died off Libya’s coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 died after a boat sank in the Aegean Sea. The push toward the Tishrin Dam came three days after U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allies to spearhead a major ground...

    Russian Agent Killed Lawmaker in Kiev, Ukraine Officials Say
    Mar25

    Russian Agent Killed Lawmaker in Kiev, Ukraine Officials Say

    A 28-year-old Russian was the triggerman in the death of Denis N. Voronenkov, a former Russian lawmaker, officials say. …read more Source: The New York...

    Paul Manafort offers to talk to House panel on Russia
    Mar24

    Paul Manafort offers to talk to House panel on Russia

    Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, has...

    Marine Le Pen meets with Vladimir Putin: “It’s now the world of Putin, the world of Donald Trump”
    Mar24

    Marine Le Pen meets with Vladimir Putin: “It’s now the world of Putin, the world of Donald Trump”

    (Credit: AP/Mikhail Klimentyev) The international web of far right politicians includes the likes of President Donald Trump in the United States, MEP Nigel Farage in the United Kingdom, President Vladimir Putin in Russia and an aspiring president — Marine Le Pen in France. As if to solidify her status as part of a global far right movement, Le...