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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...

    Zuckerberg Asked to Testify in UK; Data Firm’s CEO Suspended
    Mar21

    Zuckerberg Asked to Testify in UK; Data Firm’s CEO Suspended

    A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions as authorities stepped up efforts to determine if the personal data of social-media users has been used improperly to influence elections. The request comes amid allegations that a data-mining firm based in the U.K. used information from more...

    US-Russia Tensions Not Felt in Space
    Mar21

    US-Russia Tensions Not Felt in Space

    Despite tensions, sanctions and recriminations between the United States and Russia, two American astronauts will join a Russian cosmonaut blasting off Wednesday from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station. Even when things get nasty between the two countries, experts say the space program rarely suffers. The United States has depended...

    White House Confirms Trump-Putin Phone Call
    Mar20

    White House Confirms Trump-Putin Phone Call

    A White House official confirms U.S. President Trump talked to newly re-elected Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Tuesday morning, but did not offer details. According to an official statement by the Kremlin on Tuesday, Trump “congratulated” Putin on his re-election victory. The two also discussed the importance of working...

    Insider: Putin Doesn’t See Possibility of Diplomatic Reset
    Mar20

    Insider: Putin Doesn’t See Possibility of Diplomatic Reset

    Two days before President George W. Bush gave the go-ahead for the U.S.-led invasion of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq — a ‘shock and awe’ assault that would topple the Iraqi autocrat — U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice called the Kremlin. Russian government officials raised objections, offering eleventh-hour arguments against the...

    Merkel Hopes Poland Can Satisfy EU Concerns Over Judicial Reform
    Mar20

    Merkel Hopes Poland Can Satisfy EU Concerns Over Judicial Reform

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hoped authorities in Warsaw would satisfy Europe’s concerns over the rule of law in Poland, as the two countries also faced gaps to bridge over migration and a new gas pipeline. Merkel traveled to Warsaw on her second foreign trip since being sworn in for a fourth term to highlight...

    Putin Sails to Big Victory, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud
    Mar19

    Putin Sails to Big Victory, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud

    With final results due to be declared later Monday, Vladimir Putin appeared on course to be re-elected decisively in what one of his challengers described as a “filthy election.” Putin, who will serve another six-year-term bringing him just short of ruling Russia for as long as Communist dictator Joseph Stalin, didn’t wait for...

    Preliminary Results Project Putin’s Re-election, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud
    Mar18

    Preliminary Results Project Putin’s Re-election, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud

    Russians turned up at polling stations Sunday in an election few voters had any doubts about who would emerge the winner. Soon after the polls closed in the enclave of Kaliningrad, preliminary results indicated incumbent President Vladimir Putin had secured victory in an election critics say was stage-managed. According to Russia’s election...

    From Paris with Love: Depardieu votes in Russian Election
    Mar18

    From Paris with Love: Depardieu votes in Russian Election

    One of Russia’s most famous citizens, French film star Gerard Depardieu, joined the millions who cast ballots in Sunday’s presidential election. Depardieu, a friend of President Vladimir Putin who presented him with a Russian passport in 2013 during a tax row between the actor and French authorities, voted at the Russian Embassy in...

    Putin Expected to Easily Win Russian Presidential Vote
    Mar18

    Putin Expected to Easily Win Russian Presidential Vote

    Russians are going to the polls Sunday for a presidential election that is certain to allow incumbent Vladimir Putin to retain his grip on power and the presidency. Putin has been in a position of leadership in Russia for 18 years. He faces seven challengers but no real threats from any of the contenders. Each of the other candidates — a reality...

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