Putin is responsible for novichok poisoning, says UK minister

Ben Wallace says Russian president has ultimate power over military intelligence actions The security minister Ben Wallace has said that the Russian president Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for the deadly Salisbury nerve agent attack as a result of his firm grip on the Russian state. His remarks are the…

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Facebook reveals political influence campaign tied to Iranian state media

Dirty deeds.Image: Dominic Lipinski – PA Images/getty Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  On Tuesday afternoon Facebook released yet another detailed look at an elaborate political influence campaign taking advantage of its platform. According to the social media giant, this time around Iranian state media attempted to use…

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Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov unveils its answer to Tesla

The Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov, best known for making the AK-47 machine gun* gas-operated – rotating bolt rifle with automatic capabilities, has unveiled a fleet of electric and hybrid cars, buggies and motorcycles this week — including an electric vehicle that the company says will rival Tesla. While it’s a…

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Trump beholden to Putin? Summit does nothing to dispel impression

The US president fails to stand up for national interests during bewildering press conference Vladimir Putin will go down in history as one of the most astonishing ever. The US president took Putins side over that of his own intelligence community, and refused to acknowledge that Hillary Clinton when she…

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The Accused Russian Agent as Trump Republican

Here are some things we know about Maria Butina. She is a 29-year-old white woman with an enthusiasm for guns who has attended multiple National Rifle Association events, socialized with NRA leaders and repeated NRA talking points. She attended Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's 2015 announcement seeking the Republican nomination for…

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New Yorks CaseAgainst Trump May Be Prophetic

The report released by the inspector general of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday painted a vivid picture of the past. It shows that in 2016, James Comey, then the FBI director, inexcusably broke the rules in advertising his department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton while simultaneously following the rules in…

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Manafort Suspected of Serving as Back Channel to Russia, DOJ Says

Prosecutors defend Mueller’s actions in pursuing Manafort Judge weighing whether Mueller exceeded his authority Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on meddling in the election, a Justice Department lawyer told a judge. The disclosure…

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Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trumps Moscow Nights

President denied overnight Miss Universe stay, Comey memos say Jet landed on a Friday, left pre-dawn Sunday after pageant Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in…

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