Putin makes appeal to Russians to accept pension changes

September 18, 2018

President offers concessions but says retirement age must rise to avoid economic ruin Vladimir Putin has made a direct appeal to Russians to ask for their assistance in conjuring the retirement age, warns that without urgent action, the two countries especially for men, for whom the average age of fatality is 66. The European average for men is 79. Putin, nonetheless, was asked to depict the unpopular changes as a…

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What We Now Know About Iran’s Global Propaganda Campaign

September 18, 2018

They set up phony news websites with narratives ripped from other sources, backing up their state-sponsored schedule. They stole photos for their social media profiles and made up epithets to catfish unsuspecting victims. They formed an incestuous web of advertisement across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, Reddit, and other platforms. They seemed to have a thing for Bernie Sanders. And then they got caught. Yes, that’s the story of the…

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Russian police arrest hundreds protesting against Putin pension plan

September 15, 2018

Unrest breaks out as Google pulls YouTube ads by Putin critic Alexei Navalny Police detained more than 800 people across Russia during protests against government plans to raise the national retirement age that have resulted in President Vladimir Putins approval ratings slumping to a four-year low. Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Sunday in dozens of towns and cities after Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin critic, called for nationwide…

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Jeremy Hunt calls for fresh EU sanctions against Russia

September 9, 2018

UK foreign secretary will advise US president to tighten rules on online election advertising Jeremy Hunt has urged the EU to stand shoulder to shoulder with flight MH1 7 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. After the Salisbury attempts, the EU recollected its envoy to Moscow and issued a common declaration that it was ” highly likely” Russia was responsible. one-to-one summit with Putin in…

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This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland

September 9, 2018

Punishing critics like John Brennan is part of the US presidents ongoing abuse of power and normalisation of autocracy, says the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland More than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s modus operandi- and the threat it represents- is clear. His working method is that of the mafia boss and gangland chieftain, daily wielding his strength to reconcile ratings, teach lessons and crush dissent. Anyone who’s seen…

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Asia Stocks Mixed on Trade Volleys; Kiwi Slumps: Markets Wrap

August 27, 2018

Asian inventories traded mixed as China hit back against the Trump administration’s latest tariffs and tensions ratcheted up between the U.S. and Russia. The yen periphery higher, while oil held on to its losses. Shares fell in Japan and South Korea, fluctuated in Hong Kong, and pushed higher in China and Australia. Treasury added to gains made as investors scooped up a record $26 billion 10 -year auction. The kiwi…

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Trump Is Ours: Kremlin Media Fear Dem Victory in November

August 17, 2018

During any other presidency, it would be highly unusual for the Russian media to be preoccupied with the American midterm elections, but in the time of Donald Trump, Russian political leaders and pundits have taken a keen interest in the races for the U.S. Senate and House of Congressman. As the realization sunrises on them that the Putin-friendly president cannot or will not lift past and future sanctions on the…

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Trumps Tweet About Donald Jr. and the Russians Is a Gift to Mueller

August 14, 2018

President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet respecting the Donald Trump Jr. On Sunday, Trump tweeted about the now well-known meeting that emerged in June 2016 at Trump Tower with Russians. Trump tweeted because this is ” Fake News, a complete fabrication” that he was concerned about the gather that his” marvelous son, Donald, had in Trump Tower .” In doing so, Trump made a somewhat stunning admission:” This was a session…

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Shadow Politics: Meet the Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

August 11, 2018

When we gratified in early March, Jonathan Albright was still shrugging off a sleepless weekend. It was a few weeks after the carnage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had killed 17 people, most of them adolescents, and promptly turned the internet into a cesspool of finger pointing and plot slinging. Within periods, ultraconservative YouTube superstars like Alex Jones had rallied their advocates behind the bogus assert that the students…

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Russian Hackers Kept DNC Backdoor Longer Than Anyone Knew

July 27, 2018

The indictment Friday of the pages of the Washington Post , and Crowdstrike, security rights firm hired to respond to the breach, written a detailed technical account. Today’s Lt. Col Sergey Morgachev allegedly administers the GRU’s geek squad, heading the department that codes “the worlds largest” notorious malware on the Internet, like the backdoor programs X-Agent and Sedreco, and the stealth VPN known as X-Tunnel. That latter group is also…

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Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling

July 20, 2018

Over the course of Monday’s controversial Helsinki summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed an agenda that would ostensibly hear the U.S. and Russia working side by side as allies. The two countries build stranger bedfellows than ever as just days prior, Trump’s own Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for the infamous 2016 Democratic National Committee hack. Nonetheless, the Russian president revived are talking about a seam group…

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Demagogues and charlatans are stoking fear, says Joe Biden

July 9, 2018

Former US vice-president compares situation to 1930 s as migration convulses politics The former US vice-president Joe Biden has accused” demagogues and charlatans” of stirring up voters’ horrors just as they did in the 1930 s as the issue of migration threshes politics on both sides of the Atlantic. Biden, seen as a potential Democratic party candidate against Donald Trump in 2020, did not mention the US president by identify…

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Mueller’s Latest Charges Bring Together Trump Campaign, Russia

July 4, 2018

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest accusation is significant beyond the new accuses, in that it relates senior officials on President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to Russian intellect in a criminal matter. Mueller’s indictment released Friday against Trump’s former campaign chairwoman, Paul Manafort, adds witness-tampering accuses to charges that Manafort did illegal lobbying work for Ukraine and laundered billions of dollars in proceeds. It also included an allegation that a…

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New Yorks CaseAgainst Trump May Be Prophetic

July 3, 2018

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 is looking into Hillary Clinton while simultaneously following the rules in keeping its investigations conducted by Donald Trump under wraps. Trump has been previously mischaracterized the report, in the…

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Arkady Babchenko reveals he faked his death to thwart Moscow plot

June 28, 2018

Russian columnist buffoons worlds media by staging his murder in elaborated strategy with Ukraine Arkady Babchenko, the Russian reporter whose murder was dramatically announcement by Ukraine on Tuesday, rose very much alive on Wednesday and said he had faked his own demise in order to frustrate a plot by Moscow to kill him. Smiling, and appearing a little sheepish, Babchenko showed before a surreal press conference held by Ukraine’s SBU…

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The Untold Story of Robert Mueller’s Time in Combat

May 26, 2018

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was hovering in from the East Coast with the couple’s babe daughter, Cynthia, a child Mueller had never satisfied. Mueller had taken a plane from Vietnam. After nine months at war, he was finally due for a few short days of R& R outside the…

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4 Key Takeaways From Muellers First Yearand Whats Next

May 19, 2018

Today recognizes the one-year anniversary of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counseling in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s contact and relationships with Russia. For all the talk of the president’s solicitors and the vice president about how it’s is necessary to “wrap it up, ” the truth is that for a federal investigation, Mueller’s probe has moved with impressive rapidity–and, contrary to the president’s recited allegations of a “witch…

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Russians Biggest Facebook Ad Promoted Blue Lives Matter

May 13, 2018

The most viewed Facebook message secretly created by a indicted in February on plot accuses. The ad itself was nondescript, a simple portal to Back The Badge’s Facebook page. It proved the group’s logo, an officer’s shield, over a background image of a policeman car’s flashing blue and red lights.” Community of people who support our courageou police officers ,” the ad read. That ad, liberated on Thursday by Democrats…

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