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US invents new ‘meddling’ charges to play ‘Russia card’ ahead of midterms – Moscow FM official

Washington is concocting ludicrous charges against a Russian national for alleged election meddling merely to find reasons for new sanctions and to play the ‘Russia card’ ahead of the midterms, a top Kremlin official has warned. The US is bringing up “ludicrous accusations” with a “laughable ‘body of proof’” simply to slap Moscow with a new round of sanctions, Russian ...

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As Bolton heads to Moscow, US charges another Russian with ‘election meddling’

The Department of Justice has charged a Russian national with conspiring to interfere in the 2016 and upcoming 2018 elections, in an indictment released just one day before crucial meetings between US and Russian officials. Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg, allegedly served as the chief accountant for ‘Project Lakhta’, a strategic effort to “sow discord in the US political ...

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Common denominator: IMF chiefs no strangers to criminal charges

Recent heads of the International Monetary Fund share a lot of common ground – even criminal charges. From Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sex parties to Christine Lagarde’s misuse of public funds, they like to keep things exciting. Maybe it’s coincidence, or maybe it’s the curse of the position. Any way you look at it, there’s no denying that IMF chiefs seem to ...

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Russian ‘Male State’ leader faces criminal charges over extreme misogyny

A man in central Russia is facing up to five years in prison for launching and maintaining a group called ‘Male State’ on one of the country’s social networks. The group’s members used it to collectively degrade and bully women. The Russian Investigative Committee reported on Friday that its branch, in the major industrial center of Nizhny Novgorod, had pressed ...

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US charges 7 Russian intelligence officers with hacking OPCW and World Anti-Doping Agency

The Justice Department has indicted seven Russian military intelligence figures for their alleged role in leaking Olympic athletes’ drug-test data, and targeting organizations probing the poisoning of the Skripals in the UK. The hackers’ efforts have been labeled as part of an ongoing Kremlin conspiracy to “undermine and interfere” with Western democracy. Prosecutors say that the intelligence officials, who apparently ...

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Samsung chairman indicted on anti-union charges

More problems for Samsung executives this week, as chairman Lee Sang-hoon is indicted on union sabotage charges. Lee’s not alone — twenty-seven other Samsung employees and partners are also being hit with similar charges. The charges are considered a kind of validation after years of concern over the electronics giant’s approach to organized labor. Lee has been in his current role ...

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Navalny completes civil detention to face new charges of violating law on rallies

Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was detained immediately after serving his 30 days of civil arrest and faces a new 20-day detention over violations of street protest rules with damages to human health or property. The press service of the Main Police Directorate for Moscow City reported on Monday that Navalny was detained again and explained the reasons behind it. ...

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Trump blasts Kavanaugh accuser, says if alleged attack was that 'bad,' charges would have been filed

President Trump attacked the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a tweet wondering if the alleged ‘attack’ was so bad, why did she wait so long to come forward? I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law ...

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No charges against cops who shot Latino man in the back after picking wrong house to serve warrant

A grand jury has failed to indict two Southaven Police officers who fatally shot a man and his dog after they picked the wrong house to serve an arrest warrant. The decision has outraged the family of the victim. The controversial altercation happened last July, when three police officers arrived at a mobile home park in Southaven, Mississippi, to serve ...

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Lavrov to Pompeo: Free Maria Butina arrested on fabricated spy charges

The US should immediately release Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who is being held in the US on espionage charges, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told his US counterpart over the phone, calling the case “fabricated.” “Lavrov stressed that the actions of the US authorities that arrested Russian citizen [Maria] Butina on fabricated charges are unacceptable,” the Russian Foreign Ministry ...

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