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‘Zero real evidence’ Assad behind chemical attack – US congressman

US government officials offered “zero real evidence” that the Syrian government was behind the alleged chemical attack in Douma, relying instead on information circulating online, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) said. In their briefing to Congress, the director of national intelligence and the secretaries of defense and state reference “info circulating online,” Massie tweeted on Thursday, adding that this means they ...

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London systematically destroying evidence in Skripal case – Russia’s UN envoy

The UK continues to conceal and destroy evidence relating to the Salisbury incident and have crossed all boundaries in their rhetoric by alleging President Putin’s personal involvement, Russia’s UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia has said. “The British authorities are engaged in the systematic destruction of evidence,” Nebenzia told the United Nations Security Council, which held a session, called by UK on ...

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Moscow has ‘irrefutable’ evidence chem attack in Syria’s Douma was staged – Russia’s envoy to OPCW

Moscow has “irrefutable proof” that the alleged chemical incident in Syria’s Douma was a “false-flag attack,” orchestrated by UK security services with support from the United States, the Russian envoy to the OPCW said. “We have not just a ‘high level of confidence,’ as our Western partners uniformly put it; we have irrefutable proof that there was no chemical attack ...

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'Post-fact mindset in US: First punishment & then search for evidence to rationalize war-mongering'

In promising a new attack on Syria, Donald Trump is stealing a page from George W Bush, who said he wasn’t into nation-building but then went full force into Iraq, said Kaveh Afrasiabi, ex-adviser to Iran’s nuclear negotiators. Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, called the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma “fake news” and “staged” during  an emergency ...

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Evidence before accusations: Austria asks for full-fledged Skripal investigation

It’s premature to pin the blame in the Skripal poisoning case without first conducting a proper investigation, Austria’s foreign minister has said. The UK has already picked Russia as a boogey man in the incident. Read more Speaking in Brussels on Monday, Karin Kneissl said that she viewed the poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, ...

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Former MI6 spy Steele to give evidence in ‘dossier’ libel case

Former British spy Christopher Steele has been ordered to give a deposition in a US libel case involving a Russian businessman named in the ‘Trump-Russia dossier.’ Steele was responsible for compiling the dossier that alleges President Donald Trump colluded with Russian officials in the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election. In January last year, businessman Aleksey Gubarev launched legal ...

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MH17 shadow: Accusations against Moscow repeated, but hard evidence still missing

Once again, Russia has been accused of downing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – this time by the former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The fresh claim has a local political point, but no solid evidence. “For too long, the Russians have been getting away with murder,” Abbott told 2GB radio on Wednesday, calling the crash “an atrocity.” His rant came ...

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UEFA finds ‘no evidence’ Spartak youth captain racially abused Liverpool player

UEFA has announced that it will not initiate disciplinary proceedings against Spartak Moscow U19 captain Leonid Mironov amid allegations he racially abused Liverpool player Rhian Brewster during a match. Mironov admitted swearing at England youth international winger Brewster during the match on December 6 at Prenton Park, England, but a UEFA statement says the Russian “unreservedly denied” using racist language. ...

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Hubble discovers vast evidence of water in rare exoplanet’s atmosphere

NASA’s Hubble spacecraft has discovered signs of a large amount of water in an exoplanet some 700 light-years away. The planet is unlike others in the solar system and can provide crucial insights into the origin of other worlds. The agency’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes found the “fingerprints” of water in the atmosphere of a hot, bloated, Saturn-like exoplanet ...

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The Great Russian Bot Panic: Is evidence of no evidence finally changing minds?

There are just the merest signs that common sense may be making a rare appearance in the debate around the Great Russian Bot Panic. Some unlikely sources have even suggested perhaps Russian interference is not behind everything. A mixture of healthy skepticism and a lack of evidence looks to be shifting the debate around just how much influence alleged Russian ...

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