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Putin assured me Russia didn’t meddle in elections, but Trump still wants to talk about it – Bolton

Donald Trump will probably want to have a “conversation” about election-meddling during his meeting with Vladimir Putin, despite the Russian president’s repeated assurances that the Kremlin did not interfere in the 2016 race. In his first interview since meeting with Putin in Moscow, US National Security Adviser John Bolton told Fox News Sunday that, when he met the Russian president, ...

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Russian senators to monitor external attempts to meddle with World Cup and Moscow mayoral elections

The Upper House Commission for the Protection of State Sovereignty has warned about external attempts to influence upcoming events such as the 2018 World Cup in June or September’s mayoral elections in Moscow. “It is important to step up the monitoring of events and the use of anti-Russian provocation during the 2018 Football World Cup and the attempts to interfere ...

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Lawmakers propose sanctions against external attempts to meddle in Russian elections

Russia’s parliamentary majority party has prepared a bill that, if passed, would list as “undesirable” all foreign and international groups that attempt to influence Russian elections, effectively banning their activities. The bill is written as a set of amendments to the existing Russian “Dima Yakovlev Law” – the 2013 piece of legislation introducing targeted sanctions against foreign citizens and groups ...

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‘We didn’t meddle in your election, only in the weather’ – Russia’s Lavrov to Japanese FM

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a ready answer when his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, jokingly suggested that the Russian diplomat was responsible for snowy weather in Tokyo during the visit. “Mister Lavrov, you brought snow to Tokyo,” Kono said during an official lunch, with the Russian FM being quick to reply: “Since we didn’t meddle in your election, we ...

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‘US is allowed to meddle’: Democracy promotion is ‘US policy’, TV panel concludes

Citing dozens of well-documented cases of direct US interference in foreign lands is just Russian whataboutism and also very unfair, because democracy promotion is a “stated US policy,” according to the sharp sticks at MSNBC. During a not-at-all predictable discussion on MSNBC’s ‘Deadline White House’, host Nicolle Wallace pressed her guests to weigh-in on former US ambassador to Russia Michael ...

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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union referendum vote in June 2016. Which means Russian agents weren’t just using Facebook to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, and in other recent elections ...

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China sends warning shot to US: Meddle in East China Sea affairs and face INSTABILITY

Beijing issued the warning shot over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands as its relations with Donald Trump deteriorate following the US President’s election campaign.  US Defence Secretary, James Mattis vowed to continue to protect the islands on behalf of Japan and made it clear America would oppose “unilateral action” to “overthrow” Japan’s leadership. China and Japan are engulfed in a territorial dispute ...

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