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Russian senator elected president of world’s oldest international assembly as 3 new members join

The world’s oldest international body of lawmakers – the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) – has accepted Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vanuatu as new members, and elected Russian Upper House chair Valentina Matviyenko as the president of its 137th assembly. The addition of three new member nations brings the total number of countries in the Union to 176. The 137th assembly of the ...

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Russian front used fake Facebooks to promote anti-refugee event

Russia’s propaganda machine used fake Facebook users to plan and promote a protest targeting an Idaho city facing false claims of Syrian refugees raping a child, according to a report. The social media giant pulled “several promoted events” aimed at spreading anti-Muslim rhetoric during the presidential election. Secured Borders organized one such protest, “Citizens before refugees,” which was slated for ...

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Trump Jr. wanted dirt on Clinton’s ‘fitness' from Russian lawyer

Donald Trump Jr. wanted dirt on Hillary Clinton’s “fitness” to be President when he took a now highly scrutinized meeting with a Russian lawyer last summer, according to a new report. The President’s oldest son told the Senate Judiciary Committee during a closed-door session Thursday that he was iffy about meeting Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower, according to the New ...

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Donald Trump Jr. heads to Capitol to explain meeting with Russian

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s oldest son is scheduled to make his first appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday as part of a Senate investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and a meeting he had with Russians during his father’s campaign last year. Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed by staff on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is one ...

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Putin announces military spending cuts but insists it will NOT weaken Russian army

In a meeting with United Russia ruling party faction leader Vladimir Vasilyev, Putin said: “I want to remind you that significant budget savings for the next year are stipulated, by the way, due to a cut in defence spending. “This is not connected with the reduction of our plans to refit the army and navy. We will execute the state ...

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Russian forces foil ISIS terror plot and find bomb making kit similar to Manchester attack

The jihadi’s had planned to devastate the capital city with at least two suicide bombings and four people have been arrested on suspicion of planning terror attacks. A weapons laboratory producing improvised explosives was raided in a special operation on the outskirts of the city. The Federal Security Service (FSB) said the attacks were directed by two senior militants who ...

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North Korea has 'no chance' against US and Guam threat is a bluff, Russian general says

Leonid Ivashov, a retired Colonel-General and political analyst, urged the two sides to reach a diplomatic solution to the tensions, which have been ramped up in recent days by both the president and the dictator.  Mr Ivashov, in an interview with Russia Today, said Pyongyang’s threats of bombing the US territory of Guam was “a bluff”, and that the US ...

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Manafort ratted on Donald Jr.'s meeting with the Russian lawyer

Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort alerted authorities to Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous meeting with the Russian lawyer during his father’s presidential campaign. Manafort, who is facing increasing pressure from U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, divulged Trump Jr.’s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya about three months ago, Bloomberg reported. Responding to a congressional request for information, Manafort revealed the meeting and ...

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Manafort ratted on Donald Jr.'s meeting with the Russian lawyer

Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort alerted authorities to Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous meeting with the Russian lawyer during his father’s presidential campaign.   Manafort, who is facing increasing pressure from U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, divulged Trump Jr.’s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya about three months ago, Bloomberg reported.   Responding to a congressional inquiry, Manafort revealed the meeting and ...

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Russian military spy jet flies over D.C., New Jersey

A Russian military spy jet soared Wednesday over Washington, D.C., and New Jersey, where President Trump is vacationing, according to reports. The unarmed aircraft’s route included the U.S. Capitol, past Bedminster, N.J., where Trump is staying at his golf resort, as well as Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania, Politico reported. The Russian Air Force plane — a Tupolev Tu-154M — reportedly ...

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