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Syria: 21 dead as targets including schools and nurseries bombed in Idlib

Six schools and two nurseries reported targets of airstrikes by Assad regime and Russia Eight school facilities have been bombed in Idlib province, in Syria, in a single day as the battle for control of the country’s last opposition stronghold intensifies.The attacks came despite warnings that the violence has already led to the worst humanitarian crisis in the Syrian war to date. Continue reading...
Tags: Russia, World news, Turkey, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Bashar al-Assad, Assad, Idlib


Grenell’s Past Foreign Clients Make Him Unprecedented Choice To Lead Intel Community

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is many things: ambassador to Germany, right-wing provocateur, and Instagram aficionado. But what may present the biggest problem is his past as a media consultant for foreign political parties, governments, and businesses – and whether that work strayed into being a foreign agent and would have complicated his ability to receive a security clearance. Former national security officials told TPM that Grenell crossed what has traditionall...
Tags: UK, News, White House, Germany, Russia, Los Angeles, Hungary, Gop, Serious Fraud Office, National Security Council, Somalia, Intelligence Community, ENRC, North America, Doj, Dni


Why Russia Is Rooting for Both Trump and Sanders

The Russian government is again trying to meddle in the presidential election. In doing so, they’re working to aid two very different candidates.
Tags: Elections, News, Russia, Trump, Sanders, Bernard, Sanger, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Cyberwarfare and Defense, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Presidential Election of 2020, David E


Berlin: New Roskino CEO Evgenia Markova Moves to Boost Russian Film Biz

With relations between Russia and the U.S. growing frostier amid renewed allegations of election interference by Moscow ahead of the 2020 presidential polls, the new head of Russian movie support agency Roskino is banking on a thaw, as the country unveils a host of measures to lure foreign productions and boost the growing Russian film […]
Tags: News, Russia, Berlin, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Moscow, Berlin Film Festival, Roskino, Evgenia Markova


Frontrunner Sanders Fields Incoming Fire In Last Debate Before Super Tuesday

For perhaps the first time in a debate during this Democratic primary election cycle, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was treated like what he was — the frontrunner. With days to go before South Carolina votes and not much longer before 14 other states weigh in on Super Tuesday, Sanders was a clear target for his competitors in Charleston, South Carolina, who in large part have stayed away from attacking him head-on in other debates. That changed in the debate’s second minute, when former New York...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, New York City, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, United States, House, Warren, Medicare, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro


Desperate Democrats Brawl in Chaotic South Carolina Debate

The stage in Charleston was set for a pile-on. Senator Bernie Sanders stood in the middle of the seven-candidate field, flanked by competitors all too aware that his lead in the Democratic primary is on the verge of becoming prohibitive. But rather than hammer Sanders, the desperate candidates hacked away at one another. Sanders took plenty of incoming, but Tuesday’s Democratic debate devolved into a chaotic, all-way melee. Elizabeth Warren continued her attacks on Michael Bloomberg; Jo...
Tags: News, Russia, New York City, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United States, Cbs, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders


Top election security intelligence official staying in her job after appearing to overstate Russia's efforts to aid Trump's reelection

The US intelligence community's top election security official, who appeared to have overstated the intelligence community's formal assessment of Russian interference in the 2020 election, said Tuesday she will be staying in her current post.
Tags: Russia, US, Cnn, Trump


Bloomberg Kicks Off Debate By Saying Russia Wants Sanders To Win Nomination

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg kicked off his second presidential primary debate appearance by alleging that Russia supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) because they wanted President Donald Trump to be re-elected. “I think that Donald Trump thinks it would be better if he’s president,” Bloomberg said, asked about Sanders’ economic agenda. “I do not think so. Vladimir Putin thinks that Donald Trump should be president of the United States, and that’s why Russia is helping you get elect...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, China, Russia, New York City, Bloomberg, United States, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Xi, Mike Bloomberg


Democratic debate kicks off with questions of who Russia wants for president - updates

The Democratic debate got started with Michael Bloomberg referencing reports that Russia is working to help Bernie Sanders get elected.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Russia, Usa Today, Michael Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders


7 Democrats Took the Stage for the Last Debate Before the South Carolina Primary: The Biggest Moments and Highlights

We’re in the endgame now. On Tuesday night, seven Democrats faced off in Charleston for the last Democratic debate of February, just a few days before the South Carolina primary. Crucially, it is also the final debate before Super Tuesday on March 3, when more than a third of all delegates for the Democratic National Convention will be decided. So far, 2020 has been Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ year. The self-described democratic socialist swept the Nevada caucuses on Feb. 22, winning 24 pl...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, Cbs News, Senate, China, Massachusetts, Russia, New York City, Uncategorized


Stone judge calls back jurors to address misconduct claims

A federal judge on Tuesday brought in nearly all members of the jury that convicted Trump ally Roger Stone on charges related to the Russia investigation in order to answer questions on allegations of juror misconduct. The revelation by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson was another highly unusual twist in the Stone saga, which has included a barrage of tweets from President Donald Trump, threats by the attorney general to quit and the departure of the entire prosecution team followin...
Tags: News, Russia, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, U S District Court, Roger Stone, Amy Berman Jackson


CNN: Trump Thinking Again About Tapping Unqualified Ratcliffe To Be DNI

President Donald Trump is reportedly circling back to Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), one of the President’s most outspoken supporters in Congress, as a possible candidate for the position of director of national intelligence. It wouldn’t be the first time. Several unnamed sources told CNN on Tuesday that Trump has been discussing potential appointment with the Texas Republican recently. The President had originally planned to tap Ratcliffe for the position in July 2019 after the Trump loyalist l...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Russia, Cnn, John, Donald Trump, Trump, Director Of National Intelligence, Dni, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Ratcliffe, Texas Republican, John Ratcliffe, Richard Grenell


Russian Court Further Detains Ex-Marine on Charges His Family Calls False

The relatives of a 28-year-old Texan urged the U.S. government to intervene, in a cases that drew parallels to the imprisonment of Paul N. Whelan on espionage charges.
Tags: News, Russia, Paul N Whelan, Trevor Reed


William Barr to meet with Senate Republicans amid surveillance powers fight

Attorney General William Barr will meet behind closed doors with Republican senators Tuesday to discuss a set of expiring surveillance tools that have become a linchpin in the fight to reform the FBI after a scathing review of its work in the Russia investigation, according to a Justice Department official and a GOP senator.
Tags: Senate, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Justice Department, William Barr


‘Better That We Die Laughing Than to Die Scared.’ Meet the Syrian Dad Who Taught His Daughter to Laugh During Bombings

(BEIRUT) — Abdullah Mohammed would do anything for his daughter, even forcing himself to laugh with her at the sound of bombs to help her overcome her fear. In Idlib, that’s a lot of laughter. The province in northwestern Syria is the last opposition-held stronghold in the war-ravaged country. It has been the subject of a ferocious military campaign and relentless bombardment by Russia-backed Syrian government troops since early December. More than 900,000 civilians have been on the move si...
Tags: News, Russia, Uncategorized, Syria, Beirut, Mohammed, Idlib, Abdullah, Sarmada, Onetime, Saraqeb, Salwa, Abdullah Mohammed, Selva Yukar, Arap, Mehmet Algan


John Bolton tries to slam Bernie Sanders for Castro remarks, rams headlong into more recent history

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) got some blowback Monday for comments he made on Sunday's 60 Minutes in favor of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro's literacy program. It's not clear many people outside of Florida or under age 70 have strong feelings about Castro anymore — he died in 2016, after all, and Cuba is now mostly known as a hot vacation spot. And as Sanders also said on 60 Minutes, it's not like he thinks current, nuclear-armed despot "Kim Jong Un is a good friend," and unlike ...
Tags: Florida, News, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Cnn, Harvard, Kim Jong Un, Nicaragua, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Castro, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Modi


Syrian Refugees Fleeing Assad’s Onslaught in Idlib Have Nowhere Left to Hide

Syrian-British humanitarian worker Mohannad Othman faces a stark choice. It occupies his mind as he drives his two children to Arabic language classes in the Turkish border city of Gaziantep, where he has lived for six years. About 100 miles south of here, in an enclave of Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province—the fate of 90 children and infants, including 20 babies in neonatal incubators—hangs in the balance. They are patients in a pediatric hospital, funded by the World Health Organizatio...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Turkey, Syria, World Health Organization, Al Qaeda, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Assad, Aleppo, Bashar Al Assad


Trump squabbles with CNN's Jim Acosta over Russia coverage during news conference in India

Trump went after CNN's Jim Acosta at a news conference in India. Acosta responded: "our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours."         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Russia, India, Cnn, Usa Today, Trump, Jim Acosta, India Acosta


CNN’s Jim Acosta to Trump: Network’s Record is ‘A Lot Better Than Yours’

CNN’s Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump are sparring again. During a press conference in New Delhi, Acosta pressed back on the President’s assertion that CNN had to walk back a recent report from several news organizations on Russia trying to interfere in the 2020 election. Acosta asked Trump if he […]
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Acosta, Jim Acosta, New Delhi Acosta


Trump Says No Country Has Helped Him Win Elections, Slams Schiff

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he doesn’t want help from any country to win re-election and accused House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of leaking news that U.S. authorities believe Russia is trying to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic nomination.“I don’t want help from any country,” Trump said at a news conference in New Delhi on Tuesday, concluding a two-day trip to India. “And I haven’t been given help from any country.”The remarks suggested that the president still dispu...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, Russia, India, Bloomberg, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Abc News, New Delhi, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Bernie, Adam Schiff




Trump squabbles with CNN's Jim Acosta over Russia coverage during news conference in India

Trump went after CNN's Jim Acosta at a news conference in India. Acosta responded: "our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours."
Tags: News, Russia, India, Cnn, Trump, Jim Acosta, India Acosta


Russian Federation: International Report: So Much More Than A Container: Protection Of Packaging As A Trademark In Russia - Gowling WLG

An effective way to fight counterfeit goods is by extending existing IP protection to a product's packaging. In such instances, ‘packaging'...
Tags: News, Russia


Landmark second world war ceremony in Moscow poses dilemma for UK and US

Countries question whether to attend amid questions over division in the west and Russian military actionRussian ceremonies in May to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the second world war are posing an increasingly urgent dilemma for western capitals on whether to go – and who to send.Discussions have been under way for some weeks between UK and US officials on a coordinated response. But the decision is complicated by the unpredictability of Donald Trump, and by Emmanuel Macron’s decisio...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Foreign Policy, Second world war, Nato, Moscow, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron


Lead intel agency pushes back on reports Russia is aiding Trump

There are conflicting accounts of what intelligence officials told a House panel recently, a briefing that infuriated Trump.
Tags: News, Russia, House, Trump


US wants nuclear arms to counter Russia

During a visit to US Strategic Command last week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper oversaw a "table top" war game exercise where Russian military forces used a "tactical" nuclear weapon against NATO territory during a conflict in Europe, prompting the US to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, Defense, US, Nato, Stories, US Strategic Command, Mark Esper


Last marshal of the Soviet Union Dmitry Yazov dies

The last marshal of the Soviet Union Dmitry Yazov, who participated in a coup against then USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, has died, news agencies reported. Russia's defence ministry said in a statement carried by agencies that Yazov had died in Moscow at the age of 95 following a "serious and prolonged illness". Defence minister between 1987 and 1991, Yazov participated in a coup attempt against Gorbachev in August 1991, a year after being awarded the rank of marshal.
Tags: News, Russia, Gorbachev, Moscow, Ussr, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dmitry Yazov, Yazov


US wants new nuclear weapons to counter Russia but says there is no arms race

During a visit to US Strategic Command last week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper oversaw a "table top" war game exercise where Russian military forces used a "tactical" nuclear weapon against NATO territory during a conflict in Europe, prompting the US to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike.
Tags: Europe, Russia, Defense, US, Cnn, Nato, US Strategic Command, Mark Esper


Exclusive: Ex-Prosecutor In Moldova Targeted By Grenell Dishes On New DNI

Before acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell entered government, he had a different career path: spin doctor, hired by a range of foreign clients. Grenell embarked in 2016 on a public relations campaign against a Moldovan prosecutor who was cooperating with an investigation of large-scale money laundering. Grenell was reportedly working on behalf of a Moldovan political party and its oligarch leader. The former prosecutor — Mihail Gofman — spoke with TPM on Monday in an exc...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Fbi, West, United States, Moscow, Romania, State Department, Intelligence Community, Moldova, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Forbes, Rudyard Kipling



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