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Trump sidesteps question about poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny: 'We'll talk about that at another time'

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny pays respect to founder of Russia’s oldest human rights group and Sakharov Prize winner Lyudmila Alexeyeva in Moscow, Russia December 11, 2018. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters President Donald Trump dodged a White House reporter's question on the poisoning of Russian President Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny, saying "we'll talk about that at another time." Navalny, an anti-corruption activist and prominent critic of Putin, was poisoned on a flight from ...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Siberia, Kremlin, Biden, Donald Trump, Alexei Navalny


Leaked files contain more evidence of Kremlin links to one of the biggest donors to Boris Johnson's Conservative party

Stefan Rousseau-Pool/Getty Images The husband of a major donor to Boris Johnson's Conservative party has allegedly been secretly funded by a Russian oligarch with close links to Vladimir Putin, according to leaked files. Lubov Chernukhin, the party's biggest female donor, has paid to spend time with each of the last three prime ministers, having played a tennis match with Boris Johnson. Leaked financial documents shared with the BBC and other news organisations show that her husband Vladi...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Conservative, Bbc, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Kremlin, British Virgin Islands, BBC Newsnight


Alexei Navalny posted a video showing bottles of water that he says were tainted with poison to try and kill him

A still from a video showing water bottles that Alexei Navalny says were tainted with poison in his hotel room in Tomsk, Siberia. Alexei Navalny/Instagram Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has posted a video of what Navalny says are the poisoned water bottles that were used to try and kill him last month. Navalny fell ill on a flight from Tomsk, Siberia, to Moscow on August 20, and was hospitalized. Doctors in Germany have since confirmed that he was p...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, Trends, News UK, Moscow, Alexei Navalny, Berlin Germany, Tomsk, Xander, Alexei, Omsk, Navalny, Georgy Alburov


FBI Director Christopher Wray says Russia is meddling in the 2020 election to 'denigrate' Joe Biden

FBI director Christopher Wray testifies during a hearing about 'worldwide threats to the homeland' in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. John McDonnell/Reuters FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday told House lawmakers that the intelligence community assesses Russia is "very active" in its efforts to influence the 2020 election.  Wray said Russia is seeking to "both sow divisiveness and discord and...to denigrate Vice Presid...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Obama Administration, White House, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Beijing


Russian Media Is Rooting for Civil War in America: ‘The Worse, the Better’

There is no shortage of local topics that interest the Kremlin—from the poisoning of an inconvenient dissident, to the events in neighboring Belarus and the ongoing battle against the coronavirus. In the thick of it all, America remains front and center of the Russian state media’s steely focus. In Putin’s Russia, U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s rallies, events and press comments are viewed and reported with maniacal obsession.Russian state media happily poked fun at the Trump campaign’s use of...
Tags: Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, America, Joe Biden, United States, Sputnik, Moscow, Belarus, Kremlin, Biden, Trump, Sean Hannity


Two Arab countries embrace ties with Israel at the White House

• Opinion: A huge step toward end of Arab-Israeli conflict • Trump less trusted internationally than Putin and Xi
Tags: News, Putin, White House, Israel, Stories


Trump is less trusted than Putin and Xi and the US is hitting historic lows of approval from its closest allies

President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and other world leaders take part in a family photo on the first day of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The United States' image has soured within the international community, hitting all-time lows among key allies since Pew started polling two decades ago.  Among the 13-countries surveyed...
Tags: Japan, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Australia, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Canada, United States


Trump shares tweet saying he is 'fanboying for dictators' after praising Putin and Kim as more mentally fit than Biden

Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump bizarrely shared a tweet describing him as "fanboying for dictators" on Monday. "I didn't even know there would be a question about this!" Trump tweeted in response to the columnist talking about his comments on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin being more mentally fit than Democratic nominee Joe Biden. "Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Un doesn't know about the problems that Joe has. We need very sha...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Kim Jong Un, Nevada, Kim, Biden, Donald Trump, Joe, Trump


Impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says Trump is a 'useful idiot' for Putin and wants to 'please' him

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman testifies before a House Intelligence Committee hearing Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a retired US Army officer and key impeachment witness, told The Atlantic that President Donald Trump is a "useful idiot" for Russian President Vladimir Putin. "They may or may not have dirt on him, but they don't have to use it. They have more effective and less risky ways to employ him," Vindman said. He added that Trump "has aspirations to be the kind o...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Atlantic, House Of Representatives, Army


Former FBI agent says it's 'clear' that 'Donald Trump is compromised by the Russians'

Reuters Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the Mueller investigation after sending negative texts against President Donald Trump, said "it's clear" that the president "is compromised by the Russians." "They hold leverage over him that makes him incapable of placing the national interest, the national security, ahead of his own," Strzok said Sunday. Strzok was at the center of the investigation into Donald Trump's ties to Russia and authored a newly released book called "C...
Tags: Politics, Nbc, Putin, White House, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Donald J Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Peter Strzok


Trump touts secret new weapon: ‘What we have is incredible’

By ROBERT BURNS | AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expanding his arsenal of spectacular, but hard to explain, claims about U.S. military might. First, there were invisible airplanes. Then, a “super duper” missile. And now, a secret nuclear weapon. “I have built a nuclear, a weapon, I have built a weapon system that nobody’s ever had in this country before,” Trump said in an interview with journalist Bob Woodward for his book published this week. “We have stuff t...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Navy, Washington, White House, China, Russia, US, Sport, Soccer, Xi Jinping, Biden, Donald Trump


Election meddling could backfire on Putin

Fresh allegations of Russian meddling in the upcoming US Presidential election shine a harsh spotlight on the dangerous deadlock between the nuclear-tipped powers. In a reprise of 2016, Moscow is apparently pushing hard for Donald Trump to win the White House. But is a Trump second term really in the Kremlin's best interest? Or would a Joe Biden win actually be the more pragmatic outcome for Russia?
Tags: News, Putin, White House, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Stories, Moscow, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump


How Russia's election meddling could backfire on Putin

Fresh allegations of Russian meddling in the upcoming US Presidential election shine a harsh spotlight on the dangerous deadlock between the nuclear-tipped powers. In a reprise of 2016, Moscow is apparently pushing hard for Donald Trump to win the White House. But is a Trump second term really in the Kremlin's best interest? Or would a Joe Biden win actually be the more pragmatic outcome for Russia?
Tags: Putin, White House, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Cnn, Moscow, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump


8 of the most shocking claims and Trump quotes in Bob Woodward's new bombshell book about the president

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican Congressional leaders and members of his cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump and his guests talked about a proposed new round of financial stimulus to help the economy during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images In journalist Bob Woodward's second book on President Donald Trump's administration, Trump is quoted in March admitting that he ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, Russia, Singapore, Defense, US, Trends, Syria, Indiana, Afghanistan, Racism, Atlantic


Trump's former spy chief has 'deep suspicions' that Putin has blackmail on Trump, according to Bob Woodward's new book

Former director of national intelligence Dan Coats. Thomson Reuters The US's former top intelligence official, Dan Coats, secretly believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have blackmail on US President Donald Trump, according to the veteran journalist Bob Woodward's upcoming book. According to CNN, which obtained an early copy of the book, Woodward wrote that Coats "continued to harbor the secret belief, one that had grown rather than lessened, although unsupported by intelligen...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Obama Administration, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine


Trump bragged to a reporter that he built a secret new nuclear weapon, according to bombshell book

U.S. President Donald Trump waits to speak by phone with the Saudi Arabia's King Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump boasted to Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward that he built a secret new nuclear weapon, Woodward revealed in his new book "Rage," a copy of which was obtained by media outlets. "I have built a nuclear — a weapons system that nobody's ever had in this country before," Trump ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Cnn, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, Donald Trump


A Bible signed by Donald Trump days after his St. John's Church photo-op is for sale for $37,500. The seller calls Trump's actions 'revolting.'

MomentsInTime.com A Bible signed by Donald Trump hit the market for $37,500 on Monday.  The Bible was brought to the White House and signed by President Trump, according to rare documents dealer Gary Zimet. In June, President Trump made waves for clearing protesters in order to have a photo taken of him holding a Bible in front of St. John's Church, a move that Zimet criticized. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A listing for a Bible signed by Donald Trump went up on Mon...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Washington, White House, Trends, Bible, John, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Signature, Trump, St John s Church, Autographs, Samantha Lee, BI Graphics, Isabella Jibilian


Michael Cohen says Trump once said after meeting evangelical Christians: 'Can you believe people believe that bulls---?'

President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church across from the White House after agents cleared the area with protesters on June 1, 2020. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Michael Cohen, the former fixer and lawyer to President Donald Trump, is releasing a memoir on Tuesday called "Disloyal."  In the book, Cohen details how Trump reacted after meeting with evangelical Christians before winning the 2016 election. An excerpt was published by The Washington Po...
Tags: Post, Politics, Hollywood, Supreme Court, Putin, Washington Post, France, White House, Russia, New York City, US, America, Trends, Hillary Clinton, News UK, Npr


Trump admires Putin because he is rich and runs Russia like it's his personal company, according to Michael Cohen's new book

Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Reuters President Donald Trump's admiration of Vladimir Putin is down to the Russian president's wealth and his running his country "like it was his personal company," according to excerpts of a new memoir. The president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, made the claims in his memoir coming out Tuesday, which were published by CNN and The Washington Post. Cohen, who described himself as Trump's "fixer" and "designated thug," said in the excerpts th...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Politico, Russia, US, Trends, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, News UK, Donald Trump


Michael Cohen’s Tell-All Book: Trump Thought Black People Were ‘Too Stupid’ to Vote for Him

Michael Cohen claims in his new book that Donald Trump repeatedly insulted minorities during his 2016 campaign and dismissed them as “not my people,” according to an excerpt of Cohen’s book published by The Washington Post late Saturday. Cohen’s Disloyal: A Memoir describes how Trump also said he’d “never get the Hispanic vote” because “like the Blacks, they’re too stupid to vote for Trump.” Trump’s “low opinion of all Black folks” focused most viciously on former President Barack Obama, accordi...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Barack Obama, Cnn, John F Kennedy, Columbia University, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump


Trump Still Won’t Condemn Navalny’s Poisoning

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to condemn Russia over the poisoning of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, even as world leaders, as well as officials from his own administration, have stepped in to censure the move. Trump said at a press briefing on Friday that he intended to “look at it very seriously” when asked about Navalny’s poisoning.  When pressed about how the United States should react, the President said “I think we will,” while simultaneously appearing to cast doubt a...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, China, Angela Merkel, Russia, United States, Taliban, Boris Johnson, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Soviet Union, Aleksei Navalny, Navalny


Germany is under pressure to abandon a giant gas pipeline from Russia after Putin's government was accused of poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Getty Angela Merkel is under pressure to abandon a giant gas pipeline from being built from Russia to Germany. It comes after members of her party openly accused Vladimir Putin's government of poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The Green party and Norbert Röttgen, chair of the German parliament's foreign affairs committee, called on Merkel to pull out of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. The 764-mile pipeline is nearly completed and would carry natural gas from Russia to north Ger...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, International, Trends, Eu, West, Moscow, Merkel, Boris Johnson


Trump on Navalny poisoning: 'We haven't had any proof yet,' also focus on China not Russia and Putin

Shouldn't surprise anyone at this point that Trump is just straight up repeating Vladimir Putin's talking points, and placing the interests of Russia before America. Impeached and manifestly unfit President Donald Trump said the United States must look "very seriously" into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but that the White House has not yet seen "any proof." Also, don't focus on Russia, maybe China did it. From Reuters: "It's tragic. It's terrible, it shoul...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, United States, Moscow, State Department, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump


ICE reportedly relied on a 'politically motivated' request from the Kremlin to try to deport a Russian asylum seeker legally staying in the US

US President Donald Trump has had an uncharacteristically warm relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jorge Silva/Getty Images ICE is attempting to deport a Russian national, legally in the US awaiting a decision on his asylum application, at the "politically motivated" request of the Russian government, Politico reported Thursday. According to Politico, ICE arrested Gregory Duralev after Russia asked Interpol to issue a "Red Notice," a request to law enforcement agencies arou...
Tags: Politics, London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, Politico, Russia, Immigration, US, International, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Hillary Clinton


Russia is now aiming disinformation attacks on mail-in voting, warns DHS

The Department of Homeland Security issued an intelligence bulletin on Wednesday warning that Russia is now focusing disinformation attacks on the subject of mail-in voting, as our election process in the United States adapts to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Says DHS, "We assess that Russia is likely to continue amplifying criticisms of vote-by-mail and shifting voting processes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to undermine public trust in the electoral process." Seems about right. And,...
Tags: Post, Elections, News, Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Vote, US news, Dhs, United States, North Carolina, Abc News, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Jon Karl


Trump's press secretary refuses to blame Russia for the nerve agent attack on Putin's top opponent

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday avoided assigning direct blame to Russia for the poisoning of Putin's top opponent, Alexei Navalny.  Russia has a long history of attacking dissidents.  Other world leaders have explicitly demanded an explanation from the Russian government, and Biden directly blamed the Kremlin for Navaln...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Trends, Joe Biden, Moscow, Siberia, Boris Johnson, National Security Council


Why Putin deliberately uses Novichok to poison his enemies, even though it often fails to kill them

Russian President Putin takes part in a video conference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia June 20, 2020. Reuters German doctors have accused Russia of poisoning top critic Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent in late August. Though Novichok was developed in the Soviet Union in 1970s, the Russian state has used it in assassination attempts in recent years. Two Russian agents used Novichok to try to assassinate a defected military intelligence officer ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, London, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Trends, Eu, Ukraine, Analysis, Nato


Trump looks alone on the world stage as international leaders line up to condemn the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexey Navalny

Business Insider Getty Donald Trump remained silent on Wednesday as world leaders called on Russian president Vladimir Putin to explain the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexey Navalny. Navalny was taken ill on a plane in August after drinking a cup of tea at an airport in Siberia and is now being treated at a hospital in Germany. German chancellor on Wednesday said that Navalny had been poisoned by a Novichok nerve agent, similar to one which was previously used to poison a fo...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden


Biden condemns 'Russian state' for poisoning of Alexey Navalny, says Trump's 'silence is complicity'

A woman holding a placard with an image of Alexei Navalny expresses support for the opposition leader after he was rushed to intensive care in Siberia suffering from what his spokeswoman said was a suspected poisoning, in downtown Saint Petersburg on August 20, 2020. OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden issued a statement Wednesday blaming the Russian government for the poisoning of opposition politician Alexey Navalny. "Once again, the Kremlin has used a favo...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Trends, Joe Biden, Moscow, Siberia, Statement, National Security Council, Kremlin, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Alexei Navalny



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