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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 ...
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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

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

The Trump campaign ran a 'Support Our Troops' ad with a stock photo of Russian fighter jets

An advert from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee showing US soldiers and Russian MiG-29 fighter jets. Google Transparency Report/ Trump Make America Great Again Committee An advert from President Donald Trump's campaign, which urges Americans to "Support Our Troops," used a stock photo of Russian fighter jets. In the advert, five soldiers are seen marching, while three Russian Air Force MiG-29 jets fly overhead, Politico reported. That photo is available for download on the stoc...
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Trump highlights foreign policy wins as he woos voters

In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has notched a string of diplomatic wins he’s highlighting with voters in the run-up to the election, but his report card on the most serious threats to U.S. national security shows an “incomplete.” The Trump administration will host the leaders of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Tuesday at the White House, where the two nations will formally recognize Israel. Among those he cites: deference to Russian President Vladimir Putin; the president...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Trump, Jamal Khashoggi

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

U.S. Afghanistan Commander Says Intel Has Not Confirmed Russian Bounties on American Troops

The U.S. commander of troops in Afghanistan said that American intelligence officials have not been able to confirm the existence of a Russian bounty program offering Taliban militants rewards for targeting U.S. troops in Afghanistan."It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," General Frank McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, told NBC News."We continue to look for that evidence. I just haven't seen it yet," the general said, adding, "it's not a c...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Nbc News, Intel, Intelligence, Afghanistan, Taliban, National Security Agency, Trump, State, U S Central Command, McKenzie, House Armed Services Committee, Frank McKenzie

Trump says that the 'tougher and meaner' foreign autocrats are, the 'better I get along with them,' new Woodward tape reveals

President Donald Trump greets Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan during a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, DC, November 13, 2019. Joshua Roberts/Reuters President Donald Trump told veteran reporter Bob Woodward that he gets along better with "tougher and meaner" foreign leaders than "the easy ones."  Trump was discussing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has a long record of human rights violations, with Woodward for his new book, "Rage." "I get along ve...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, Nbc, Vladimir Putin, White House, Islamic State, US, Trends, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Xi Jinping, Nato, Washington Dc, Erdogan

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

Russian military disinformation online is making Americans go nuts, QAnon edition

Wow. As Natasha Bertrand said on Friday, someone should maybe follow up on the last part of this paragraph from Charlotte Alter's piece for Time, "How Conspiracy Theories Are Shaping the 2020 Election—and Shaking the Foundation of American Democracy." This is straight-up crazypants stuff, but people are talking about killing themselves if Joe Biden wins, based on information they read on Yandex. That's not funny. That's suicide. That's Russian military psyops, QAnon and other GRU-pushed consp...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, News, Vladimir Putin, California, Russia, America, Joe Biden, Mental Health, Gru, Biden, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Charlotte, Trump

Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures as president as he fights for reelection

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Back then, Trump made it sound that his plan — “much less expensive and ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Isis, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Obamacare, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Navy, Washington, Mexico, France, Senate, White House, China

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

How Kim Jong Un ‘Played’ Donald Trump

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, staving off the impact of COVID-19 and sanctions on his hungry people, may count on his man in the White House for unremitting support in time of need.“Kim Jong Un is in good health,” Donald Trump tweeted Thursday like a star-struck groupie, all while battling the fallout from his COVID cover-up exposed by Bob Woodward’s latest book. “Never underestimate him!” Nor, to judge from passages in Woodward’s Rage, should one underestimate Trump’s infatuation with a bloodthirs...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, Singapore, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump, Seoul, Hanoi, Trump, Martin, Lee, Straub

Kremlin Hackers Hit 200 Political Targets, Including a Key Biden Campaign Ally

Intelligence officials have long been warning that Russian agents will inevitably try to interfere in the 2020 campaign—now some appear to have been caught targeting nearly 200 political operations, including a a key communications firm with deep ties to the Biden campaign.Reuters reported Thursday morning that suspected Russian state-backed hackers have attempted to breach the systems at Washington-based SKDKnickerbocker, a strategy and communications firm working hand-in-glove with Joe Biden’s...
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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

Belarus activist resists effort to deport her to Ukraine

By YURAS KARMANAU | Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine — A leading opposition activist in Belarus was held on the border with Ukraine on Tuesday after she resisted an attempt by authorities to deport her as part of government efforts to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Maria Kolesnikova, a member of the Coordination Council created by the opposition to facilitate talks with the longtime leader on a transition of power, was detained Monday in the capital o...
Tags: Politics, News, Protest, Vladimir Putin, France, Russia, Sport, European Union, World news, Ukraine, Ap, Soccer, United States, Paris, United Nations, Portland

Cohen: Trump ‘Couldn’t Care Less’ About His White Working Class Supporters

In his new book, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer who is currently serving a prison sentence, portrayed his ex-client as an elitist with little concern for those who support him if they aren’t from “the ruling class.” According to Cohen’s tell-all book, “Disloyal: A Memoir,” as reported by NBC News on Tuesday, Trump held a deep admiration for Russian leader Vladimir Putin during the 2016 presidential race, admiration that was sparked by the now-Presid...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, Nbc News, Donald Trump, Trump, Midwest, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Kayleigh McEnany, Judd Deere, Cristina Cabrera

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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Diplomats worry that Trump will withdraw from NATO if he gets a second term as president

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after a reception at Downing Street, ahead of the NATO summit in Watford, in London, Britain, December 3, 2019 Reuters President Donald Trump may withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization if he is re-elected for a second term, The New York Times reported.  Trump has repeatedly privately spoken of withdrawing from the military alliance, according to the Times. Former senior national security officials in Trump's administration have said the move...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, US, International, Trends, Withdrawal, United States, Nato, New York Times, The Times, Bolton, Times

White House faces skepticism over COVID vaccine

By LINDA A. JOHNSON and MICHELLE R. SMITH | Associated Press Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1 — two days before the election — has been met, not with exhilaration, but with suspicion among some public health experts, who wonder whether the Trump administration is hyping the possibility or intends to rush approval for political gain. The skepticism co...
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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 ...
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