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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Vladimir Putin on Thursday

Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov said the talks would focus on the standoff over the North’s nuclear program.            [Author: Associated Press]
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Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday’s elections

Facebook has quietly removed three far right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread politically divisive content in Spain ahead of a general election in the country which takes place on Sunday. The networks had a total reach of almost 1.7M followers and had generated close to 7.4M interactions in the past three months alone, according to analysis by the independent group that identified the bogus activity on Facebook’s platform. The fake far right ...
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Vladimir Putin to meet Kim Jong-un on Thursday for first time

North Korean leader expected to seek Russian president’s support over western sanctionsKim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin will hold talks on an island in the far east of Russia this week in the first meeting between the two leaders, the Kremlin has confirmed.The North Korean leader is expected to travel by armoured train to the city of Vladivostok on Wednesday, where he will meet the Russian president on the island campus of Far Eastern Federal University under heavy security. Continue reading...
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Mueller report: Inside the search for answers about Trump's alleged collusion with Russia

On a cloudy day in early November, the last of conservative writer Jerome Corsi's six marathon interviews with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller was about to begin. Sitting in a building in Washington, three prosecutors assigned to his case opened with a lecture.For more than two months, they had been chasing tantalising leads offered by Mr Corsi, an associate of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone, who had told them that the longtime Republican Party operative sought a back channe...


Comedian upsets Ukraine's president in landslide election victory

A comedian who plays the president on television has turned art into a real life in a landslide election against the incumbent in conflict-torn Ukraine, according to exit polls. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, had 73 per cent of the vote against 26 per cent for Petro Poroshenko, 53, who was elected after protests toppled a pro-Russian leader in 2014. The story is remarkably similar to the hit show Servant of the People, where a teacher played by Mr Zelenskiy is elected president on the strength of a vi...
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‘Nothing wrong with taking information from Russians’, Giuliani says as Democrats keep Trump impeachment options open

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has claimed there was “nothing wrong” with his campaign taking information from Russia, as the fallout and toxicity triggered by the publication of Robert Mueller’s report grew.As Democrats said they were keeping open their options of seeking to impeach Mr Trump for his alleged efforts to obstruct Mr Mueller’s probe, Rudy Giuliani went on the offensive, saying “any politician” in the US would have sought damaging information about an electoral rival.“There’s nothin...
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Team Trump plots revenge on Mueller amid calls to 'investigate the investigators'

Donald Trump and his allies are attempting to turn his two-year Russia investigation saga into a political boost for the 2020 presidential election in the wake of the Mueller report.  The president’s Justice Department is looking into the inquiry’s origins to see if US intelligence over-stepped the line, cheered on by supporters who want to “investigate the investigators”.  The Trump re-election campaign is fundraising off the report, attempting to raise $1 million with emails titled “EXONERATED...
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How Putin marshaled his oligarchs to find back channels to Trump

According to the special counsel's report, a broad, makeshift effort by the Kremlin to establish ties to Trump began early in the 2016 campaign and shifted into high gear after Trump's victory.
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Prodded by Putin, Russians Sought Back Channels to Trump Through the Business World

The Mueller report shows how Russia’s efforts to connect with the Trump team spun into high gear after the election as the Kremlin dispatched oligarchs and bankers to find inroads.
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What's missing? The clues to Barr's 1,000 Mueller report redactions

Nearly 40% of the 448 pages have parts blacked out but that content – including remarks by Trump – is not a total mysteryThe attorney general, William Barr, made redactions under four categories: harm to ongoing matters; grand jury evidence; investigative techniques; and personal privacy. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Mueller report contains tantalising details of Trump campaign dealings with Russia and of the president’s possible attempts to obstruct justice. But much of it is bl...
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Feds ask for 18-month sentence in Russian agent case

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say a Russian gun-rights activist who admitted being a secret agent for the Kremlin should serve an 18-month prison sentence. The request came in a sentencing memo filed late Friday in Maria Butina’s case. Prosecutors say Butina was “not a spy in the traditional sense” and wasn’t formally trained as […]
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UPDATE 1-Ukrainian presidential candidates trade insults in rowdy stadium debate

The two men vying to be Ukraine's next president traded insults in a raucous debate on Friday in front of thousands of supporters before an election that could put a comedian with no political experience in charge of a country at war. The debate, held in a hulking football stadium, was one of the last opportunities for incumbent President Petro Poroshenko to try to overhaul a significant lead in the opinion polls enjoyed by his challenger Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comic. At stake in Sunday's elec...
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Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un will meet in Russia later this month

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet in Russia later this month, the Kremlin announced Thursday.
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Ukrainian presidential candidates trade insults in rowdy stadium debate

The debate, held in a hulking football stadium, was one of the last opportunities for incumbent President Petro Poroshenko to try to overhaul a significant lead in the opinion polls enjoyed by his challenger Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comic. At stake in Sunday's election is the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West's standoff with Moscow following 2014 protests that caused Poroshenko's Kremlin-backed predecessor to flee into exile, and foreshadowed Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Zel...
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Mueller Report Blows Up Barr’s ‘No Collusion=No Obstruction’ Canard

President Trump, in his attempts to meddle with the Russia probe, was at least partially motivated by the fear that investigators might uncover conduct that Trump himself believed could be perceived as criminal, special counsel Robert Mueller said in his redacted report. Mueller’s assessment undercuts efforts by Attorney General Bill Barr, in defending his decision to clear Trump of obstruction, to emphasize the lack of an underlying crime of collusion with Russia for Trump to cover up. It al...
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Russia’s Mueller Report: If Putin Did It, He Did It for You

Alexander Nemenov/REUTERSRussian state-TV viewers on Thursday were delivered a different conclusion from Robert Mueller’s report: Putin always wins. And now everyday Russians are going to win, too.In the rest of the world, the Justice Department’s redacted version of the special counsel’s report concluded Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election “in sweeping and systematic fashion.” He identified numerous links between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, establishing that “the Russian...
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Kremlin Spins Redacted Mueller Report Into Another ‘I-Told-You-So’ Moment

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin argued on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report has not offered any credible evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The redacted report presented on Thursday said that there was no collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials but it did document Russian efforts to meddle in the presidential vote. The publication of the redacted report offered Russian officials another “I-told-you-so” moment ...
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Mueller Exposes Putin’s Use of Tycoons as Trump Emissaries

The exchange recorded in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, in which the name of Kirill Dmitriev’s contact has been redacted, captures the jubilation among Kremlin insiders over Trump’s victory following what U.S. intelligence said was a campaign of Russian interference designed to help the underdog. Mueller’s report, which includes details of Dmitriev’s private correspondence and an interview with billionaire investor Petr Aven, offers a rare glimpse into how President Vladimir Putin use...
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Kremlin says Mueller report shows no evidence of Russian meddling

The Kremlin said on Friday U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report did not contain any evidence the Russian state had meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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Kremlin: No proof in Mueller’s report of Russian meddling

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report has not offered any credible evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The redacted report presented on Thursday said that there was no collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials but it did document Russian efforts to […]
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Kremlin: No proof in Mueller's report of Russian meddling

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin argued on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report has not offered any credible evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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Vladimir Putin's team doesn't like Robert Mueller's report on election interference, Trump

Kremlin seeks to downplay the findings of the special counsel on Russia's election activity in the United States.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Mueller Report Shows Why the Trump Campaign Was Such an Easy Target for Russia

In his highly-anticipated, 448-page report released on Thursday, special counsel Robert Mueller laid out in painstaking detail the Trump campaign’s willingness to engage with Russian officials on a wide range of politically sensitive matters. Dozens of Russians, directed by the highest levels of the Kremlin, repeatedly contacted at least 17 Trump campaign officials, advisors, and…
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‘A good day’: Trump claims victory with Mueller report out

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JILL COLVIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON  — For nearly two years, President Donald Trump and his allies sought to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, attacking investigators’ credibility and playing down their findings. As a redacted version of Mueller’s report was finally released Thursday, Trump resorted to bluster, broadsides and falsehoods to try, once more, to frame the moment as a political victory. It began even before the public glimpsed the ...
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Mueller Report’s Unwritten Chapter: Why Russians Were Courting Trump World

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe Mueller report answers lots of questions but leaves one big one lingering: Why were so many Russians so eager to ingratiate themselves with Trump World?The report is in one sense a story of meetings, pitches, and introductions that were entertained but ultimately unfulfilled. “In some instances, the Campaign was receptive to the offers” of Russian help, “while in other instances the Campaign officials shied away," the report says....
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Mueller calls out high profile Americans who unwittingly helped Russian trolls

Special Counsel Robert Mueller chose to lay out in detail in his Russia investigation report the role that prominent Trump campaign officials, Trump critics and the media unwittingly played in promoting messages sent by a Russian troll group with links to the Kremlin. The details could serve as a warning to Americans to think before they tweet.
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Russian interference: Mueller calls out high profile Americans who unwittingly helped Russian trolls

Special Counsel Robert Mueller chose to lay out in detail in his Russia investigation report the role that prominent Trump campaign officials, Trump critics and the media unwittingly played in promoting messages sent by a Russian troll group with links to the Kremlin. The details could serve as a warning to Americans to think before they tweet.
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Robert Mueller report: Key findings from special counsel's Trump investigation

Donald Trump attempted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller after expressing fears the probe would “end” his presidency, according to the newly released Mueller report.  The order, which came just weeks after Mr Mueller had been appointed in May 2017, was among a string of incidents of alleged obstruction of justice recounted in detail by the Mueller report.  Mr Mueller, who was tasked with looking into Russian election meddling in the 2016 campaign, makes clear in the report that he was not e...
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Mueller's damning verdict on Russia keeps focus on Trump/Putin relationship

Officially, the Kremlin line is that Russia simply does not care about the findings of the Mueller report. That couldn't be further from the truth.
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Mueller report: Donald Trump attempted to have Russia investigation's special counsel fired

Key findings from special counsel's Trump investigation Redacted report finds Russians 'did not have cooperation of President' Trump tweets 'GAME OVER' and says 'I'm having a good day' Mueller found Trump's answers 'inadequate' but decided against subpoena Democrats decry 'partisan effort to spin Mueller report' Analysis: Mueller's report shows how Donald Trump was saved from himself Donald Trump ordered the removal of special counsel Rober...
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