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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...
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Bloomberg Derides Sanders for Remarks Praising Castro

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Monday criticized fellow 2020 contender Bernie Sanders over comments Sanders made praising the regime of the late Cuban Communist leader Fidel Castro.“Fidel Castro left a dark legacy of forced labor camps, religious repression, widespread poverty, firing squads, and the murder of thousands of his own people. But sure, Bernie, let’s talk about his literacy program,” Bloomberg wrote in a tweet that included a clip of Sanders praising Castro du...
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Declassified: From Snowden to WikiLeaks to Crypto AG, these are the biggest leaks of the past decade and what we've learned from them

For decades, the CIA used Swiss company Crypto AG, which it covertly owned, to spy on both adversaries and allies, according to leaked documents published last week. The CIA called it "the intelligence coup of the century," but it's far from the only state secret to revealed in recent years. Documents leaked by whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have shed light on everything from offshore tax havens to CIA torture to the NSA's mass surveillance of American citizens. Here ar...
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President Trump’s Gifts From Other Nations Include Golf Clubs, Portraits of Himself: Report

(Bloomberg) — What kind of gift would impress President Donald Trump? For Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the answer was: a gold-framed portrait of Donald Trump. The State Department on Monday published a list of gifts that foreign governments gave to Trump and other U.S. officials in 2018. The report offers a snapshot of how Trump’s peers curry his favor and a sometimes amusing account of how the U.S. government responds. France’s Emmanuel Macron gave Trump a Louis Vuitton golf ...
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‘It’s Unfair to Say Everything Was Bad’: Sanders Defends Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro

Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes aired on Sunday."We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know?" Sanders said. "When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?"When host Anderson Cooper pointed out that Cuba imprisons political dissident...
Tags: Florida, News, Vladimir Putin, Marco Rubio, Cbs, Anderson Cooper, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Castro, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Kim Jong, Fla, Daniel Ortega


Dueling Narratives Emerge From Muddied Account of Russia's 2020 Interference

As accusations swirled Sunday about Russia's efforts to interfere with the 2020 election, President Donald Trump's national security adviser and former Vice President Joe Biden could not agree on what Moscow is, or is not, doing.Their disagreement came as intelligence officials disputed reports that emerged last week about a briefing of the House Intelligence Committee. The officials now maintain that the House members either misheard or misinterpreted a key part of the briefing and that...
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Putin Sent Her Activist Boyfriend to the Arctic Circle. Now She Wants to Go, Too.

MOSCOW—Few people are familiar with Novaya Zemlya, a very obscure archipelago above the Arctic Circle that is controlled by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor to the infamous Soviet spy agency, the KGB. Even fewer people hope to travel to those thinly populated and thoroughly militarized islands, where the Russian army tests its Arctic missile systems, and where polar bears suffering the effects of climate change dig through garbage pits at impoverished settlements. Alexei Na...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Africa, Ukraine, Moscow, Arctic Circle, Alexei Navalny, Rostov, Fsb, KGB, TASS, Donbas, Federal Security Service FSB, Kira


Putin Sent Her Activist Boyfriend to Siberia. Now She Wants to Go, Too.

MOSCOW—Few people are familiar with Novaya Zemlya, a very obscure archipelago above the Arctic Circle that is controlled by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor to the infamous Soviet spy agency, the KGB. Even fewer people hope to travel to those thinly populated and thoroughly militarized islands, where the Russian army tests its Arctic missile systems, and where polar bears suffering the effects of climate change dig through garbage pits at impoverished settlements. Alexei Na...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Africa, Ukraine, Moscow, Siberia, Arctic Circle, Alexei Navalny, Rostov, Fsb, KGB, TASS, Donbas, Federal Security Service FSB


Moscow's preferred U.S. candidate reportedly isn't Trump or Sanders, but 'chaos'

If you saw the reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was briefed by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia was trying to aid his Democratic presidential campaign, you might have wondered, why exactly, Moscow was targeting him. After all, President Trump is still apparently the candidate the Kremlin hopes wins, and Sanders and Trump certainly have different ideological stances.GQ's Julia Ioffe set out to answer that question, and while she reports that some people think Sanders' non-in...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, India, Moscow, States, Kremlin, Trump, Sanders, Sergei Lavrov, Sen Bernie Sanders, Julia Ioffe, Ioffe, Gleb Pavlovsky, Andranik Migranyan


More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats

Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government TV Prva on Sunday that the Pantsir S1 air-defense system was purchased after suggestions from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Buy Pantsir, it showed its best efficiency in Syria,” Vucic quoted Putin as saying during one of their recent, frequent meetings.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, European Union, Syria, Serbia, Balkan, Aleksandar Vucic, Vucic, government TV Prva


Same Goal, Different Playbook: Why Russia Would Support Trump and Sanders

Vladimir Putin seeks anything that would further take the sheen off U.S. democracy. After that, he is eager for a counterpart who is unlikely to challenge his territorial and nuclear ambitions.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Central Intelligence Agency, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Bernard, Democratic National Committee, House Committee on Intelligence, Vladimir V, Hillary Rodham, Donald J, Cyberwarfare and Defense, Presidential Election of 2020


Tensions escalate in Syria as another Turkish soldier dies

President Erdoğan announces meeting with Putin and Merkel to discuss Idlib crisisTensions in north-west Syria continued to escalate on Saturday after another Turkish soldier was killed in a bomb attack by Russian-backed government forces.Turkey’s 16th military death in Idlib province came as fighting has intensified, huge numbers of people have been displaced, and talks between Ankara and Moscow have stalled. Continue reading...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, World news, Turkey, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Moscow, Merkel, Bashar al-Assad, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara, Idlib


Erdogan, Putin, Merkel and Macron to Meet March 5 on Idlib

(Bloomberg) -- The Turkish, Russian, German and French leaders will meet on March 5 to try to find a solution to the crisis in the city of Idlib as Turkey and Russian-backed Syrian forces risk confrontation in the region.Following phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he will meet them all on March 5, without disclosing the location. As Turkey slides toward...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Russia, Bloomberg, Turkey, Moscow, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Ankara, Emmanuel Macron, Idlib, Onur Ant, Erdogan Putin Merkel, Russia Near Breaking Point


Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship

WASHINGTON -- Richard Grenell's tenure as the nation's top intelligence official may be short-lived, but he wasted no time this week starting to shape his team of advisers, ousting his office's No. 2 official -- a longtime intelligence officer -- and bringing in an expert on Trump conspiracy theories to help lead the agency, according to officials.Grenell has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing last week before the House Intelligence Committee in which offi...
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Sanders Condemns Russian Influence in Election

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he was briefed by U.S. officials that Russia has been trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.
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Bernie Sanders denounces Russia's reported efforts to aid his campaign – as it happened

Frontrunner condemns interference and says: ‘Unlike Trump, I do not consider Vladimir Putin a good friend. He is an autocratic thug’Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 1.14am GMT That does it for me here on the west coast as we close out the blog after a busy afternoon. Let’s take a quick look back at some of the day’s biggest news items:“He is an autocratic thug,” Sanders said of the Russian leader.Check out my colleagues Joan’s latest story to read mor...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, Atlantic, US politics, South and Central Asia, Amy Klobuchar, Las Vegas, Nevada, Biden


WaPo: Sanders Told By U.S. Officials That Russia Is Boosting His Campaign

U.S. officials have informed Sen. Bernie Senators (I-VT), as well as President Trump and others on Capitol Hill, that Russia’s ongoing election interference efforts are also aimed at boosting Sanders’ presidential run, the Washington Post reported Friday. “It is not clear what form that Russian assistance has taken,” the Post reported. The revelation comes on the heels of reports Thursday that lawmakers were last week briefed on Russia’s preference for President Trump in 2020 — a briefing tha...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Russia, Hillary Clinton, Capitol Hill, Green Party, Ira, Donald Trump, Hillary, Senate Intelligence Committee, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump


Hear Bernie Sanders' message to Vladimir Putin

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) confirms that US officials told him Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign.
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Trump Mad That Democrats Got Spy Agency to Say Russia Favors Him

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump felt blindsided when he learned belatedly that intelligence officials briefed House lawmakers that Russia is continuing to interfere in U.S. elections -- and that Democrats elicited their view that the Russians favor Trump’s re-election, according to people familiar with the situation.Trump blamed Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, for the episode and the failure to inform him. On Wednesday, the president announced that he was repl...
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Bernie Sanders denounces Russia's reported efforts to aid his campaign– live

Frontrunner condemns interference and says: ‘Unlike Trump, I do not consider Vladimir Putin a good friend. He is an autocratic thug’Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 10.24pm GMT US officials told Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont that the Russian government is working to help him secure the Democratic nomination, the Washington Post reported Friday. And new reports are emerging that Sanders knew a month ago about the interference. Asked why the ne...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, US politics, South and Central Asia, Amy Klobuchar, Nevada, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump


Violence In Syria Stokes Fears Of A Coming ‘Bloodbath.’ Will Trump Act?

Nearly a decade into a conflict defined by mass carnage and war crimes, Syria is suffering through what may be the worst humanitarian crisis in its blood-soaked civil war. For months, the Syrian military, backed by Russian air strikes, has been trying to wrest control of the northern territory of Idlib, the last province held by opposition forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of 1,964 civilians there over the last year, as daily bombing runs have blown ap...
Tags: Isis, News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Obama Administration, Washington, White House, Iraq, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Turkey, Iran


Trump’s Fury at Intel Briefing Shows Putin’s Bet Keeps Paying Off

Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia is interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Donald Trump re-elected, The New York Times and The Daily Beast report. During the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, Trump’s Republican allies reportedly challenged the conclusions of the intelligence community, arguing that under Trump the U.S. has been tough on Russia and strengthened European security.Russians Think Triumphant Trump Is More Their Man Than...
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Hillary Clinton Accuses Trump of ‘Taking Russian Help,’ Citing Report that Trump Ousted DNI over Russia Briefing

Hillary Clinton on Friday lashed out at President Trump, accusing him of "taking Russian help" after the administration forced out the director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, causing alarm among the Intelligence Community.> Putin’s Puppet is at it again, taking Russian help for himself. > > He knows he can’t win without it. And we can’t let it happen. https://t.co/10Z2YIipOI> > -- Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 21, 2020The former secretary of state's barb echoes commen...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Germany, Russia, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, Intelligence Community, Trump, Sanders, State, Jake Tapper, Maguire


Trump’s Latest Intelligence Meltdown Isn’t About the Facts. It’s About The Truth.

Earlier this month, FBI Director Christopher Wray said in public testimony that Russia was meddling in the 2020 election. So how to explain President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Acting Director of National Intelligence Adm. Joseph Maguire after Maguire defended a subordinate who had briefed Congress on much the same thing? One important difference provides the answer. Maguire’s aide, Shelby Pierson, who heads the DNI’s election security unit, told the House Intelligence Committee last w...
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Experts Say There’s ‘No Evidence’ for Bernie’s Russian Bot Claim

Bernie Sanders on Wednesday raised the possibility that social media accounts harassing his critics may, in fact, be Russian bots operating in disguise. But top security officials say they've seen no such activity. The platforms themselves hinted the same. And experts in the field are now saying that the senator's inference may cause harm by eroding trust for when such behavior does, in fact, occur.When pressed about his supporters’ attacks on members of the Nevada Culinary Workers Union...
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Trump mad that U.S. intel briefed lawmakers on Russian military attack on 2020 elections

• U.S. intelligence briefed House on Russia to ensure Trump's re-election. • Classified briefing to lawmakers made Trump angry • Trump said Democrats would “weaponize” news of Russian military campaign • Trump was mad DNI Joseph Maguire would let staff appear • That's why Maguire's out, Richard Grenell's in as 'acting' DNI. In Washington last week, U.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers that Russia is carrying out a military-grade attack on the 2020 elections, with the goal of making Americ...
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Report: Intel Officials Say Russia Boosting Trump Candidacy

Intelligence officials say Russia is interfering with the 2020 election to try to help President Donald Trump get reelected, The New York Times reported.
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Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed the FBI for sharing information that helped thwart a terror attack by adherents of the Islamic State group in St. Petersburg during the New Year holidays. The FSB in December announced the detention of two Russian men who confessed to plotting the terror attacks in St. Petersburg.
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How Russia’s President Is Preparing His Own Succession

As he approaches the twilight of his presidency, Vladimir Putin is seeking changes to the constitution to pave the way for someone else to take over. Or is he?
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Russia’s Putin Says Cabinet Dismissal ‘Nothing Unusual or Unexpected’

(MOSCOW) — President Vladimir Putin says the ouster of Russia’s prime minister and a cabinet reshuffle that caught many in Russia off guard in January was not in fact unexpected, but he remains vague about the reasons for the move. In an interview to the state-run TASS news agency, the first episode of which was released on Thursday, Putin said there was “nothing unusual or unexpected” about the dismissal of the government. “You can of course ask me if I did say there would be no change, no...
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