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Republican-led probe indicates Russia helped Trump in 2016

A Senate Republican-led investigation said in a report on Tuesday that Russia indeed sought to help President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, contradicting persistent White House claims to the contrary. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s 2016 election investigation report said a sweeping social media manipulation campaign by the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) Read more

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United States announces new sanctions against Russia over Skripal affair: State dept

A new round of sanctions were imposed on Moscow Saturday by the United States over the 2018 poisoning of former double-agent Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom. Russian spies have been blamed for the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury in March last year using the Soviet-developed nerve agent Read more

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Putin opponent Alexei Navalny may have been exposed to ‘toxic agent’: Doctor

Russia’s jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny might have been exposed to an unidentified “toxic agent,” his personal doctor said on Monday, while health officials insisted his condition was satisfactory. “Some toxic agent may be the reason for Alexei Navalny’s ‘illness’,” his physician Anastasia Vasilyeva said in a post on Facebook, adding that officials at Moscow’s Read more

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Trump gets ‘complete exoneration’ after Mueller finds no collusion

US President Donald Trump declared Sunday that he had been completely exonerated after his campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election, in a major boost for his re-election hopes. The long-awaited final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Moscow’s election meddling concluded that no member or associate of the Read more

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US lashes out at ‘predatory’ China, Russia in Africa

The United States lashed out Thursday at “predatory” Chinese and Russian involvement in Africa as it announced a leaner footprint on the continent that insists on accountability in trade and peacekeeping. In a speech billed as unveiling a new US strategy on Africa, national security advisor John Bolton echoed Trump’s “America First” philosophy, showing a Read more

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Report: House votes to release Trump-Russia transcripts

The House Intelligence Committee voted on Friday to release transcripts of more than 50 interviews it conducted as part of its now-closed investigation into Russian election interference during the 2016 presidential campaign. Among those to be released are interviews with President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, his longtime spokeswoman, Read more

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Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of ‘conspiring’ with Russia

The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was “collaborating” with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed. The US president hit back Sunday, portraying the wiretapping of his ex-aide as part of a partisan and “illegal” conspiracy because Read more