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      Cambridge Analytica’s dirty tricks go beyond data harvesting
      Mar20

      Cambridge Analytica’s dirty tricks go beyond data harvesting

      Washington — Sitting in a hotel bar, Alexander Nix, who runs the political data firm Cambridge Analytica, had a few ideas for a prospective client looking for help in a foreign election. The firm could send an attractive woman to seduce a rival candidate and secretly videotape the encounter, Nix said, or send someone posing as a wealthy land...

      Putin secures victory in Russia amidst ballot stuffing allegations
      Mar19

      Putin secures victory in Russia amidst ballot stuffing allegations

      Moscow – Vladimir Putin cruised to victory Sunday for another six-year presidential term after an election that was long on spectacle and short on suspense. From the Arctic to the International Space Station, Russia rolled out an elaborate presidential-election-day display designed to show the breadth of Putin’s public support as he...

      Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls
      Mar18

      Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

      Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. With the vast country stretching across 11 time zones, polls opened in the Russian far east at 2000 GMT on Saturday and will close in Kaliningrad, the...

      Trial shows risks of nerve agent ‘smuggling’, say experts
      Mar15

      Trial shows risks of nerve agent ‘smuggling’, say experts

      Moscow/Amsterdam – The British government says Russia is to blame for poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent, and most chemical weapons specialists agree. But they say an alternative explanation cannot be ruled out: that the nerve agent got into the hands of people not acting for the Russian state. The Soviet Union’s...

      UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning
      Mar14

      UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

      London — Britain announced Wednesday it will expel 23 Russian diplomats — the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War — and break off high-level contacts with the Kremlin over the nerve-agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in an English town. Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers that the 23 diplomats, who have been identified as...

      Midnight deadline looms over Putin to explain nerve attack on former spy
      Mar13

      Midnight deadline looms over Putin to explain nerve attack on former spy

      London – President Vladimir Putin faces a midnight deadline to explain to Britain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used to strike down a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence. Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, have been in hospital in a critical condition since March 4 when...

      I don’t care, says Putin on alleged US election interference
      Mar10

      I don’t care, says Putin on alleged US election interference

      Moscow — Vladimir Putin says he doesn’t care about alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election because the actions weren’t connected to his government. In an interview with the US TV network NBC, the Russian president was asked if he condoned the interference by 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies...

      Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort to be tried for tax evasion
      Mar09

      Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort to be tried for tax evasion

      Alexandria, Virginia – President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will face trial in Virginia before he faces trial in the District of Columbia. A federal judge in Alexandria on Thursday set a July 10 trial date for Paul Manafort. A grand jury there indicted Manafort on charges that he hid from the Internal Revenue Service tens...

      Murder victim’s father dies after throwing grenades in court
      Dec01

      Murder victim’s father dies after throwing grenades in court

      Kiev – The father of a murder victim detonated two hand grenades in a courtroom in the Ukrainian city of Nikopol on Thursday and died in the explosion, police said. At least seven others present at the trial, including the accused, were injured, police added in a statement. The suspect stands accused of killing the man’s son and one...

      Murder victim’s father dies after throwing grenades in court
      Dec01

      Murder victim’s father dies after throwing grenades in court

      Kiev – The father of a murder victim detonated two hand grenades in a courtroom in the Ukrainian city of Nikopol on Thursday and died in the explosion, police said. At least seven others present at the trial, including the accused, were injured, police added in a statement. The suspect stands accused of killing the man’s son and one...