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<!– –> Ukrainian entertainer and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky (SERGIY GUDAK/AFP/Getty Images) New records reveal foreign influence operations targeting the U.S. allegedly intended to elevate the profile of comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky in the days leading up to Ukraine’s presidential election runoff scheduled for April 21, 2019, and pitting him against incumbent Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko […]

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U.S. Attorney General: No Trump-Russia Collusion, 'Not Sufficient' Evidence Of Obstruction

April 18, 2019           |                                       

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller found that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election but did not find evidence of collusion by the Trump campaign or any other Americans. Barr also concluded that “the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the […]

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Stalin's Appeal Surging Among Russians, Opinion Poll Suggests

April 16, 2019           |                                       

Respect among Russians for Josef Stalin rose sharply in the past year and hit its highest levels since at least 2001, according to an opinion poll that could fuel concern that President Vladimir Putin’s government is rehabilitating the Soviet dictator blamed for the deaths of millions of his own country’s citizens. A total of 70 […]

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“The claim that Russia attacked America during the 2016 presidential election is both exceedingly dangerous and a complete falsehood,” says Stephen Cohen on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay The post Is Russian ‘Meddling’ an Attack on America? – RAI with Stephen Cohen appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Russia's Gazprom Resumes Buying Turkmen Gas After Three-Year Halt

April 15, 2019           |                                       

Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom says it has resumed imports of natural gas from Turkmenistan that it stopped three years ago. Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said on April 15 that “supplies are taking place.” Turkmenistan’s state natural gas company Turkmengaz also confirmed the move. No details were given about the amount of gas that Russia […]

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Trouble seems to haunt Russia’s long European border from the Barents Sea to the Caspian. In Northern Norway, local authorities complain that Russia is jamming GPS-signals, thereby jeopardising possible search and rescue operations on land and sea in the high north. Further south, Estonian officials claimed that GPS-jamming on the border in 2014 was followed […]

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Pompeo: US Won’t Quit Fight for Venezuela Regime Change

April 13, 2019           |                                       

Speaking on Friday in Santiago, Chile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the US attempts to impose regime change in Venezuela, saying that the US will not “quit the fight” until they get what they want. Pompeo presented the US as supporting Venezuelans who are “courageously standing up for democracy,” by demanding President Maduro be […]

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Anonymous Bomb Threat Disrupts Trial Of Russian Soccer Stars

April 11, 2019           |                                       

The high-profile trial of Russian soccer players Pavel Mamayev and Aleksandr Kokorin who have been charged with battery and hooliganism was disrupted in Moscow on April 11 after an anonymous bomb threat. The court’s personnel, bailiffs, and defendants were evacuated from the building of the Presnensky District Court after the threat was phoned in. The […]

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Pence: US Determined to Oust Venezuela’s Maduro and ‘All Options Are On the Table’

April 11, 2019           |                                       

Speaking at the UN Security Council emergency meeting on Venezuela, Vice President Mike Pence said that the United States remains determined to see President Maduro ousted, and that “all options are on the table.” Venezuela’s Ambassador Samuel Moncada stated the obvious, that this is a threatened US invasion, and urged the council to do something […]

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'Very Important Precedent:' Russian Court Rules Transgender Woman Was Fired Illegally

April 10, 2019           |                                       

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — In a decision hailed as the first of its kind in Russia, a St. Petersburg court has ruled that a printing house illegally fired a transgender woman who had worked there for years as a man. The Frunze District Court ordered the printing house to give Anna Grigoryeva her job back […]

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Russia Rejects UN Statement Singling Out Hafter’s Forces

April 8, 2019           |                                       

Russia blocked attempted UN Security Council measures on the ongoing fighting around Libya’s capital of Tripoli, objecting to language which singled out the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Hafter and demanding that they immediately halt all activity. Russia is not the only nation seen as favoring the LNA, as both Egypt and the United […]

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With two of the largest oil producers, Iran and Russia, under U.S. sanctions, all profiteering eyes of the west turn to oil rich Libya, says Vijay Prashad, the author of the book, Arab Spring Libyan Winter The post Oil Politics Drive Turmoil in Libya appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Pence: US Had ‘No Choice’ But to Scrap Key Nuclear Treaty

April 4, 2019           |                                       

Speaking at a NATO event in Washington on Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence claimed that President Trump had “no choice” but to withdraw the US from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and it is all Russia’s fault. Pence cited claims that the US has repeatedly made of a Russian violation, and the US […]

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