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The world is laughing at Trump’s America — and ‘we can’t even keep our government open’: Former Time editor

Former TIME managing editor Richard Stengel told MSNBC on Friday that President Donald Trump’s government shutdown is making a mockery of America’s efforts to spread and promote democracy.

RAW STORY

Advanced Russian fighter jets collide in mid-air with at least one crashed near Japan

A rescue helicopter has recovered one pilot while efforts continue to save others. Russia grounded all Su-34 flights as a result. Two Russian Su-34 fighter-bombers collided in mid-air during a training event over the Strait of Tartary near Japan, Russian media reported on Friday.

BUSINESS INSIDER

Trump ducks bombshell BuzzFeed accusations to rage tweet at Nancy Pelosi

A bombshell story published Thursday on BuzzFeed reported that President Donald Trump allegedly instructed his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Trump hotel in Moscow.

RAW STORY

Facebook Deletes Pages That Were Secretly Controlled by a Russian Propaganda Network

Facebook has deleted hundreds of pages linked to the Kremlin-backed propaganda network known as Sputnik. The pages, allegedly operated by Sputnik employees, were made to look like they were coming from outside of Russia. The Facebook pages helped spread propaganda about NATO and European politics, a

GIZMODO

Anderson Cooper: Trump Just Did Something No Other President Ever Had To

Anderson Cooper was left speechless Monday night after Donald Trump became the first American president to “deny he provided aid and comfort to a dangerous adversary.” The CNN host was referring to Trump’s declaration earlier in the day in which he denied having ever worked for the Russian governmen

HUFFINGTONPOST

Our wonderful Speaker is playing Donnie Moscow like a fiddle

Yesterday we all got to see our wonderful Speaker show Donnie Moscow who’s boss when she disinvited him to the State of the Union. Of course, some hand wringing ensued among the punditocracy, with some speculating this move was politically dangerous and potentially costly. But today we got to see th

DAILY KOS

Robert Mueller’s team packed with ‘bribery experts’ to expose favors between Trump-Putin: report

The Russia investigation is closing in on President Donald Trump as news continues to unfold with findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. This scandal will be one that marks Trump’s presidency, seeing as that the investigation has extended throughout his term so far.

RAW STORY

U.S. Spies to Americans: China and Russia Are Coming to Get You

Packing for an overseas business trip? U.S. intelligence agencies want you to leave your phone and laptop at home. Their message: Spies are everywhere, and they are out to get you.

DAILY BEAST

The longstanding NASA-Russian partnership in space may be unraveling

After an American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft docked in orbit during the height of the Cold War, in 1975, the two leading space powers gradually worked more and more together on civil space activities. Over time, they forged a successful and, among astronauts and engineers at least, even a co

ARS TECHNICA

S&P affirms Russia's rating with stable outlook

(Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings affirmed Russia’s “BBB-/A-3” credit rating on Friday, saying the country’s solid external and public balance sheets should enable its economy to absorb shocks from possible new international sanctions.

REUTERS

'Sex trainer' who exposed Deripaska in video arrested in Russia

Rachel Maddow updates the story of Belarusian model Anastasia Vashukevich, whose fortunes as a sex trainer took a dramatic turn when she shared a video that may have contained evidence of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's interest in the 2016 U.S. election. After being release from a Thai prison and

MSNBC

Russia deploys nuclear-capable ballistic missile launchers near Ukraine border, satellite photos show

FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE - Satellite images shot Thursday and obtained exclusively by Fox News have revealed a new Russian deployment of Iskander missile batteries and launchers near the border with Ukraine.

FOX NEWS

Man 'beheaded' lover because 'cabbage soup she cooked wasn't tasty'

A man 'beheaded' his lover “because the cabbage soup she cooked was tasteless”, police say. It is the second case in days in Russia where gripes about cooking have allegedly resulted in murder.

MIRROR

These Five Soviet Super-Weapons Were Disastrous

Warrior Maven Video Above: Navy 6th-Gen Stealth Fighter Strategy - What Comes After the F/A-18? For nearly seven decades, the defense-industrial complex of the Soviet Union went toe-to-toe with the best firms that the West had to offer. In some cases, it surprised the West with cheap, innovative, ef

DEFENSEMAVEN.IO

US aircraft carriers are the world's most powerful ships and are nearly impossible to kill — here's why

Aircraft carriers are symbols of American military might, and recently, a Chinese military professor caused a stir by calling for China to sink two of them to crush America's resolve.

BUSINESS INSIDER

Sharapova raps Australian Open organizers over late scheduling

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova has urged Australian Open organizers to be more flexible with match scheduling after Garbine Muguruza and Johanna Konta played out their second round clash after midnight to a near-empty stadium.

REUTERS

Maria Sharapova beats defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at Australian Open

(CNN)Maria Sharapova knocked out defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open on Friday in a fierce three-set battle. Sharapova's status for the year's first major was uncertain after the Russian sustained a thigh injury at a tournament in China earlier this month but the five-time g

CNN

Germany: Russia can save INF if it stops violating the treaty

MOSCOW (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday that Russia could save the missile accord known as the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) if it rid itself of treaty-violating cruise missiles.

REUTERS CANADA

Russia becomes world's fifth biggest gold holder after sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has overtaken China to become the world’s fifth largest official sector holder of gold as Western sanctions drove buying by its central bank to record highs in 2018, its data showed on Friday.

REUTERS

Putin Push to Dump Dollar Proves Hard Sell With Russia Inc.

Russia’s central bank dumped $101 billion last year in its biggest-ever shift away from the U.S. currency amid fears of new sanctions. But the Kremlin’s drive to wean the rest of the economy off the greenback has been slower going.

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