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Ethics commission says harassment charges against MP were part of election-related campaign

The Russian lower house ethics commission has refused to take disciplinary measures against MP Leonid Slutsky, noting that charges of harassment made against him by several women appeared to be part of a pre-planned campaign. "The commission has not found any dysfunction of behavioral norms in Mr

RT.COM - 2018-03-21 22:04:00

Timing of Salisbury attack is linked to Russian election - Boris Johnson (WATCH LIVE)

Johnson pointed the finger unequivocally at Russia over the spy poisoning, telling the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) that the attack on Skripal was a message for Russian defectors: "No one can escape the long arm of Russian revenge." Continuing, Johnson also said that the A-234 nerve agent (also k

RT.COM - 2018-03-21 21:21:00

Putin order examination of Sobchak's request to pardon alleged 'political prisoners'

A Russian presidential spokesman has told reporters that Vladimir Putin received a request to pardon 16 alleged political prisoners from election rival Ksenia Sobchak. He has ordered his administration to look into it. "This is true, this list made by Sobchak has been passed to the president. The

RT.COM - 2018-03-21 20:43:00

Senator prepares bill to equate Stalinism with Nazism

Narusova intends to prepare a bill which would equate the justification of Stalinism to the justification of Nazism. "After all the public proclamations of [Russian presidential candidate Maksim] Suraikin, I consider this necessary and, in the near future, I will come up with such an initiative," th

RT.COM - 2018-03-21 17:52:00

The misleading appeal of the Grand Theory of Russia Collusion

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon arrives for an interview by the House Intelligence Committee on Jan. 16, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) What

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 16:23:00

Suspected Austin bomber neutralized after shootout with police - reports

The suspect behind the bombings in Austin, Texas has been neutralized after a shootout with police, law enforcement sources close to the investigation told NBC News. On Tuesday, a woman was injured in an explosion at a FedEx facility near San Antonio, Texas. The package was reportedly destined for

RT.COM - 2018-03-21 16:14:00

No free love? Russian parliament rejects cohabitation bill

State Duma representatives have rejected a proposal to legally equate five years of cohabitation with registered marriage, citing technical problems with the draft legislation as the reason for the rejection. "The proposed characteristics of the de-facto marriage relations are vague and it is not

RT.COM - 2018-03-21 16:08:00

'DO NOT CONGRATULATE' is the perfect meme to mock Trump's call with Putin

DO NOT CONGRATULATE is pretty straightforward. In a call with President Vladimir Putin after he won re-election in Russia, President Donald Trump ignored the recommendations of his staff and congratulated Putin on his dubious election win. From theWashington Post: Trump often ignores his staff's ad

THE DAILY DOT - 2018-03-21 15:22:00

'They could be twins': photos appear to show Russians voting twice in election

A voter in the presidential election appears to cast votes in separate polling stations in Ust-Djegutain. Photograph: Staff/Reuters Reporters have photographed what appears to be evidence of people voting twice in Russia's presidential election. Vladimir Putin returned to power at the weekend with

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-21 15:18:12

A GOP senator's remarkable admission about Trump and Mueller

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) THE MORNING PLUM: President Trump just uncorked a new round of Twitter attacks this morning on Special Counsel Robert S. Mu

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 15:13:00

Russia declares U.S. civil society group 'undesirable'

March 21, 2018 / 2:48 PM / Updated 31 minutes ago MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Justice Ministry said on Wednesday it had added U.S.-headquartered non-governmental organization the German Marshall Fund of the United States to a list of groups whose activities are deemed undesirable in Russia. In a st

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 14:47:52

It Has Once Again Been Leaked That Trump Is Furious About Leaks

Photo: Getty It was leaked to the Washington Poston Tuesday night that, when Donald Trump congratulated Vladimir Putin for his re-election as president of Russia, he was holding briefing materials that had the words "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" written in all-caps on it. Ha ha ha. Then it was immediately l

SPLINTERNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 14:21:00

Ex-CIA boss says Russians could have personal dirt on Trump

Washington (CNN)The former director of the CIA suggested Wednesday that President Donald Trump is withholding criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin because the Russians might have compromising personal information on Trump. "I think he is afraid of the President of Russia," John Brennan said

CNN - 2018-03-21 14:16:34

Identical twins and 'carousels': Russia's fairground election

UST-DJEGUTA, Russia (Reuters) - Ludmila Sklyarevskaya, a Russian hospital administrator, voted on Sunday in an election that gave Vladimir Putin another term as Russia's president. Ludmila Sklyarevskaya, who denied voting multiple times, casting a ballot at polling station number 215 (L) and castin

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 14:56:51

The U.S. glimpses possible common ground with Russia

President Trump's pledge to pursue arms control talks with Russian President Vladi-mir Putin spotlights possible common ground between Washington and Moscow at a time of extreme discord and offers a remote chance that the two leaders could revive Cold War-era pacts that have broken down steadily in

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 13:40:00

New-look Dutch nationalist party set to gain in municipal elections

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A new nationalist party led by a self-styled intellectual who spoke Latin in his first address to parliament is expected to make major gains in Dutch municipal elections on Wednesday. The rise of Thierry Baudet and his Forum for Democracy may herald the fragmentation of the Ne

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 13:31:34

What to know ahead of the more than 800 March for our Lives demonstrations on Saturday

Welcome to Mic's daily read on Donald Trump's America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox? Subscribe here.Wednesday's dispatch: March for our Lives The teenagers are coming. Saturday will bring thousands of demonstrators, led by survivors of the Feb. 14 Parkland, Florida, shooting,

MIC - 2018-03-21 13:31:28

Cambridge Analytica's Real Business Isn't Data

King makers.Photographer: Bryan Bedder As the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolds, the Western world is meeting a little-known part of its political industry, the one that has operated in developing nations since at least the 1990s. CA's methods as revealed by the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, whose report

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-21 13:31:25

Russia says timetable for Crimea power plants may slip

March 21, 2018 / 1:29 PM / Updated an hour ago MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's energy ministry said on Wednesday it would next week discuss the possible postponement of the launch of full-capacity operation at two power plants under construction in Crimea. Work on the plants in Crimea, a region Russia

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 13:29:29

UK either behind poisoning or unable to stop 'terrorist attack' : Moscow

The accusation came as Russia faces huge pressure from Britain and its allies to explain how Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in the city of Salisbury earlier this month with a nerve agent the UK says is Soviet-designed. The deepening diplomatic crisis has seen Britain throw out 2

24MATINS.UK - 2018-03-21 13:19:02