• COVID-19 Jun 29

    COVID-19 Surge Continues; Trump Says Russian Bounty Info Not “Credible”

    There are now more than 2.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States; President Trump says intelligence that Russia offered bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan wasn’t passed on to him because reports weren’t “credible.”

  • Arctic Tundra Jun 29

    Russian Nickel Producer Admits Pollution in Arctic Tundra

    A Russian metallurgical company says it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2019

    ‘The Report is Really Damning:' Vt. Congressman to Join in Questioning Robert Mueller

    Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, who serves on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, will question Robert Mueller on Wednesday. Mueller, the former special counsel, authored the report on how the Russian government worked to secretly influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller will testify before both the House Intelligence Committee and House Judiciary Committee, in separate hearings.

  • United States Apr 20, 2019

    Accused Foreign Agent Asks for No Additional Prison Time After Sentencing

    Maria Butina, the American University graduate student and gun rights activist who was accused by federal prosecutors of working as a covert and unregistered foreign agent for Russia, is asking for a time served sentence after her legal team says she has learned her lesson and served over nine months in three different detention centers.

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2019

    The World Finally Gets Words From Mueller, But Just a Few

    Robert Mueller has finally spoken. But it isn’t easy to find exactly what he said. A summary of Mueller’s findings is in a four-page letter sent to Congress on Sunday and signed by Attorney General William Barr. It’s Barr’s work, describing the work of Washington’s mystery man from the last two years. But Barr only rarely quotes Mueller directly, bringing...

  • Donald Trump Mar 24, 2019

    Analysis: Mueller Delivers a ‘Gift' to Trump for 2020 Election

    The Mueller report, long thought by Democrats to be the key to ousting President Donald Trump, may instead be a powerful tool for his re-election campaign, NBC News reports. After 22 months, special counsel Robert Mueller reported he found no evidence of anyone on the 2016 Trump campaign conspiring with the Russian government to throw that election, and Attorney General...

  • Donald Trump Feb 20, 2019

    Trump Says It's Up to Attorney General to Release Mueller Report

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday it will be up to newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr to release special counsel Robert Muller’s report on the Russia investigation, NBC News reported. “That’ll be totally up to the new attorney general,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked if the report should be released while the president is in Vietnam...

  • California Feb 1, 2019

    Twitter Suspends Anti-Kamala Harris Accounts Suspected of Being Trolls

    Twitter this week suspended at least two accounts suspected of troll-like behavior targeting presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris of California as well as other Democratic candidates. The accounts were created recently and had few followers. But they posted easily shareable content about the senator’s record as a prosecutor that earned an outsized audience on the platform.

  • The Associated Press Jan 3, 2019

    Bail Sought for Ex-Marine Held in Moscow for Alleged Spying

    The defense lawyer for a former U.S. Marine who was arrested in Russia for alleged spying said Thursday that he is trying to get the American released from the Moscow prison where he has dealt well with his detention. Michigan resident Paul Whelan, a 48-year-old corporate security director from the Detroit area, was arrested Friday on espionage charges. The Russian...

  • Donald Trump Dec 30, 2018

    Mixed Year for Putin as Tensions With West Grow

    It’s been a mixed year for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin may look like a winner after an abrupt U.S. decision to pull out of Syria. But Russia’s leader faces massive challenges in Syria and elsewhere, and he hasn’t moved an inch closer toward throwing off the Western sanctions that have emaciated Russia’s economy. The Russian military campaign in Syria...

  • PRESIDENT Dec 13, 2018

    Maria Butina, Accused of Being Russian Agent, Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

    Russian operative Maria Butina, who is accused of infiltrating politically powerful U.S. organizations, including the National Rifle Association, in an effort to push Moscow’s agenda, pleaded guilty Thursday to a conspiracy count. Butina has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors and pleaded guilty in a Washington, D.C., courtroom to one count of conspiracy to violate the law governing foreign agents...

  • PRESIDENT Dec 11, 2018

    In Possible Plea Deal, Accused Russian Agent Case ‘Resolved'

    A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government has likely taken a plea deal, prosecutors indicated Monday in a court filing that said her case has been “resolved.”...
    The information was included in a filing in the case against Maria Butina. Federal prosecutors and Butina’s lawyer filed a joint motion asking to change her plea. A hearing...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    US to Impose New Russia Sanctions Over Spy Poisoning in UK

    The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is consulting with Congress about additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain, in a move that is likely to further strain already tense relations. The State Department said in a statement that Russia has failed to meet a 90-day deadline that fell on Tuesday to comply with...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 11, 2018

    Russia Suspected in Mystery ‘Attacks' on US Diplomats in Cuba, China: Sources

    Intelligence agencies investigating mysterious “attacks” that led to brain injuries in U.S. personnel in Cuba and China consider Russia to be the main suspect, three U.S. officials and two others briefed on the investigation say, according to NBC News. The suspicion that Russia is likely behind the alleged attacks is backed up by evidence from communications intercepts, known in the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 6, 2018

    Trump: Tower Meeting Meant to ‘Get Information' on Clinton

    President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel’s investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump...

  • Donald Trump Jul 24, 2018

    A Majority Thinks Russia Has Dirt on Trump, New Poll Shows

    A week after President Donald Trump’s widely panned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans believes the Kremlin has compromising information on the American leader. By a 51-to-35 percent margin, U.S. voters are convinced the Russian government has dirt on Trump, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll, CNBC.com reported....Read...

  • Massachusetts Jul 23, 2018

    Attleboro Mayor Explains Side Gig as RT's Middle East Expert

    In Attleboro, Massachusetts, most people know Paul Heroux as the mayor or their former three-term state representative. But for Russians who watch RT, the state-funded Russian TV station, Heroux is a Middle East expert. How did that happen? “They saw my credentials,” Heroux explained. “I graduated from Harvard, the London School of Economics, lived in the Middle East, and so...

  • United States Jul 20, 2018

    Russian Officials to Meet Suspected Foreign Agent Jailed in US

    Russian Embassy officials were to meet Thursday with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the United States, as Moscow blasted the arrest as “anti-Russian hysteria.” The embassy said in a Facebook post that consular officials will meet with Maria Butina for the first time since her Sunday arrest,...

  • OFFICER Jul 14, 2018

    Over 400 Items Found in UK Nerve Agent Poison Probe

    British police said Saturday that search teams have found over 400 items as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerve agent Novichok — but searches will likely take many more weeks as officers seek further evidence. Police are trying to figure out whether the substance in the bottle — confirmed by scientists as Novichok...

  • Donald Trump Jul 2, 2018

    Can't Believe Your Ears? The High-Tech Deception of ‘Deepfake' Videos

    New technology on the internet lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they’ve never said. Republicans and Democrats predict this high-tech way of putting words in someone’s mouth will become the latest weapon in disinformation wars against the United States and other Western democracies....
    So far, deepfakes have mostly been used to smear celebrities or as gags,...

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