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Johnson visit to Lebedev party after victory odd move for ‘people’s PM’

PM mingled with Russian elite amid claims of Moscow interference in UK politics It was the equivalent of a V-sign cheerfully flashed at his critics. The day after his landslide election victory, Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds dropped into a caviar-fuelled Christmas party in London hosted by former KGB agent Alexander Lebedev and […]

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Ukraines Fate Hangs in the Balance at Paris Peace Talks: What You Have to Know

Amid the tumult surrounding actions with regard to Ukraine, an unnoticed headline is whats happening to Ukraines own President plunge in his approval rating. But Trump is only one of his problems, and far from the most significant. Resentment is growing among many patriotic and civically minded citizens about what they view as peace on […]

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In Syria, as in Other Frozen Conflicts, Putin Plays Peacemaker But Wants Controlled Chaos

Last Sunday in northeast Syria was a day fraught with geopolitical symbolism. As Russian forces raised their flag over a former school that had been used by American troops in the town of Ain Issa, a U.S. patrol watched as Turkish or Turkish-backed forces fired in its direction, about 100 miles to the east on […]

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Frozen wolf’s head found in Siberia is 40,000 years old

Fur, teeth and tissue largely intact on remains of animal bigger than a modern wolf The severed head of a wolf that died about 40,000 years ago has been found in Siberia, and because of the freezing conditions, the remains are so well preserved that the fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are largely intact. […]

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Is Putins Fascination With Genetics Just Eugenics in Disguise?

MOSCOWRussian President Vladimir Putins domestic propaganda campaign has been telling people to hunker down, that they need to find ways to wall off the country from the West. They need to protect their internet by cutting it off from the global web, the Kremlin suggests, otherwise Russias enemies might exploit social media to undermine the […]

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Heres How the Russia-Friendly Far-Right Demagogues of Europe Buy and Bury the Press

You may not have heard the crash of Austrias government collapsing on Monday, but the circumstances that brought it down are, shall we say, instructive about the way far-right populists in Europe, and at least one very prominent American politician, suck up to Russia. More important still, the background to the debacle in Vienna speaks […]

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Documents suggest Russian plan to sway South Africa election

Specialists linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin appeared to promise to support the ruling ANC Russian specialists planned to influence Yevgeny Prigozhin, a St Petersburg businessman who is close to Vladimir Putin. They promise a campaign to support the ruling ANC ahead of elections and to counteract and discredit the pro-western Democratic Alliance party. It is unclear […]

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Kim Jong-un meets Vladimir Putin for first time at Vladivostok summit

Russian president offers North Korean leader help to break nuclear deadlock after Kims failed summit with Donald Trump Vladimir Putin has offered Russias help to break the deadlock over North Koreas nuclear weapons programme in his first meeting with the countrys leader, Kim Jong-un. Putin and Kim greeted each other warmly on Thursday, shaking hands […]

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Kellyanne Conway: Adam Schiff, You Ought to Resign Today

probe by demanding Democratic resignations. On Fox & Friends, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway findings detailed in a Sunday summary issued by Attorney General William Barr. He has been on every TV show 50 times a day for practically the last two years promising Americans that the president would be impeached or indicted. In four-page […]

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This Is Why Putin Is Targeting Three DHS Agents

Todd Hyman, a bullet-headed New Yorker with a stocky build, speaks with an affable outer borough accent and has spent the last 18 years working in various capacities for the federal government. Hes done a stint at the Department of Treasurys IRS Criminal Investigation Division, and now hes a special agent at the Department of […]

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