Russia

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Exclusive: Rex Tillerson, in Meeting With U.S. Diplomats, Says Russia Interfered in Election

Beleaguered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged in a closed-door meeting with U.S. diplomats on Tuesday that Russia interfered in democratic processes here, something President Trump still describes as fake news intended to delegitimize his presidency. Its a precarious position for Tillerson to take, even privately. Tillersons job is on thin ice, as rumors swirl

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Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate

Institutions with close links to Kremlin financed stakes through business associate of Trumps son-in-law, leaked files reveal Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial investments in Twitter and Facebook through a business associate of US politics and the role played by social media in last years presidential election. It may

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Gulag grave hunter unearths uncomfortable truths in Russia

Supporters of Yury Dmitriyev say he is being held as a political prisoner by a state that would rather forget Soviet repression The pine trees creak and rustle ominously beneath even the faintest breeze, as if the vast forest between Lake Onega and the Finnish border remains reluctant to give up its dark secrets. The

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China and Russia have 'responsibility' for North Korea nuclear threat, says US

As Kim Jong-un hails latest test-launch, Rex Tillerson says two powers are enablers of Pyongyangs program The United States has accused China and Russia of bearing unique and special responsibility for North Koreas belligerent pursuit of nuclear weapons, after Pyongyang tested its latest ballistic missile. North Korea conducted its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test

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Trump's Russia problem: who's in the deepest?

Who from the Trump campaign is allegedly connected to Russia and how are they trying to refute the allegations? Five key figures from the Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Kushner addressed the public on 24 July in a rare appearance at the White House to repeat what he had told senate investigators earlier in the day:

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Hackers undermine Russia's attempts to control the internet

Authorities have blacklisted thousands of sites for political dissent since Putins re-election in 2012 but activists have subverted the system Moscows attempt to control the internet inside Russia has come unstuck following a campaign by hackers who have subverted a system of blacklisting sites deemed inappropriate. Sberbank stopped working. Major news sites and social media