Category: Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Mr. Manafort’s finances also intersected with companies of Mr. Vanagels and another Latvian whose name was used as a director, Stan Gorin. Among the murky transactions these companies engaged in was an $18 million deal to sell Ukrainian cable television…

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PATTAYA, Thailand — Caught in a Thai police raid on her group’s seduction seminar, a Belarusian escort grabbed the world’s attention in February when she claimed to have audio recordings that might show a link between Russian officials and the…

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“Don’t get #vaccines. Illuminati are behind it.” “Do you still treat your kids with leaves? No? And why don’t you #vaccinate them? It’s medicine!” With messages like those, Russian internet trolls meddling in the 2016 presidential election also lashed out…

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But the failure to make progress in freeing the Russian economy from the sanctions is a setback for Mr. Putin both domestically and globally. In Mr. Trump, Mr. Putin and some in the Kremlin thought they had a get-out-of-sanctions-free card.…

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it would soon impose new sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow for violating American and international laws by attempting to assassinate a former Russian spy living in England using a nerve…

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In March 2013, the same month Mr. Friedman’s parents and sister came to Italy for his marriage to Gabriella Carignani, the descendant of a noble Tuscan family, Mr. Friedman helped arrange a lobbying trip to Washington for Mr. Prodi. In…

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LONDON — A closely watched British parliamentary committee examining Russia’s exploitation of social media to try to influence elections has called for sweeping new regulations on tech companies, and has accused Facebook of providing “disingenuous answers” to some questions while…

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Mr. Putin’s remarks reaffirmed what have long been articles of faith for Russia’s political elite: that Mr. Trump is eager to deliver on his campaign promise to “get along with Russia” and that he has only been held back by…

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– George T., Vienna It’s not winter (yet), but could this be the proverbial snowball that becomes the so-desperately-needed avalanche? – Francis, Switzerland This is a total shame. The president of the U.S.A. is showing how weak he is. Traditional…

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Other Russian officials have for months spoken of plots in America against Mr. Trump, echoing the American leader’s own criticisms of the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion with members of Mr. Trump’s campaign team as…

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