Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

APTOPIX Russia Presidential Election-23

Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's...


Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm's CEO suspended

Facebook Expansion

LONDON (AP) — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. Cambridge’s board of directors...


Trump's national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisers when he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday on his reelection, including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating “DO...


Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a...


Trump congratulates Putin, gets backtalk from Republicans

Russia Presidential Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a “sham.” Trump also said he and Putin might meet “in...


France's Sarkozy detained over allegations of bribery

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. PARIS - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody Tuesday over allegations he illegally accepted 50 million euros ($68.5 million) from the government of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to finance his successful 2007 presidential...


Rocket attack on Syrian capital kills 35 people


BEIRUT (AP) — Rockets fired on a market in a government-controlled neighborhood of Damascus on Tuesday killed 35 people and wounded more than 20 others, Syrian state-run media said, marking one of the highest death tolls in a single attack targeting the capital. The government blamed rebels in the...


Russian diplomats arrive home from Britain after spy attack

Britain Spy

MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly two dozen Russian diplomats expelled by Britain over the poisoning of an ex-spy arrived home Tuesday, while a scientist involved in the creation of the nerve agent said it could be manufactured by other countries. Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter,...


UK air force Red Arrows jet crashes at Wales air base

LONDON (AP) — A jet belonging to the British military’s Red Arrows aerobatic team crashed Tuesday at an air base in Wales, killing an engineer and injuring the pilot, the air force said. The Royal Air Force confirmed there had been an incident involving a Hawk jet, the type used by the Red Arrows....


Analysis: Cambridge Analytica's reach went far beyond the US elections

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. American voters have big questions about what role Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data firm, may have played in the 2016 election of President Donald Trump. The company, which consulted for Trump during the campaign, was rocked Friday by reports from the New York...


Trump congratulates Putin on his reelection, discusses 'arms race'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection victory in a phone call on Tuesday, the Kremlin said. At the White House, Trump confirmed the call and said he congratulated Putin “on the victory.” Speaking to reporters...

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