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US Sanctions Vladimir Putin Ally Over 2018 Elections Interference

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 7:52 AM

The US slapped fresh-sanctions on a businessman tied to Russian-President Vladimir Putin as well as to a disinformation operation accused of conspiring to manipulate the 2018 midterm elections. US-prosecutors last-year indicted the Internet Research Agency as well as alleged employees, charging them with a broad conspiracy to influence the 2016 elections by spreading disinformation in the United States via social media and stolen identities.
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US Denies Planning To Exit Major Arms Control Agreement

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 8:30 AM

The United States, which plans to exit a major arms control agreement later this week, denied a Russian accusation on Tuesday that it was also planning to quit the international treaty that bans the testing of nuclear weapons. A Russian envoy told a disarmament conference in Geneva that Washington intended to quit the CTBT on the pretext that Moscow was violating it first.
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Ex-US Marine Alleges "Threats, Abuse" In Russian Jail

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 8:49 AM

A former US Marine arrested on spying charges in Moscow says he is subjected to abuse and harassment in jail, but a diplomat warned Saturday a potential prisoner swap will not happen before a conviction. Paul Whelan has been held under arrest in Russia since late December and is accused of being caught red-handed "carrying out an act of espionage".