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German politicians call for fake news used in a 'targeted campaign' to be made a crime

Leading German MPs have called for online “fake news” campaigns to be made a crime, amid growing concern Russia is using social media to influence Western elections.<p>“Targeted disinformation to destabilise a state should be a criminal offence,” Patrick Sensburg, a senior MP in Angela Merkel’s …

After Cuba: The Only 3 Countries That Have No Relations With the U.S.

Why is one of them Bhutan?<p>On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. The agreement doesn’t mean that Washington-Havana ties will go back to where they were before …

Geopolitics

Top US diplomat in Cuba on short list for new embassy

HAVANA (AP) — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters …

Ukraine unveils draft changes to Constitution

After more than a year of separatist tensions tearing Ukraine apart the country’s president has revealed draft amendments to the constitution which he says are in line with the Minsk peace accord.<p>They’re a framework for a decentralised state but stressed President Petro Poroshenko they’re not a …

Russia

• ‘Low but growing’ chance of war with major power, report says<br>• Iran and North Korea also pose ‘serious security concerns’<p>America’s new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges …

China

European court to rule on 2004 Russian school hostage-taking

PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to rule in a case brought by nearly 400 survivors and family members of victims of a …

Russia calls new U.S. military strategy confrontational | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia denounced a new U.S. military strategy that accuses Moscow of failing to respect its neighbors’ sovereignty as “confrontational” on Thursday, saying it would set back efforts to improve relations.<p>Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov arrives for the opening of the Army-2015 …