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Sponsors of Russia's meddling bots are funding another website

Russians have launched a new website that could be used to run influence campaigns in U.S. elections again, per the AP. Between the lines: Although …

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'Putin's Chef' Business Asks U.S. Court to Toss Trolling Case

Concord Management and Consulting LLC, the Russian business run by a man often referred to as "Putin’s Chef" for his close ties to the the nation’s …

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Mueller Says Putin Associate Shouldn’t See Evidence Unless He Comes to Court

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said a longtime associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin should be barred from seeing evidence in a U.S. …

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Russian Firm Tied to ‘Putin’s Cook’ Attacks Mueller in Filing

A Russian company tied to a longtime associate of President Vladimir Putin of Russia claimed that the appointment of U.S. Special Robert Mueller was …

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Putin scoffs at US indictment of Russians in campaign probe

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin ridiculed the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians in a television interview broadcast Monday, scoffing at the …

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How They Did It: The Real Russian Journalists Who Exposed the Troll Factory in St. Petersburg

[caption id="attachment_67234" align="aligncenter" width="771"] Headlines from Novaya Gazeta (main picture) and RBC (РБК, inset) exposing the “troll …

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Trump's call with Putin undermines White House's tough image on Russia

President Trump undercut claims that he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessor after leaked details from a Tuesday call to Vladimir Putin …

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Trump Administration Imposes Sweeping New Sanctions Against Russia Over Election Meddling

The administration is starting to get more aggressive in response to Russia’s 2016 election-meddling.<p>The Treasury Department on Thursday announced …

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U.S. imposes sanctions on 13 Russians indicted by Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, including 13 indicted …

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US accuses Russia of hacking energy grid, imposes sanctions for election meddling

<b>By MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN</b> <i><br>Associated Press</i><p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of a concerted, ongoing operation to …

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US Says Russia Hacks Energy Grid, Critical Infrastructure

The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of a concerted operation to hack the U.S. energy grid and other critical infrastructure including …

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Trump Imposes New Russia Sanctions

The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, including 13 indicted by special …

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Putin Blames ‘Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews’ for Election Meddling

Moscow (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesn't care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the …

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Syria war: Who are Russia's shadowy Wagner mercenaries?

<b>Russian mercenaries are reported to be in the thick of the fighting in Syria, helping President Bashar al-Assad's forces.</b><p>One shadowy group in particular, called Wagner PMC (Private Military Company), hit the headlines because of a clash on 7 February that resulted in dozens of Russian …

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Putin's 'chef' accused of trying to cover his tracks

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> The oligarch whose company is linked to the Russian mercenary group believed to be behind an attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month is alleged to have made a systematic effort to silence reports of his activities, CNN has learned.<p>Russians who have come into the …

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Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army

MOSCOW (AP) — He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the …

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WaPo: Key Russian oligarch in touch with Russia, Assad before mercenaries attacked US troops

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Before a Russian mercenary attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month, the Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries -- a man who the US special counsel indicted last week -- was "in close touch" with Russian and Syrian officials, The Washington Post …

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Russian Attack on US Troops in Syria Elicits Deafening Silence from Politicians and Press

Originally published under the title "The Russian Attack Against America You Didn't Hear About." You probably didn't hear this because few media …

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2 suicide bombings end 3 days of peace in Afghanistan<p>Speeding taxi runs into crowd of tourists on Moscow sidewalk<p>Children watching the World Cup …

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Russian troll farm financier also backs Russian mercenaries in Syria: Officials

The Kremlin ally indicted last week as a key figure in Russia's online election influence operation is also tied to a shadowy military contractor …

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Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 33-year-old attorney fired last year by a prominent international law firm became the fourth person to plead guilty in special …

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Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

MOSCOW (AP) — A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift.<p>The U.S. indictment centered on a Russian troll farm only scratches the surface of the St. Petersburg …

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Former workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ say U.S. charges are well-founded | The Star

The English test he took asked for a writing sample about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the U.S. presidential vote, …

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The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the …

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Mueller probe indicts 13 Russian nationals for meddling in 2016 elections

WASHINGTON — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential …

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Profile of Yevgeny Prigozhin, alleged IRA owner, who, sources say, first hired internet trolls to bury complaints about food supplied to Moscow schools in 2011

Russians linked to U.S. election interference indicted despite Trump calling probe a hoax

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>A major addition tonight to the Russia file. It is a sweeping federal indictment that names individual Russians and several companies, …

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Kremlin Caterer Accused in U.S. Election Meddling Has History of Dishing Dark Arts

An online army accused of sowing discord among American voters in the 2016 election emerged from a corner of the business empire of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Kremlin’s favorite restaurateur.<p>ST. PETERSBURG—Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Kremlin’s favorite restaurateur, won a lucrative government contract to …

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Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies on Friday with interfering in the 2016 election by assuming U.S. identities, sowing discord on social media, communicating with unwitting Americans and even setting up political rallies from …

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Who Is Indicted Russian Oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, and What Are His Connections to Putin?

One of the key figures indicted by a grand jury in the Russia collusion investigation today is Yevgeny Prigozhin, the so-called “chef to Putin.” Who …

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