Category Archives: Elections

Biden on son’s connection with Ukrainian gas firm: “He did not do a single thing wrong”

09:25, 28 October 2019 In response to President Trump’s ongoing calls to investigate his son further for his work with the company, Biden leveled his own challenge. Joe Biden said his son did nothing wrong while serving on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while the former vice president was serving under the Obama administration. In an interview with

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Facebook Suspends Russian Instagram Accounts Targeting U.S. Voters

October 21, 2019 20:26 GMT Facebook says it has suspended a series of Instagram accounts originating in Russia whose operators posed as people inside the United States that targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next year’s presidential election. The social-media giant on October 21 said it had also suspended three separate networks operated from Iran. It said the

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What can Ukraine expect from Canada’s federal election?

EDMONTON, Canada — As Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21, the Ukrainian government may be wondering how a potential change in leadership could alter relations with Kyiv’s closest overseas ally.   Among the numerous parties represented on ballots across the country, there are six with enough legitimacy and reach to take part in nationally televised debates, and only three —

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Ex-Ukraine prosecutor said he was told to back off probe of Biden-linked firm, files show

Ukraine controversy brings focus to Hunter Biden’s background.  New questions over Ukraine dealings by former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. The fired prosecutor at the center of the Ukraine controversy said during a private interview with President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani earlier this year that he was told to back off an investigation involving a natural gas firm that

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Canada’s Green Party admits editing photo of leader holding disposable cup

Now you see it, now you don’t. The Green Party in Canada has admitted to using an image on their website of leader Elizabeth May drinking out of a reusable cup with a metal straw that actually was doctored with Photoshop. The image, which originally showed May using a disposable cup, was altered to use a different cup that displayed

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New details reported on Trump-Ukraine call as Dems clash with White House on complaint

The controversy over President Trump’s mysterious call with a foreign leader that prompted a whistleblower complaint ratcheted up Friday afternoon as a new report said it involved Trump asking the president of Ukraine numerous times in a single phone call to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. Meanwhile, after Trump called the whistleblower a partisan and dismissed the allegation

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Actor Jailed for ‘Spraining’ Policeman’s Shoulder at Moscow Election Protests

A Moscow court has jailed an actor for 3.5 years Monday after finding him guilty of dislocating a riot police officer’s shoulder during anti-government protests last month. Pavel Ustinov, detained Aug. 3, is among a dozen activists and passersby held on various charges relating to mass election protests that rocked the Russian capital this summer. Videos show Ustinov, 24, standing

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A Blow To Fair Elections: Russian Police Stand Idly By As Election Observer Is Sucker Punched

Based on the reaction of police and election officials inside St. Petersburg polling station 1619, the event that unfolded before them on election day last week was nothing out of the ordinary. Vasily Dyachenko, a 30-year-old election observer, was monitoring the polling on September 8 and had been trying for an hour to get the officials managing the process to

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Russia’s Ruling Party Loses a Third of Seats in Moscow Election After Protests – Reports

Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, has lost a slew of seats in the Moscow parliament, the state-run RIA news agency said on Monday, suggesting a tactical voting strategy pushed by opponents may have worked. Sunday’s poll was one of the most closely watched local elections in years after the exclusion of many opposition candidates triggered the Russian capital’s

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Reports Of Voting Irregularities In Russian Regional Elections

September 07, 2019 21:36 GMT Updated September 08, 2019 20:12 GMT MOSCOW — Various claims of voting irregularities have emerged as Russia held local and regional elections that were seen as a serious test for the Kremlin. The vote for the Moscow City Duma, or city council, was being watched closely following a summer of protests sparked by the decision

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Kremlin website removes the word ‘elections’ from transcript of Macron speech

3:16 pm, August 21, 2019· After French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech following a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin’s website posted an official transcript that excluded every phrase in which Macron mentioned the word “elections.” For example, although Macron explicitly noted that the arrests of Moscow protesters demanding fair elections have raised numerous

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