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USA POLITICS: Revealed! Google Uncovered Russia-Backed Ads on YouTube, Gmail During 2016 Election

USA POLITICS: Revealed! Google Uncovered Russia-Backed Ads on YouTube, Gmail During 2016 Election

The discovery by Google is also significant because the ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated troll farm that bought ads on Facebook – a sign that the Russian effort to spread disinformation online may be a much broader problem than Silicon Valley companies have unearthed so far.

Some of the ads, which cost a total of about US$100,000, touted Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and the Green party candidate Jill Stein during the campaign, people familiar with those ads said.

Google runs the world’s largest online advertising business, and YouTube is the world’s largest online video site.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Hacker Peter Levashov Wanted By US Tells Court He Worked for Putin’s Party

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Hacker Peter Levashov Wanted By US Tells Court He Worked for Putin’s Party

“I collected different information about opposition parties and delivered it to the necessary people at the necessary time,” RIA quoted Peter Levashov as saying.

“If I go to the U.S., I will die in a year. They want to get information of a military nature and about the United Russia party,” RIA quoted Levashov as saying. “I will be tortured, within a year I will be killed, or I will kill myself.”

Peter Levashov told a court in Madrid on Thursday that he had worked for the United Russia party for the last 10 years.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Ready to Develop Ties With Both Koreas: Vladimir Putin Says

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Ready to Develop Ties With Both Koreas: Vladimir Putin Says

Russia is ready to develop ties with both Koreas, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday having met his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in at the EEF on Tuesday. The trilateral projects might include “piping Russian gas to Korea, and integration of the electric grids and railway systems of Russia, South and North Korea,” Putin stated.

“Implementation of the initiatives will not only have economic benefits, but will also contribute to strengthening trust and stability in the Korean Peninsula,” Putin stressed.

“It is obvious that the Korean Peninsula’s problems cannot be solved only with sanctions and pressure. One should not give in to emotion and drive North Korea into a corner.”

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USA POLITICS: Russia Reacts to White House Soap Opera With a Shrug

USA POLITICS: Russia Reacts to White House Soap Opera With a Shrug

Russian officials trying to interact with the U.S. administration on mundane organizational issues say privately the turbulence in the White House causes them headaches because they don’t know who to talk to, or can wait weeks for answers to their questions. “Nobody pays any attention any more, or expects any improvements,” said a person close to the Russian government, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss foreign policy issues.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: 83 Percent Russians Approve Putin as President

RUSSIA POLITICS: 83 Percent Russians Approve Putin as President

According to a study released, Putin’s approval rating as Russian president stood at 83.5 percent at the end of July, slightly down on 84.1 percent reported in the middle of the month, but still far ahead of other prominent Russian political figures.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Defends Slashing US Diplomats as He Warns More Retaliation

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Defends Slashing US Diplomats as He Warns More Retaliation

“We have waited long enough, hoping that the situation would perhaps change for the better,” Putin said, adding, “But it seems that even if the situation is changing, it’s not for any time soon.”

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 27 July 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 27 July 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Savonlinna, Finland, for talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, TASS reports.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Approved By US House of Representatives

USA POLITICS: Official: Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Approved By US House of Representatives

“Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has invaded its neighbor Ukraine, seizing its territory and destabilizing its government,” House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce claimed in applauding passage. “Left unchecked, Russia is sure to continue its aggression.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 24 July 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 24 July 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “Putin explained in detail Russia’s approaches to all the key provisions of those agreements,” according to the statement.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Approves New Naval Strategy US Considers Threat

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Approves New Naval Strategy US Considers Threat

Putin’s decree also points out that Russia’s navy is “one of the most effective tools of strategic (nuclear and non-nuclear) containment, including in preventing a global strike.”

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GEMANY POLITICS: Another Russia’s Foreign Policy Fiasco

GEMANY POLITICS: Another Russia’s Foreign Policy Fiasco

As part of G20 Summit held in Hamburg, a long-awaited meeting of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin took place. That was a main topic in world mass media for several weeks.

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USA POLITICS: ‘Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win the Election’: Trump

USA POLITICS: ‘Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win the Election’: Trump

“We are the most powerful country in the world, we are getting powerful, I’m a big military person. That’s what Putin doesn’t like about me,” Trump said.

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UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

NATO’s aim is to make good on a promise to deter Russia in Europe’s ex-Soviet states, after Moscow orchestrated annexation of the Crimea peninsula in 2014.

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UK POLITICS: New Poll: Theresa May Now as Unpopular in Germany as Vladimir Putin

UK POLITICS: New Poll: Theresa May Now as Unpopular in Germany as Vladimir Putin

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has a negative approval rating in every country surveyed and is even behind France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, in Britain.

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Satisfied’ With His Election Meddling Denials: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said, “(Trump) asked a lot of questions on this subject. I, in as much as I was able, answered these questions.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: Germany, France, Russia Stress Ukraine Truce Implementation

EUROPE POLITICS: Germany, France, Russia Stress Ukraine Truce Implementation

Kremlin complained that the Minsk accords were being implemented “too slowly,” stressing that there needs to be measures leading to a genuine ceasefire in Ukraine.

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USA POLITICS: First Meeting With Putin an ‘Honor’: Trump

USA POLITICS: First Meeting With Putin an ‘Honor’: Trump

“President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside the Russian leader.

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WORLD POLITICS: First Handshake: Putin, Trump Meet at G20 Summit

WORLD POLITICS: First Handshake: Putin, Trump Meet at G20 Summit

US president Donald Trump will hold his first bilateral talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday afternoon after a brief handshake at the Group of 20 talks in Hamburg.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

Describing the North Korean ballistic missile launch on Tuesday as “dangerous, reckless and irresponsible,” the American Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council to implement new measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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