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Twitter is in a big game of "bot or not"

The proportion of fake users, or bots, on Twitter may be higher than previously thought.
This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows Twitter logos on a computer screen in Beijing.

Senators head to Moscow for pre-summit talks and look-see

Jul 2, 2018
Congress is out this week for its Fourth of July break. But rather than go back home to their districts, a handful of senators are in Russia. They are getting their own sense of what’s happening there ahead of President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a couple of week. Click the […]

FIFA gets countries to bend laws all the time. Why nothing on LGBT laws in Russia?

Jun 1, 2018
FIFA and Russia lay down the law, but corporate sponsors have influence too.
Fans fly the rainbow flag before the game between New York City and Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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New U.S. sanctions target prominent Russian figures

Apr 6, 2018
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and entities today. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says they’ve played a key role in the Kremlin’s “malicious cyber activities” and attempts to  “subvert” Western democracies. The sanctions take aim at seven Russian oligarchs, and 17 senior officials in the Russian government. But, who are they? […]

Russian cyberattack "should wake us up," former Air Force officer says

Former Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff talks about the strategy behind the hacks.
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Russia will hold presidential vote as economy struggles

Mar 16, 2018
Russia holds a presidential election this Sunday. Observers say incumbent Vladimir Putin is almost certain to win. Putin has been keen to sell his people a narrative of a strong, resurgent Russia, but many are disappointed by the state of the nation’s economy. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

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U.K. and Russia at odds over spy poisoning

Mar 15, 2018
The U.S., France and Germany also condemn alleged Russian killing.
British military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russians for U.S. election meddling

Mar 15, 2018
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said late February that they would be coming soon.
President Trump  and Russia's President Vladimir Putin walk together during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit back on Nov. 11, 2017.

Rex Tillerson out as secretary of state, to be replaced by CIA chief Mike Pompeo

Mar 13, 2018
A White House official said Trump wanted to have a new team in place ahead of upcoming talks with North Korea and various trade talks.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a press conference with Nigeria's foreign minister in Abuja on Monday.