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China and Russia Stand up for Iran After Gulf Tanker Attacks

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed solidarity with Iran on Friday, even as the U.S. Navy revealed evidence the Iranians were behind the terrorist attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping enter a hall during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on June 5, 2019. (Photo by Maxim SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Demands Tinder Hand over Data to Intelligence Agencies

The Russian government has announced that the dating app Tinder must hand over its users’ data, including messages, to the country’s national intelligence agencies, as part of a wider crackdown on internet freedoms. 

FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, a man uses the dating app Tinder in New Delhi. Streaming music service Spotify announced on Sept. 20, 2016, that it is teaming with Tinder to allow users of the dating app share musical preferences on their Tinder profiles. (AP Photo/Tsering …

Russian Journalists Protest ‘Clampdown on Free Speech’ with Mass Resignations

Every reporter working for the political section of Russia’s Kommersant daily business newspaper resigned on Monday to show their solidarity with two veteran journalists forced out of their jobs by political pressure. Over 200 Kommersant employees signed an open letter the same day, denouncing the “obvious clampdown on free speech in Russia.”

Pressure at top Russian daily triggers mass walkout

Russia to Launch ‘Fake News’ Database

Russia’s media regulation agency Roskomnadzor announced Wednesday that it will create a public database of “fake news,” using new authority granted to the agency by President Vladimir Putin with a controversial Internet law signed at the beginning of the month.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting to discuss the Ukrainian peace process at the German federal Chancellery on October 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Never Trumper (Who Pushed Collusion Hoax) Ditches Russian Uranium Lobbying Gig

John Weaver, a staunch Never-Trump political operative, has pulled out of an agreement to lobby on behalf of a Russian state-owned nuclear energy company following blowback — with many critics noting his long history of claiming President Donald Trump is subservient to Vladimir Putin.

(INSET: John Weaver) Representatives of participating companies gather at the containers with uranium, before they are loaded on a vessel, on a port in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. A 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for U.S. power plants …

Putin Warns Pompeo Taliban ‘Getting Stronger’ amid Peace Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with America’s top diplomat, urged more cooperation between Moscow and Washington on reaching a peace settlement to end the war in Afghanistan, warning that the Taliban is “getting stronger,” a Kremlin presidential aide revealed Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks Friday in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Donald Trump has called Putin "a leader" who has "very strong control over his country." But most Americans aren't on board with Trump's assessment of Putin's leadership skills, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool …

James Comey Contradicts His Own Memo on Trump Oval Office Meeting

NEW YORK — There are major discrepancies between a story told on CNN by disgraced ex-FBI Director James Comey and the same story as Comey recalled it in his infamous memos purportedly memorializing his conversations with President Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey reacts as he approaches the microphone to speak to members of the media at the Rayburn House Office Building after testifying to the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees on Capitol Hill December 07, 2018 …

Delingpole: Viva Brexit! Nigel Farage Totally Destroys BBC’s Andrew Marr

“You are not prepared to talk about what is going on this country today. You’re in denial. The BBC’s in denial. The Tory party’s in denial. The Labour party’s in denial. I think you’re in  for a bigger surprise on Thursday week [European elections day] than you can even imagine.”

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China Makes Lukewarm Call for ‘Peace’ in Venezuela Without Mentioning Maduro

The Chinese government officially responded to the attempted uprising against dictator Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela on Monday, issuing a tepid call for “political dialogue” but not issuing a straightforward defense of Maduro, to whom Beijing agreed to lend $5 billion as recently as last September.

The move comes as President Nicolás Maduro (pictured) has clamped down on political opposition and consolidated power in his government’s hands. | Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images.

Maduro Envoy in Moscow Suggests ‘Expanded’ Russian Troop Presence in Venezuela

Socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza suggested to reporters in Moscow Monday that Maduro may request a larger Russian military presence in the country after the nation’s president, Juan Guaidó, announced that Venezuela’s forces had agreed to stop taking orders from Maduro.

Russian military troops take part in a military drill on Sernovodsky polygon close to the Chechnya border, some 260 km from south Russian city of Stavropol, on March 19, 2015. About 500 soldiers take part in the military exercises until March 20. AFP PHOTO / SERGEY VENYAVSKY (Photo credit should …

Pompeo Battles Chris Wallace: ‘Your Viewers Should Not Be Misled’

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace battled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over President Donald Trump telling reporters that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not discuss election interference during their recent phone call. Wallace asked,

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Durbin: Trump ‘Loses It, Gets all Googly Eyed’ over Putin

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) accused President Donald Trump of getting “totally dazzled”  by Russian leader Vladamir Putin. Partial transcript as follows: MARGARET BRENNAN: We turn now to the number two Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin of Illinois.

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