Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

17Jan/17
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin calls report which said Russia had damaging details on Trump a hoax

President Vladimir Putin says an unsubstantiated report that alleged Russia had gathered compromising material on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a hoax, doubts that Trump met with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room.

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15Jan/17

Trump attacks civil rights leader who questioned his election win

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attacks civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis on twitter.

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13Jan/17

A look at Vice President-elect Mike Pence

Mike Pence, the Indiana governor who made headlines during the election campaign for his differing views with Donald Trump, is about to become Vice President.

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13Jan/17

Trump, European populists are a threat to human rights – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
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12Jan/17

Angry Trump blames U.S. intelligence for ‘phony’ Russia dossier

President-elect Donald Trump says U.S. intelligence agencies might have leaked a dossier of what he called “fake news” about how Russia had tried to sway his actions, and slams two news organizations for reporting unsubstantiated claims about his ties to Moscow.

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11Jan/17

Trump calls Russia reports ‘fake news – a total political witch hunt’

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says on Twitter, in an apparent reference to reports that Russia has compromising information on him, “fake news – a total political witch hunt”
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06Jan/17

Germany says can’t figure out Trump’s foreign policy goals

A German foreign ministry spokesman says it remains unclear what kind of foreign and security policy U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wants to pursue once he takes office.

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05Jan/17

U.S. spy chief “even more resolute” on Russia cyber attack

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress he was “even more resolute” in his belief that Russia staged cyber attacks on Democrats in the 2016 election campaign. Continue reading

18Dec/16

U.S. Senators call for panel to investigate Russian hacking

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York calls for the creation of a bipartisan investigative panel that would investigate U.S. government allegations that Russia and other foreign countries tried to hack the U.S. elections.

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13Dec/16

Trump picks Exxon chief Tillerson as secretary of state

President-elect Donald Trump announces Exxon Mobil Corp’s Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state, praising the business leader as a successful international dealmaker who has led a global operation. Chris Dignam reports. Continue reading