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These Are The Russians Charged With Meddling In The 2016 Election

These Are The Russians Charged With Meddling In The 2016 Election

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All 13 Russians — along with the infamous troll farm they worked for and the companies that funded it — have been charged with defrauding the United States. In a Friday afternoon bombshell, a DC grand jury convened by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller returned an indictment charging 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies with interfering in the 2016 US presidential election. The indictment details how the accused allegedly used social media like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to attempt to disrupt and sow discord during the election. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Evegny Prigozhin Prigozhin, whose first name is spelled "Yevgeniy" in the indictment, has for years been seen as close to Russian Preside
Neo-Nazis Are Planning A Concert For Hitler's Birthday In Poland

Neo-Nazis Are Planning A Concert For Hitler's Birthday In Poland

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A Polish far-right activist holds a Confederate flag and a Celtic Cross flag in 2015. Wojtek Radwanski / AFP / Getty Images A multi-national neo-Nazi music festival called a "Night of Identity" is being planned in Poland to coincide with Hitler's birthday in April, the news outlet Gazeta Wyborcza reported this week, with participation of bands from countries including the United States and Germany.The report comes as Poland is under fire from historians and Jewish organizations for a new law that criminalizes saying Poland has responsibility for the Holocaust. Lawmakers want Poland, which lost 6 million people during World War II, to be remembered as solely a victim of the Nazi troops that occupied the country. But some Poles were complicit in the deaths of some of the 3 mi...
Federal Grand Jury In Special Counsel Probe Indicts Russian Agency And Individuals For 2016 Election Meddling

Federal Grand Jury In Special Counsel Probe Indicts Russian Agency And Individuals For 2016 Election Meddling

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Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters The special counsel's office announced a federal indictment against the Russian-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), two other Russian entities, and 13 Russian individuals Friday in relation with the their actions of "interfering with the US political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016."The special counsel's office, which is investigating Russian interference in the election, provided the following statement: A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment on Feb. 16, 2018, against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of violating U.S. criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes. The indictment charges all of the defendants wi...
In Just One Day, Politics In These African Countries Completely Changed. Here’s What Comes Next.

In Just One Day, Politics In These African Countries Completely Changed. Here’s What Comes Next.

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Morgan Tsvangirai Jekesai Njikizana / AFP / Getty Images NAIROBI — In the span of 24 hours, three African countries saw their political landscapes completely upended: Ethiopia was shocked by the resignation of its prime minister, Zimbabwe lost its most well-known opposition leader, and South African MPs selected a new president after his predecessor was forced out of office.BuzzFeed News spoke with human rights officials and political analysts about what these significant changes mean for each country moving forward. Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn Ashraf Shazly / AFP / Getty Images In a hugely surprising move, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced Thursday that he was resigning from the position that he has held for the past...
This Cat In Turkey Has Absolutely No Time For Your Bullshit

This Cat In Turkey Has Absolutely No Time For Your Bullshit

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The cat has been giving zero fucks about whether commuters are late for a meeting since at least 2015. Hello. Istanbul is well known for its many stray cats. Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images Although she has been spotted elsewhere: instagram.com Instagram: @mrtsrnn But it seems like the cat's a longtime resident. Here she is, doing her thing, back in 2015: instagram.com Instagram: @ele12a Instagram: @laylaylomdutturudunya
No, “Sonic Weapons” Did Not Give US Diplomats In Cuba Concussions

No, “Sonic Weapons” Did Not Give US Diplomats In Cuba Concussions

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The US Embassy in Havana. Yamil Lage / AFP / Getty Images US diplomats in Cuba who, in 2016, reported hearing loss, fogginess, and vertigo after hearing chirping sounds, suffered from concussion symptoms with no known cause, a new medical report concluded.Last August, the first public reports of the injuries sparked fears of a sonic weapon attack in Havana. The long-awaited JAMA case report on 21 of the 24 affected diplomats by University of Pennsylvania researchers only rules out sonic attacks as an explanation for their symptoms — and finds scant evidence of brain damage in MRI images reported in early news accounts of the outbreak.“If you didn’t know their history, they would look to you like other concussion patients,” the study’s lead author, R...
Instagram Decided To Delete Content The Kremlin Didn't Like. YouTube Is Still Deciding.

Instagram Decided To Delete Content The Kremlin Didn't Like. YouTube Is Still Deciding.

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Google and Facebook, owners of YouTube and Instagram respectively, have found themselves in the middle of a fight over transparency in Russia thanks to opposition leader Alexei Nalvany. Two US tech giants are facing questions about whether they're willing to host content deemed embarrassing to the Kremlin, after being ordered by a Russian court to do just that. Alexandra Dalsbaek / AFP / Getty Images Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has found a growing audience for his well-produced videos, where he breaks down investigations into corruption among the ruling class. Those videos are hosted on YouTube. A video posted last week drew particular attention for its discovery of Instagram posts from a woman who claimed to work...
While The World Celebrated Valentine's Day, These Women Held A "Missing Lovers Day"

While The World Celebrated Valentine's Day, These Women Held A "Missing Lovers Day"

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Years after Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war ended, there are still thousands of families waiting to learn the fate of people who went missing. As people around the world celebrated Valentine's Day on Wednesday, a group of women in Sri Lanka instead came together to remember their family members and other loved ones who have been missing for years. Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP / Getty Images Sri Lanka's civil war — between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists in the north and east of the island — has been officially over since a ceasefire in 2009. But the reconciliation process has been slow. Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP / Getty Images An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people died during the struggle betw
Hey America, Here’s What You Need To Know About The Scandal Dominating Aussie Politics Right Now

Hey America, Here’s What You Need To Know About The Scandal Dominating Aussie Politics Right Now

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OK, so remember the Aussie politician who threatened to kill Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo because the celebrity couple didn't declare the Yorkshire Terriers at customs? Amber Heard/Instagram / Via Instagram: @amberheard That was our deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce.In hindsight, the Pistol and Boo biosecurity snafu was just the beginning of his problems, and has been subsequently eclipsed by further drama in his professional and private life.Bear with me. Stefan Postles / Getty Images In August last year Joyce became the fifth Australian politician to be drawn into a citizenship omnishambles that dragged on for months.Joyce, 50, was confirmed as a New Zealand citizen, hours after an...
The Australian Prime Minister Has Announced A Ban On Ministers Shagging Their Staff

The Australian Prime Minister Has Announced A Ban On Ministers Shagging Their Staff

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Lukas Coch / AAPIMAGE Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced an overhaul of the ministerial standards, including a ban on ministers having sex with their staff, regardless of whether they are married or not."I don't care if they are married or single; they must not have sexual relations with their staff," Turnbull said in a press conference on Thursday.The prime minister took deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce to task over his widely publicised affair with his former staffer, Vikki Campion, and said Joyce's actions had hurt Campion, as well as Joyce's estranged wife Natalie and their four daughters."He has set off a world of woe for those women and appalled all of us," he said. "Our hearts go out to them. It has been a dreadful thing for them to go throug...