Experts Question Russian Data on Covid-19 Death Toll

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. As Russia’s surging coronavirus infections have turned it into a global epidemic hotspot second only to the U.S., one thing puzzles health experts: Why is it reporting so few deaths? Russian officials say 2,305 […]

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Russian Officials Don Coronavirus Charms as Disease Hits Elite

Some Russian politicians and Kremlin officials have resorted to wearing badges that supposedly offer protection against the coronavirus as the epidemic takes a toll on their ranks. One Japanese-made badge — a plastic white cross that sells for 867 rubles ($12) on the pharmacy website Apteka.ru — has been seen on several deputies in the State Duma, Russia’s lower house […]

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Russian Ship That Could Finish Nord Stream 2 Link Reaches Baltic

A Russian pipe-laying ship that could help finish the Nord Stream 2 gas link to Europe has anchored at the Baltic Sea port of Kaliningrad after sailing for three months from the Pacific. The Akademik Cherskiy, which has changed destinations several times on its way, recently signaled it was set to arrive in Kaliningrad on Sunday, tanker tracking data show. […]

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Trump Says Saudis, Russia Will Cut Output After Call With Prince

In this article President Donald Trump said he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut oil production by about 10 million barrels after he spoke by phone with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Thursday. Trump didn’t specify in a tweet whether the production cut would be per day. He said Prince Mohammed had spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

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Mexican National Accused Of Spying For Russia In Florida

A Mexican national arrested in Miami on Monday is accused of acting as a spy for Russia while digging up information on a confidential U.S. government source. Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, who is a resident of Singapore, was prevented from boarding a plane from Miami International Airport to Mexico City on Sunday following a search of his and his wife’s […]

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Judge sentences Trump adviser Stone to three years and four months in prison

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison for charges that include lying to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence after Stone’s lawyer asked that the veteran Republican operative receive […]

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Long-time Trump adviser Stone to be sentenced by judge he antagonized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Since his January 2019 arrest, President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone has repeatedly tested the patience of the federal judge who presided over his trial. On Thursday, that judge will tell the self-described “dirty trickster” how long he will serve in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson is scheduled to sentence Stone, a veteran […]

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Trump adviser Roger Stone loses bid to delay sentencing hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, lost his bid to delay his sentencing, a federal judge said on Tuesday. Stone is due to be sentenced on Thursday after he was found guilty in November of seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. A lawyer for Stone on Tuesday argued that Thursday’s […]

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Former DOJ officials call on U.S. Attorney General Barr to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 1,000 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Donald Trump. The former officials, who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations, criticized Barr, the country’s top law enforcement officer, for overruling his own prosecutors in […]

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Barr: Won't be 'bullied' by Trump on Stone case; jurors appalled

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s attacks on prosecutors, the judge and jurors in the trial of a longtime adviser undermined the Justice Department’s work, adding he would not be “bullied” by anyone. In an ABC interview, Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement officer, said Trump’s criticism of those involved in […]

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