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Sweden’s getting ready for the election-year information war

While the US debates to what extent Russia influenced its presidential election, a small country in northern Europe is already gearing up to fend off foreign interference in its next election. Via: Emma Löfgren  The debate about foreign interference in the US presidential election has dominated global news for the past year, including the recent release of a trove of social ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the National Interest Magazine

Question: I’d like to start by asking you about your forthcoming meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, we’ve read in the press that the two of you may be meeting soon. Sergey Lavrov: So they say. Question: Could you perhaps tell us about your expectations and goals in dealing with Secretary Tillerson? Sergey Lavrov: Well, after the American ...

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Russian Foreign Minister mocks Löfven’s ‘childish’ election interference fears

Sergey Lavrov has labelled Sweden’s Prime Minister “childish” for expressing fears over Russian influence in Sweden’s election next year. Via: thelocal.se In an interview with US magazine National Interest, Lavrov said there was “no proof” Russia was involved in the US elections or has interfered in Germany and France ahead of their respective elections this year.  He then said: “By the ...

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Swedish PM Löfven warns of fake news concerns ahead of 2018 election

There is no reason to believe the 2018 Swedish general election will be exempt from outside attempts to influence it through fake news stories, the country’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has written in an opinion piece.  Via: thelocal.se  In the article in newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN), Löfven cites the 2016 US Presidential election as an example of a foreign state working ...

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MPs reject Turkish election campaigns in Denmark

MPs from two Danish parties have said that they oppose election campaigning in Denmark by the Turkish government. Via: thelocal.dk Neither the Liberal (Venstre) party, the largest party in the country’s governing coalition, nor the nationalist Danish People’s Party (DF), which supports the government in parliament, wants Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim to hold campaign meetings in the Scandinavian country. Prime ...

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French presidential election Key Players

France elects a new president in a two-round contest that takes place on April 23 and May 7. Here are the main competitors and their programmes:     Jean-Luc Melenchon 65 LEFT PARTY Total overhaul of political system, high tax, big spending on environmental transition, EU-hostile ECONOMY Cut pension age to 60 from circa 62/63 currently, keep work week at ...

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Donald Trump Inaugural Parade Rehearsal – 15 /1/17

Donald Trump Inaugural Parade Rehearsal – 15 /1/17 15:00 Donald Trump Inaugural Parade Rehearsal – 15 /1/17 15:00 – Capitol Hill The military stand-ins for the President, Vice President and their wives, salute the troops while standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building during the Pass and Review during the Department of Defense Dress Rehearsal, in front of ...

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The U.S. Has Done It In 45 Countries Worldwide – Election Interference

America has a long history of meddling in the elections of foreign countries, new research shows Via : vocativ.com Russia’s attempt to sway the 2016 election continues to consume American politics as the Obama administration struck back with a series of punishments targeting Russia’s spy agencies and diplomats. The White House on Thursday moved to expel 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives from the ...

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German “Alarmed” Over Threat To Election From Fake News And Russians

An intelligence source told BuzzFeed News that they fear 2017’s federal elections could see a repeat of the misinformation and hacking that disrupted the US presidential race. German intelligence agencies have warned that a combination of fake news and Russian interference through hacking and misinformation could disrupt next year’s federal elections in a way that mirrors what happened during the ...

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U.S. Military Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Disrupt US Election

U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia’s electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin’s command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News. American officials have long said publicly that Russia, China and other nations have probed and left ...

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