For some time, claims that Russia helped sway the result of the June 2016 "Brexit" referendum have abounded in the UK media — now, this speculation has triggered an official investigation, with parliament's Culture, Media, and Sport Committee sending a letter to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, asking whether any adverts on the network were bought and/or pages set up by Russian-linked accounts during the referendum campaign. Culture Select Committee Chair @DamianCollins has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg re Russian paid for ads during GE17 and EUref… pic.twitter.com/vwUCxoISoc — Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) October 24, 2017 Aleksandr Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to the UK, has been quick to respond to the charges. "Allegations Russia is behind Brexit are an insult to British political leadership and the British people. The referendum was a 2015 … [Read more...] about Boris Moscow Trip: ‘Defrosting’ Relations Amid ‘Blame Russia for Brexit’ Claims?
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has stated that US actions toward Russia are moving bilateral relations toward a deadlock and Washington is responsible for that. READ MORE: State Department: Sanctions Against Russia Not 'Competitive Tool' on Arms Market According to Ryabkov, US sanctions are affecting the Americans themselves in the first place. He went on to say that Moscow has not seen anything from the United States other than signals concerning the intention to normalize relations with Russia. Ryabkov noted, the United States is falling more into sanctions mania, as the country probably has no other levers of foreign policy. "As of today, about 70 countries exist in the world, whose citizens and organizations are in this or that way subject to American sanctions. This is a problem of global planetary scale — the United States is undermining by its … [Read more...] about Russia to Help US to Get Back to Reality – Moscow
The story of Phyllida Barlow’s precipitous rise to art-world fame is irresistible, and it has been told and retold so many times that it has taken on the quality of myth. It goes something like this. Once upon a time, in the middle of the last century, a little girl was born into a remarkable family. Her great-great-grandfather was Charles Darwin, her grandfather was physician to Queen Victoria, and she was related to Josiah Wedgwood. The little girl grew up in London, but one very different from the shining, skyscraper-studded capital that we know today – a city in ruins, where children played in bombed-out buildings, and where the sides of houses had been blown off to reveal staircases leading to nowhere, and incongruous patches of wallpaper were still attached to walls that were now open to the sky. The little girl was very clever and loved to draw. She went to art school and there she discovered that, more than anything else in the world, she liked to make things with … [Read more...] about Bish-bash-bosh: how Phyllida Barlow conquered the art world at 73
Video PlayerClose U.S. President Donald Trump (L) welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on May 13, 2019. (Xinhua/Ting Shen) WASHINGTON, May 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) in June. "I will be meeting with President Putin," Trump told reporters at the White House during his meeting with visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The announcement of their meeting at the G20 summit, which will be held in Osaka, Japan, at the end of June, came as the two countries are still at odds over issues including arms control, Venezuela, Ukraine and Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet with Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Russian city of Sochi on Tuesday, after skipping a stopover in Moscow for meetings with European and NATO officials in Brussels over … [Read more...] about Trump says to meet with Russia’s Putin at G20