Britain heads toward election as police carry out new raids

The police investigation into London’s latest terror attack intensified Monday as politicians officially resumed campaigning ahead of an unpredictable election that sees Britons go to the polls in just three days. Police carried out early morning raids at addresses in Newham and Barking — both in east London — that they said were connected to Saturday night’s London Bridge attack […]

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What to know about South Korea’s election

Two months after booting their sitting president over corruption allegations, South Koreans will select a new leader Tuesday after weeks of heated debate. The winner will be tasked with healing a nation that’s split deeply between left and right, and faced with a decaying job market, an uneasy alliance with the United States and a growing threat posed by North […]

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French foreign minister warns Russia on election meddling

France’s foreign minister is denouncing possible Russian meddling in the French presidential campaign as “unacceptable.” Jean-Marc Ayrault, in an interview published Sunday in newspaper Journal du Dimanche, said Russia appears to be targeting centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, while favoring more pro-Russia candidates such as conservative Francois Fillon and nationalist Marine Le Pen. Macron’s campaign has described hacking attempts that it […]

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White House spokesman gets election facts wrong

President Donald Trump’s press secretary on Tuesday mischaracterized the election results and the findings of a study that purported to show significant voting in the past by non-citizens. Statements by Sean Spicer and how they compare with the facts: SPICER: “He won overwhelmingly with 306 electoral votes, the most since any Republican since Reagan.” THE FACTS: Not the most since […]

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Despite Objections, Congress Certifies Donald Trump’s Election

Congress made the election of Donald Trump official Friday, certifying the votes of the Electoral College in a formal joint session of Congress. Some Democratic House members attempted to object to some states Electoral College votes to protest the election results. But their objections went nowhere because they were unable to gain the support of a senator, per the rules. […]

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Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference

The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to U.S. officials. The administration is still finalizing the details, which are also expected to include covert action that likely will involve cyber operations, the officials said. An announcement on the […]

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