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July 16,2018 18:40

Trump Takes Putin's Word for it on Russian Meddling in Elections

Standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump said Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling into U.S. elections has hurt relations between the U.S. and Russia and has been a “disaster for our country.”Taking questions from reporters, Putin denied his country had engaged in “so-called interference” and said it had no plans to d...
July 13,2018 15:40

Slovenia to hold local elections on November 18

Slovenian parliamentary speaker Matej Tonin declared local elections for November 18 in line with legislation passed last year according to which such votes will always take place on the third Sunday in November.
July 11,2018 08:40

This startup is letting Indians rate and question their politicians, US style

A six-month-old New Delhi startup is looking to add a new element to the electoral process in the world's largest democracy: rating politicians. Inspired by the US's approval rating system, 27-year-old serial entrepreneur and Wharton graduate Pratham Mittal has launched a mobile app called Neta, which is attempting to get Indian voters to monitor their elected representatives and...
July 10,2018 20:00

Sen. Johnson downplays Russian threat to elections

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is downplaying the threat Russia poses to U.S. elections, saying "these are not the greatest threats to our democracy." Johnson was part of a contingent of senators who met with Russian officials in Russia last week. He told reporters Tuesday that over half of their five-hour discussion focused on Russia's involvement in the 2016 U....