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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Jamie Dettmer
Trump, Putin

Preliminary Results Project Putin’s Re-election, Amid Allegations Of Voter Fraud

According to Russia’s election commission, Putin was heading to secure 71.9 percent of the vote, but it was unclear whether voter turnout had reached 70 percent, a Kremlin goal. But Kremlin aides insisted the final result would show it had. There were reports of hundreds of ballot violations at polling stations across the country, which Russian election officials downplayed but said they were investigating.

March 19, 2018
Battle to Retake Raqqa

Battle To Retake Raqqa A Desperate House-To-House Fight

The battle to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State terror group is a fight increasingly without front lines. The U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have breached the old city and control about a quarter of the terror group’s de facto capital, say American officials, but holding what has already been seized is proving a struggle.

July 10, 2017
May

Britain’s Conservatives Plunged Into Civil War

At least two members of her Cabinet — foreign minister Boris Johnson and the minister overseeing Brexit negotiations, David Davis — are already taking soundings to see if they have enough backing now to oust her, if she resists mounting calls for her to set a timetable for departure.

June 11, 2017