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Russia-Trump inquiry: President says 'no collusion' as FBI charges Russians

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump says his election campaign “did nothing wrong” as the FBI brought charges against 13 Russians for alleged election meddling. Special Counsel Robert Mueller also named three companies in the indictment – seen as a major development his continuing probe into the 2016 poll. Three of the people named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft. Russia denies trying to sway the poll. In a tweet on Friday evening,…

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Russians charged over US election tampering

Thirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation. Three of those named have been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five have been accused of aggravated identity theft. The announcement was made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the election. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone…

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Russians could still boycott Winter Olympics

A final decision on whether Russian athletes will compete under a neutral flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics will be made next week. The International Olympic Committee says Russian sports federations and athletes will meet on 12 December. The Russian Olympic Committee was banned from the Pyeongchang Games by the IOC on Tuesday for doping offences. But IOC president Thomas Bach said he hoped clean athletes would “seize the opportunity” to compete in South Korea. Russian President Vladimir Putin has already said the state will not stand in the way…

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Letting clean Russians compete is right – GB bobsleigher Jackson

Allowing clean Russians to compete at the Winter Olympics under a neutral flag is “fair and justifiable”, says former Great Britain bobsleigher John Jackson. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned Russia from February’s Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Tuesday after an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at Sochi 2014. But athletes who can prove they are clean will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag as an ‘Olympic Athlete from Russia’ (OAR). “It’s right not to allow Russia to compete but allow the clean Russian athletes to…

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Putin: Patriotic Russians may be involved in hacking

Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested “patriotic” Russian citizens might be engaged in hacking. Such individuals might be joining “the justified fight against those speaking ill of Russia,” he said. Like “artists” who get up and paint all day, he added, hackers spend their day attacking adversaries, he added. Mr Putin also denied once again that his administration hacked the US election last year. He added that this activity was “never” carried out at the government level and he expressed his belief that hackers could not influence voters’ minds. Some…

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