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Russian politicians dismiss Theresa May 'election meddling' criticism

Media playback is unsupported on your device Senior Russian politicians have dismissed accusations by Theresa May that Moscow has meddled in elections and carried out cyber-espionage. On Monday night, Mrs May accused Moscow of “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West”. She said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free societies”. Russian senators accused the UK’s PM of “making a fool of herself” with a “counterproductive” speech. Mrs May’s comments, at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at London’s Guildhall, were in contrast to those of US President Donald ...

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Politicians woo voters ahead of 4 May poll

Political parties will be taking to the streets in the last day of campaigning ahead of Thursday’s local elections. A total of 4,851 council seats are up for grabs across England, Wales and Scotland on 4 May. The poll will give voters a chance to deliver verdicts on the major parties before the general election, which is being held on 8 June. There are also eight mayoral elections, including elections in six new “combined local authorities”. The Manchester Gorton parliamentary by-election triggered by the death of Labour MP Gerald Kaufman ...

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Hate crimes: Avoid polarising language, politicians urged

Westminster party leaders should tone down campaigning that has “polarised” the country and “legitimised hate”, the equalities watchdog has said. In a letter to all party leaders, the Equality and Human Rights Commission expresses concern about hate attacks that have taken place since the UK voted to leave the EU in June. It calls for “accurate information and respectful debate” from politicians. The Home Office said extra money had been allocated to tackle hate crime. ‘Stains on society’ The commission’s letter, which is co-signed by its chairman David Isaac and ...

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Election setback a 'wake-up call' for Merkel, media and politicians say

Critics of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal refugee policies called on her to change course after voters in three regional elections punished her conservatives and flocked to a new anti-immigration party that wants German borders closed. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) lost support in all three states – the industrial state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the wine-growing region of Rhineland-Palatinate and the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt – in the first elections that gave voters a chance to react to Merkel’s migrant policy. The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), which takes a hard line on ...

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Buffett: Politicians way too negative about U.S.

Warren Buffett in 90 seconds Warren Buffett, the legendary CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has some strong words for the lady and the gentlemen running for President: Stop bashing the United States economy! “Candidates can’t stop speaking about our country’s problems (which, of course, only they can solve),” he wrote in his annual letter to shareholders, released Saturday morning. “As a result of this negative drumbeat, many Americans now believe that their children will not live as well as they themselves do. That view is dead wrong: The babies being born ...

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Italy art critics, politicians recriminate after $16 million paintings heist

Amid recriminations and wildly diverging theories, Italian politicians and art critics are still trying to comprehend a dramatic robbery which saw 17 paintings including several masterpieces taken from a museum in Verona this week. The paintings worth an estimated 15 million euros ($ 16 million), including works by Tintoretto, Mantegna and Peter Paul Rubens, were stolen by three armed robbers shortly before the Castelvecchio museum closed on Thursday evening. Art historian and critic Tomaso Montanari wrote in la Repubblica daily on Saturday that it was “inconceivable” that the museum was ...

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Italy art critics, politicians recriminate after $16 million paintings heist

Amid recriminations and wildly diverging theories, Italian politicians and art critics are still trying to comprehend a dramatic robbery which saw 17 paintings including several masterpieces taken from a museum in Verona this week. The paintings worth an estimated 15 million euros ($ 16 million), including works by Tintoretto, Mantegna and Peter Paul Rubens, were stolen by three armed robbers shortly before the Castelvecchio museum closed on Thursday evening. Art historian and critic Tomaso Montanari wrote in la Repubblica daily on Saturday that it was “inconceivable” that the museum was ...

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