The Diplomatic Envoy

Author: Lyndsey Cole

November 2016International NewsU.S.

Russia Casts Shadow on U.S. Election

According to Reuters, U.S. election officials have been warned Russia may attempt to discredit this year’s election by posting false reports of voter fraud. The U.S. government formally accused Russia of cyber-attacks against the Democratic Party in early October, and it is estimated that the voter registration databases of at least 20 states were targeted, although there is no evidence to suggest the attacks were successful.

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September 2016International NewsU.S.

In His Last Tour of Asia, Obama Pushes Trade and the Environment

President Barack Obama, during his last trip to Asia, brought attention to the TPP which represents an American rebalance toward Asia. He argues it will eliminate tariffs and other protectionist measures with the goal of creating jobs and increasing living standards in all member nations.

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International NewsEurope

Activists in Russia Institutionalized

Pavlensky’s first psychiatric evaluation took place at the Serbsky Center, where, according to The Observer, people who opposed the Soviet regime were regularly diagnosed with psychological disorders due to their views. Analysts fear that this may mean a resurgence of the past. Pavlensky himself believes that, “The Investigative Committee wants to demonstrate that I am crazy and to show their own craziness.”

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