aljazeera
aol
bbc
channel 4
chronicle
cnbc
cnn
express
fox
independent
irish times
mashable
metro
mirror
national scot
nbcnews
new scientist
news un
newsy
quartz
rt
sky
the guardian
thenextweb
vice
yahoo
count
sauces
help
I'm confused... What am I doing here?

Choose which sources you wish to remain and you're all set. Use the buttons to turn sources on and off.

What do the different colours mean?

Depending on if any articles/links are visible on the page there are 4 modes to show the state of your chosen sources.

on / visible on page

off / visible on page

on / not visible on page

off / not visible on page

Most of northern England faces toughest Covid restrictions after lockdown - channel 4

Most of northern England faces toughest Covid restrictions after lockdown

Both the health secretary and the prime minister praised Liverpool for getting its case rate down. The city entered lockdown under Tier 3, but will exit it in Tier 2. For most places in the north of England though, it was a different story. Tier 3 beckons for much of the region, including Greater Manchester.
channel 4 - 21 minutes ago
Tier system announced for England after lockdown - channel 4

Tier system announced for England after lockdown

Blink and you could miss the transition next week – from lockdown to the tier system. Just 700,000 in England will move back to the lowest tier of Covid alert. More than 40 percent of the population, many in the North and Midlands will be in the highest tier. Boris Johnson admitted that the new…
channel 4 - 23 minutes ago
Oxford and AstraZeneca

Oxford and AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to be trialed AGAIN amid mounting questions over dosage issues

The Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca will be tested again, the drug maker's CEO said on Thursday, following growing doubts over the jab, due to dosing and data-handling errors.
rt - 1 hour ago
FactCheck Q&A: how safe is the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine?  - channel 4

FactCheck Q&A: how safe is the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine? 

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University is under scrutiny after the makers admitted an error had led to different groups getting different doses in clinical trials. 
channel 4 - 1 hour ago
Belgian MEP criticizes ‘illiberal pressure’ from Hungary and Poland, as Orban calls budget proposal unacceptable - rt

Belgian MEP criticizes ‘illiberal pressure’ from Hungary and Poland, as Orban calls budget proposal unacceptable

MEP and former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt has criticized “illiberal pressure” from Hungary and Poland on the EU over its ‘rule of law’ budget proviso, as the two eastern European states remain firm over their veto.
rt - 2 hours ago
Carol singing allowed once lockdown ends - metro

Carol singing allowed once lockdown ends

But it needs to be socially distanced and outside.
metro - 3 hours ago
Earth’s atmosphere once as toxic as Venus, researchers say, after melting floating marbles with lasers for study - rt

Earth’s atmosphere once as toxic as Venus, researchers say, after melting floating marbles with lasers for study

The early atmosphere of our planet was as toxic as that of present-day Venus, as gases escaped from a magma ocean during Earth's development, scientists have found, after melting hovering marbles with lasers for their research.
rt - 3 hours ago
Investigation opened into footage of Paris police fiercely beating black man (VIDEO) - rt

Investigation opened into footage of Paris police fiercely beating black man (VIDEO)

French authorities have opened an investigation after a video was published on social media showing three policemen beating and tear-gassing a black man in his own office.
rt - 3 hours ago
A(nother) Georgia GOP Senator Was Reportedly Investigated for Insider Trading - vice

A(nother) Georgia GOP Senator Was Reportedly Investigated for Insider Trading

This is historically bad timing for the Senate Republicans, as both senators are facing run-off votes that could decide the balance of the chamber.
vice - 4 hours ago
Austrian government steps up protection of churches after Vienna attack in run-up to Christmas - rt

Austrian government steps up protection of churches after Vienna attack in run-up to Christmas

Austria has begun tightening security at its churches and other sites of religious worship, fearing copycat attacks after an Islamist gunman killed four people in a rampage earlier this month in the capital Vienna.
rt - 4 hours ago
European Parliament approves sanctions on Turkey over reopening of Cyprus town - rt

European Parliament approves sanctions on Turkey over reopening of Cyprus town

MEPs have adopted an amendment calling on the European Council to impose sanctions on Turkey, after they unanimously voted to condemn its recent "unilateral and illegal" behavior in Cyprus and the surrounding territorial waters.
rt - 5 hours ago
Farmers hit with water cannon and tear gas as Indian police try to halt protest march on Delhi (VIDEO) - rt

Farmers hit with water cannon and tear gas as Indian police try to halt protest march on Delhi (VIDEO)

Indian police have been deployed in large numbers across the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to stop thousands of farmers reaching Delhi in a huge demonstration against agricultural market reforms.
rt - 5 hours ago
Amy Coney Barrett Casts Swing Vote to Block New York

Amy Coney Barrett Casts Swing Vote to Block New York's Pandemic Restrictions on Religious Services

The newest Justice just helped reverse a trend of the Supreme Court giving leeway to state restrictions during the pandemic.
vice - 5 hours ago
France charges four teenagers in relation to beheading of Samuel Paty - rt

France charges four teenagers in relation to beheading of Samuel Paty

Four teenagers have been charged in France in relation to the murder of Samuel Paty, including three who allegedly identified the teacher to his killer before he was beheaded in a street near his school.
rt - 6 hours ago
One of Trump

One of Trump's Favorite Sheriffs Was Charged With Theft in Police Dog Charity Scam\n

Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh was one of President Donald Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters right from the start.
vice - 6 hours ago
Trump Shared a Tweet Saying He Should Pardon Himself, and Joe Exotic - vice

Trump Shared a Tweet Saying He Should Pardon Himself, and Joe Exotic

Happy Thanksgiving!
vice - 6 hours ago
Young leader of massive, ‘unprecedented in history’ sex blackmail ring online is sentenced to 40 years in South Korean prison - rt

Young leader of massive, ‘unprecedented in history’ sex blackmail ring online is sentenced to 40 years in South Korean prison

The 25-year-old leader of an online sexual blackmail ring was sentenced to 40 years in prison in South Korea after being found guilty of coercing at least 74 women, including 16 minors, into providing sexual imagery of themselves.
rt - 6 hours ago
Trump Is Trying to Bring Back Firing Squads - vice

Trump Is Trying to Bring Back Firing Squads

Allowing the federal government to use firing squads for executions is one of 36 "midnight regulations
vice - 6 hours ago
The Amy Coney Barrett Abortion Arms Race Is On - vice

The Amy Coney Barrett Abortion Arms Race Is On

At least one state is already gearing up to give the conservative darling a chance to take down legalized abortion in the United States.
vice - 6 hours ago
Sidney Powell’s “Release the Kraken” Lawsuits Are a Real Mess - vice

Sidney Powell’s “Release the Kraken” Lawsuits Are a Real Mess

Powell said she would "release the Kraken," but what we got was mostly debunked claims with a bunch of spelling mistakes.
vice - 7 hours ago
LOAD MORE NEWS
aljazeera
aol
bbc
channel 4
chronicle
cnbc
cnn
express
fox
independent
irish times
mashable
metro
mirror
national scot
nbcnews
new scientist
news un
newsy
quartz
rt
sky
the guardian
thenextweb
vice
yahoo
count
sauces
help
I'm confused... What am I doing here?

Choose which sources you wish to remain and you're all set. Use the buttons to turn sources on and off.

What do the different colours mean?

Depending on if any articles/links are visible on the page there are 4 modes to show the state of your chosen sources.

on / visible on page

off / visible on page

on / not visible on page

off / not visible on page

rt
Iran issues diplomatic protest over ‘absurd’ accusation of US election meddling

Iran issues diplomatic protest over ‘absurd’ accusation of US election meddling

rt - 1 month ago

Tehran has denied that it is trying to interfere in the US presidential contest, arguing that unlike Washington, it doesnt involve itself in foreign elections. Curiously, the US says Iran is both trying to damage and help Trump.

Iran summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who serves as a diplomatic go-between for the two rivals, to file a formal complaint against Washington’s “baseless” claim that the Islamic Republic has been meddling in the upcoming election. 

Read more
Members of the far-right group Proud Boys attend a rally in Portland, Oregon, U.S. September 26, 2020. ©  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
Iran sent fake Proud Boys emails to intimidate American voters & damage President Trump, US spy chief and FBI director claim

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced on Wednesday that Iran and Russia have allegedly obtained US voter data as part of a purported plot to “communicate false information to registered voters” in hopes of “causing confusion” ahead of the American electoral contest. He went on to claim that Iran was behind a series of threatening emails that were sent to Democratic voters, apparently in an attempt to “intimidate voters, incite social unrest and damage President Trump."

A spokesman for Iran’s mission to the United Nations dismissed the allegations as completely unfounded and quipped that Tehran would never mirror Washington’s own tactics. 

“Unlike the US, Iran does not interfere in other country's elections. The world has been witnessing US' own desperate public attempts to question the outcome of its own elections at the highest level,” Alireza Miryousefi said. He described the claims as “absurd” and said Tehran has no interest in trying to influence the outcome of the contest between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “The US must end its malign and dangerous accusations against Iran," the spokesman added.

The 2020 election has been fraught with allegations of foreign meddling, following debunked claims of Russian “collusion” with the Trump campaign in 2016. US intelligence agencies have accused Tehran, Moscow and Beijing of trying to tip the scales for their purportedly preferred candidates. Ratcliffe said on Wednesday that Russia has not taken any concrete actions to interfere in the election, but instead has only secured access to some voter information “just as they had in 2016.” 

Washington has been slow to produce concrete evidence of such meddling claims, however, and has struggled to keep its story straight. For example, while Ratcliffe claims that Tehran was trying to damage Trump’s chances in November, the Democrat-controlled House Homeland Security Committee tweeted that the Islamic Republic was interfering in the election in an attempt to “help” the Republican president – a bold allegation considering the open hostility between Trump and Iran. 

The alleged fake email campaign is not the first time US intelligence has asserted Iranian ‘election meddling’ efforts. In August, National Counterintelligence and Security Center head William Eviana warned that Tehran “seeks to undermine US democratic institutions” using “online influence” and “disinformation on social media.” He did not support the incendiary accusations with evidence. 

Eviana also rehashed unsubstantiated claims of Russian meddling, accusing the Kremlin of working to “denigrate former vice president Biden” ahead of the November election. After a two-year probe, Special Counsel Robert Mueller failed to uncover “collusion” between Moscow and the Trump campaign during the 2016 race. 

Like this story? Share it with a friend!

sauce: rt
CLOSE