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Putin wins reelection as Russia's president; FBI's McCabe fired Putin wins reelection as Russia's president; FBI's McCabe fired
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Top stories and more: Russia election on Sunday: Putin 'overwhelmingly likely' to have ordered poisoning of spy  Top stories and more: Putin 'overwhelmingly likely' to have ordered poisoning of spy
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<li><strong>Putin win election -</strong> Vladimir Putin <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election/putin-wins-another-six-years-at-russias-helm-in-landslide-victory-idUSKCN1GT0TL">won a re-election</a> on Sunday extending his rule as Russia's president another six years. It will will give him nearly a quarter century in power. The longevity among Kremlin leaders second only to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, reports Reuters. Exit polls gave Putin about 73 percent support -- nearly 10 times the backing of his nearest challenger. Voting began in the Russian far-east at 8pm GMT on Saturday, and<a style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 1.6rem;" href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43445816"> opened in Moscow nine hours later.</a></li>  <li><strong>Putin win election -</strong> Vladimir Putin <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-election/putin-wins-another-six-years-at-russias-helm-in-landslide-victory-idUSKCN1GT0TL">won a re-election</a> on Sunday extending his rule as Russia's president another six years. It will will give him nearly a quarter century in power. The longevity among Kremlin leaders second only to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, reports Reuters. Exit polls gave Putin about 73 percent support -- nearly 10 times the backing of his nearest challenger. Voting began in the Russian far-east at 8pm GMT on Saturday, and<a style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 1.6rem;" href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43445816"> opened in Moscow nine hours later.</a></li>
<li><strong>Sessions fires McCabe -</strong>  U.S. Attorney General<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mccabe/attorney-general-sessions-fires-former-fbi-no-2-mccabe-idUSKCN1GT02J"> Jeff Sessions on Friday fired Andrew McCabe</a>, the FBI’s former second in command, who has been criticized by<a href="https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/890207082926022656?lang=en"> President Donald Trump for being biased</a> against his administration. <a href="https://www.vox.com/2018/3/16/17132418/andrew-mccabe-statement">McCabe said in a statement</a> that he believes he is being "singled out" because of how he backed up former FBI Director <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/ex-fbi-chief-comey-tells-u-s-senators-trump-pressured-him-on-russia-probe-idUSKBN18Y0BJ">James Comey’s claims that Trump tried to pressure him</a> into dropping the Russia investigation. McCabe’s firing comes two days before he would become eligible to retire from the FBI with his full pension.</li>  <li><strong>Sessions fires McCabe -</strong>  U.S. Attorney General<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mccabe/attorney-general-sessions-fires-former-fbi-no-2-mccabe-idUSKCN1GT02J"> Jeff Sessions on Friday fired Andrew McCabe</a>, the FBI’s former second in command, who has been criticized by<a href="https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/890207082926022656?lang=en"> President Donald Trump for being biased</a> against his administration. <a href="https://www.vox.com/2018/3/16/17132418/andrew-mccabe-statement">McCabe said in a statement</a> that he believes he is being "singled out" because of how he backed up former FBI Director <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/ex-fbi-chief-comey-tells-u-s-senators-trump-pressured-him-on-russia-probe-idUSKBN18Y0BJ">James Comey’s claims that Trump tried to pressure him</a> into dropping the Russia investigation. McCabe’s firing comes two days before he would become eligible to retire from the FBI with his full pension.</li>
<li><strong>Russia expels British diplomats</strong> - <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/06/espionage/former-russian-double-agent-critically-ill-after-contact-with-unknown-substance/53558/">Moscow Russia retaliated against Britain</a> a day before presidential elections expected to reconfirm Vladimir Putin’s dominance, saying it will expel 23 of London’s diplomats in a tit-for-tat reaction to Britain’s assertion that Russia was responsible for a nerve agent attack on a former double agent. UK police <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43433552?ns_mchannel=social&amp;ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&amp;ns_source=twitter&amp;ns_linkname=news_central">launched a murder investigation</a> into the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after he was found dead at his home in New Malden, south London.</li>  <li><strong>Russia expels British diplomats</strong> - <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/06/espionage/former-russian-double-agent-critically-ill-after-contact-with-unknown-substance/53558/">Moscow Russia retaliated against Britain</a> a day before presidential elections expected to reconfirm Vladimir Putin’s dominance, saying it will expel 23 of London’s diplomats in a tit-for-tat reaction to Britain’s assertion that Russia was responsible for a nerve agent attack on a former double agent. UK police <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43433552?ns_mchannel=social&amp;ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&amp;ns_source=twitter&amp;ns_linkname=news_central">launched a murder investigation</a> into the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after he was found dead at his home in New Malden, south London.</li>
<li><strong>Putin likely ordered poisoning</strong>: <strong>UK foreign secretary</strong> – Three days before the presidential election expected to be won easily by Vladimir Putin, British Foreign Secretary<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/06/espionage/former-russian-double-agent-critically-ill-after-contact-with-unknown-substance/53558/"> Boris Johnson said</a> it was "overwhelmingly likely" that Vladimir Putin was directly behind the poisoning.</li>  <li><strong>Putin likely ordered poisoning</strong>: <strong>UK foreign secretary</strong> – Three days before the presidential election expected to be won easily by Vladimir Putin, British Foreign Secretary<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/06/espionage/former-russian-double-agent-critically-ill-after-contact-with-unknown-substance/53558/"> Boris Johnson said</a> it was "overwhelmingly likely" that Vladimir Putin was directly behind the poisoning.</li>
<li>Read <em>WikiTribune</em>'s other coverage of this story: <em><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/14/war_&amp;amp;_conflict/russia-changes-the-rules-of-warfare-perfecting-hybrid-war/54989/">Russia changes the rules of warfare, perfecting “hybrid war,”</a> </em><em><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/13/espionage/who-is-sergei-skripal/54858/">Who is Sergei Skripal, target of the nerve agent attack in Britain,</a> </em><em><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/09/espionage/how-nerve-agent-attack-could-be-a-new-chapter-in-kremlins-playbook-experts/54186/">Nerve agent attack would be new chapter in Kremlin playbook,</a> </em><em><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/13/espionage/what-is-novichok-the-nerve-agent-blamed-for-british-attack/54881/">What is novichok, the nerve agent blamed for British attack?</a></em></li>  <li>Read <em>WikiTribune</em>'s other coverage of this story: <em><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/14/war_&amp;amp;_conflict/russia-changes-the-rules-of-warfare-perfecting-hybrid-war/54989/">Russia changes the rules of warfare, perfecting “hybrid war,”</a> </em><em><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/13/espionage/who-is-sergei-skripal/54858/">Who is Sergei Skripal, target of the nerve agent attack in Britain,</a> </em><em><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/09/espionage/how-nerve-agent-attack-could-be-a-new-chapter-in-kremlins-playbook-experts/54186/">Nerve agent attack would be new chapter in Kremlin playbook,</a> </em><em><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/13/espionage/what-is-novichok-the-nerve-agent-blamed-for-british-attack/54881/">What is novichok, the nerve agent blamed for British attack?</a></em></li>
<li><strong><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/17/internet/political-data-firm-cambridge-analytica-suspended-by-facebook-after-expose/56110/">Cambridge Analytica suspended</a> by Facebook after expose’ - </strong>Cambridge Analytica, already a controversial name in politics because of its connections with former allies of Donald J. Trump – Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer, has been “suspended” from Facebook over an Anglo-American journalistic investigation reported evidence of misuse of Facebook users’ data.</li>  <li><strong><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/17/internet/political-data-firm-cambridge-analytica-suspended-by-facebook-after-expose/56110/">Cambridge Analytica suspended</a> by Facebook after expose’ - </strong>Cambridge Analytica, already a controversial name in politics because of its connections with former allies of Donald J. Trump – Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer, has been “suspended” from Facebook over an Anglo-American journalistic investigation reported evidence of misuse of Facebook users’ data.</li>
<li><strong>Hacker who <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/17/united_states/hacker-who-turned-in-chelsea-manning-found-dead-at-37/56098/">‘turned in’ Chelsea Manning</a> found dead at 37 - </strong>Adrian Lamo, described by his enemies as the “world’s most hated hacker “ <em>(The Guardian)</em>, for giving evidence leading to the conviction of Chelsea Manning for a vast leak of United States diplomatic cables, has died at 37.</li>  <li><strong>Hacker who <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/17/united_states/hacker-who-turned-in-chelsea-manning-found-dead-at-37/56098/">‘turned in’ Chelsea Manning</a> found dead at 37 - </strong>Adrian Lamo, described by his enemies as the “world’s most hated hacker “ <em>(The Guardian)</em>, for giving evidence leading to the conviction of Chelsea Manning for a vast leak of United States diplomatic cables, has died at 37.</li>
<li><strong>Trump signs diplomatic agreement with Taiwan –</strong> President Donald J. Trump signed legislation that allows all <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-china/trump-signs-u-s-taiwan-travel-bill-that-china-has-opposed-idUSKCN1GS2SN">U.S. government officials to meet with their Taiwanese counterparts</a>. The bill is significant because the U.S. does not officially recognize Taiwan though has offered it military protection from it's hostile Chinese neighbor. Beijing sees Taiwan as a province of China.</li>  <li><strong>Trump signs diplomatic agreement with Taiwan –</strong> President Donald J. Trump signed legislation that allows all <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-taiwan-china/trump-signs-u-s-taiwan-travel-bill-that-china-has-opposed-idUSKCN1GS2SN">U.S. government officials to meet with their Taiwanese counterparts</a>. The bill is significant because the U.S. does not officially recognize Taiwan though has offered it military protection from it's hostile Chinese neighbor. Beijing sees Taiwan as a province of China.</li>
<li><strong>EU leaders considering new Iran sanction to appease Trump –</strong> <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-iran-eu-exclusive/exclusive-european-powers-propose-new-iran-sanctions-to-meet-trump-ultimatum-idUSKCN1GS2A7?il=0">Reuters reports that Britain, France and Germany drafted a document</a> that proposes new sanctions against Iran in attempts to keep the United States in the Iran nuclear deal, which President Donald J. Trump threatens to abandon. The proposed sanctions center on Iran's ballistic missiles, which were not part of the nuclear agreement. The Trump administration says that these missiles are used to destabilize the region, Yemen and Syria in particular. The document advocates for increasing sanctions on individuals associated with the military and militias.</li>  <li><strong>EU leaders considering new Iran sanction to appease Trump –</strong> <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-iran-eu-exclusive/exclusive-european-powers-propose-new-iran-sanctions-to-meet-trump-ultimatum-idUSKCN1GS2A7?il=0">Reuters reports that Britain, France and Germany drafted a document</a> that proposes new sanctions against Iran in attempts to keep the United States in the Iran nuclear deal, which President Donald J. Trump threatens to abandon. The proposed sanctions center on Iran's ballistic missiles, which were not part of the nuclear agreement. The Trump administration says that these missiles are used to destabilize the region, Yemen and Syria in particular. The document advocates for increasing sanctions on individuals associated with the military and militias.</li>
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<li><strong>Hong Kong's richest man retires – </strong>Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing announced he would be stepping down as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset (<a href="http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2137523/li-ka-shing-calls-it-day-hands-over-reins-son"><em>South China Morning Post</em></a>). The rags-to-riches business magnate, whose fortune was estimated <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ka-shing">at $37.7 billion</a> in January 2018, was born in mainland China and moved to Hong Kong at the <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/b71a4502-28ed-11e8-b27e-cc62a39d57a0">age of 12 (<em>FT </em>– may be behind paywall)</a>. Li built a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ka-shing">business empire</a> from scratch with a portfolio that ranges from construction to banking and beauty retailers. He said he will hand over the company's reins to his son, Victor Li, and dedicate himself to philanthropic pursuits.</li>  <li><strong>Hong Kong's richest man retires – </strong>Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing announced he would be stepping down as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset (<a href="http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/2137523/li-ka-shing-calls-it-day-hands-over-reins-son"><em>South China Morning Post</em></a>). The rags-to-riches business magnate, whose fortune was estimated <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ka-shing">at $37.7 billion</a> in January 2018, was born in mainland China and moved to Hong Kong at the <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/b71a4502-28ed-11e8-b27e-cc62a39d57a0">age of 12 (<em>FT </em>– may be behind paywall)</a>. Li built a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ka-shing">business empire</a> from scratch with a portfolio that ranges from construction to banking and beauty retailers. He said he will hand over the company's reins to his son, Victor Li, and dedicate himself to philanthropic pursuits.</li>
<li><strong>Florida bridge collapse leaves four dead –</strong> Four people died<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-bridge/florida-foot-bridge-collapse-leaves-four-people-dead-idUSKCN1GR2SZ"> after a newly-erected pedestrian bridge collapsed</a> at Florida International University on Thursday. The 174-feet (53-meter) long bridge was installed on Saturday in six hours using new technology. The office of Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statement saying a company contracted to inspect the bridge was not pre-qualified by the state.</li>  <li><strong>Florida bridge collapse leaves four dead –</strong> Four people died<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-bridge/florida-foot-bridge-collapse-leaves-four-people-dead-idUSKCN1GR2SZ"> after a newly-erected pedestrian bridge collapsed</a> at Florida International University on Thursday. The 174-feet (53-meter) long bridge was installed on Saturday in six hours using new technology. The office of Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statement saying a company contracted to inspect the bridge was not pre-qualified by the state.</li>
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<li>It was the worst recorded U.S. war crime committed in Vietnam. More than 500 people, nearly all civilians, were shot or burned to death in a U.S. attack on a number of small villages in the Son My area of Vietnam’s central highlands. <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/15/war_&amp;amp;_conflict/horror-of-my-lai-recalled-after-50-years/55529/">Help add any relevant information or background to <em>WikiTribune's</em> piece</a> marking the 50th anniversary of the massacre.</li>  <li>It was the worst recorded U.S. war crime committed in Vietnam. More than 500 people, nearly all civilians, were shot or burned to death in a U.S. attack on a number of small villages in the Son My area of Vietnam’s central highlands. <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/03/15/war_&amp;amp;_conflict/horror-of-my-lai-recalled-after-50-years/55529/">Help add any relevant information or background to <em>WikiTribune's</em> piece</a> marking the 50th anniversary of the massacre.</li>
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<li>Acapulco is on the front line of gang violence with the 2017 national murder rate at an all-time high. Residents live in fear and shopkeepers are forced to pay extortion money.<a href="https://www.ft.com/video/ad0811c8-9321-4e56-b523-1f66b64cd5ba"> This video report from the <em>Financial Times </em></a>outlines the situation from the victims to the perpetrators. – <em>Charles Anderson</em></li>  <li>Acapulco is on the front line of gang violence with the 2017 national murder rate at an all-time high. Residents live in fear and shopkeepers are forced to pay extortion money.<a href="https://www.ft.com/video/ad0811c8-9321-4e56-b523-1f66b64cd5ba"> This video report from the <em>Financial Times </em></a>outlines the situation from the victims to the perpetrators. – <em>Charles Anderson</em></li>
<li>This on-the-ground<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/16/magazine/uncounted-civilian-casualties-iraq-airstrikes.html"> investigation from the <em>New York Times</em> reveals</a> that the U.S.-led battle against ISIS – hailed as the most precise air campaign in history – is killing far more Iraqi civilians than the coalition has acknowledged. – <em>Charles Anderson</em></li>  <li>This on-the-ground<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/16/magazine/uncounted-civilian-casualties-iraq-airstrikes.html"> investigation from the <em>New York Times</em> reveals</a> that the U.S.-led battle against ISIS – hailed as the most precise air campaign in history – is killing far more Iraqi civilians than the coalition has acknowledged. – <em>Charles Anderson</em></li>
<li>"When we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others," <em>National Geographic</em> editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg wrote in the <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/from-the-editor-race-racism-history/">editor's letter</a> of the magazine's new "<a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/">Race Issue</a>". <em>The New Yorker</em> looks at this rare, and brave, admission of the magazine to face its own controversial history in order to tackle the subject. <a href="https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-national-geographic-twins-and-the-falsehood-of-our-post-racial-future">Doreen St Félix writes </a>that the issue is well-intentioned but misses the mark. – <em>Lydia Morrish</em></li>  <li>"When we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others," <em>National Geographic</em> editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg wrote in the <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/from-the-editor-race-racism-history/">editor's letter</a> of the magazine's new "<a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/">Race Issue</a>". <em>The New Yorker</em> looks at this rare, and brave, admission of the magazine to face its own controversial history in order to tackle the subject. <a href="https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-national-geographic-twins-and-the-falsehood-of-our-post-racial-future">Doreen St Félix writes </a>that the issue is well-intentioned but misses the mark. – <em>Lydia Morrish</em></li>
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