Russia Rejects Accusations About US Presidential Arrest

Russia says allegations that 13 of its citizens and three Russian companies intervene in the presidential election in the United States in 2016 are "nonsense."

In the presence of dozens of world leaders attending the Munich Security Conference, Germany, this weekend, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov questioned the evidence presented by the US Department of Justice and special investigator Robert Mueller.

"I have no comment whatsoever because anyone can publish what he wants. We can see how the accusations, statements and claims have increased. Until we can see the facts, they are just nonsense. Sorry, I do not use a more diplomatic language, "said Lavrov.

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The investigation by Robert Mueller shows how Russia is trying to influence politics in America through cyberspace. The accusations against the Russian citizen suggest that the Russian government's propaganda part of the conspiracy of spying and crime to influence the 2016 presidential election, by supporting Donald Trump and lowering rival Hillary Clinton.

The accusations have added to the tension in the three-day meeting held in Munich.

Lavrov's presence on the podium, Saturday (17/2), was soon followed by the US National Security Advisory, HR McMaster, who responded with a strong response.

"America will reveal and crack down on people who use cyberspace, social media and other ways to launch a campaign of disinformation, subversion and espionage," McMaster said.

McMaster added , America will support Russia's proposal to hold a dialogue on cybersecurity, but only if Russia will actually act honestly and stop its interference in democratic processes in the western world.

Former US vice-president Joe Biden, also present at Munich said the western world must fight the Russian interference. "Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of the long-term impact of such behavior, which will only harm his current profits," said Joe Biden. [ii/vm]

Parliamentary Panel to Investigate Trump Staff Against Domestic Violence Accusations

The House of Representatives Commission on Wednesday began investigating why President Donald Trump's staff, Rob Porter, could remain in the White House for months after the FBI submitted an official report stating that two Porter ex-wives accused Porter of committing Domestic violence (19659002) Porter resigned last week, but FBI Director Christopher Wray earlier this week told members of the House that the investigation team had notified White House officials since March 2017 of allegations of domestic violence against Porter. Porter was in charge of overseeing the various documents and policies sent to Trump for examination.

In recognition of the White House's weakness, Vice President Mike Pence said, "I think the White House should be able to handle this better."

On On Wednesday, Trump finally condemned domestic violence.

In response to a reporter's question at the end of a meeting in the Oval Office, he said, "I am against domestic violence and everyone here knows that, I am totally against domestic violence in any form.All people know that and do not even need to say anymore.So now you hear it, you all know it. " [as/al]

Pakistani Women Activists Reject Accusations of Religious Casting

Women activist Pakistan, Gulalai Ismail, records history by suing people who accuse her of violating the blasphemy laws.

Gulalai, founder of Pakistan-based Sadar NGO Sadar, is accused of insulting Islam. He denied the allegations.

Hamza Khan, 23, a student from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province launched a social media campaign accusing Gulalai of insulting Islam and Pashtun culture. It seems that Khan is not happy with Gulalai's role as an activist.

Khan, who proclaimed himself as chairman of the Mardan Youth Parliament, uploaded a 12-minute video on his Facebook account page on November 20, 2017. In the video, he called for people to gang up Gulalai (19659003) Concerned about his safety, Gulalai filed a lawsuit against Khan on November 21, which resulted in Khan being detained this week after a Peshawar court declared Khan worthy of trial.

Pakistani authorities intervened and uprooted a video where Khan sounded said that Gulalai must be "finished off" to safeguard Islam.

The judge rejected Khan's request to be released on bail. [ds/sp]

Husband-Wife in California Claimed Not Guilty on Child Torture Accusations

A married couple from California who confined their 13 children in their home near Los Angeles found themselves innocent of 30 counts of torture, harassment and imprisonment of their children.

Police were surprised to find these children Sunday (15/1), after one of these children, a 17-year-old woman, who looked like a new 10-year-old, managed to escape from the dirty house, where they were held.

Officers in Perris, California found three children chained with a padlock. They were severely malnourished, dirty, and it was not immediately known that amongst the children there were 18 and 29 years old.

"This is a case you will remember forever, haunting you," said the District Attorney Mike Hestrin of Riverside County on Thursday (18/1). "In this work we are faced with human depravity, and this is what we witnessed."

Hestrin says these children are often beaten and sometimes strangled for just washing their hands and being accused of playing with water. The victims have not been examined by doctors for the past four years, have never been to a dentist, are not allowed to play, and are fed very little.

They can only bathe once a year, should not use toilets, and should be dududk on their own shit .

Hestrin alleges that his mother's own father ate enough. Although these children seem to be educated at home, they know little about life and do not know that there is a police officer trying to save them, Hestrin said. [ps/jm]

North Korea swears vengeance over US accusations

North Korea said on Thursday that US allegations that the country was behind a major computer virus attack recently were a political provocation and vowed to take revenge.

US Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert writes on Wall Street Journal on Monday (18/12), North Korea will be held accountable for the WannaCry virus attack last May against hundreds of thousands of computers around the world. The attack also paralyzes some of Britain's healthcare system.

In a statement published by state media, the North Korean Foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that Pyongyang has nothing to do with the attack, and will not tolerate US reckless allegations. However, the statement did not reveal how a North Korean vengeance was made.

A ministry spokesman, anonymity, said the Trump government sparked an atmosphere of confrontation on the Korean peninsula which is currently at a crossroads between nuclear war and peace. [19659002] US officials said on Tuesday that North Korea had been identified as a cyber-attacking country that caused significant damage to computer networks of various organizations in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan in the past year. Cyber ‚Äč‚Äčexperts agree that North Korea used the virus WannaCry to extract data from about 230,000 computers in more than 150 countries.

North Korea is also blamed for stealing cryptocurrency or crypto currency , ie digital payment tools such as bitcoin. The White House says North Korea will be responsible for its criminal activity in cyberspace. [ab/lt]