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Facebook, Election Commission Partner on ‘Voter Registration Reminder’ on July 1

The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a ‘voter registration reminder’ on July 1. According to an official release, a notification of the ‘voter registration reminder’ will be sent on July 1 to people who are eligible to vote on Facebook. The reminder will be sent… Read More »

Russia ‘is succeeding’ at influence, election interference around world, McCain says

Sen. John McCain said Russia is “succeeding” at exerting influence and interfering with elections around the world, with “little or no penalty.” “They’re succeeding,” the Republican chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week” Sunday. “They’re succeeding in their dismemberment of Ukraine. They’re succeeding in exerting an enormous influence in the… Read More »

Trump election: Russia ‘tired’ of US hacking ‘witch-hunt’

Russia says US allegations that it ran a hacking campaign to influence the American presidential elections are “reminiscent of a witch-hunt”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Moscow was tired of the accusations. He said a report released by US intelligence agencies detailing the allegations was groundless. It is the first official reaction from Russia since President-elect Donald… Read More »

Obama points finger at Putin for hacks during U.S. election

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the computer hacks of Democratic Party emails that American intelligence officials say were aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump win the Nov. 8 election. But with only a month left in office, during a sombre press conference before leaving for a family holiday in… Read More »

Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks

US President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign. “We need to take action and we will,” he told US public radio network NPR. Russia stands accused by the US of hacking the emails of the Democratic Party and a key Hillary Clinton aide, which the… Read More »

US Election 2016: Markets meltdown fails to materialise

US share markets have shrugged off fears that a Donald Trump election victory could lead to a large Wall Street sell-off. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes were up 1% in late morning trading, with the Nasdaq also in positive territory. The pre-open future markets forecasted dramatic sell-offs when Donald Trump’s lead became clear overnight. Share traders… Read More »