The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 22nd, 2022 morning edition

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Additionally, Russian intelligence targeted voter rolls in all 50 states, which is not thought to have had consequences, but demonstrated the reach and ambition of online interference.

This weekend, British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr said on Twitter, “We failed to acknowledge Russia had staged a military attack on the West.

As she notes, Putin’s minions were not only directing their attention to the United States, and included pro-Brexit efforts and support for France’s far-right racist National Front party.

In discrediting the news stories and attacking critics of the Russian government, they provided crucial cover for Trump.

Our nation is being torn apart; truth is questioned; our highly professional expert career Foreign Service is being undermined.

What’s striking in retrospect is that all of this was made possible by corruption and amorality inside the United States.

They have become willing collaborators in an attempt to sabotage free and fair elections, the rule of law, and truth itself. »

Wales introduces ban on smacking and slapping children

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She said: “We don’t want people spying,” but added: “Looking after children is the responsibility of the whole community.”.

She said she hoped England would follow the example of Wales and Scotland, which brought in a ban in November 2020.

“The Labour government in Cardiff Bay is clearly more interested in new age dogma rather than respecting parents. »

Citizen Kane loses 100% "Fresh" rating after 80-year-old negative review added to Rotten Tomatoes

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"'Citizen Kane' Fails to Impress Critic as Greatest Ever Filmed" runs the headline, followed by superficially respectful but withering criticism.

The unimpressed write-up was spotted by @Caulimovirus on Twitter: "Rotten Tomatoes literally dug up an 80 year old negative review of Citizen Kane and now the movie no longer has a 100% fresh rating".

Rotten Tomatoes literally dug up an 80 year old negative review of Citizen Kane and now the movie no longer has a 100% fresh rating — Screaming Pectoriloquy (@Caulimovirus) April 26, 2021. »

Ukraine president says any compromises with Russia will require a referendum

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rewards a police special team member as Russia?s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine March 19, 2022.

LVIV, Ukraine March 21 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said any compromises agreed with Russia to end the war would need to be voted on by Ukrainians in a referendum.

And what they (the compromises) will be is the subject of our talks and understanding between Ukraine and Russia," he said in an interview published by Ukrainian public broadcasting company Suspilne. »

Algeria recalls Spain envoy over Western Sahara policy change

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On Friday, Spain said it backed a 2007 proposal by Morocco to offer Western Sahara autonomy under its sovereignty.

Algeria has recalled its ambassador from Madrid in protest at Spain’s decision to back a Moroccan autonomy plan for the disputed former Spanish colony of Western Sahara.

Morocco sees Western Sahara, with rich phosphate resources and access to lucrative Atlantic fishing waters, as an integral part of its territory. »