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Yoweri Museveni, Uganda president, fights 'fake news' with social media tax

Social media users in Uganda are in a pitched battle with longtime President Yoweri Museveni, who is trying to curb the spread of “fake news” and online “olugambo” — gossip — by taxing users for the right to log onto Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Skype and other media platforms.


p>Protests …

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican: Russia probe is not a 'witch hunt'

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says he does not agree with President Trump’s assertions that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election is a “witch hunt.”


p>”I don’t think it’s a witch hunt. I’ve never thought it was a witch hunt,” …

Rand Paul, Kentucky senator, on interfering in foreign elections: 'We all do it'

Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday said it’s a mistake to try to extract accountability from Russia for its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and that countries with the means to meddle in foreign elections, including the U.S., have at least tried to do so in the past.


p>”They’re …

President Trump calls FBI agent Peter Strzok a 'disgrace to our country'

President Trump is slamming FBI agent Peter Strzok as a “disgrace to our country,” saying the bureau’s “witch hunt” into possible coordination between his 2016 campaign and Russia is hurting the United States.


p>Mr. Trump said he watched some of Mr. Strzok’s congressional testimony last week and thought it was …

Jon Huntsman, U.S. ambassador: Trump 'highly unlikely' to bend on Crimea in Putin meeting

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said Sunday that it is “highly unlikely” President Trump would back off condemnation of the annexation of Crimea in his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


p>”The agenda is the president’s. Everything will be his call. But I think it is highly unlikely that …

Sen. Mark Warner: Vladimir Putin will 'take advantage' of Donald Trump

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee on Sunday predicted that Russian President Vladimir Putin will “take advantage” of President Trump during their Monday meeting in Helsinki, Finland.


p>”Vladimir Putin is a trained KGB agent. He may come in with maps of Syria or maps of Ukraine, and frankly …

Theresa May, British prime minister: Trump advised me to sue European Union over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that President Trump privately suggested that she sue the European Union amid negotiations on the “Brexit” plan for the U.K. to withdraw from the EU.


p>”He told me I should sue the EU, not go into negotiations,” Mrs. May told the BBC …

The Latest: Paul says no point confronting Putin on meddling

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

A U.S. senator says it’s inevitable that Russia is going to interfere in American elections and that it’s pointless to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin about it.


p>Sen. Rand Paul tells CNN’s “State of the …