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Report: Pro-Kremlin trolls targeted Scottish referendum

Facebook accounts, Twitter profiles, and websites normally associated with pro-Kremlin propaganda launched a concerted effort in September 2014 to amplify claims of fraud in the Scottish independence referendum, after the independence side lost, according to a report by the Atlantic Council, a US think tank. The findings showed "more investment is needed into building Britain's resilience against online disinformation". It said online petition websites were "sitting ducks" for hostile manipulation.

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EU and Japan wave light in Trump's 'darkness'

EU leaders and Japanese prime minister signed a series of agreements, including the EU's biggest trade deal ever, designed as an answer to the disruption of the world order by the US president.

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