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Government looks to protect votes from risk of foreign interference

Government looks to protect votes from risk of foreign interference

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter The government wants to introduce new laws to protect elections and referendums in the UK from the risk of interference by foreign powers.Announcing the move, the minister for the constitution Kevin Foster MP stated: "There is no evidence that British elections or referendums have been compromised." However, he added: "But we need to review and refresh our analogue laws for a digital age, and ensure there are robust safeguards against hostile states, foreign lobbyists and shadowy third parties."According to the government's announcement, the new plans could tackle these potential agents of influence by::: Barring people from running for office if found guilty of abusive behaviour;:: Requiring online election material ...
Israel votes: Main rivals claim victory as exit polls offer mixed results

Israel votes: Main rivals claim victory as exit polls offer mixed results

World
By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Exit polls provided little clarity in the race to power in Israel's election - which could give Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by a centrist political novice.Despite contradictory exit polls, Mr Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz was quick to claim victory, with his party saying: "We won! The Israeli public has had their say!" He was shortly followed by the incumbent prime minister, who claimed his own "clear victory". Image: Supporters of the Blue and White alliance wave flags as exit polls emerge The Kan exit poll showed Mr Gantz's Blue and White Party leads by one seat but that the Netanyahu-led right-wing bloc would still dominate, while Channel ...
Mid-term elections 2018: Trump makes final bid for votes

Mid-term elections 2018: Trump makes final bid for votes

World
US President Donald Trump has made a last bid for voters to back the Republican party on the eve of a nationwide election that is seen as a referendum on his presidency."Everything we have achieved is at stake tomorrow," he said during a blitz of three final rallies.The mid-term elections come half way through his four years in office, and will determine how effectively he can govern for the next two years.Voter turnout is expected to be high. At stake are 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of 100 seats in the Senate - the two bodies that make up Congress. Governors are also being chosen in 36 out of 50 states. All you need to know ahead of mid-terms Your simple guide to the US mid-terms In recent days, the presiden...
World Anti-Doping Agency votes to reinstate Russian anti-doping authority

World Anti-Doping Agency votes to reinstate Russian anti-doping authority

World
Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The World Anti-Doping Agency voted Thursday to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. Members of the executive committee voted 9-2 in favor of reinstating the RUSADA, during a meeting in Seychelles, with WADA's vice president and Oceania voting against and Europe abstaining from the vote. The committee deliberated whether Russia had fulfilled the two remaining criteria on its road map to compliance, including having the authorities responsible for anti-doping in Russia publicly accept the reported outcomes of Dr. Richard McLaren's investigation and the Russian government providing access to stored samples and electronic data in the former Moscow Laboratory. They ultimately decided to reinstate Russia on the grounds that RUS...