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Niece of alleged UK poisoning victims Viktoria Skripal makes foray into Russian politics

Viktoria Skripal, the niece of the former intelligence agent and alleged poisoning victim Sergei Skripal, has been nominated to run for Yaroslavl regional legislature by leftist opposition party Fair Russia. “When we were choosing the party’s candidates we made a proposal to her and she agreed, with pleasure,” Kommersant quoted the secretary of Fair Russia’s Yaroslavl regional council, Anatoly Kashirin, ...

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Man beaten to death by mob in India over alleged attempt to slaughter cow

A man was beaten to death and another one injured in India by a mob who accused them of trying to slaughter a cow, video footage shows. The victims’ families say the crime was ‘cow-related,’ but police described it as a scuffle. The shocking incident took place in a village in Uttar Pradesh state, some 40km from New Delhi on ...

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Alleged WikiLeaks source who helped expose CIA hacking tricks faces 135 years in prison

A former CIA and NSA programmer has been charged with stealing and leaking classified information and with possessing child pornography. Joshua Adam Schulte is thought to be behind WikiLeaks’ exposure of the CIA’s hacking arsenal. Schulte, 29, worked in the CIA’s Engineering Development Group, tasked with designing the clandestine tools used by the US intelligence agency to crack electronic devices ...

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Nosey neighbors: Austria demands Germany come clean on alleged massive state-level spying

Austria has urged Berlin to “clarify” allegations of large-scale surveillance conducted by German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) in the early 2000s, following a damning report on German spying activities in Austrian media. “There must be no such thing among friendly states,” Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said, at an extraordinary press conference in Vienna on Saturday. According to a report, published ...

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US issues more anti-Russia sanctions related to alleged cyber activity

Published time: 11 Jun, 2018 14:26 Edited time: 11 Jun, 2018 14:48 Washington has imposed new sanctions against Russia. The restrictive measures that affect three individuals and five entities were introduced in response to allegations of “cyber-activity” by Moscow, according to the US Treasury. The US has been conspicuously tight-lipped about the reasons behind the new restrictive measures. The US ...

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‘Buying arms is a sovereign decision’ – Qatar FM rejects alleged Saudi threats over S-400 deal

Qatar’s Foreign Minister has rejected Saudi Arabia’s reported threats of military action over Doha’s interest in buying Russian S-400 missile systems. He said the country can decide for itself what weapons to buy. “The purchase of any military equipment is a sovereign decision that no country has anything to do with,” Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told Qatari TV channel ...

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Assange willing to testify on alleged Russian hacking

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is reportedly willing to testify in the investigation surrounding alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. The claim that Assange is willing to speak to congressional investigators was made on Friday by his long time associate, Randy Credico. Radio host Credico told the New York Daily News that Assange wanted to “clear this whole ...

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‘Cheap political ritual’: Trump orders sanctions against Russia over alleged INF treaty violation

President Donald Trump ordered his Cabinet to work on sanctions targeting Russian officials for what the US claims is a violation of a key arms control treaty. The action is perceived as a ‘cheap political ritual’ in Moscow. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty bans the US and Russia from developing and deploying land-based missiles with ranges between 500 and ...

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Navy SEAL team leaders suspended over alleged sexual misconduct

Two Navy SEAL leaders, deployed in Africa, have been sent back to the US after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against the officers. The commander and a senior officer of Naval Special Warfare Group TWO are under investigation for allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment, officials said. “A commanding officer and command master chief assigned to an east ...

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‘Too young to testify’: Rape case of 2yo alleged victim is shelved

A child rape case in South Africa was dropped after a court ruled that the alleged victim, 2, was too young to testify, her mother said. The case was reportedly reopened Friday after the girl’s parents complained to police. “The perpetrator [creche employee] was arrested. We have a case number, and my daughter’s forensic examination confirmed that she was raped,” ...

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