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Twitter says bug may have exposed some direct messages to third-party developers

Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social media giant began warning users Friday of the possible exposure with a message in the app. “The issue has persisted since May 2017, but we resolved it immediately upon discovering it,” the message said, which was posted on Twitter by ...

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US proxies in Syria failed, direct NATO action will end in shame – Iran’s top adviser

Should NATO try to get directly involved in Syria, it will end in failure on the scale of the Vietnam war, says the senior foreign policy advisor to Iran’s supreme leader. Any engagement in the region would be a “swamp,” he said. A NATO task force is “ready to deploy on short notice” as part of the alliance’s commitment to ...

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Russian Defense Minister rules out direct military conflict with Ukraine

Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has ruled an armed standoff with Ukraine out as “impossible” but added that violations of Minsk Accords by Kiev could aggravate the crisis and lead to the “genocide” of ethnic Russians in Donbass. “I consider it impossible that a direct clash emerges between Russia and Ukraine,” Shoygu stated in his interview with Italian news outlet Il ...

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Trump’s decision to hold direct talks with Kim ‘courageous & mature’ – Putin

Vladimir Putin admitted that North Korea’s unprecedented steps towards denuclearization came as a surprise to him. He also hailed Donald Trump’s decision to meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore next week as “courageous and mature.” The Russian head of state shared his thoughts on the situation on the Korean peninsula in an exclusive interview with the China Media Group. “We see ...

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‘We were close to direct conflict between Russia & US inside Syria’ – Bashar Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad says Moscow deterred the West from launching a devastating country-wide air strike last month, and believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued US “interference.” “With every move forward for the Syrian Army, and for the political process, and for the whole situation, our enemies and our opponents, mainly the West led by ...

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More Russian cities to have direct flight connections with Crimea

Crimea’s reintegration with Russia continues as more cities are starting direct flights to the Black Sea peninsula. Nordavia airline is launching flights between Crimea’s capital Simferopol to Nizhnekamsk in Tatarstan, Ivanovo and Belgorod, which is not far from the Ukrainian border. The airline will use Boeing 737-500 aircraft with a capacity of up to 135 passengers. The flights became possible ...

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Full stream ahead: Bulgaria wants direct natural gas pipeline from Russia

Amid talk of European energy security and diversification of gas supplies, Bulgaria has proposed building another pipeline to get gas directly from Russia, according to President Rumen Radev. The Balkan nation currently gets Russian natural gas by transit through Ukraine and other Gazprom customers in Europe. Last year, sales of the blue fuel to Bulgaria reached 3.3 billion cubic meters, ...

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US nukes in Europe & low strike threshold are direct violations of non-proliferation treaty – Moscow

Washington has failed to live up to its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Russia’s Foreign Ministry concluded, citing the US nuclear build-up in Europe and its new hawkish nuclear doctrine. The ministry was commenting on the 2017 Report on Adherence to and Compliance With Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments released by the US State Department last ...

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Russian 4th largest city scraps direct mayoral elections

The city of Ekaterinburg in Russia’s Urals has scrapped direct mayoral elections prompting mass protests. Now instead of a popular vote, the mayor in the fourth largest Russian city will be elected by the city council members. The lawmakers of Sverdlovsk region (where Ekaterinburg is located) voted by 42-4 to abolish direct elections on Tuesday.  The city is a manufacturing ...

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Azure’s new Serial Console gives you a direct window into the dark heart of your VMs

Azure developers and sysadmins have long asked for the ability to get access to a serial console for their virtual machines (VMs). While it’s generally easy enough to log into a VM after it has booted, things get far more complicated if the machine doesn’t boot for some reason. Troubleshooting that can be a nightmare. With today’s launch of the Serial ...

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