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Prosecutor says he ‘never blamed official Moscow’ over Montenegro coup plot

Montenegro’s Chief Special Prosecutor has clarified earlier accusations that “official” Russia was behind an alleged coup attempt in the small Balkan state in 2016. Instead, he’s claiming two GRU agents were involved. Milivoje Katnic’s accusation had been labelled as “groundless” and “absurd” by Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday, who said the justice official had spent the last two years “searching ...

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Aspiring pop star borrows hubby’s govt car to make music video, blocks Moscow roadway (VIDEO)

Moscow traffic is bad enough as it is, but the wife of a Russian official didn’t think twice about making it worse. She used a government car to block traffic on a major roadway in the capital while she danced for a music video. Oksana Yakovleva, 29, who uses the stage name ‘Yaxana,’ and her cohorts have been slapped with ...

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‘We won’t pay for thin air’: Moscow responds to Council of Europe expulsion threats

Russian officials have replied to the Council of Europe’s demands for payment with a promise to suspend its membership unless it introduces anti-discrimination amendments to its parliamentary assembly (PACE) regulations. Russia is interested in full-pledged participation in the Council of Europe and not mere presence in the body under discriminating conditions, Senator Oleg Morozov, who sits in the Upper House ...

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Raised eyebrows in Moscow as Saudi crown prince predicts Russia & China’s exit from oil market

The Saudi crown prince believes that Russia will “disappear” from the oil market within 20 years, giving China only five years tops to stay among the world’s producers. The bold claim was made by the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman during a lengthy interview with Bloomberg, published Friday. Both China and Russia will eventually “disappear” from the market, while ...

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US to send Israel more F-35s after Moscow supplies S-300s to Syria – reports

The US will reportedly provide Israel with more F-35s after Russia supplied Syria with S-300 missile systems. Moscow’s move came in response to the downing of a Russian military plane, which it partly blamed on Israel. US President Donald Trump decided to lend a hand to America’s most devoted ally following consultations at the “highest administration and military levels,” DEBKAfile, ...

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‘Russian hackers’ mania spreads: Germany joins accusations against Moscow

Berlin has joined the accusatory chorus of Western countries claiming that it was “almost certain” that Russian military intelligence was behind the activities of the elusive Fancy Bear hacker group. A day late for the party, Berlin has joined the barrage of accusations against Moscow, which – supposedly – “hacked” virtually everything. Read more “We have full confidence in the ...

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Mig-29 fighter jet crashes in Moscow region, both pilots survive – reports

Published time: 5 Oct, 2018 08:42 Edited time: 5 Oct, 2018 08:56 A MiG-29 fighter jet has crashed in the Moscow suburbs. Both pilots managed to eject from the aircraft, local media report. The twin-engine jet belonged to the Gromov Flight Research Institute, media reported, citing sources in law enforcement agencies. Both pilots ejected from the aircraft and survived. The ...

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Russia hacking hysteria a coincidence? Moscow diplomats do not think so

A wave of hacking accusations against Moscow flowed on Thursday from several western states. Russian diplomats believe it wasn’t a coincidence. But why take Moscow’s word for it, when you can check out recent events for yourself? The UK and the Netherlands claimed that Russian government hackers were behind the attacks on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ...

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‘Now, it’s the Netherlands’ turn‘: Moscow slams ‘anti-Russia campaign’ after OPCW hacking claims

The Netherlands’ claims that four Russians targeted the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) back in April, are yet another part of the ongoing campaign against Moscow, top Russian officials have said. “Synchronous reaction from the West – apart from the UK Foreign Office, Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg weighed in – ...

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