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Russia blocked 25mn cyber attacks on IT infrastructure during World Cup – Putin

Russia has come under nearly 25 million cyber attacks targeting its critical information systems and infrastructure during the FIFA World Cup tournament, Vladimir Putin revealed. “Throughout the duration of the World Cup, we neutralized almost 25 million cyber attacks and other criminal activities against the information infrastructure of Russia, which, in one way or another, were associated with the holding ...

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‘Old habit of imagining Russia as morally inferior is hubris’ – Die Welt reporter

A journalist from the leading German paper Die Welt has criticized the media for painting an unfairly grim picture of Russia during the FIFA World Cup and for boycotting the tournament. She called this an example of hubris. Die Welt reporter Kathrin Spoerr called out the press on what she believes is the unfair treatment of Russia during the nation’s ...

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Germany warns Trump against ‘unilateral deals’ with Russia ahead of talks with Putin

The German foreign minister has joined a number of anxious Western politicians in offering advice to Donald Trump ahead of the US president’s summit with Vladimir Putin, warning him against making “unilateral deals” with Russia. “Unilateral deals at the expense of allies will harm the United States, too. The one who hits his partners risks losing eventually,” Heiko Maas told ...

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Russia speeds up dumping the dollar from economy

One of Russia’s largest banks, VTB is seeking to decrease the share of US dollar transactions at home as locals are choosing the Russian ruble over the greenback. “There is one interesting thing I wanted to highlight. Since the beginning of this year, people seem to be less interested in making dollar deposits or taking out dollar loans, compared to ...

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‘US law doesn’t apply here’: India’s defense chief resists pressure over S-400 deal with Russia

American laws are their own matter locally and have nothing to do with India, the country’s defense chief said, refusing to bow to a US sanctions threat over its planned purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense systems. New Delhi has relayed to Washington that the threat of unilateral US sanctions will not have an impact on its decision on the possible ...

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Beijing to send strategic bombers for ‘real combat’ practice during Int’l Army Games in Russia

The Chinese air force will send its H-6K strategic bombers to participate in the upcoming International Army Games in Russia later this month, which were praised by the PLA as an effective practice under “real combat conditions.” Airborne troops will be using the aircraft of China’s vast air fleet –comprised of J-10A fighters, JH-7A fighter-bombers, H-6K bombers, IL-76 and Y-9 ...

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Stockpiles of surrendered Western arms in Syria sign of 'gross interference' – Russia

The Western-made weapons surrendered by armed groups in Deraa are “material evidence of gross interference” in Syria, according to Russian Foreign ministry. The Syrian province was under militant control for years. “Enormous number of Western-produced modern weapons and equipment was handed over by reconciled militants to the Syrian army,” spokesperson Maria Zakharova told during her weekly news briefing on Thursday. ...

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US tougher on Russia than anybody, but chance for better relations with Moscow and Putin – Trump

The US President Donald Trump said that his administration was “tougher on Russia than anybody.” At the same time, he admitted that getting along with Moscow would actually still be “a good thing.” Read more “When you look at what we have done in terms of Russia, I guarantee that whoever it is in Russia, they are saying: ‘Oh, God, ...

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Woman narrowly escapes gas canister explosion in southern Russia (VIDEO)

The trunk of a car, parked in a quiet area in the center of the southern Russian city Krasnodar, has been torn in pieces after a suspected gas canister exploded inside. A passerby was lucky to escape injuries. A woman was walking in a street on a hot day in Krasnodar, with temperatures crumbling up to 40 degrees Celsius. Suddenly ...

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‘Highly likely thing’ becomes a rule in West’s Russia policy – Lavrov on Larry King show

The West’s Russia policy is built upon the infamous “highly likely thing,” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Larry King’s ‘Politicking’ show, saying this was epitomised by the alleged Russian ‘meddling’ and the Skripal affair. Lavrov told the veteran TV host he believes loose assumptions and unfounded claims are now at the core of the Western approach towards dealing with Moscow. ...

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