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Trump to Putin: US was glad to save many lives in Russia by helping foil major terrorist attack

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 20:28 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 20:58 The White House says US intelligence services were pleased to have helped thwart a terrorist plot in Russia that “could have killed large numbers of people.” Read more “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Donald J. Trump today to thank him for the advanced warning the ...

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Meteor grazing night sky caught on camera in southern Russia (VIDEO)

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 19:32 The night sky over Sochi in southern Russia was lit up by a spectacular meteor cutting through the heavens on Friday, which astronomers say is part of the annual Geminid shower. [embedded content] “In Sochi, we’re told that the meteorite observed in Armavir fell,” Alexander Ivanov, of the Astrophysical Observatory of the Kuban State ...

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Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip-off which helped Russia prevent terror attack

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 16:24 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 16:54 The Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump for help in preventing a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. Data provided by the CIA enabled Russian security services to find and detain terrorists Read more The Russian leader expressed his gratitude in a telephone call, ...

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Finnish govt. fumes over leaked papers on long-running spy program targeting Russia

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 06:44 A Finnish paper is facing criminal charges for reporting the country’s extensive spying focused on Russia’s military and the Nord Stream pipeline project. Finland’s president says the leak compromises the country’s security. An explosive report published by the Helsingin Sanomat daily on Saturday, based on secret documents obtained by the newspaper, focuses on the ...

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Russia flags reciprocal ban on US monitors at next year’s elections

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 14:59 Russia may bar US monitors from its presidential election next year, in response to Washington’s decision not to allow Russian monitors at the US presidential poll last year, a senior Russian diplomat has warned. “Some time ago we sent an official note to our American colleagues notifying them that, after considering their refusal to ...

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Honey traps and hackers: MP pens fantasy letter of Russia to Boris Johnson ahead of Moscow trip

Honey traps, hacks and sleep deprivation tactics could be used against Boris Johnson in Russia, a paranoid MP has warned… by writing a public letter in a national newspaper. The British foreign secretary is set to meet his counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Friday as Downing Street sends a top minister to Moscow for the first time since 2012. But an ...

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Russia won’t be part of ‘strangling’ North Korea, says US should do its part to start talks

The mounting pressure on North Korea over its rocket and nuclear programs is reaching a point at which there is a risk of strangling the country, Russia’s deputy Foreign Minister has said, warning that Russia does not support such a tactic. Pyongyang labors under harsh economic sanctions, imposed for its continued defiance of the UN Security Council, which banned North ...

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Twitter reveals just 6 tweets posted from Russia to ‘influence’ Brexit vote… all from RT

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 18:16 Twitter has found minimal “involvement” of Russian advertising during the EU referendum period – just six tweets, all sent by RT. Half of those were actually sent after the ballots were cast and all of them were promos. In a submission on “Russian misinformation operations during the EU referendum” sent to the UK government on ...

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‘If it wasn’t Russia, why did Brits vote for Brexit?’

Allegations of Russian meddling in the Brexit referendum have been proven false after it emerged that less than a dollar was spent on Facebook adverts to influence the vote. So, if Russia is not to blame, why did people vote Brexit? Matt Goodwin explains. Facebook made waves on Wednesday when it announced that Russia had actually spent… 73p ($ 0.97) ...

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