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Researcher finds just 400 tweets from Russia aimed at Brexit vote

The claims around alleged Russian meddling in British politics has been stirred by allegations that fake Twitter accounts attempted to influence the Brexit vote. But while the mere suggestion was enough to make mainstream headlines, little was said about the “infinitesimal” quantity of tweets involved. According to Sky News, fake Twitter accounts created by an outlet known as the Russian ...

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‘US will never retract accusations against Kaspersky – Russia must always be blamed for something’

Even with no evidence and damage to the company, the US won’t distract spying allegations against Kaspersky Lab due to anti-Russian hysteria in the US media and left-wing circles, said Greg Copley, editor of Defense & Foreign Affairs. Two months ago, the US Department of Homeland Security ordered agencies under its umbrella to identify Kaspersky Lab software on their computers ...

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Russia 2018: Why big-name absentees won’t diminish the World Cup

As Italy failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup, many have posed the question: what will football’s showpiece event be like without the ‘Azzurri’? In reality, Russia 2018 won’t be any worse off without Italy, nor any of the other big-name absentees. Italy’s failure to qualify dumbfounded and devastated the footballing world in equal measure. The four-time winners have ...

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Breaking news! Russia funded Russian elections – BuzzFeed ‘secret finding’

BuzzFeed’s latest “explosive” scoop on “secret” Russian financing of a 2016 election turned out to be an instant hit by burying a key detail: it was a Russian election. On Tuesday, the US media outlet ran a story headlined “Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments ‘To Finance Election Campaign of 2016’”. The 959-word article opens with the revelation that during August ...

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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union referendum vote in June 2016. Which means Russian agents weren’t just using Facebook to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, and in other recent elections ...

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Over 620,000 Russia 2018 World Cup tickets allocated in 1st sales phase

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 17:51 The first phase of ticket sales for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia saw over 620,000 allocated to football fans from over 3 million ticket applications, according to world football’s governing body. A total 622,117 tickets were allocated for the tournament in the first phase, which took place from October 1-12, where fans submitted ...

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Someone in Russia sent some tweets, Theresa May warns the entire Western world may crumble

Theresa May deployed two methods of distraction at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet speech in London: a flash of prime ministerial shoulder flesh in a racy, lacy ensemble, and Russia. She warned that Western democracy could soon crumble due to some tweets and Photoshop. UK Prime Minister Theresa May did offer reassurance to everyone in Britain: “I have a very simple ...

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Russia looks to sell MiG-35 fighters in more than 30 countries

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:40 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:42 Over 30 nations are ready to upgrade their aging warplanes with Russia’s new multirole MiG-35 planes, according to the Director General of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG Ilya Tarasenko. The fighter jets are currently under testing. The company is targeting export sales of at least $ 10 billion for ...

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Duma may order foreign media outlets to register as foreign agents to work in Russia

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:32 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:36 A new Russian bill regulating mass media would not automatically register foreign media outlets as foreign agents, but their refusal to do so would prevent them from working in Russia, one of the key sponsors of the legislation has said. Read more Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy (United ...

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UK PM May calls Russia ‘chief threat’ amid abysmal domestic ratings

Facing mounting pressure at home, UK Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Russia, accusing it of the tried and trusted sins of endangering global security, election meddling, hacking attacks and spreading fake news, in what seems a desperate lunge for support. Russia has emerged as the top threat to European democracy and security, May claimed as she delivered her ...

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