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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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US & allies hit Russia with coordinated avalanche of hacking accusations. Here are the allegations.

Russia on Thursday faced a coordinated barrage of accusations from the United States and its NATO allies, that claimed Moscow was behind a slew of recent malicious cyber attacks around the world. The accusations were levelled almost simultaneously by the US, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Canada – and included charges about alleged attacks on the Organisation for the ...

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Hacking accusations against Russia a smear campaign timed with NATO cyberwarfare meeting – diplomat

The latest wave of accusations against Russia over alleged government-ordered hacking looks very much like a coordinated media attack timed with a NATO meeting of cyberwarfare, the Russian ambassador to UK told RT. On Thursday, the UK and the Netherlands claimed that they had foiled cyber attacks by Russian government hackers while the US indicted seven agents of Russian military ...

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Lethal shots: Russia ranks second in international ‘selfie death rating’

Russia has the second highest rate of selfie deaths in the world with India taking the number one spot, according to research. The United States and Pakistan are close behind, occupying other top places in the morbid rating. The study on lethality of selfies carried out by the US-based Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. According to the research, ...

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America's next top villain: Is China lined up to replace Russia as the US' default enemy?

Recent provocations in the South China Sea follow rising tensions between the US and China, but with rivalry expanding into the economic and political spheres, it seems Beijing is now encroaching on Russia’s top-villain status. On Monday, the USS Decatur nearly collided with a Chinese destroyer sent to escort the US vessel operating in the South China Sea. Read more ...

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PM Medvedev says United Russia party should recoup regional election losses

A recent setback suffered by United Russia in regional elections is a good lesson that should be studied and used to regain the lost positions, the party chairman and Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has said. On Wednesday, Medvedev spoke to senior United Russia members responsible for the party’s election programs and urged them to study the reasons behind recent losses ...

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US envoy’s threat to Russia is ‘way of increasing interest in NATO & boosting defense spending’

The US NATO envoy’s accusation that Russia is developing missiles in violation of the INF treaty is almost a theological argument to convince NATO to boost its defense spending, says international affairs expert Jonathan Steele. America’s ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison is on something of a damage-control mission after pledging to “take out” Russian missiles – the development of ...

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‘49 pieces of hardware’: Syria gets S-300 missile system & more from Russia in wake of Il-20 downing

Published time: 2 Oct, 2018 17:44 Edited time: 2 Oct, 2018 17:56 The S-300 air defense system and dozens of additional hardware pieces have been delivered to the Syrian military to boost security of Russian personnel there, Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, told President Vladimir Putin. “We have completed the delivery of the S-300 system,” Shoigu said Tuesday. The hardware ...

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Russia field-tests ‘microwave guns’ that 6th-gen fighter jets may use – major weapon producer

Microwave directed-energy weapons are reportedly being tested at firing ranges in Russia. The prototypes are designed to burn missile-homing systems, and may be incorporated in the arsenal of sixth-generation fighter jets. Read more The cutting-edge weapons systems “exist and progress quite effectively,” said Vladimir Mikheev, deputy head of KRET, a leading electronic warfare contractor. “Tests are being conducted constantly, both ...

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Chechen leader ridicules US threats to impose naval blockade on Russia

The US threat of a naval blockade to stop Russian energy exports might work on lesser states, but can only be seen as futile and dangerous in the case of Moscow, Ramzan Kadyrov has told US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. In an open letter to Zinke, the head of the Chechen Republic responded to a direct threat of ...

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