Tag Archives: Russia

Bannon in spotlight on Russia probe, but much remains secret

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is being questioned as part of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, but few details of his testimony have been made public. Bannon reportedly struck a deal to testify before the staff for special counsel Robert Mueller, after the House Intelligence Committee slapped him with a subpoena over his refusal ...

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Russia eyeing private military companies market with new legalization bid

Russian MPs are expected within weeks to submit a new draft law regulating private military companies. There is a global market for such services, and some argue Russia is missing out by keeping citizens in a legal minefield. Private military companies (PMC) are the modern-day incarnation of the ages-old institution of mercenary companies – professional soldiers ready to prop up ...

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No, Molly, Russia doesn’t believe in ‘nuking their own people’

One self-proclaimed expert who sees Russia’s sinister hand under every bed has claimed that Moscow’s nuclear doctrine includes “nuking their own people.” This was deemed a step too far even by her fellow Russia critics. After Hawaiians scrambled in panic due to a false nuclear launch alert Saturday, pundit Molly McKew argued on Twitter that the Russian nuclear doctrine “explicitly ...

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Fake news media’s ‘Russia hoax’ is dead, says Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that the allegations of his campaign colluding with Russia by the “fake news media” are “dead”, as his former chief strategist Steve Bannon is set to testify before Congress and a grand jury. Taking to his favorite social media platform, the POTUS accused the mainstream media of pushing conspiracy theories against him and his ...

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Back to USSR? IOC to review use of Soviet symbols by Russia

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) special commission will decide whether Soviet symbols can be used by the Russian athletes at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, after Russia’s national emblems were banned. According to the official answer from the IOC, published by Russian outlet R-Sport, the Olympic governing body is to review the possible use of Soviet symbols. READ MORE: IOC ...

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US, Canada host world summit on N. Korea… but Russia & China will only be briefed on results

Canada and the US are hosting a meeting on the Korean peninsula deadlock, gathering diplomats from 20 nations. Moscow and Beijing, however, are not invited, and will only be “briefed” on the outcome, Russia’s FM Lavrov said. The meeting, held January 15-17, seeks to achieve the goal of a “secure, prosperous and denuclearized Korean peninsula,” according to its organizers. “The ...

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UFC veteran announces retirement after knockout loss in Russia (VIDEO)

American UFC and Strikeforce veteran Pat Healy has announced his retirement from professional sport after his knockout loss at the ACB 78 event in Grozny, Russia last weekend. Thirty-four-year-old Healy, nicknamed ‘Bam Bam,’ might not be the fighter with the best record, but he has gained wide respect in the MMA community over his 17 year career. Arriving to Saturday’s ...

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Kremlin plot? Russia critics ridiculed for claiming Moscow is behind Chelsea Manning’s Senate run

Anti-Russia conspiracy theorists have developed another outlandish claim, stating that Moscow is behind Chelsea Manning’s Senate bid, since she’s taking on an incumbent who is against so-called “Russian aggression.” US whistleblower Chelsea Manning confirmed her bid for a Senate seat for the state of Maryland on Sunday, releasing a campaign video alongside a tweet which simply stated: “Yup, we’re running ...

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French group demands Russia repay €53bn imperial debt

A group of French citizens holding eurobonds issued by the Russian Empire in the 19th century is demanding the Kremlin repay the debt, says a report by Radio France Internationale (RFI). Read more In 1867, Russian Railways launched government bonds guaranteed by gold. They were worth a total of 15 billion francs, the equivalent of €53 billion (US$ 65 billion) ...

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Apple facing legal battle in Russia over slowing down older iPhones

A group of plaintiffs in Russia is reportedly planning to take Apple to court after the company admitted it had been reducing the processing speed of aging iPhones. The first lawsuits from Russian consumers are set to be filed this week, according to consulting lawyers at National Legal Finance Group (NLF) and Lex Borealis, as quoted by Russian business daily ...

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