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Burger King Russia facing probe over reports of unsolicited user data collection

Russia’s state internet watchdog says it will launch an investigation into the Burger King fast food franchise after customers complained about the company’s attempts to collect their personal data. “We have included Burger King into our inspections plan for the next year. All consumers’ complaints that did not fall under our responsibilities were forwarded to our colleagues from the agency ...

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Russia exports record amount of gas to energy-hungry Europe

Gazprom, Russia’s largest natural gas exporter, has again increased its deliveries to Europe. The company sent 5.8 percent more blue fuel to the continent through July compared to last year. Gas deliveries to Germany jumped 12.3 percent. Austria bought 48.3 percent more Russian gas. Shipments to the Netherlands were 53.8 percent higher, and to Croatia up by 40.1 percent. Gazprom ...

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Canada helps Russia build railroad to bypass Ukraine

Canada’s aerospace and transportation giant Bombardier was one the contractors building a Russian railroad link that bypasses the war-torn territories of Ukraine, reports Globe and Mail. The railroad stretch links the Voronezh and Rostov regions near the Ukrainian border and bypasses Ukraine’s Lugansk region. The construction of the rail link between the towns of Zhuravka and Millerovo began in 2014, ...

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Facebook deletes more ‘inauthentic’ accounts – but stops short of blaming Russia

Facebook has identified and shut down more than two dozen accounts that it claimed were created to exacerbate political tensions in the United States, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday. Facebook said the “inauthentic” accounts displayed activity similar to that of accounts the social media giant had earlier linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA) — a ...

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Italy PM calls for easing Russia sanctions, Trump says they’ll ‘remain’

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is interested in relaxing US and EU sanctions against Russia, but has apparently failed to sway US President Donald Trump despite the friendship they struck up over the immigration issue. Conte, who met with Trump in Washington on Monday, said that Italy doesn’t expect sanctions against Russia to be lifted overnight, but that Rome maintains ...

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Russia wins WTO dispute against Ukraine on railway equipment imports

A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel has ruled in favour of Russia over its alleged refusal to import Ukrainian railway equipment. Railway equipment is a major export for Kiev. According to Kiev, Russia has purchased wagons, rolling stock, turnouts and other components from Ukraine since 2013. Before the relations between Moscow and Kiev deteriorated, railway equipment had been Ukraine’s ...

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Russia forms military political directorate to boost troop morale

Seeking to boost morale and maintain discipline among troops, Russia has formed a special political directorate within its Defense Ministry and appointed a former head of the counter-terror operation in Syria as its commander. “Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov has been appointed Deputy Defense Minister and the head of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the Military Forces of the Russian Federation,” reads ...

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Russia to build one of the world's biggest cargo jets to replace Soviet legend

Russia is set to start construction of a super-heavy cargo plane to replace the iconic Antonov An-124 Ruslan, developed in the Soviet Union. The project has been included in the state armament program though 2027 and work on the new aircraft will begin within that time frame, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. In June, Russia said it ...

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Russia is aware of US & Western military plans – Russian FM

Moscow knows what military actions Washington and its Western allies might be plotting against it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has revealed. Still, the country is well protected, the top diplomat stressed. “Our awareness of what plans the US and other Western countries’ militaries are nursing in relation to the Russian Federation is guaranteed,” Lavrov said on Monday. The minister ...

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Call to break up Russia by Latvian MP proof of NATO’s hostile plans – senior lawmaker

The head of the Russian Lower House Committee for Eurasian Integration says the recent proposal to split Russia into several parts, voiced by a Latvian MP, is proof of NATO’s hostile plans. MP Leonid Kalashnikov (Communist Party) told RIA Novosti on Monday that the statement by the Latvian MP Aleksandrs Kirsteins clearly demonstrated that Russian concern over NATO bases in ...

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