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‘We live in a new world of sophisticated hacking & cryptojacking’ – McAfee to RT

Cybersecurity guru John McAfee, who courted online ridicule after he was breached by a hacker seeking to promote obscure digital coins, told RT we are essentially defenseless in the face of advanced hacking techniques. The founder of the McAfee computer security software company had his Twitter account, where he regularly tweets tips on prospective cryptocurrencies, compromised Thursday by an unidentified ...

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Putin backs Aeroflot plan to carry Russian football fans for less than $1 during World Cup

President Vladimir Putin has praised the initiative by Russia’s biggest airline, Aeroflot, to provide Russian football fans with one-way tickets which will cost just five rubles ($ 0,09) during next year’s FIFA World Cup. Aeroflot chief executive Vitaly Saveliev said that the company is ready to provide a significant discount for Russian fans who attend the national team’s matches at ...

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Mutko steps down as head of Russian World Cup organizing committee

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 16:28 Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has stepped down as head of Russia’s 2018 World Cup Local Organizing Committee. The chairman of the body’s supervisory council, Alexey Sorokin, has taken his place. “Russia’s 2018 World Cup Local Organizing Committee regrettably accepted the news regarding Vitaly Mutko’s decision to leave the position of the chairman ...

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‘Cut to UN budget: White House’s perverse Christmas gift to the world’

The UN saves millions of lives and is responsible for global peace and security; by cutting its funding, the US made a big step in the wrong direction, Kaveh Afrasiabi, a former adviser to Iran’s nuclear negotiation team, told RT. The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said Washington is to reduce its contributions to the UN. The ...

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Christmas celebrations marked by messages of peace for conflict-ridden world (VIDEOS)

Millions of Christians across the globe are celebrating Catholic Christmas. Even in war-ravaged countries calm has briefly reigned over chaos, sending a message of peace for the entire world. Catholics around the world watched Pope Francis lead late evening Christmas Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the heart of the Vatican. Addressing the faithful, Francis recalled how the birth of ...

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‘I promised my father I’d win the World Cup’– Pelé recalls remarkable life in football

Brazilian football legend Pelé has spoken to RT about his remarkable life and career in the game, including the touching moment when, as a young boy, he vowed to his father he would win the World Cup for the nation. Arguably football’s most iconic figure, Pelé saw a career that spanned more than 20 years, during which he scored more than ...

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Russian & UK foreign ministers talk up need for World Cup security cooperation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, have highlighted the need for the two countries to cooperate on security ahead of next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Johnson is in Moscow on the first such visit by a UK foreign secretary in five years. He and Lavrov discussed a range of issues in their meeting ...

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Over 2.3mn tickets requested for Russia 2018 World Cup in latest sales phase

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 15:53 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 15:57 More than 2.3 million tickets for the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia have been requested since the first window of the second sales phase began on December 5. The phase will continue until January 31, and fans from around the world can apply for individual match tickets for ...

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America’s new national strategy ‘potential threat to the world’ – Russia’s security chief

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 16:59 The head of the Russian National Security Council has hit out at Washington’s national security strategy, unveiled on Monday, saying it is filled with “groundless accusations” and will cause instability around the globe. “The realization of the aims outlined in the document, including the strengthening of America’s international positions through power could carry a ...

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Pawn-ographic? Chess world divided on ‘suggestive’ Russian-designed logo for World Championships

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) logo for the 2018 World Chess Championships has come under fire from fans and grandmasters alike for its slightly saucy design, which has seen it likened to a Kama Sutra position. The logo, the brainchild of Russian studio ‘Shuka Design,’ features two bodies wrapped around each other in somewhat suggestive stances with a chessboard in ...

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