Tag Archives: Russia

Report on Russian meddling in UK politics to be published

A report on Russian interference in British politics will finally be published Tuesday amid criticism the government delayed its release for more than six months to shield Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party from embarrassment. An influential committee of lawmakers plans to deliver its findings to Parliament after …

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Russia’s UK ambassador rejects coronavirus vaccine hacking allegations

Russia’s ambassador to the UK has rejected allegations that his country’s intelligence services tried to steal coronavirus vaccine research. “I don’t believe in this story at all, there is no sense in it,” Andrei Kelin told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. On Thursday, UK security services said hackers targeting vaccine …

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Mass protests rock Russian Far East city again

Tens of thousands of people in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk took to the streets on Saturday, protesting the arrest of the region’s governor on charges of involvement in multiple murders. Local media estimated the rally in the city 6100 kilometres (3800 miles) east of Moscow attracted from …

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UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials

Britain, the United States, and Canada accused Russian hackers on Thursday of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a coronavirus vaccine, warning scientists and pharmaceutical companies to be alert for suspicious activity. Intelligence agencies in the three nations alleged that the hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear …

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Turkish, Russian soldiers injured by a roadside bomb during joint patrol in northern Syria

Several Turkish, Russian soldiers were wounded on Tuesday when a bomb attack hit a joint patrol in northern Syria’s M4 highway. Russia’s Defence Ministry said a roadside bomb detonated and hit a joint Russian-Turkish patrol in Syria, injuring three Russian soldiers, Russia’s RIA news agency reported. Several Turkish soldiers were …

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China Says It Will Join Nuke Talks If US Agrees to Cut Stockpile

A senior Chinese arms control official has offered to enter U.S.-Russia nuclear weapons treaty talks if Washington, D.C., agrees to nuclear parity with Beijing, and offers the official acknowledged will never be accepted. Fu Cong, director-general of the Department of Arms Control at China’s foreign ministry said Wednesday that Beijing …

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Russia to slap counter-sanctions on UK: Kremlin

Russia says it will introduce sanctions against the United Kingdom in retaliation for British bans targeting more than two dozen Russian officials. “We can only regret such unfriendly measures,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in a press conference on Tuesday, stressing that, “obviously, the principle of reciprocity will be applied.” …

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Russian space official charged with treason

An adviser to the director of Russia’s state space corporation has been detained on treason charges, the nation’s top security agency said Tuesday. Ivan Safronov, a former journalist who served as an adviser to Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, was detained in Moscow by agents of the Federal Security Service (FSB), …

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‘Benedict Donald’: New ad from veterans’ group compares Trump to America’s greatest traitor over Russia bounties

Veterans’ group VoteVets has released a new attack ad that criticises President Donald Trump over reports that he was briefed about Russia putting bounties on American military personnel in Afghanistan and failed to act. The group, whose Twitter description states “blocked by Donald Trump”, has compared the president to Benedict …

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