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This is typical in the era of Trump, when those on both sides of the aisle routinely portray Russia as a dire threat to the United States. This bipartisan enmity toward Russia has pushed even Trump, whose rhetoric on the country often vacillates between open hostility and admiration, to adopt ...
The attacks target routers and the protective hardware around them, with Russia-sponsored hackers accused of running "man-in-the-middle" attacks for to spy, steal intellectual property, and "potentially lay a foundation for future offensive operations", the alert reads. The FBI, Department of ...

Rudy Giuliani has an explicit mission on Donald Trump's legal team: Help the president lift the Russia-shaped "cloud" over his White House-and fast. An early priority for Trump's newest personal attorney will be to resolve the question of whether the president even needs to sit for an interview with ...
If officials in Britain have indeed identified suspects, it is highly unlikely that Russia would agree to extradite them. A few weeks after the death of Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former officer in the Federal Security Service, or F.S.B., a British officials asked to speak to five suspects living in Russia. But ... Spy
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he didn't stay in Russia overnight during his 2013 visit to the country -- part of his explanation for why the salacious allegations from the Steele dossier couldn't be true, according to the Comey memos that were ...
The supply-cutting deal led by OPEC has not yet completed its mission to rebalance the oil market, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told CNBC Friday. The agreement was initially brought forward to boost oil prices after years of stalled levels. Oil producing countries are set to meet in June ...

"During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump's campaign," Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement. "This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: ... WikiLeaks
Thousands of Russian Muslim men joined the Islamic State and brought their families with them to Iraq and Syria. But now that ISIS has lost most of its territory – and with many of those Russian fighters now dead – the Russian government is desperately searching for their lost wives and children. Hundreds ...
The public spat this week, between the White House and Nikki Haley, US permanent representative to the UN, has thrown America's sanctions policy into confusion. But this should not cloud a more significant moment. Earlier this month America imposed its most far-reaching sanctions yet on Russia.
Russia stands ready to retaliate against the latest round of U.S. sanctions, the country's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told CNBC. The U.S. slapped sanctions on several Russian oligarchs, businesses and agencies thought to have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this month. It prompted a ...
(CNN) In his memos documenting conversations with President Donald Trump, former FBI Director James Comey recounts Trump's "serious reservations" about then-national security adviser Michael Flynn as well as the President's concerns about media leaks and Trump's recollection of Russian President ...
Russia used trolls and bots to unleash disinformation on to social media in the wake of the Salisbury poisoning, according to fresh Whitehall analysis. Government sources said experts had uncovered an increase of up to 4,000% in the spread of propaganda from Russia-based accounts since the attack,– ...
Western nations have criticised Russia for defending President Bashar Assad and denying a chemical attack by his forces took place. But a Syrian government official said it is "fully ready" to cooperate with the OCPW that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered US-led airstrikes.
State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint alert warning of a global campaign. The alert details ...
The United States and Britain on Monday alleged that Russian government-backed hackers had infected computer routers around the world in a cyber espionage campaign that targeted government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators. U.S. and British officials told reporters in a ...

Amid a fierce war of words between Russia and the US and its allies, Moscow has said that a team of chemical experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will inspect the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria on Wednesday. The announcement came as Russia ...
LONDON — The United States and Britain on Monday issued a first-of-its-kind joint warning about Russian cyberattacks against government and private organizations as well as individual homes and offices in both countries, a milestone in the escalating use of cyberweaponry between major powers.
President Donald Trump on Monday accused Russia and China of devaluing their nation's currencies, potentially ratcheting up trade tensions while appearing to take a swipe at his own Federal Reserve. "Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates.
Russia's stock market dipped on Monday morning, dragged lower by the prospect of fresh U.S. sanctions and lower oil prices. The Moex index edged down around 0.3 percent during lunchtime deals in Moscow, extending losses of more than 4 percent over the last month. Meanwhile, the U.S. ...
The world is watching Russia for its reaction to Western missile strikes on its ally Syria, but analysts predict Moscow's retaliation will be limited despite rapidly escalating tensions. The U.S. is expected to announce Monday more sanctions on Russia because of its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Russia must take responsibility for the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria, the U.S. ambassador to NATO told CNBC Monday, calling on the country to stop what she called "mad behavior." On Saturday, the U.S., France and the U.K. conducted 105 airstrikes on government targets in Syria following a ...
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations is expected to announce a new round of economic sanctions against Russia for its backing of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. The sanctions follow U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria's chemical weapons capability and ...
We will also be joined by Mark Galeotti, author of The Vory, a newly published study of the history of Russian organised crime, who is one of the best informed Western commentators on Russia's security services and criminals. The chilling message of The Vory is that these are often one and the same thing, ...
The United States and its allies traded barbs with Russia at the United Nations Security Council on Saturday, hours after leaders in Washington, London and Paris ordered military strikes on strategic parts of the Syrian chemical weapons program. The comments at the Security Council in New York were the ...
This week in the Russia investigations: How different is the congressional situation now, really? How much might Moscow have depended on straw donors in the United States? Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral looks lovely in the picture postcards, but the ancient church is sinking. After another ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks attends the forum on working youth while visiting the Uralvagonzavod, a machine plant on March 6, 2018 in Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk oblast, Russia. Vladimir Putin is having a campaign trip to Nizhny Tagil prior to the 2018 Presidential Elections on March 18.
Russia responded angrily to a U.S.-led strike against Syria on Friday, warning of unspecified "consequences" that stoked fears the conflict could escalate. President Donald Trump ordered targeted military action in the country, following an alleged chemical weapons attack that reportedly left dozens of ...
After failing to talk the US out of bombing targets in Syria, Russia responded to Friday's strikes by saying they “threatened” Russia and warning of “consequences.” “Our warnings have been left unheard,” Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said in a tweet on Saturday morning. “We are being ...
Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia urged the United States and its allies on Thursday to refrain from military action against Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack and said he "cannot exclude" war between Washington and Moscow. Speaking after a closed-door U.N. Security Council ...
Russia's lower house of parliament is to consider draft legislation that would give the Kremlin powers to ban or restrict a list of U.S. imports, reacting to new U.S. sanctions on a group of Russian tycoons and officials. Senior lawmakers in the State Duma, which is dominated by Kremlin loyalists, said they had ...
Oil prices hit their highest level since early December 2014 after President Donald Trump warned Russia to prepare for a strike on its ally, Syria. The Russian ambassador to Lebanon earlier said his country would intercept any U.S. attack on Syria and potentially target the craft that fired missiles.
But since an alleged chemical-weapons attack in the Syrian city of Douma over the weekend, which Western governments are attributing to the Assad regime, Trump like others in his administration has focused criticism on Assad's enablers in Russia. Russia claims it is fighting terrorists opposed to the legal ...
As Russia tells it, reports of an attack over the weekend in the Syrian town of Douma that left victims' mouths foaming and corneas burned do not suggest what the United States and its European allies suspect: that the Russian-backed Syrian government once again used chemical weapons against its own ...
The U.S. relationship with Russia has dipped to its lowest level ever, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, suggesting that the Kremlin could reap the benefits of an economic boost if it were to agree to “stop the arms race.” “Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that ...
Whose side Turkey is on is a question increasingly exercising Washington policymakers as Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey's president, builds closer ties with Russia. Although Turkey is a Nato member, its growing defence cooperation with Moscow includes a recent $2bn deal to buy state-of-the-art S-400 ...
President Donald Trump is raging against what he calls the "corrupt Russia Investigation," saying that there is "No Collusion or Obstruction (other than I fight back)." Trump tweeted Wednesday that the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 election "takes ...
Renewed Washington concern “stems in part from concerns about expanded Russian influence,” said A. Ross Johnson, noting that Congress now demands that the Defense Department provide “an assessment of security cooperation between each Western Balkan country and the Russian Federation.”.
President Donald Trump made the case to the leaders of the Baltic nations Tuesday that the U.S. was "very tough on Russia," pointing to U.S. support for increased defense spending by NATO countries as a check on Moscow's aggression. Trump, joined by the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, ...
Someday, in the future, our skies will be full of whirring machines delivering anything we could ever want or need, from medical supplies to pizzas to the latest item from our Amazon overlords. That day is not today. On Monday, Russia's postal service tested a delivery drone in the city of Ulan-Ude, Siberia.
Facebook announced Tuesday it has removed from multiple platforms accounts and pages controlled by Russia's Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency. The social media giant removed 70 IRA-controlled Facebook accounts and 65 Instagram accounts, as well as 138 Facebook pages, which individual ...
"The Russian Federation has not informed us that it intends to reduce the total number of personnel allowed in our bilateral Mission," the spokesperson added. "We therefore understand that the United States may request new diplomatic personnel to fill the positions of diplomats who have been expelled.".
Vladimir Putin has announced an agreement to shorten the duration of the delivery of S-400 missile systems purchased by Turkey from Russia. The Russian president made the remarks at a press conference on Tuesday with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Russia and China have both tested powerful, advanced missile systems capable of taking out targets in outer space, including U.S. satellites. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced Monday that Russia tested an upgrade for its A-135 anti-ballistic missile system, a sophisticated missile shield designed ...
The hacking and release of leading political figures' emails is the most visible election intervention attributed to Russia's government. And it's long been one of the leading, and perhaps the leading, possibility about just what “collusion” between Donald Trump's team and the Russians might have involved.
At least 25 countries have ordered out more than 120 Russia diplomats in response to the March 4 attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images).
The March production level showed the first increase since December 2017, and is slightly above Russia's quota in the production cut deal. Russia's pledge in the OPEC/non-OPEC deal is to shave off 300,000 bpd from its October 2016 level, which was the country's highest monthly production in almost 30 ...
They have influential enemies in Russia. They were arrested with the help of a “foreign spy,” according to the Thai police, and locked up on what is a fairly minor offense: working without a permit. And the F.B.I. says it tried to talk to the pair, suggesting that American investigators had not dismissed their ...
MOSCOW — Russia sought to move beyond last week's diplomatic confrontation with the West on Monday by pressing President Trump for a White House meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin that would undercut the perception that the angry reaction to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain ...


 

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