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In South Siberia (Tyva Republic and Altai Krai Region) and in the southern part of European Russia (Volgograd Region), as a result of rapid snow thaw and runoff of meltwater into riverbeds, water levels rose significantly from late March 2018 onwards. As of 16 April, there were 11,550 affected people in ...
Manafort's attorneys, Kevin Downing and Thomas Zehnle, pointed to that fact in arguing that Mueller had exceeded his authority by bringing charges unrelated to Russia or the Trump campaign. Initially, Manafort had asked Jackson to throw out all charges against him and nullify Mueller's appointment order ...

(CNN) The House Intelligence Committee on Friday released a redacted version of the Republican report on the Russia investigation that finds no evidence of collusion, along with a Democratic dissent disputing the Republican conclusions. Lawmakers in both parties said the report was overly redacted ...
“There have been wake-up calls. But in Estonia I don't think we ever actually needed to be woken up. “We were wide awake throughout,” says Sven Mikser. On Friday a US Congressional committee report found that Russia for years has conducted “active measures” in Europe: supporting fringe political ...
How should the U.S. deal with Putin? Facing hackers and poisonings, Western analysts have focused on the motivations of Russia's inscrutable president. And it's easy to confuse Russia's foreign policy with Putin's foreign policy, given how much influence he exercises over it.
(CNN) The House Intelligence Committee on Friday released a redacted version of the Republican report on the committee's year-long Russia investigation, in which GOP members say they found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and disputed the intelligence community's ...

Description: MSNBC Anchor Richard Lui is joined by former intelligence officers and legal analysts to debate whether the former FBI director's memos align with public statements and if it bolsters Comey's credibility. David Priess, a former CIA agent, believes that the most important takeaway from these ...
In early 2014, Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula, part of Ukraine's sovereign territory. Since April 2014, Russian authorities have supported the actions of illegal armed groups in eastern Ukraine, resulting in the deaths of more than ten thousand people. In response to Russia's aggression, Western ...
This week in the Russia investigations: Did we learn anything from James Comey? Michael Cohen opts for discretion in the face of some new legal challenges. What Comey Says Trump Said Putin Said. President Trump, then-chief of staff Reince Priebus and then-FBI Director James Comey were sitting ...
Prosecutors told a federal judge this week that they suspected Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, of serving as a "back channel" between the campaign and Russia during the 2016 US election. The special counsel Robert Mueller's office has charged Manafort with 23 counts related ...
The governments of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea "violate the human rights of those within their borders on a daily basis and are forces of instability as a result," Mr Sullivan said in a preface to the congressionally mandated report that documents human rights in nearly 200 countries and territories.
The Democratic Party in the United States has filed a lawsuit alleging that top officials from Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks conspired to influence the Republican's White House bid in his favour. The civil complaint filed on Friday accused that Moscow informed Trump's ...
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 reflexively ...
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 Homeland ...
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 special ...
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 their ...
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 released ...

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 to ...
"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: the ...
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, ...


 

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