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Five things that drove President Trump to close Russia's consulate in Seattle and worry our region is a hotbed of spies. 1 Cloak-and-dagger operations are too easy around here due to prevalence of raincoats and damp, dark alleys. 2 Lenin has a bronze statue in Seattle's Fremont district, but Trump ...
MOSCOW - Russian diplomats expelled from the United States arrived in Moscow on Sunday, with post-Cold War tensions soaring in the wake of a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. A deepening crisis in ties between Russia and the West over the past weeks has seen the biggest wave ...
A briefing on the Skripal attack at the Russian Embassy was attended by diplomats from five EU countries. By Giulia Paravicini. 3/29/18, 6:53 PM CET. Updated 3/30/18, 12:27 PM CET. The consular section of the Russian Embassy in central London
When the Russians summoned U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman to the Foreign Ministry, they were notifying the "sending State" that they planned to expel 60 Americans. When the Foreign Ministry announced publicly that the Americans had been chosen for expulsion for "activities incompatible ...
If you like older movies, the 1966 film “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are coming” is very funny and also has a 84 percent tomatometer rating. It has the distinction, however, ... If we don't stop the Russians from coming, you might as well start to take Russian language lessons. Da! Harvey Herman.

In Russia's far north, the city of Vorkuta is slowly being reclaimed by the Arctic tundra. The front lines of this battle between the urban and natural worlds are in the suburbs, where abandoned apartment blocks emerge from the towering snowdrifts. Huge icicles claw over the edges of buildings and emerge ...
Brenton, who experienced dealing with the aftermath of a similar crisis in the relations between Moscow and London following Alexander Litvinenko's poisoning in 2006, stressed that Britain would “need the Russians to help us” in various situations. During his tenure, the former ambassador recalled that ...
Transparency International estimated that Russians accounted for about a fifth of some GBP 4.4 billion in UK property acquired via what it deemed “suspicious wealth”. The buyers are not necessarily occupants, it claims, but people using British property as a safe-deposit box for money they are sending ...
The UK's former ambassador to Russia Tony Brenton has predicted normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries within “a few months,” explaining it by the need to maintain high-level contacts, The Independent reported. Speaking to The Independent, Brenton suggested that the waters ...
The Russians may be sinister and plotting, but they also know how to liven up an otherwise typical public hearing. Michael Brandi, executive director of the State Elections and Enforcement Commission, testified in support of a super-scary sounding bill called An Act Concerning Dark Money and Disclosures ...
Russians go to the polls tomorrow in a presidential vote that lacks surprise or excitement. Everybody expects Vladimir Putin to win a fourth term. Russia's a vast place. People do have different opinions, so NPR's Lucian Kim has been reporting from all around Russia. Lucian, thanks so much for being ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — US imposes sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in American election, including 13 indicted by Mueller. Most Popular. 1. Donald Trump Jr. and his wife are reportedly heading for divorce. 2. In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up facts in meeting... 3 ...
The sanctions represent some of the most significant actions by the Trump administration against Russians for their attempts to "malign... cyber activity, including their attempted interference in U.S. elections, destructive cyber-attacks, and intrusions targeting critical infrastructure," Treasury Secretary Steven ...
The Trump administration on Thursday announced sanctions on 19 Russians and five entities for interfering with the 2016 U.S. elections. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the sanctions were "part of a broader effort to address the ongoing nefarious attacks emanating from Russia." The Treasury said ...
In the years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Clinton administration, eager to encourage friendly relations and reform, supported the new government of President Boris N. Yeltsin. Before Mr. Lyskenko was told to leave the country, in February 1994, the Americans even gave the Russians the option of ...
The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against individuals and entities over their alleged role in Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the NPR stories you ...

Like many Russians, Markosyan is up to date on the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, and all the reasons why – despite the assertions of the UK government – Russia was not involved. Why use a Soviet nerve agent that can be traced back to Moscow? And why attempt to kill a double agent ...
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on a series of Russian organizations and individuals in retaliation for interference in the 2016 presidential elections and other “malicious cyberattacks.” It was the most significant action taken against Moscow since President ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 90 percent of Russians are informed about the presidential election, set for Sunday, according to a survey published by Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) on Monday. "Citizens remain maximally informed about the elections: 92 percent of respondents know that ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) has received more than 4.2 million applications from the Russians, who want to cast their ballots at the voting stations located away from their permanent residences, CEC chairwoman Ella Pamfilova said Monday. "As of today, we have ...
Last year the Senate Intelligence Committee accepted the views of the intelligence community that the Russians were behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee. But House Republicans saw things differently as they pushed for an end to the investigation. “We found no evidence of collusion.
BRUSSELS -- The European Union on 12 March officially prolonged its asset freezes and visa bans against 150 Russian officials and Russia-backed Ukrainian separatists. The six-month extension also continues sanctions against 38 entities. The sanctions were first imposed by the EU against people ...
Litvinenko's husband, Alexander Litvinenko died in November 2006, three weeks after drinking the poisoned tea. A U.K. public inquiry concluded in 2016 he'd been killed by Russia's security service. Britain is a popular destination for wealthy Russians, including some with close Kremlin ties, as well as ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview released on Friday that he “couldn't care less” if fellow Russian citizens sought to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, insisting such efforts could not be tied to the Kremlin. “Why have you decided the Russian authorities, myself included, gave ...
Vladimir Putin rebuffed questions of whether he knew about the elaborate campaign to meddle in the 2016 election that resulted in the indictment of 13 Russian nationals, telling NBC in an interview clip released Friday that "these are not my problems." The foreign leader, in a wide-ranging sit-down with ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he "couldn't care less" that US law-enforcement officials accused Russian nationals and entities of meddling in the US election. "So what if they're Russians," Putin told NBC News' Megyn Kelly in an interview that aired Friday night. "They do not represent the interests of the Russian ...
Berlin (CNN) The widow of Alexander Litvinenko has urged the UK government to do more to protect Russians who have sought shelter in Britain following the attempted assassination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The UK government has not yet said who is behind the nerve ...
Efforts by Russian internet trolls to destabilize the U.S. energy industry reached all the way to Florida and the controversy over construction of the Sabal Trail gas pipeline, according to a Congressional report. “Russians, through [social media] posts, engaged in a concerted effort to undermine U.S. energy ...
Despite coming in a dismal 13th place in the overall Olympic medal count at Pyeongchang, a poll conducted last week by the state-funded VTsIOM public opinion agency found that 89 percent of Russians are very pleased with the performance of Russian athletes. That is even greater than the 82 percent ...
Russians created an anti-Hillary Clinton video game called "Hilltendo" and tried to make it go viral in the weeks before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, CNN has determined through a review of internet records and computer code. It's one of the strangest ways yet discovered that Russians tried to ...
Not only did the humiliating end of the Cold War persist, but Russians were well aware of how their day-to-day standard of living fell far short of the Western one. While Americans blithely moved on after the Cold War's passing, the Russian people refused to accept their country's diminished image on the ...
Vladimir Putin won a fourth term as Russia's president on Sunday in a vote designed to be more of a referendum on his 18 years in power than a competitive election. According to official results as of Monday morning, Putin swept up almost 77 percent of the vote, with Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin ...
On Sunday, Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidential election by a landslide. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly was in Moscow to witness the late-night celebrations of another six years of Putin in power. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: All right, well, speaking of Russia, I cannot resist hopping in here and sharing ...
The Russian presidential election concluded on Sunday with the expected result – the victory of Vladimir Putin for his latest six-year term. Despite this, there are some notable aspects: Putin's win with 76% share of the vote and a 70% turnout was particularly decisive, and few seem to be disputing these ...
The expulsions of Russian diplomats on Monday reflect how widely Vladimir Putin has attempted to wage his brand of hybrid warfare and how many leaders and their intelligence agencies he has angered in the process. Even before the Salisbury poisoning, many governments had lost patience ...
... U.S. naval base and the headquarters of Boeing. On Monday, a sign on the consulate door said that it was no longer taking applications for passports or visas. Other nations, from Canada and Croatia to Spain and Sweden, also followed Britain's decision, earlier this month, to expel twenty-three Russians.
WASHINGTON -- President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials on Monday, joining a coordinated campaign by two dozen countries to retaliate for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain in a Cold War-style escalation that again highlighted the disparity between the ...
Trump also tweeted that the Russians were "laughing their asses off in Moscow" for the way Washington has handled the Russia investigations. Russia has denied any involvement in the election, and Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion. As recently as last week, three sources familiar with the ...
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States is considering additional sanctions against Russian individuals amid bipartisan criticism for the administration's delay in enforcing a law strengthening restrictions imposed on Moscow. "We've taken steps that have already ...
Russian nationals working to interfere with the 2016 presidential election visited Texas in 2014, spread derogatory information against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz during the Republican primary and posed as Americans while communicating with a person “affiliated with a Texas-based grassroots organization,” ...
The Olympic Athletes from Russia will next play on February 21 against the winner of the Norway-Slovenia knockout match, providing the Russians with a three-day break before their next outing. "It's very important, because whoever you play against, you are wasting strength and energy," Russian star Ilya ...
(Bloomberg) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three companies with a sophisticated, years-long conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election. Working through a Russian organization called the Internet Research Agency, they set up social media pages, stole Americans' ...
Russians who don't vote in next month's presidential elections risk seeing their country transformed into a gay-friendly state where people in their 50s are eligible for military conscription, a homophobic and xenophobic viral video has warned. The three-minute video, which features professional actors, was ...
Russians accused of conspiring to help elect U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly staged rallies in key states to support him, including one in Florida in which someone was paid to portray Hillary Clinton in a prison uniform while standing in a cage built on a flatbed truck. The Russians were also accused ...
With this advanced publicity about the next elections, the Russians already have decided who is going to win the next U.S. election. Our poor citizens now know that however they vote, the Russians are calling the shots. Our own “spy chiefs” say so. What are we to make of this kind of thinking? Does it really ...
"The Russians professed that they were not aware when we called them about that force that had crossed [the Euphrates]. As it came closer they were notified when the firing began," US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on February 11. Among the families of the men who died, there is growing anger.
SAN FRANCISCO — In 2014, Russians working for a shadowy firm called the Internet Research Agency started gathering American followers in online groups focused on issues like religion and immigration. Around mid-2015, the Russians began buying digital ads to spread their messages. A year later ...
Tim Mak. A grand jury handed down indictments on 13 Russians for carrying out "information warfare" on the 2016 campaign, detailing years of efforts to hack American politics. ... Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians for an elaborate effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for allegedly interfering in the U.S. 2016 presidential elections with the intention of promoting President Donald Trump's candidacy by posting as American activists, creating Facebook groups and organizing fake rallies.


 

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