Thursday, 19 April 2018

Tag Archives: Russia

UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia

CYBER-ATTACK

LONDON: Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain’s relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal ...

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Moscow court bans messaging app Telegram

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MOSCOW court banned Telegram messaging app, leading the way for it to be blocked across Russia for not turning over encrypted messaging traffic to security services. The court approved a request from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s communications watchdog, after an 18-minute hearing on Friday. telegram founder Pavel Durov ordered his lawyers not ...

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Watchdog confirms UK findings in Russian ex-spy case

Russian ex-spy case

LONDON: The international chemical weapons watchdog today confirmed the UK’s findings that the source of the military-grade nerve agent used to target the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury originally came from Russia. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ...

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US threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto

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UN: The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to cover ...

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Russia to use Pakistani footballs in FIFA world cup 2018

Russia to use Pakistan’s footballs in 2018 FIFA world cup

MOSCOW: When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a special reason to rejoice, although the 198th-ranked football nation will not be participating in the mega event. Pakistan’s famous footballs will be used in the World ...

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China a Bigger Threat to US Than Russia, Says CIA Boss

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The director of the CIA Mike Pompeo has revealed in an interview with the BBC that China is a “big threat” to the USA just as Russia which has been fingered to have influenced the last presidential polls which brought Donald Trump to power. Pompeo said that China’s efforts to ...

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Russian opposition takes to streets, calls for election boycott

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MOSCOW: Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny began a nationwide day of protest against the authorities on Sunday, calling on voters to boycott what they said was a rigged presidential election on March 18. Beneath bright blue skies, hundreds of young people gathered in the main square ...

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World Cup trophy arrives in Sri Lanka to kick off global tour

World Cup arrives in Sri Lanka to kick off global tour

COLOMBO: The World Cup trophy has arrived in Sri Lanka for the first time as the most coveted prize in global soccer started a 54-country tour ahead of the 2018 tournament in Russia. The trophy arrived late on Tuesday and was unveiled by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil ...

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Britain sets up unit to combat fake news

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LONDON: Britain announced it was setting up a new national security unit to combat “disinformation”, just weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of using fake news to undermine Western institutions. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” the prime minister’s spokesman said. “The ...

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Vladimir Putin takes holy dip in icy waters

Putin takes holy dip in icy waters

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany . Russian state television showed Putin marching onto the ice of frozen Lake Seliger, about ...

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