Sunday, 25 June 2017

Tag Archives: Russia

IS leader Al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike

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MOSCOW: The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday it is checking on information indicating that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria. Russian Su-34 aircraft and an Su-35 multirole fighter carried out airstrikes near the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold of Raqqa ...

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Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump

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ST. PETERSBURG: President Vladimir Putin insisted on Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and said Moscow will wait out the current political storm in the US to forge constructive relations with President Donald Trump, whom he praised as a straightforward person with a “fresh set of ...

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The 8 most elite special forces in the world

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Elite special forces are some of the best-trained and most formidable units a country can boast. They go where other troops fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions. These are the best of the best. Though it’s extremely difficult to rank ...

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Germany, England to blood youngsters in glamour friendly

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DORTMUND: World champions Germany host England in a prestige friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday with both coaches primed to give youth its head for one of football’s great rivalries. But that is where the similarities end for Joachim Loew and Gareth Southgate, who is in charge for the first time ...

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Russian hackers pose a threat to UK elections, GCHQ

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LONDON: GCHQ spies have called an emergency summit with British politicians following warnings that Russia has the capabilities to use cyberattackers to disrupt the next General Election. Sources say that state-sponsored hackers, backed by the Kremlin, could use their hacking abilities to disrupt the election process. With protecting the UK ...

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Trump’s attorney general recuses himself from Russia probe

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Washington: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would recuse himself from any probe into the presidential election campaign as Donald Trump’s administration moved to cut short a snowballing controversy over its ties to Russia. Facing calls to resign over newly revealed meetings he held with Russia’s ambassador before the ...

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Trump attacks FBI on leakers of Russia reports: ‘FIND NOW’

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U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the FBI on Friday for failing to stop leaks of national security information to the media and directed the agency to find those who pass on classified information. Trump’s comments come amid media reports saying the FBI refused a White House request to knock down ...

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Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russia

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump insisted neither he nor his campaign team had contacts with Russian officials in the run-up to last year’s US election, contradicting an explosive report which he blasted as “fake news.” Trump also defended Michael Flynn, the national security advisor whose resignation he demanded and received this ...

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Europe, NATO hit back at Donald Trump

BRUSSELS: EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO “obsolete” and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain. In a hard-hitting interview with two European newspapers, Trump unleashed a volley of verbal attacks on Europe and ...

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