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U.S. Strikes Killed Scores of Russian Fighters in Syria, Sources Say
U.S. forces killed scores of Russian mercenaries in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to one U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter.
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
7 hours ago by joeybaker
US intel chiefs unanimous that Russia is targeting 2018 elections
The US Director of National Intelligence says that Russia and other foreign entities are ’“likely” to pursue more cyber attacks on American and European elections in an attempt to undermine democracy in coming elections, including the 2018 midterms. “Persistent and disruptive cyber operations will continue against the United States and our European allies using elections as opportunities to undermine democracy,” Dan Coats said Tuesday during an annual Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on threats.
digitalWarfare  digitalDemocracy  globalGameOfThrones  informationSecurity 
8 hours ago by joeybaker
Putin Personally Ordered Crimea Annexation, Ex-Duma Deputy Testifies
A Russian former lawmaker has testified before a Kyiv court that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region in 2014.
globalGameOfThrones  authoritarianism 
12 hours ago by joeybaker
Russia Is Taking Over Syria’s Oil And Gas. In accordance with a previously signed agreement, Russia will have exclusive rights to produce oil and gas in Syria.
Syrian oil production fell quickly during the civil war, but now stability has returned to some parts of the country, Russia has gained exclusive rights to produce oil and gas in Syria
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia  authoritarianism 
22 hours ago by joeybaker
Emmanuel Macron has said he will unveil measures against Russia in response to poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal on British soil in coming days. French president spoke with Theresa May on phone about “progress of the investigation” in nerve agent
Emmanuel Macron has said he will unveil measures against Russia in response to the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal on British soil in the coming days. The French president spoke with Theresa May on the phone on Thursday morning about “progress of the investigation” in the nerve agent attack, which the British Government says was carried out by Russia.
3 days ago by joeybaker
Theresa May prepares for ‘economic war’ against Russia following nerve agent attack on spy
The Prime Minister is drawing up a list of diplomatic retaliations following the attack in Salisbury.
3 days ago by joeybaker
UK expels 23 Russian diplomats, Russian state assets to be frozen as well. More sanctions being announced at 19.00 tonight
Theresa May announces 23 diplomats are to be expelled as she sets out the UK’s response to the Russian spy case.
4 days ago by joeybaker
Kim Jong Un Wants to sign peace treaty with Trump, report says, including allowing an embassy in Pyongyang
Kim Jong Un wants to sign a peace treaty after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korean media reported, reviving a long-held goal of the North Korean regime.
7 days ago by joeybaker
BBC News: Nerve agent 'used to try to kill' ex-Russian spy
A police officer who came to help Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is also seriously ill.
11 days ago by joeybaker
Jared Kushner backed a blockade of Qatar after its government refused to invest in his indebted property, report says
Kushner Cos. reportedly solicited investment from Qatar for its troubled luxury tower at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  globalGameOfThrones 
15 days ago by joeybaker
As Vladimir Putin steals the Russian election, our leaders are shamefully silent
If such an obviously rigged poll were being held in Iran or Zimbabwe, there would be screams of outrage from the west, says the Guardian columnist Simon Tisdall
authoritarianism  globalGameOfThrones 
17 days ago by joeybaker
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