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Istanbul Terrorists From Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8:30pm 6/30/2016 at 8:30pm
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Turkish officials have said the three Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists who attacked Atatürk Airport came from Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. They also identified the mastermind as Akhmed Chatayev from Chechnya.

From Fox News:

Akhmed Chatayev was identified by the pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper as the organizer of the coordinated assault, which killed 44...

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U.S. Claims Russia Has Harassed Diplomats Across Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/28/2016 at 3:00pm
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Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about alleged harassment from Russian officers towards U.S. diplomats across Europe.

From The Washington Post:

In Moscow, where the harassment is most pervasive, diplomats reported slashed tires...

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US, Israel Sign Cyber Defense Agreement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:00am 6/23/2016 at 9:00am
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Israel and the United States have signed an agreement aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in the field of cyber defense. The Cyber Defense Cooperation Agreement penned on Tuesday, June 21, seeks to build joint infrastructure in cyber defense, create partnerships in private sector, fund research, and develop new technologies. The agreement wants to improve the...

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Trump Promotes Paul Manafort to Campaign Manager

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/22/2016 at 12:30pm
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Members inside GOP presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign said that Paul Manafort has taken over as campaign manager:

Three people close to the campaign said some of Trump’s staff viewed Lewandowski as opposing strategic changes and staff hires urged for the general election campaign by Paul Manafort, a strategist hired in...

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Russian Government Hackers Steal DNC Research on Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:30pm 6/14/2016 at 1:30pm
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Russian government hackers have attacked the Democrat National Committee (DNC) and stole their research on presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The attack went on for over a year.

DNC officials and security experts said the hackers read emails and chat traffic. They believe they did not gain access to donor’s private information,...

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Russia Builds Military Presence on Border as NATO Engages in Large War Games

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:30pm 6/7/2016 at 4:30pm
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Russia has moved soldiers to their border with Ukraine as NATO launches the largest war games in Eastern Europe since the Cold War went to sleep over 20 years ago.

From Reuters:

A Reuters reporter who visited the Russian town of Klintsy, about 50 km (30 miles) from Ukraine, saw a makeshift army...

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Twitter Suspends Russian Parody Accounts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/1/2016 at 1:00pm
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Twitter has lost one of the funniest accounts in a long time due to possible pressure from the thin-skinned officials in Russia.

The social media platform suspended five accounts that parodied Russian officials, including the popular @DarthPutinKGB, who regularly mocked Russian President Vladimir Putin. They have reinstated a few, but the Putin...

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Portuguese Officials Searching For Other NATO Moles

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/26/2016 at 4:00pm
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Portuguese intelligence officers have decided to search for other moles after they discovered one of their own passed NATO secrets to Russia.

Italian police arrested Frederico Carvalhão, a senior officer in Portugal’s SIS intelligence service, along with an alleged Russian SVR intelligence agent. However, SIS believe others helped Carvalhão extract confidential and...

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Russia Pardons Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/25/2016 at 4:30pm
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The Kremlin has officially pardoned Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko after two years of imprisonment and a farce trial in exchange for two Russia Special Forces servicemen.

The Ukrainian and Russian governments did not offer any details about...

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Department of Justice Investigating Russian Doping Claims

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:25pm 5/17/2016 at 8:25pm
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The Department of Justice has decided to investigate the massive Russia doping scandal. U.S. courts ruled that prosecutors may charge foreigners abroad if they have connections to the U.S.

The New York Times reported that the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York. The officials have targeted “Russian government...

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Russia Angry Over Ukraine’s Eurovision Win

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/15/2016 at 2:30pm
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A few Russian officials have demanded a Ukraine boycott after singer Jamala won Eurovision with her song “1944,” which is about the USSR deportation of the Crimean Tatars.

Well, maybe if Russia did not invade east Ukraine or annex Crimea, people would not hate them so much.

Jamala, a Crimean Tatar, drew inspiration ...

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U.S., Poland Officially Break Ground On New Missile Defense Site

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/14/2016 at 6:00pm
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The United States and Poland have broken ground on the site of the new defense missile site, which will probably anger Mother Russia. But what else is new?

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work tried to assure by reminding them the site will only protect NATO members:

“Today we stand at a strategic inflection...

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Russia: U.S. Missile Defense in Romania a Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:30am 5/13/2016 at 10:30am
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The new U.S. missile defense system in Romania has sent Russia into quite a tizzy. So much so that the Kremlin mentioned nuclear war.

Andrey Kelin, a senior official in the Russian Foreign Ministry, said the actions “by NATO can only exacerbate an already difficult situation.”

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PHOTOS: Europe, Russia Celebrate 71st Victory Day

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00am 5/10/2016 at 7:00am
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Europe and Russia spent the last few days celebrating the 71st Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) to mark the end of World war II.

The German military surrendered...

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Spanish Judge Issues Arrest Warrants for Putin’s Friends, Officials

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00am 5/4/2016 at 10:00am
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A judge in Spain’s National Court has sent out international arrest warrants for Russian citizens, including some close to President Vladimir Putin, allegedly linked to the mafia.

Judge Jose de la Mata, who investigates organized crime, found “very serious facts” against each of the men stemming from the Troika operation. The court...

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General Breedlove: NATO Needs To Focus On Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 5/2/2016 at 12:00pm
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Gen. Philip Breedlove, the top military commander of NATO, has warned the organization they need to focus on Russia before he leaves his position at the end of May.

“We see that Russia has not accepted the hand of partnership but has chosen a path of belligerence,” he stated. “We need to...

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Russian Military Jets Buzz U.S. Navy Ship (VIDEOS)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:30am 4/14/2016 at 8:30am
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Vladimir Putin is acting out aggressively again. On Tuesday, Russian military jets flew extraordinarily close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Baltic Sea.

This wasn’t an isolated incident, either. According to various reports, the Russians carried out this maneuver multiple times over two days and American defense experts are stunned.

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