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Russia Second Largest Threat To Netherlands

Russia’s efforts to destabilize the Netherlands, Europe and NATO are so serious that military intelligence agency MIVD considers it the second largest security risk to the Netherlands and the Western world in general. Terrorism stands in first place, MIVD General Major Onno Eichelsheim said at the presentation of the agency’s annual report on Monday, NU.nl reports. Via:  Janene Pieters The service ...

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Russia ‘moves troops and equipment’ to North Korea border

Russia has moved heavy military equipment towards its border with North Korea amid mounting fears of a military clash between Pyongyang and the United States over the North’s nuclear program. Via: Roland Oliphant A flurry of military activity in Russia’s far east came as the UN Security Council strongly condemned North Korea’s latest missile test and threatened to impose new ...

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Two Russian warships are escorted through English Channel by Royal Navy

Two Russian warships were spotted sailing through the North Sea this morning, Ministry of Defence confirms They will continue through the English Channel but it is not clear what their final destination will be Top military officer warned that there is now more Russian naval activity in Europe than in the Cold War Tensions between Britain and Russia are severely ...

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Russia to send the world’s largest submarine to the Baltic

Massive Typhoon-class sub Dmitry Donskoy is to leave the White Sea and travel around Norway and Denmark Measuring an enormous 574-foot in length the Russian vessel it is one of the most feared of the Cold War era The beast set to serve as a chilling reminder to the rest of the world about Russia’s growing nuclear prowess Submarine can ...

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Explosion on St. Petersburg Metro Kills 11

A suspected bomb blast inside a train in the St. Petersburg Metro killed eleven passengers and injured dozens of others. The entire Metro system was shut down as bomb squads and rescuers responded to the emergency. Via: rt.com  Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a search for two people suspected of being implicated in the bombing. The information on the search for ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the National Interest Magazine

Question: I’d like to start by asking you about your forthcoming meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, we’ve read in the press that the two of you may be meeting soon. Sergey Lavrov: So they say. Question: Could you perhaps tell us about your expectations and goals in dealing with Secretary Tillerson? Sergey Lavrov: Well, after the American ...

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Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Via: reuters.com The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is ...

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Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings, records show

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic. “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia.” Via: reuters.com  ...

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Behind the hack on Yahoo, Russian agents who had been courted by FBI

Just two years ago, the Obama White House welcomed Russia’s top internal security official, Alexander Bortnikov, to Washington, as the head of a Kremlin delegation attending a highly publicized U.S. government summit on countering violent extremism. Via: yahoo.com What U.S. officials did not then know is that officers of the agency that Bortnikov heads, the FSB or Federal Security Service, ...

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Russia deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role

Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that would add to U.S. concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya. Via: reuters.com The U.S. and diplomatic officials said any such Russian deployment might be part of a bid to support ...

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