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Russian firm provides new internet connection to North Korea

North Korea has opened a second internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cyber security experts said could give Pyongyang greater capability to conduct cyber attacks. Via: Sherisse Pham North Korea has been blamed by Western governments for several major cyber attacks in recent years, including against banks and Sony Pictures, as well as the ...

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This Week in Russia – September 12, 2017

Speaking before Russian journalists at a press conference following the BRICS summit in China, Russian President Vladimir Putin answered a question on Russia-U.S. relations and whether he is disappointed with Donald Trump since his election as U.S. President.  Via: memri.org Putin: “Now, about the President of the United States. I think that it would be inappropriate for us to discuss how the ...

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Putin Warns Of “Hot War” And Nuclear Holocaust

With tensions among the world’s super powers mounting in places like Ukraine, Syria, North Korea and  most recently Qatar and Iran, it may only be a matter of time before someone pushes the red button. Via: Tyler Durden                         When they do, all bets are off, and as we’ve learned from ...

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Social media fights back against fake news

Facebook and other social media networks are taking steps to make sure their platforms don’t become tools for foreign governments spreading “fake news” stories.  Via: thehill.com  Experts consider the threat level high for these platforms to be used by foreign governments or other entities seeking to influence millions because of their extensive reach and ability to disseminate both malignant links and ...

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Moscow Will Use Nuclear Weapons If NATO Enters East Ukraine/Crimea

Russia would be forced to use nuclear weapons in any conflict in which U.S. or NATO forces entered eastern Ukraine, a member of Russia’s parliament told an international gathering of government security officials on Sunday. Via: Patrick Tucker             “On the issue of NATO expansion on our borders, at some point I heard from the Russian military — and I think they are ...

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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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