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Russian diplomats keep dying unexpectedly

Six Russian diplomats have died since November, in addition to an aide to a former deputy prime minister. All but one died on foreign soil. Some were shot, while other causes of death are unknown. Note that a few deaths have been labeled “heart attacks” or “brief illnesses.” Here’s what you need to know:  Via: axios.com  You probably remember Russia’s Ambassador ...

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U.S. Military Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Disrupt US Election

U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia’s electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin’s command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News. American officials have long said publicly that Russia, China and other nations have probed and left ...

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Moscow’s bombing campaign has paid off for Putin

Russian forces have been operating in support of the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria for a year. Their impact has been significant. When they arrived, there were fears that government forces were close to collapse. This position has largely been reversed. It is the Syrian government – while still fragile – that is now on the offensive with ...

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Egyptian president: Putin willing to host Netanyahu and Abbas

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin informed him that he is ready to host direct talks between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Speaking in an interview with Egyptian journalists and quoted by Yedioth Ahronoth, the Egyptian president said Israeli convictions of peace are strengthening. Sisi also invited everybody ...

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Russia has killed more civilians than ISIS

RUSSIA has killed more civilians in Syria than ISIS despite only being active for a third of the time the jihadi’s, according to a report. Putin’s forces supporting the Assad regime have reportedly killed at least 2,704 civilians since they entered the war in September. AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian airstrikes have reportedly caused more deaths than ISIS in Syria But ISIS have ...

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Putin’s Savage War Against Russia ‘New Muslims’

Today there are more than 2,000 fighters from Russia on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq fighting on behalf of the Islamic State. [i] A large number of these fighters are Muslims originating from the Northern Caucasus, a fact that feeds a narrative back in Russia that has been growing since the 1990s. Many Russians now link the Muslim populations ...

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Ukraine Crimea: Russia sends new air defence missiles

The Russian military has announced the delivery of new air defence missiles to Crimea, in a move scheduled before the latest tension with Ukraine. The S-400 Triumph missile systems were earmarked for troops in Crimea last month, Russian media said at the time. Moscow also announced exercises in Crimea next week to simulate an attack by weapons of mass destruction ...

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Watch: Putin Accuses Ukraine of Plotting Terrorist Attacks in Crimea

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia accused the Ukrainian government on Wednesday of plotting terrorist attacks in Crimea, and threatened to respond. His Ukrainian counterpart called the accusations “fantasies.” Mr. Putin, speaking at the Kremlin, said two Russian servicemen had been killed while confronting people he described as the plotters. “There is no doubt that we will not let these ...

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NATO Not Ready As Russian Sub Threat Rises

WASHINGTON: The balance of power underwater is shifting against the West, warns a new report from the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Both Russian and NATO capabilities cratered after the Cold War, but the Russian submarine fleet is clawing its way back — and we’re not ready to face it, CSIS says. The US, its allies, and the Nordics need ...

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Russia is allowing homegrown Muslim radicals to go fight in Syria

For years Islamic militants in Russia were hunted by police. But then the authorities changed tack and allowed some to travel to the Middle East, sources say.  NOVOSASITLI, Russia – Four years ago, Saadu Sharapudinov was a wanted man in Russia. A member of an outlawed Islamist group, he was hiding in the forests of the North Caucasus, dodging patrols ...

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