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Russia’s Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off

It’s a terrifying weapon: a nuclear-powered cruise missile that can fly anywhere on the planet, possibly spewing radioactivity as it goes. In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his nation had successfully tested just such a machine. By – Geoff Brumfiel But new satellite imagery of a remote Russian test site suggests that the missile may not be working as ...

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Skripal Suspect Boshirov Identified as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga

Bellingcat and its investigative partner The Insider – Russia have established conclusively the identity of one of the suspects in the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal, and in the homicide of British citizen Dawn Sturgess.  By –  Bellingcat  Scroll 4Video Part 1  of Bellingcat’s investigation into the Skripal poisoning suspects are available for background information. In these previous two parts of the ...

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Skripal Suspects Confirmed as GRU Operatives

In the previous part of a joint investigation, Bellingcat and The Insider – Russia established that: Alexander Petrov – a fake cover persona for a yet unidentified Russian individual – is not a civilian but linked to one of Russia’s security services. This assessment was based on an exhaustive analysis of “Petrov” passport dossier as obtained from the Russian central passport database. ...

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Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov was poisoned, German medics say

German doctors say there is a “high plausibility” that a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, who was taken ill in Russia last week, was poisoned. By – Atika Shubert  Scroll 4Video Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Dr. Kai-Uwe Eckardt of the Berlin Charite Hospital said that an external substance appears to have affected Pyotr Verzilov’s nervous system. Doctors ...

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WikiLeaks founder sought Russian visa in 2010

The Associated Press has published a cache of 10 documents that it says are part of a leaked “larger trove of WikiLeaks emails, chat logs, financial records, secretly recorded footage, and other documents.” By – Cyrus Farivar AP reporter Raphael Satter declined to elaborate as to how much more material the AP had or why that material was not being released now. Among those documents is a ...

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Watch Skripal suspects say Salisbury’s trip was about cathedrals and old clocks

The two men accused by the UK of attempting to assassinate a Russian double-agent with nerve poison have defended themselves, claiming they were only at the site of the killing because they wanted to see a cathedral. By – Bill Bostock Scroll 4Video Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were accused by Britain last week of trying to kill Sergei Skripal, gave an interview ...

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EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content

European authorities are planning to slap internet companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook with big fines if they don’t take down extremist content within one hour. By – AP European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a speech Wednesday that the Commission is proposing the new rules as part of efforts to step up the bloc’s security. He said that removing material within an ...

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Sergei Skripal and the Russian disinformation war

When the UK authorities announced on Wednesday that they suspected two alleged Russian agents in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, they released CCTV images of the suspects arriving at Gatwick airport. By –  Joel Gunter & Olga Robinson Scroll 4Video Two of the images, framed side by side, began to spread on ...

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Turkey to leave NATO soon

Turkey is in a mess. Its currency is in a tailspin and inflation is out of control. There really is a lot going on so here are some key things you need to know. By – Simon Constable Qatar Providing Help The oil-rich state promised $15 billion in support of Turkey and cut an agreement to help stabilize the lira. Those ...

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U.S. Warns Russia It Will Hit Assad If He Uses Chemical Arms

The U.S. has told Russia it is ready to take strong military action against Syria if President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons to recapture one of his country’s last rebel-held areas, according to four people familiar with the discussions. By – Margaret Talev & Jennifer Jacobs  U.S. officials say they have information Assad may be planning a chemical attack in the northwestern ...

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