Posts Tagged ‘Russian’

Clinton calls UK government ‘shameful’ for not publishing Russia report

Hillary Clinton has described the UK government’s failure to publish a report on alleged Russian interference in British politics before December’s general election as “inexplicable and shameful.” In the UK on a book tour, the 2016 Democratic US presidential candidate said the government should release the report to give voters a full picture of how […]

Russian woman who infiltrated US politics out of prison

A tantalizing chapter in Russia’s efforts to collect intelligence on American politics came to a close on Friday as a woman who worked as a covert agent was released from prison to be returned to her home country. Maria Butina, a gun rights activist who sought to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups and promote Russia’s […]

North Korea Detains Russians, South Koreans in Fishing Vessel

North Korean authorities detained 15 Russians and two South Korean citizens onboard a fishing vessel last week and are yet to release them, the two countries confirmed on Wednesday. The Russian Embassy in Pyongyang said in a statement that the detainees were arrested on board the Xian Hai Lin 8 fishing vessel for “violating the […]

Mueller to take center stage at Russia probe hearings Today

Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller finally faces congressional interrogators on Wednesday, testifying in televised hearings that Democrats hope will weaken US President Donald Trump’s reelection prospects in ways that Mueller’s book-length report did not. Republicans are ready to defend Trump and turn their fire on Mueller and his team instead. Back-to-back Capitol Hill appearances, […]

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military plane

South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday, defense officials said, while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless. It was the first time a Russian military aircraft had violated South Korean airspace, an official at the […]

“FaceApp”: Russian Social-Media App under Scrutiny by US

U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer is calling for an investigation over national-security and privacy concerns into a popular face-editing app whose developer is based in Russia. The New York Democrat told the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission in a letter sent on July 17 that FaceApp required users to provide “full and irrevocable […]