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Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer

Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer

Washington – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not fault his son Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign and that he was unaware of the meeting until a few days ago. Asked if he knew that his son was meeting with lawyer Natalia […]

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Russian lawyer denies having Clinton dirt, Kremlin ties

Russian lawyer denies having Clinton dirt, Kremlin ties

Moscow – The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign said on Tuesday she had no Kremlin ties and wanted to discuss U.S. sanctions on Russian officials, not Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton,” Natalia Veselnitskaya told NBC News […]

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Trump’s son met Russian lawyer prior to US elections

Trump’s son met Russian lawyer prior to US elections

President Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr agreed to meet with a Kremlin-linked lawyer during the 2016 campaign after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reported on Sunday, citing three advisers to the White House. Trump’s then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, also attended the meeting at […]

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Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insults

Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insults

Mexico City – A mob of angry Mexicans attacked a Russian man in the Caribbean resort of Cancun with sticks and rocks over his repeated insults against locals, and the 42-year-old man was accused of fatally stabbing a youth in the melee, authorities said on Saturday. Police rescued the Russian, identified as Aleksei Makeev, after […]

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WannaCry cyberattack compromised some Russian banks – Central Bank

WannaCry cyberattack compromised some Russian banks – Central Bank

Moscow – The WannaCry cyberattack compromised Russian banks’ systems in some isolated cases, the Russian central bank said, in the first official acknowledgement by Moscow that the attack had an impact on the banking system. In a statement, the central bank said the consequences of the attack – which it did not detail – had […]

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Russian woman in ‘high-class’ vice ring charged

Russian woman in ‘high-class’ vice ring charged

Singapore – A Russian woman was charged in court Saturday for her involvement in a ‘high-class’ vice ring. Traskovskaya Evgenia, 39, was charged with three counts of knowingly living in part on the earnings of prostitution of two women. Between January and late March 2017, and between April and May 7, 2017, Evgenia lived in […]

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Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

Seattle – A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the US for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 US businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites. Roman […]

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2 Russian soccer fans stabbed in Serbia

2 Russian soccer fans stabbed in Serbia

Belgrade – Two Russian fans have been hospitalized with serious injuries after being stabbed following a friendly soccer match between Red Star Belgrade and Lokomotiv Moscow. Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Sunday police were looking for the knife-wielding perpetrators who attacked a group of Lokomotiv fans in downtown Belgrade late Saturday. Serbian media reports […]

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US charges two Russian spies in massive Yahoo cyberattack

US charges two Russian spies in massive Yahoo cyberattack

Washington – Two Russian intelligence agents and a duo of hackers were indicted on Wednesday (Mar 15) over a data breach that compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts in one of the largest cyberattacks in history. The indictment announced by the US Justice Department links Russia’s top spy agency, the FSB, to the massive hacking operation […]

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Russian boxer Povetkin suspended for doping

Russian boxer Povetkin suspended for doping

Mexico City – Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin has been suspended indefinitely by the World Boxing Council and fined $250,000 for doping, the WBC said. Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium last year, just before he was due to face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in a May 21 title fight in Moscow. The […]

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