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‘Rising threats’ and Russia on the agenda as G-7 foreign ministers meet in London

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President of Russia Vladimir Putin looks on prior to the Victory Day military parade in Red Square marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II, on June 24, 2020 in Moscow, Russia. Handout Foreign ministers from the......

Iran nuclear talks make progress and will resume Friday, Russia says

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Russia’s Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mikhail Ulyanov arrives for a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in Vienna, Austria, April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger Indirect talks between Iran and the United States on bringing both sides fully back into......

Did fake intel influence FBI Clinton email probe?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Did fake intel influence FBI Clinton email probe? – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Fired FBI Director James Comey may have been influenced during the Hillary Clinton email investigation by a phony Russian clue. Sources confirm to CBS News......

U.S. believes ISIS’ bomb-making research includes new generation of powerful explosives

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. believes ISIS’ bomb-making research includes new generation of powerful explosives – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The classified intelligence President Trump divulged to the Russians involved ISIS plans to bring down jetliners by hiding bombs in laptop computers.......

Hillary Clinton talks Afghanistan, Russia and Giuliani

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Her focus, however, would be “on what happens to the people, particularly the women in Afghanistan, if the Taliban come back into power, if the government collapses,” she said, echoing concerns among some about a potential power vacuum after U.S.......

National-Security Surveillance Plummeted Amid Pandemic and Russia Inquiry Fallout

New York Times
The judge in that case said the F.B.I. had reported to the court that its internal oversight and compliance audits in 2020 had found several problems, mostly in 2019. Among them were instances in which the F.B.I. system had a previewing pane that had automatically displayed to analysts portions of......

Secretary of State to visit Ukraine next week amid tensions with Russia

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenOvernight Defense: Biden set for first address to Congress | Court declines to dismiss Amazon challenge on Pentagon cloud contract | Pelosi pushes back on top general’s account of Jan. 6 Guard......

FBI warned Giuliani, Ron Johnson Russia was attempting to meddle in US election in 2020: report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin Thank youfor signing up. Thank you for signing up. You can also sign up to receive our other newsletters: The Hill’s Morning Report & Tipsheet Most Popular – Easy to read, daily digest of the news from......

Being named a UNESCO World Heritage site is a big deal — so is losing it

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Being named to UNESCO’s World Heritage List often brings worldwide acclaim, tourist revenue and access to international funding and expertise. But there are strings attached.   World Heritage sites are, in principle, inscribed “forever,” said Mechtild Rossler, director of the......

Will Trump overhaul U.S. intelligence agencies?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Will Trump overhaul U.S. intelligence agencies? – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Politico cybersecurity reporter, Eric Geller, joins CBSN to discuss the standoff between U.S. intelligence officials and President-elect Donald Trump over allegations that Russia launched a series of......

“Time for our country to move on,” Trump says after Russia sanctions

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here “Time for our country to move on,” Trump says after Russia sanctions – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team responded to the Obama administration’s sanctions against Russia by saying “it’s time for our country to......

EXCLUSIVE U.S. sanctions on Russia producing desired results -official

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National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov The U.S. sanctions imposed last week on Russia generated results that were “pretty close” to Washington’s hopes, a senior Biden administration official said on Friday, as tensions appeared to ease......

Navalny, Putin’s Nemesis, Ends Hunger Strike in Russia

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Aleksei A. Navalny, the imprisoned Russian opposition leader, ended a three-week hunger strike on Friday that had embarrassed the Kremlin, drew international criticism and sparked protests at home. The 24-day hunger strike, which Mr. Navalny said......

Russia orders troops back to base after buildup near Ukraine

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Russia announced on Thursday it was ordering troops back to base from the area near the border with Ukraine, apparently calling an end to a buildup of tens of thousands of soldiers that had alarmed the West. The currencies of both Russia and Ukraine rose sharply after the announcement, signalling......

Ukraine to allies: West must act now to ensure no new Russia military offensive

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Ukraine urged Western allies to show they were prepared to punish Moscow with new sanctions, including kicking Russia out of the global SWIFT payments system, to deter the Kremlin from resorting to more military force against Ukraine. In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said while......

More than 1,000 arrested at pro-Navalny protests in Russia as demonstrators defy ban

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Law enforcement officers detain a participant in an unauthorized rally held by supporters of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny in Sennaya Square. Alexander Demianchuk | TASS | Getty Images More than 1,000 people have been arrested in Russia after attending......

Russia plans its own space station in 2025

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Relations between Russia and the US and several European countries have frayed recently too. US ambassador John Sullivan is to return home for consultations this week, after Moscow “recommended” he leave temporarily. Russia’s troop build-up near Ukraine’s eastern border and its treatment of President Vladimir Putin’s foremost critic, Alexei Navalny,......

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