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Hackers target democratic institutions in Europe, says Microsoft

Thursday 07:00 GMT

Microsoft has accused Russian hacking group Fancy Bear of launching a series of recent attacks against think tanks in Europe.

Microsoft warned in a blog post on Wednesday that hackers attempted to breach accounts at several prominent European think tanks and non-profit organizations in late 2018. The tech giant said it had detected attacks targeting 104 staff accounts at the German Council on Foreign Relations and European offices of Aspen Institute and the German Marshall Fund.

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Source: Global News

Where do investigations related to Trump stand Here’s a quick overview

Wednesday 20:55 GMT

Where investigations related to U.S. President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation.

They say Trump directed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments to two women as a way to quash potential sex scandals during the campaign.

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Source: Reuters

Venezuela gets fuel from Russia, Europe but the bill soars

Friday 06:04 GMT

Venezuela is paying heavy premiums for fuel imports from Russia and Europe, with fewer than a dozen sellers seeing the risk as worth the reward after flows from the United States dried up because of sanctions, trading sources said and data showed.

From Russia, Vitol and Trafigura are taking fuel from the ports of Ust-Luga and Taman to the Caribbean island of Aruba, where PDVSA’s unit Citgo operates an oil terminal, according to shipping sources and Refinitiv Eikon data.

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Source: Reuters

Despite Putin's swagger, Russia struggles to modernize its navy

Friday 08:04 GMT

Dr Richard Connolly, a Russia specialist at the University of Birmingham, said Moscow’s military might should not be underestimated but Russia was still suffering from the legacy of an economic crisis that followed the Soviet Union’s collapse, hitting state arms orders and the military-industrial complex.

Western diplomats and military experts say Putin has long projected an image of military might to strengthen his and Moscow’s image at home and abroad, but that Russia is overhauling its military far more slowly than China.

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Source: Fox News

Trump’s policy toward Russia makes McCabe’s 'asset' question ‘harder to justify,’ columnist says

Friday 08:04 GMT

President Trump’s policy toward Russia since taking office appears to make it ‘harder to justify’ the comments that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made, questioning whether or not Trump is a “Russian asset,” Eli Lake, a columnist for Bloomberg said.

Lake, who appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” said McCabe’s theory may not hold water because the Trump administration has had a consistent policy of opposing Russia. “President Trump has appointed Russia hawks at the highest levels of the government,” Lake said.


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