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    European lawmakers demand Russia World Cup boycott
    Apr20

    European lawmakers demand Russia World Cup boycott

    BRUSSELS – A group of EU lawmakers on Friday urged the bloc’s leaders to boycott this year’s football World Cup in Russia to protest over Moscow’s “mockery of European values”, reports BSS. The 60 MEPs said all European Union countries should follow the lead of Britain and non-EU member Iceland in refusing to send official...

    Expelled Russians arrive home as Moscow warns against travel to UK
    Apr01

    Expelled Russians arrive home as Moscow warns against travel to UK

    MOSCOW – Russian diplomats expelled from the United States arrived in Moscow on Sunday, with post-Cold War tensions peaking in the wake of a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain, reports BSS. A deepening crisis in ties between Russia and the West has over the past weeks seen the biggest wave of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions in recent...

    Hungary’s Orban courts diaspora for election boost
    Mar28

    Hungary’s Orban courts diaspora for election boost

    DUNAJSKA STREDA, Slovakia – Posing on Facebook in December beside the millionth “new citizen” Hungary has welcomed in recent years, an ethnic-Hungarian farmer from Serbia, nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban had reason to look pleased, reports BSS. A 2011 law offering dual citizenship, according to Orban, “makes Hungarians officially part of...

    Putin wins fourth term with record vote
    Mar19

    Putin wins fourth term with record vote

    MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin was Monday set for another six years in power after his landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election but so far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate, reports BSS. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his best election...

    Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond US election
    Nov02

    Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond US election

    Washington – The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by The...

    Protect online acts from cyber espionage, govt to FIs
    Oct30

    Protect online acts from cyber espionage, govt to FIs

    DHAKA : The government has asked all the financial institutions to take preventive measures to secure their online activities, including financial transaction, reports UNB. The government instruction came as infamous cyber espionage groups Lazarus and Cobaltgoblin have successfully breached financial institutions of Bangladesh, Malaysia, South...

    As he turns 65, Putin’s power slowly wanes
    Oct11

    As he turns 65, Putin’s power slowly wanes

    On October 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin turned 65. As of this year, this is the maximum retirement age for Russian civil servants, which can only be raised in special cases. Though Putin, as an elected official, is not subject to this law and has indicated that it’s too early for him to retire, he reaches this milestone in a...

    NATO chief: ‘We don’t want a new Cold War’ with Russia
    Oct09

    NATO chief: ‘We don’t want a new Cold War’ with Russia

    Bucharest – NATO’s chief said Monday the alliance does not want a “new Cold War” with Russia, despite members’ concerns about Russian military buildup close to NATOs’ border, reports AP/UNB. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the end of a four-day NATO parliamentary assembly in the Romanian capital. “We are concerned by...

    Straws in the wind for a reset in US-Russian relations
    Sep23

    Straws in the wind for a reset in US-Russian relations

    The receding specters of a war involving North Korea and a US-Russia confrontation in Syria. The sound of cracking ice in the frozen conflict in Ukraine. Russia and the United States bidding farewell to “tits-for-tat.” Is this the dawn of a brave new world? You might be skeptical, but it’s possible to draw positive conclusions from the two...

    Putin wants to be Latin America’s new friend
    Sep23

    Putin wants to be Latin America’s new friend

    When United States President Donald Trump dines with Latin American presidents at Trump Tower in New York on Monday night, the conversation could be strained. For one, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who’s chafed at Trump’s talk of walling the border and sending Mexico the bill, declined the invitation. Colombia’s Juan...

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