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    Rebel infighting sparks fears in east Ukraine
    Nov21

    Rebel infighting sparks fears in east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine: Armed men in military fatigues without insignia on Tuesday patrolled streets in the rebel stronghold of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine amid a spike in infighting between rebel factions. Men wearing balaclavas blocked access to several administrative buildings in the city, controlled by separatists, and defied the self-proclaimed...

    In first, Putin speaks with Ukraine’s separatist leaders
    Nov16

    In first, Putin speaks with Ukraine’s separatist leaders

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to the eastern Ukraine’s rebel leaders to discuss a prisoner swap, his first publicly acknowledged direct contact with the pro-Russian separatist republics. The Kremlin said late Wednesday that Putin spoke by telephone with Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...

    More governments manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls: study
    Nov14

    More governments manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls: study

    WASHINGTON: More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday. A study of internet freedom in 65 countries found 30 governments are deploying some form of manipulation to distort online information, up from 23...

    Russia will fail in efforts to undermine West: British PM
    Nov14

    Russia will fail in efforts to undermine West: British PM

    LONDON: Russia will not succeed in efforts to sow discord in the West, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. In an annual address to the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, she catalogued various Russian actions – from the annexation of Crimea to “seeking to weaponise information” – which “threaten the international...

    Putin and Erdogan agree on need to boost efforts for Syria peace
    Nov14

    Putin and Erdogan agree on need to boost efforts for Syria peace

    SOCHI, Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed Monday on the need to boost efforts to achieve a lasting political settlement in Syria. Despite being on opposing sides of the Syrian conflict, Russia and Turkey have been working together since a 2016 reconciliation deal ended a crisis caused...

    Trump slams ‘haters’ over Russia, takes a dig at N. Korea’s Kim
    Nov12

    Trump slams ‘haters’ over Russia, takes a dig at N. Korea’s Kim

    HANOI: US President Donald Trump unleashed a twitter storm from his Asia tour on Sunday, slamming “haters and fools” playing politics with US-Russia ties and declaring that he would never describe North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as “short and fat”. Currently on the Vietnam leg of a five-nation sweep through the region, the...

    Trump says Putin ‘means it’ with election meddling denials (Updated)
    Nov12

    Trump says Putin ‘means it’ with election meddling denials (Updated)

    DANANG, Vietnam: President Donald Trump said Saturday he believes Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies meddling in the US election that propelled Trump to power, adding that the Russian leader felt “very insulted” by the allegations. But in Washington, the director of the CIA said he stood by the US intelligence...

    Nato to increase cyber weaponry to combat Russia
    Nov09

    Nato to increase cyber weaponry to combat Russia

    BRUSSELS: Nato members agreed Wednesday to increase the use of cyber weaponry and tactics during military operations, with the alliance also upgrading other capabilities to combat a resurgent Russia. The changes are part of the alliance’s biggest shakeup since the Cold War, with defence ministers backing the creation of two new command...

    US defence chief meets Nato to discuss IS, Afghanistan
    Nov08

    US defence chief meets Nato to discuss IS, Afghanistan

    BRUSSELS: With the Islamic State group crumbling in Iraq and Syria, North Korea defiant over its nuclear ambitions and Russia looming large, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has plenty of pressing issues as he begins talks with Nato allies on Wednesday. Nato defence ministers are meeting over two days at the alliance’s Brussels headquarters...

    Judge maintains house arrest for former Trump campaign officials
    Nov03

    Judge maintains house arrest for former Trump campaign officials

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman and an associate were ordered by a judge Thursday to remain under house arrest while they await trial for money laundering and other charges. Paul Manafort, 68, who managed Trump’s campaign from June to August 2016, and Robert Gates, 45, will also continue to be subject to...

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