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    Russian malware used by ‘privateer’ hackers against Ukrainian government
    Sep25

    Russian malware used by ‘privateer’ hackers against Ukrainian government

    Attackers were carrying out hits to make money, but were co-opted into carrying out state espionage, say security researchersA hacker tool popular across underground Russian crime networks has been used in attacks on the Ukrainian government, indicating the use of privateers for digital espionage, according to researchers.The malware, known as...

    Obama sends Russia a cold war blast and seeks distance from war on terror
    Sep25

    Obama sends Russia a cold war blast and seeks distance from war on terror

    Analysis: presidents speech at UN general assembly aims to strike delicate balance and rally world to tackle Isis extremismBarack Obama sought to strike a delicate balance at the UN general assembly on Wednesday. He had come to New York to rally the world for a new struggle against Islamic extremism but at the same time he had to reassure his...

    Barack Obama’s UN speech: ‘world at crossroads between war and peace’ – video
    Sep24

    Barack Obama’s UN speech: ‘world at crossroads between war and peace’ – video

    US president Barack Obama addresses the United Nations on Wednesday, calling for action on Islamic State militants, Russian aggression in Ukraine and the outbreak of Ebola. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Obama says despite global advances in technology, medicine and human rights, there is still a ‘pervasive unease in our world’...

    Thousands protest in Moscow over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine
    Sep21

    Thousands protest in Moscow over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine

    Estimates of crowds angry over Russia’s ‘irresponsible, aggressive’ policy towards neighbour range from 5,000 to 26,000Thousands of people gathered in central Moscow on Sundayto protest against their country’s involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine at an All-Russian March for Peace, the first large anti-Kremlin...

    Russian oligarch’s arrest a warning from Putin, says hedge fund boss
    Sep21

    Russian oligarch’s arrest a warning from Putin, says hedge fund boss

    Kremlin move against Vladimir Yevtushenkov is warning against a palace coup to protect any tycoons’ shrinking wealth, says Bill BrowderThe arrest of one of Russia’s richest men last week was an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to protect himself from a palace coup, according to one of his most vocal critics.Bill Browder, the hedge...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Sep20

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The referendum in Scotland, the Californian fires, the ongoing crisis in northern Iraq and Syria the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    G20 nations want Vladimir Putin at summit despite Ukraine tensions
    Sep20

    G20 nations want Vladimir Putin at summit despite Ukraine tensions

    Russian president set to attend the G20 leaders summit in Australia despite anger about MH17 and conflict in UkraineVladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders summit in November despite alarm over Russias actions in Ukraine.Australia, which is hosting the gathering, said on Saturday it was the emphatic wish of member nations that the Russian...

    Ukraine negotiators agree to buffer zone to separate warring parties
    Sep20

    Ukraine negotiators agree to buffer zone to separate warring parties

    Deal is intended to solidify the ceasefire agreed two weeks ago and give civilians respite from shelling Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early on Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters to encourage a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.The...

    Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater US support – video
    Sep18

    Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater US support – video

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appeals to the US Congress on Thursday, for lethal and non-lethal military aid and more sanctions. Poroshenko made the appeal during his visit to Washington to bolster US support for his strategy in handling Russian-backed separatists. The White House responded to the speech by issuing a factsheet listing US...

    Baltic states wary as Russia takes more strident tone with neighbours
    Sep18

    Baltic states wary as Russia takes more strident tone with neighbours

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, anxious that battle of wits with Kremlin may escalate, look to Nato for back-up pledgeThe 23rd floor of the Hotel Viru in Tallinn has been carefully preserved as a reminder of Estonia’s past. Like much else in the Soviet era, it did not officially exist even though everyone knew it was there. It was where the...

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