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    Brezhnev’s Secret Pledge to ‘Do Everything We Can’ to Re-Elect Gerald Ford
    Jul26

    Brezhnev’s Secret Pledge to ‘Do Everything We Can’ to Re-Elect Gerald Ford

    Putin’s covert support for Donald Trump has not been the first time Russia aspired to influence an American presidential election. Forty-two years ago, a Russian leader privately pledged his government’s support for a president’s reelection: “We for our part will do everything we can to make that happen,” Leonid Brezhnev said to...

    ‘Beyond the realms of common sense’: Russia says an overwhelming US vote for tough new sanctions is a ‘serious step’ towards destroying chances of improving ties
    Jul26

    ‘Beyond the realms of common sense’: Russia says an overwhelming US vote for tough new sanctions is a ‘serious step’ towards destroying chances of improving ties

    REUTERS/Ian Langsdon/POOLMoscow (AFP) – An overwhelming vote by the US House of Representatives to slap tough new sanctions on Moscow is a “serious step” towards wrecking chances of improving ties, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday. “What has happened goes beyond the realms of common sense,”...

    Russia Lashes Out Over U.S. Sanctions Legislation
    Jul26

    Russia Lashes Out Over U.S. Sanctions Legislation

    Russian officials and lawmakers are sharply criticizing U.S. legislation that would impose new sanctions on Moscow and make it harder for President Donald Trump to ease or lift punitive measures. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Energy Secretary Spoofed By Russian Pranksters
    Jul26

    U.S. Energy Secretary Spoofed By Russian Pranksters

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry discussed climate change, expanding American coal exports to Ukraine, and natural gas during a recent phone conversation with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine’s prime minister. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian comics dupe U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry with prank call

    Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster. …read more Source: Global...

    Marx and Mohammed in Manchester
    Jul26

    Marx and Mohammed in Manchester

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. There’s good news for Manchester. The city with the highest death rate and some of the worst drug and alcohol problems in England is getting a statue of Friedrich Engels. A...

    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions
    Jul26

    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions

    With U.S. lawmakers expected to finalize new sanctions on Russia this week, former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis told VOA that would be a positive move, since he believes President Donald Trump’s administration has taken too weak a stance on Russia. In an interview Tuesday with VOA’s Jela De Franceschi, Stavridis, now dean of...

    State Actors Are Likely Behind Recent Ransomware Attacks
    Jul26

    State Actors Are Likely Behind Recent Ransomware Attacks

    Ransomware is a type of malware that locks computers until a ransom is paid. This form of cyberattack has become the weapon of choice for cybercriminals, and presumably nation-states. Whereas cybercriminals use ransomware to extract money, nation-states may be using ransomware as a means to test the United States’ cyber resiliency. In late...

    House hits Russia with new sanctions, curbs Trump’s authority to ease penalties
    Jul26

    House hits Russia with new sanctions, curbs Trump’s authority to ease penalties

    The Republican-led House has decisively approved legislation that hits Russia with additional financial sanctions. The new penalties are aimed at rebuking Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Lawmakers voted 419-3 to pass the bill, which prevents President Donald Trump from...

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill Limiting Trump’s Power to Lift Sanctions on Russia
    Jul26

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill Limiting Trump’s Power to Lift Sanctions on Russia

    The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday limiting President Donald Trump’s power to lift sanctions on Russia should the relationship between the two countries improve. Just three Republicans, Reps. Justin Amash (MI), John Duncan Jr. (TN) and Thomas Massie (KY), voted against the measure which passed by 419-3,...