Tag: russia

  • Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-U.S. Marine

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    MOSCOW/NEW YORK – The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen, a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying. Whelan was taken into custody by Russia’s Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. His family have said he is innocent and that […]

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  • Putin: Voters’ choices of Trump and Brexit ‘disrespected’

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    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has accused the UK and US political classes of “disrespecting” the public by questioning the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election. “They don’t want to recognise [Mr Trump’s] victory. That’s disrespect of voters,” he said. “The same in Britain: Brexit happened, but no-one wants to implement it.” He also warned that […]

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  • Gazprombank Forges New Partnership to Offer Crypto Assets Services

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    The Swiss wing of Russia’s Gazprombank will start offering crypto assets services by mid-2019, according to a press release published by its bank-tech partner Avaloq. The financial technology firm announced that it would build a fully integrated solution for the management of client portfolios across all asset classes, including cryptocurrencies. Gazprombank will integrate the said solution into […]

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  • Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

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    Russia will develop missiles banned under a Cold War agreement if the US exits the pact, President Vladimir Putin has warned. His comments follow Nato’s accusation on Tuesday that Russia has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Signed in 1987 by the US and USSR, it banned both countries’ use of all short […]

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  • Ukraine-Russia sea clash staged, says Putin

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, of trying to boost his ratings ahead of 2019 elections with a naval confrontation off Crimea. Russian FSB border guards opened fire on two Ukrainian gunboats and a tug before seizing the Ukrainian crews. “He had to do something to make the situation more tense,” […]

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  • Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Captured sailors shown on Russia TV

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    Statements by three captured Ukrainians have been released by Russia’s security service after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea. One of the men, Volodymyr Lisovyi, said he was aware of the “provocative nature” of the Ukrainian action. Ukraine’s navy commander said the men had been forced […]

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  • UFC champ Nurmagomedov a conservative voice in Russia

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    MOSCOW – UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is probably the best-known Muslim athlete in Russia, and he’s rapidly becoming a leading conservative voice at home. When a National Guardsman was killed while apparently trying to break up a fight outside an establishment variously described as a cafe and nightclub early Sunday morning, Nurmagomedov called for a crackdown […]

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  • US Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to Russian ICO Mimicking Liechtenstein Bank

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    Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler of North Dakota, U.S., has issued a cease and desist order against a Russian Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that posed as Liechtenstein Union Bank, according to a Monday, Nov. 19 press release. The state Securities Department’s ICO Task Force conducted an investigation and found out that the website of the fraudulent ICO mimicked Union Bank […]

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  • Russia marks anniversary of 1941 military parade

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    MOSCOW – Thousands of troops in World War II uniform marched across Moscow’s Red Square on Wednesday in a re-enactment of a historic wartime parade. On Nov. 7, 1941, Red Army soldiers marched directly to the front line during the Battle of Moscow to repel the invading Nazi forces closing in on the Soviet capital. Moscow […]

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  • Will Trump’s withdrawal from nuclear treaty spark an arms race or Russian compliance?

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    The agreement was designed to keep ground-based nuclear missiles out of Europe, but critics say tearing it up could spark an arms race there. A piece of reckless brinkmanship that could spark an arms race between NATO and Russia in Europe, or a hardball negotiating strategy that might push Moscow into keeping its longstanding promises […]

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