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      Russian Influence in Britain is ‘New Normal,’ Intelligence Committee Warns
      Jul21

      Russian Influence in Britain is ‘New Normal,’ Intelligence Committee Warns

      A long-awaited House of Commons report laying bare Kremlin-sponsored bids to influence the outcomes of British elections and other votes, and to meddle in the workings of British democracy generally, was released Tuesday, with lawmakers on the intelligence and security committee saying Russia sought to break up the United Kingdom by attempting to...

      Gunman Seizes Ukraine Bus, Takes About 20 Hostages
      Jul21

      Gunman Seizes Ukraine Bus, Takes About 20 Hostages

      Police in Ukraine say an armed man seized a bus and took some 20 people hostage Tuesday in the western city of Lutsk.Police sealed off the center of the city, 400 kilometers west of Kyiv. In a statement, authorities say the assailant is armed and carrying explosives. They say they are trying to get in touch with the man.Ukrainian media report...

      The Unlikely Story of the First ‘Made in Vietnam’ Ventilators to Fight COVID-19
      Jul20

      The Unlikely Story of the First ‘Made in Vietnam’ Ventilators to Fight COVID-19

      In times of war, factories were converted from making cars to making tanks and ships. In the time of the coronavirus, Vietnam has retooled a smartphone factory to churn out life-critical ventilators. For many nations fighting COVID-19, ventilators have highlighted a struggle of life and death and of medical shortages. For Vietnam, which reported...

      Downed Ukrainian Airline’s Flight Data Recorders in France for Analysis
      Jul20

      Downed Ukrainian Airline’s Flight Data Recorders in France for Analysis

      Canada’s Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne said the flight data recorders from a Ukrainian passenger plane downed by an Iranian missile are in Paris where they are expected to be taken to France’s Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority for analysis Monday. Champagne said on Twitter that officials from Canada’s...

      Russia’s New Constitution to Further Silence Debate
      Jul19

      Russia’s New Constitution to Further Silence Debate

      Outside the Moscow headquarters of the Federal Security Service last week, some of Russia’s most prominent journalists protested the arrest of Ivan Safronov, a former journalist charged with treason. Some were briefly detained.If this were taking place in the U.S. — or any other Western democracy — the outrage would be deafening, but in...

      Russia Says No Need to Steal Western Coronavirus Research
      Jul17

      Russia Says No Need to Steal Western Coronavirus Research

      Russia still expects a tentative agreement with a multinational pharmaceutical company to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine under development with Oxford University to move forward, despite accusations Russia has been trying to steal vaccine data, the head of Russia’s wealth fund said Friday in an interview with Reuters.Kirill Dmitriev denied...

      Rights Campaigners: Treason in Russia Can Mean Almost Anything
      Jul15

      Rights Campaigners: Treason in Russia Can Mean Almost Anything

      Treason in Russia can almost mean anything these days, say rights campaigners. The high-profile arrest last week of former defense reporter Ivan Safronov on a charge of high treason has prompted an international outcry, but his detention is part of a Kremlin-sponsored “spy mania” that’s seeing the net being cast far and wide for...

      Iran: ‘Human Error’ Caused Ukraine Crash
      Jul12

      Iran: ‘Human Error’ Caused Ukraine Crash

      Iran claims “human error” was responsible for the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane earlier this year that killed all 176 people on board.The Iranian Civil Aviation authority said late Saturday, “A failure occurred due to a human error in following the procedure” for aligning the radar.The misalignment caused a “107-degree error” in the...

      Ousted NY Prosecutor Tells Panel Barr ‘Urged’ Him to Resign
      Jul10

      Ousted NY Prosecutor Tells Panel Barr ‘Urged’ Him to Resign

      The ousted U.S. attorney who was leading investigations into President Donald Trump’s allies told the House Judiciary panel on Thursday that Attorney General William Barr “repeatedly urged” him to resign during a hastily arranged meeting that sheds light on the extraordinary standoff surrounding his departure.Geoffrey Berman,...

      Facebook Takes Down Accounts, Pages of Trump Ally Stone
      Jul09

      Facebook Takes Down Accounts, Pages of Trump Ally Stone

      Facebook Inc. on Wednesday removed 50 personal and professional pages connected to U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week.The social media platform said Stone and his associates, including a prominent supporter of the right-wing Proud Boys group in Stone’s home state of...