Tag Archives: Russia

Senators: Kushner 'withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails'

White House senior aide Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails he received about WikiLeaks and “a Russian backdoor overture” in 2016, senators have said. Two senators sent Mr Kushner a letter demanding additional documents as part of an ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged election meddling. The lawmakers said they became aware of the documents through other witnesses. A lawyer for Mr Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, said he was “open to responding to any additional requests”. Senate Judiciary committee chairman Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican, and Senator Diane Feinstein, top Democrat ...

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Theresa May says Brexit deal will help 'counter' Russia threat

The successful completion of a Brexit trade deal will help counter the threat posed by Russia to European security, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. She cited the use of disinformation and cyber warfare and Russia’s alleged meddling in elections as proof of its aim to “undermine free societies”. The UK did not want “perpetual confrontation” with Russia but would protect its interests, she added. The UK wants a new security treaty with the EU after it leaves in 2019. The UK government, which earlier this year reinforced its military ...

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Russia may build its new jetliners in the Middle East

Five new planes you’ll be flying soon Russia isn’t just trying to sell its new airliner abroad. It might build it there, too. State-owned military-industrial giant Rostec, which is responsible for exporting Russian technology, said Sunday that it has started talks to jointly produce a commercial plane overseas — potentially in the United Arab Emirates. The short statement, which coincided with the start of the Dubai air show, didn’t provide much detail. But Russia is trying to increase exports of its new large single-aisle airliner, the Irkut MC-21, which competes ...

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Russia threatens 'restrictions' in letters to U.S.-backed media

Russian threats against American media outlets based in Moscow reached a new level on Monday, when officials sent letters to news organizations backed by the US government, warning them of possible “restrictions.” The letters and increasingly intimidating rhetoric from Russian officials are retaliation for what they allege is the U.S. Justice Department’s crackdown of state-funded news organizations like RT and Sputnik in the US. It’s the latest in an escalating war of words the Russian government is waging as it comes closer to taking measures against U.S. media in Russia. ...

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HP Enterprise Shared Pentagon’s Cyberdefense Source Code With Russia

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. HP Enterprise shared at least some of the source code used in the Pentagon’s cybersecurity defense systems with Russian defense agencies, Reuters reports, in a bid to win their business. The system in question, ArcSight, is designed to analyze cybersecurity threats, rank them by severity, stream and log real-time network data, provide end-to-end network and security monitoring, and to simplify the audit process. Russian regulatory records and an ArcSight spokesperson confirmed the Russians were given access ...

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HP Enterprise Shared Pentagon’s Cyberdefense Source Code With Russia

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. HP Enterprise shared at least some of the source code used in the Pentagon’s cybersecurity defense systems with Russian defense agencies, Reuters reports, in a bid to win their business. The system in question, ArcSight, is designed to analyze cybersecurity threats, rank them by severity, stream and log real-time network data, provide end-to-end network and security monitoring, and to simplify the audit process. Russian regulatory records and an ArcSight spokesperson confirmed the Russians were given access ...

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Now Russia blocks neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer

Vice Reporter: Protesters knew what they were doing Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has been booted from the Russian internet. The country’s media watchdog asked for it to be taken down because of extremist content. “The Daily Stormer website promotes neo-Nazi ideology, incites racial, national and other types of social discord,” Roskomnadzor said in a statement on Thursday. American tech companies had canceled the site’s registration earlier this week after it published a derogatory story about Heather Heyer, who was killed while protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, ...

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US sanctions are 'trade war' on Russia, says PM Medvedev

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, whom he said had been humiliated by Congress. The law aims to punish Russia for its alleged meddling in the 2016 US elections and its actions in Ukraine. Mr Trump accused Congress of overreach on the legislation. In signing the Countering America’s Adversaries Through ...

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Russia bans VPNs to stop users from looking at censored sites

An app to get around firewalls Russia is cracking down on software that allows users to view internet sites banned by the government. President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that prohibits services, including virtual private networks (VPNs), that enable users to skirt government censorship efforts. The law will take effect on November 1. VPNs use encryption to disguise the source of internet traffic, allowing users to view websites that are banned in their home countries. Many popular VPN services cost around $ 10 a month. Russian internet regulator Roskomnadzor ...

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Russia sanctions: Trump's hand forced by Senate vote

The United States Senate has voted 98-2 to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite objections from the White House. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming majority. Having passed through both chambers, it will be sent to President Trump to sign into law. But Mr Trump has sought closer ties with Russia, and has the power to veto the bill despite its political support. A presidential veto can, in turn, be overridden by a two-thirds vote in the House ...

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