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US accuses Russia of 'pervasive' election meddling

US accuses Russia of 'pervasive' election meddling

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US national security chiefs have lined up to warn American democracy is in the "crosshairs" of foreign adversaries for elections in 2018 and 2020.Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said: "We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to weaken and divide the US."Mr Coats said the efforts were less robust so far than in 2016, and did not appear directed at a single party.The Kremlin denies US claims it meddled in its last presidential election.US National Security Adviser John Bolton, FBI Director Chris Wray, National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also spoke at Thursday's White House news conference.Mr Coats said Russia ...
North Korean cargo flights fly to Russia in unusual trip

North Korean cargo flights fly to Russia in unusual trip

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SEOUL, July 30 (UPI) -- Five North Korean flights flew to Vladivostok on Monday, a trip unusually involving cargo planes, according to NK News. Three cargo planes and two passenger flights of the North Korean national carrier Air Koryo traveled to Russia's far-eastern port city on Monday, according to a spokesperson of Vladivostok International Airport, the report said. The trip involves three unusual cargo flights of the model used to transport personal armored vehicles of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his overseas trips, including his visit to China in June. The report said the IL-76 cargo aircraft has never made a trip to Vladivostok since 2010. The report didn't specify what the aircraft was transporting between Pyongyang and Vladivostok. Two passenger flights make regular round...
Trump rejects proposal for Russia to interrogate US citizens

Trump rejects proposal for Russia to interrogate US citizens

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal made by the Russian leader Vladimir Putin that Russia be allowed to question US citizens.The White House earlier said it would consider it but now says Mr Trump "disagrees" with the suggestion.The offer was made at a summit of the two leaders. In return, Mr Putin suggested he might allow access to 12 Russians indicted by the US.The idea of allowing a foreign power to quiz US citizens sparked outrage. Your toolkit to help understand the story Trump's 'most serious mistake' "It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Thursday."Hopefully President ...
White House insists Trump believes Russia still a threat

White House insists Trump believes Russia still a threat

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The White House has insisted it believes Russia still poses a threat to the US amid confusion over comments made by President Donald Trump.Mr Trump appeared to disagree with US intelligence when he responded "no" to a question about whether Russia was still targeting American elections. Later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Mr Trump was saying "no" to answering further questions.It comes amid a flurry of criticism over his recent comments about Russia. "The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russia is unable to meddle in our elections as they have done in the past," Mrs Sanders said at a news briefing on Wednesday. What's the latest confusion? Ho...
Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

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A Greek court agreed Friday to extradite a Russian cybercrime suspect to France, a decision the Russian government protested and which could further sour relations between the two countries after Greece expelled two Russian diplomats. The court in the northern city of Thessaloniki ruled in favor of France's request to take custody of Alexander Vinnik, a former bitcoin operator who was arrested in Greece last year on a U.S.-issued warrant. Vinnik, 38, also is wanted on criminal charges in the United States and Russia. The ruling was made a day after Greek authorities confirmed that two Russian diplomats were being expelled for allegedly providing protest funding in an attempt to keep neighbor Macedonia from joining NATO. The Russian Foreign Ministry indicated it was considering reprisals....