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Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

World
Russia has begun withdrawing some of its troops from Syria, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday.President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial withdrawal during an unannounced visit to Syria on Monday.Russian support has been crucial in turning the tide of Syria's civil war in favour of government forces, led by president Bashar al-Assad.Mr Putin made a similar withdrawal announcement last year, but Russian military operations continued.When asked how long it would take for Russia to withdraw its military contingent, Mr Shoigu said that this would "depend on the situation" in Syria. The Russian president was met by Mr al-Assad at the Russian Hmeimim airbase near Latakia.Mr Putin said: "I order the defence minister and the chief of the general staff to start withdrawing the Russian...
Russian hackers 'targeting UK energy sector'

Russian hackers 'targeting UK energy sector'

Technology
Russia has attempted to attack the UK's media, telecommunications and energy sectors, an intelligence chief has said.Ciaran Martin, the chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ, said the UK is facing "two significant groups of threats in cyberspace": hostile states and rampant criminality."The Prime Minister sent Russia a clear message on Monday night - we know what you are doing, and you will not succeed," Mr Martin said at a meeting held in London on Wednesday.Theresa May accused Russia of "seeking to weaponise information" as she accused Moscow of meddling in elections and hacking Denmark's defence ministry and the German parliament.She also accused Moscow of "deploying its state-run media organisations to plant fake stories and photo-shopped images in an at...
Missing Russian helicopter found on seabed in the Arctic

Missing Russian helicopter found on seabed in the Arctic

Technology
The Joint Rescue Coordination Center for northern Norway said that the Mi-8 helicopter, which went down Thursday near the Svalbard settlement of Barentsburg, is around two kilometers (one mile) east of Cape Heer at a depth of nearly 210 meters (about 685 feet). A Norwegian remote-controlled submarine was involved in the search, which will now focus on the chopper's passengers. Russian authorities said earlier that the helicopter belonged to Russian coal company Arktikugol but was operated by charter company Konvers Avia. Yevgeny Saidov, head of the Russian emergencies ministry's special group at the site, told news agency TASS that Russian remotely controlled underwater vehicles would join the operation to survey the Mi-8 crash site. The helicopter had been en route to Barentsburg, a coal...
Missing Russian helicopter found on Arctic seabed off coast of Norway

Missing Russian helicopter found on Arctic seabed off coast of Norway

Science
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Search and rescue authorities have found the missing Russian helicopter that crashed into the ocean last week. The remains of the helicopter were found on the floor of the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Norway's Svalbard archipelago.The missing helicopter was discovered with the help of a remote-controlled submarine operated by officials with Norway's Joint Rescue Coordination Centers. The search and rescue mission was also aided by Russian personnel and equipment.Eight people were aboard the helicopter that went missing last Thursday. Norwegian police said they would coordinate searches for the lost passengers, but the five crew and threw scientists are feared dead.While Norway governs the Svalbard archipelago and its only permanently populated island, Spitsbergen, Russia ...
Russian pop babe strips topless to protest 'no boobs allowed' hotel rule

Russian pop babe strips topless to protest 'no boobs allowed' hotel rule

Entertainment
Blonde bombshell Nadeea Volianova decided to launch a protest when she was booted from a hotel after going braless under her top.However, it wasn't your usual demonstration.The stunner decided to whip off her top altogether to stand up against the rule.Nadeea was seen wearing only tiny bikini bottoms outside of the hotel as she cupped her assets.MEGATOPLESS PROTEST: Nadeea Volianova wasn't happy with a hotel's 'no boobs' ruleMEGANO BRA: The popstar was told to leave the hotel for not wearing the garment under her topShe also donned a sailor hat as she stood next to the "Boobs not welcome on hotel premises" sign.Nadeea teamed her look with a major pout, emphasised by red lipstick.She also wore her wet hair down and draped over her chest.Boob cupping trend All the celebs are doing the B...