Russian police detain more than 3,200 protesters demanding Navalny’s release – National

Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia’s vast expanse to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up the nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 3,200 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group. Russian authorities mounted […]

Cyber attack of federal agencies ‘likely Russian in origin,’ U.S. says – National

Top national security agencies confirmed Tuesday that Russia was likely responsible for a massive hack of U.S. government departments and corporations, rejecting President Donald Trump’s claim that China might be to blame. The rare joint statement represented the U.S. government’s first formal attempt to assign responsibility for the breaches at multiple agencies and to […]

Trump contradicts Pompeo on Russian involvement, scope of cyberattack – National

Pompeo said it was a “very significant effort.”“And I think it’s the case now that we can say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity,” he continued. 1:40 Gov’t agency warns infrastructure at risk from cyberattacks Gov’t agency warns infrastructure at risk from cyberattacks – Nov 20, 2020 On Wednesday, […]

These are the Russian cyber warfare capabilities that may have been used on the U.S. – National

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Russia was responsible for a cyber attack that embedded malicious code inside U.S. government software systems and those of other governments and companies across the world. The Kremlin has always denied Moscow’s involvement in cyber attacks against the West. It has said that Russia […]

Moscow officials relieved after Russian Olympic doping ban softened – National

MOSCOW, Dec 18 (Reuters) — The Kremlin said on Friday it regretted Russia was unable to avoid doping sanctions but some officials declared a small victory after sport’s highest court halved a ban on athletes competing at the Olympics under the Russian flag to two years. The decision, announced by the Lausanne-based Court of […]

Astronauts at International Space Station spacewalk to prepare for Russian lab arrival – National

The International Space Station’s two Russian astronauts began spacewalking work Wednesday to prepare for next year’s arrival of a long-delayed lab, but had to scrap another chore because of a stubborn bolt. Spacewalkers Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov — dubbed Sergey 1 and Sergey 2 by flight controllers — left four Americans and one […]

Russian peacekeepers guard Armenian monastery after territory ceded to Azerbaijan – National

Soldiers unloaded sandbags and monks donned khaki vests over their cassocks on Sunday after Russian peacekeepers arrived to guard the 12th century Armenian Dadivank monastery in territory due to be ceded to Azerbaijan within days. Russia has deployed troops as part of a Moscow-brokered ceasefire deal to end six weeks of fighting between ethnic […]

Coronavirus vaccine researchers ‘targeted’ by N.K., Russian hackers: Microsoft – National

Hackers working for the Russian and North Korean governments have targeted more than half a dozen organizations involved in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research around the globe, Microsoft said on Friday. The software company said a Russian hacking group commonly nicknamed “Fancy Bear” – along with a pair of North Korean actors dubbed “Zinc” and “Cerium” […]

Azerbaijan takes control of Nagorno-Karabakh city, shoots down Russian chopper: officials – National

Azerbaijani forces took control of a strategic city in the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and were nearing its capital, a spokesman for the region’s government confirmed Monday, and Azerbaijan said it shot down a Russian helicopter over Armenia far from the fighting. Two Russian servicemen were killed. The seizure of Shushi — which Azerbaijani […]