Russia

Russia's communications regulator says that Tinder is now required to provide user data to Russian intelligence agencies.
Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo
June 03, 2019 - 8:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users — including messages — to the national intelligence agencies, part of the country's widening crackdown on internet freedoms. The communications regulator said Monday that Tinder was included on a list of online...
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Power Plant in the South of Iran taken in January 2019
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May 31, 2019 - 11:04 am
By Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Friday Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, though its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and heavy water are growing. In a confidential quarterly...
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Special counsel Robert Muller
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May 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he believed he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his Russia report did not exonerate the president. "If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not...
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A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about a Navy's nuclear-powered warship and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia officials said Friday, May 24
Hau Dinh/AP Photo, File
May 24, 2019 - 2:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday. U.S. Navy Petty...
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President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr arrive for a Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
May 24, 2019 - 7:54 am
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. intelligence community to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multiyear probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. The...
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The witness chair in the House Judiciary Committee
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May 21, 2019 - 9:14 am
UPDATED: 5:45 a.m. __ By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro WASHINGTON (AP?KYWNewsradio) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held in contempt for...
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The Sukhoi SSJ100 aircraft of Aeroflot airlines is covered in fire retardant foam after an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 5, 2019.
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May 06, 2019 - 8:02 am
By Jim Heintz, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The plane that burst into flames while making an emergency landing at a Moscow airport, killing 41 of the 78 people on board, was without radio communications because of a lightning strike, Russian news media on Monday quoted the pilot as saying. A...
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In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calf., answers questions during an interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington.
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April 30, 2019 - 12:35 pm
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee, Adam Schiff, is making a criminal referral to the Justice Department for the founder of the security firm Blackwater, alleging he lied to his committee in 2017. Erik Prince testified to the...
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A beluga whale seen as it swims next to a fishing boat before Norwegian fishermen removed the tight harness, swimming off the northern Norwegian coast Friday, April 26, 2019.
Joergen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Direcorate of Fisheries Sea Surveillance Unit via AP
April 29, 2019 - 11:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries...
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In this April 21, 2013 file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia.
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April 26, 2019 - 11:40 am
By Ashraf Khalik, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian woman who admitted to being a secret agent for the Kremlin has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Maria Butina has been jailed since her July 2018 arrest and will get credit for time served. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan also...
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