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Czechs say Russian retaliation stronger than expected, seeks EU solidarity

Czech diplomats expelled from Russia arrive at Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague, Czech Republic April 19, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny April 19, 2021 By Robert Muller and Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) -The Czech Republic said on Monday Russia’s eviction of 20 Czech embassy employees in response to Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian staff was a […]

‘Simple Photoshop’: how a Pakistani counterfeiter may have aided Russian trolls

FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo April 16, 2021 By Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid the cascade of U.S. sanctions imposed Thursday on Russian cybersecurity companies and officials alleged to be operating on […]

Biden Administration: Officials Have ‘Low to Moderate Confidence’ in Russian Bounties Intelligence

U.S. intelligence officials only have “low to moderate confidence” in reports that Russia offered bounties to the Taliban for the killing of American troops, an official revealed on Thursday. “The United States intelligence community assesses, with low to moderate confidence, that Russian intelligence officers sought to encourage Taliban attacks against U.S. and coalition personnel in […]

Biden Administration Expels Russian Diplomats, Imposes New Sanctions

The Biden administration on April 15 imposed fresh sanctions on Russia and expelled some diplomatic personnel over cyberattacks allegedly carried out by Moscow against the United States. President Joe Biden signed an executive order that “provides strengthened authorities to demonstrate the Administration’s resolve in responding to and deterring the full scope of Russia’s harmful foreign […]

Exclusive: Biden to bar U.S. banks from buying Russian government rouble debt in primary markets

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, at the White House, Washington, U.S., April 14, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS April 15, 2021 (Corrects headline to show ban applies to participating in primary market) By Arshad Mohammed (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will issue an […]