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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 […]

Russian prison threatens to force feed hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny: allies

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov April 12, 2021 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Staff at the Russian prison holding hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny are threatening to force feed him, his allies said on Monday, warning he had lost 15 kg since he […]

Ukraine says Putin won’t talk to Zelenskiy about Russian troop build-up despite request

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a joint news conference with European Council President Charles Michel in Kyiv, Ukraine March 3, 2021. Sergey Dolzhenko/Pool/File Photo April 12, 2021 By Ilya Zhegulev KYIV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has not yet been able to speak to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss […]

Russian force on Ukraine border larger than any time since 2014, U.S. says

FILE PHOTO: U.S. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo April 8, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia has more troops on Ukraine’s eastern border than at any time since 2014, when it annexed Crimea and backed separatist territory seizures, and […]

Russian lawmaker floats idea of Zoom ban if it halts sales to state institutions

FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Zoom logo in this illustration picture taken March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo April 8, 2021 MOSCOW (Reuters) – A lawmaker from Russia’s ruling party floated the idea of banning Zoom on Wednesday after the video conferencing company reportedly told its distributors to stop selling […]

Navalny’s doctors arrested outside Russian prison

Police officers detained the Alliance of Doctors union’s leader Anastasia Vasilyeva at the prison colony IK-2, which stands out among Russian penitentiary facilities for its particularly strict regime, in Pokrov in the Vladimir region, 85 kilometers (53 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 5:30 PM PT – […]