Tag Archives: Russia

Russian postal drone program hits wall in debut

Russian Postal Drone

A Russian-made drone on its way to making a first parcel delivery crashed into a wall and crumbled to pieces in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude on Monday, shocking local residents and regional officials at the scene. The unmanned aerial vehicle was sent to deliver a small package to a neighboring village in a ceremony meant to showcase a new ...

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US to expel 60 Russian diplomats

The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK. US President Donald Trump has ordered 60 Russian diplomats to leave the country. Germany, France, Ukraine, Canada and various European countries have also expelled envoys. Russia called the moves a “provocative gesture” ...

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Coutinho scores as Brazil thrash World Cup hosts Russia in friendly

Brazil scored three goals in 13 minutes to ease past World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in Moscow. After a goalless first half, Miranda opened the scoring at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven matches at this summer’s tournament including the final. Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty for Brazil’s second before Paulinho headed in a third from close ...

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Trump warned by Republicans over Russia inquiry

Donald Trump's use of Twitter to attack opponents is unprecedented

US President Donald Trump has been warned by fellow Republicans against interfering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations. It came after he attacked Mr Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. In tweets at the weekend, Mr Trump reiterated that there had been “no collusion” between his team and Russia and called the probe a “witch ...

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Russia to expel UK diplomats in spy row

Russia is to expel 23 British diplomats amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in the UK. The Russian foreign ministry said staff from the UK’s Moscow embassy would be expelled within a week. It also said it would close the British Council in Russia, which promotes cultural ties between the nations, and ...

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Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo

Democrats on the US House Intelligence Committee have released a memo that counters Republican claims of bias in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential poll. It says the FBI and justice department did not – as the Republicans allege – abuse powers to spy on Carter Page, Donald Trump’s former campaign aide. Mr Page is suspected of being ...

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Russian jet ‘crashes’ after Moscow take-off

A Russian airliner carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radar screens as it left a Moscow airport for the Urals, media say. The Saratov Airlines An-148 regional jet was en route to the city of Orsk when it went missing. An emergency services source has told Interfax news agency the plane crashed and there was “no ...

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Russia mocks Gavin Williamson’s attack warning

Russia has ridiculed a UK minister for suggesting it could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths by crippling British infrastructure. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told the Daily Telegraph Moscow was spying on energy supplies which, if cut, could cause “total chaos” in the country. But Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Mr Williamson had “lost his grasp on ...

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Iran protests: Russia berates US for UN talks on ‘internal affair’

Russia has fiercely criticised the US for convening the UN Security Council over protests in Iran. Russia’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia said involving the council in an “internal affair” damaged the top UN body. Minutes earlier, US Ambassador Nikki Haley praised the protests as a “powerful exhibition of brave people”. Iran’s ambassador said the US was abusing its power as a ...

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Trump hits out at FBI over Russia inquiry

Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI on Sunday, issuing a fresh denial that he asked former director James Comey to drop an investigation into the conduct of one of his top aides, Michael Flynn. In a Twitter tirade, Mr Trump said the FBI’s reputation was “in tatters”. His attack came amid a flurry of developments in Special Counsel Robert ...

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