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UK accuses Russian spies of global cyber attacks campaign

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Britain's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) identifies operatives from Russia's GRU arm as being behind various high-profile computer attacks, according to the Foreign Office

Syria downs Russian plane, Moscow blames Israel

Sep 18, 2018 - 12:23 PM

(UPDATED) The incident, which happened late Monday, is the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies since Russia's game-changing military intervention in September 2015

Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen – report

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The Daily Telegraph newspaper, citing an unnamed security source, says the two men had posed as businessmen to obtain their visas from the British consulate in Saint Petersburg.

NOVICHOK ATTACK. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) talks with Wiltshire Police's Chief Constable Kier Pritchard (2L) near The Mill Pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 15, 2018. File photo by Toby Melville/AFP

Russian 'military intelligence' behind Novichok attack – UK

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:02 PM

'Based on a body of intelligence the government has concluded that the two individuals named by the police... are officers of the Russian military intelligence service, also known as the GRU,' Prime Minister Theresa May says

NOVICHOK ATTACKS. In this file photo taken on March 08, 2018 members of the emergency services in green biohazard encapsulated suits afix the tent over the bench where where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on March 4 at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, southern England, after the tent became detached.  File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Sanctions force Russia to cut defense spending – study

May 02, 2018 - 1:24 PM

Russia's military expense last year came in at $66.3 billion, 20% lower than in 2016, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says

DEFENSE SPENDING. Russian military cadets march on Dvortsovaya Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Saint Petersburg on April 24, 2018. File photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

Duterte witnesses turnover of rifles, trucks from Russia

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The President also tours Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Pantaleev, his 3rd visit to a Russian warship

Russia to give Philippines 5,000 Kalashnikov rifles

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Russia will also give the Philippines 20 big army trucks to help in the Southeast Asian country's fight against terrorism

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte does his signature pose with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Eduardo Ano, and troopers from the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment during the groundbreaking ceremony of Scout Ranger Ville in San Miguel, Bulacan on October 11, 2017. Malacanang photo

NATO chief sees no 'imminent threat' in Russia war games

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:49 PM

We will monitor the Zapad activity closely and we are vigilant but also calm because we don t see any imminent threat against any NATO ally NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says

JENS STOLTENBERG. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo pose for photographer prior to a meeting in Warsaw, Poland on August 25, 2017. Photo by Janek Skazynski/AFP

5 dead as Russian military helicopter downed in Syria

Aug 01, 2016 - 11:46 PM

It is not immediately clear who is responsible

HELICOPTER DOWNED. A picture taken on August 1, 2016 reportedly shows Syrian rebels gathering around the wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 military transport helicopter after it was shot down along the administrative border between Idlib province, northwestern Syria and neighbouring Aleppo.  Photo by Mohamed al-Bakour / AFP

Kremlin says Erdogan apologized to Putin over downed jet

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:53 PM

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologized to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Ankara s downing of a Russian military jet last year that shattered ties the Kremlin said Monday June 27

INSPECTION. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu examine the flight recorder from the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber which was shot down by a Turkish jet on November 24. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / AFP

US warns 'provocative' Russia as Ukraine tensions rise

Aug 16, 2014 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED Russia has no right to send vehicles persons or cargo of any kind into Ukraine under any pretext without the government of Ukraine s permission a US official says

'PROVOCATIVE.' Russian armored vehicles with servicemen atop on a road outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky in Rostov region, about 30 km from the Russian-Ukrainian border, Russia, August 15, 2014. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Tensions soar as Ukraine says destroys Russian armor

Aug 16, 2014 - 12:29 AM

UPDATED NATO accuses Russia of active involvement in the destabilization of eastern Ukraine where pro Kremlin separatists have been fighting against Kiev for 4 months

CONVOY. Drivers of Russian aid convoy by a white truck in a field outside the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, about 30 km from the Russian-Ukrainian border, on August 15. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

10 die in fire at Russian ammunition depot

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:05 PM

The defense ministry says the blaze was sparked by a forest fire that leapt over to the base in strong winds and set fire to a store of ammunition