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Russian media accuses May of ‘poisoning’ ties

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian media on Thursday accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of having “poisoned” relations with Moscow by announcing the expulsion of diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former double agent with a nerve agent. “Theresa May has poisoned relations between London and Moscow,” …

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Britain expels Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expelled 23 diplomats and suspended high-level contacts with Russia including for the World Cup, saying her government found Moscow “culpable” of the nerve agent poisoning of a former spy. May said she would be pushing for a “robust …

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British PM says ‘highly likely’ Russia behind spy attack

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday it was highly likely that Russia was responsible for a “reckless and despicable” attack on a former double agent in Britain, an accusation rejected by Moscow as a “provocation”. In a dramatic escalation of diplomatic tensions over the …

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Iran denounces CIA ‘fake news’ in Bin Laden files

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran has accused the CIA of spreading “fake news” about the Islamic republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed. The CIA on Wednesday released 470,000 additional files found in May 2011 when …

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Kaspersky in focus as US-Russia cyber-tensions rise

Washington, United States | AFP | The security software firm Kaspersky has become the focal point in an escalating conflict in cyberspace between the United States and Russia. The Russian-based company has been accused of being a vehicle for hackers to steal security secrets from the US National Security Agency, and …

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No evidence Obama wiretapped Trump Tower: US Justice Dept

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Justice Department has confirmed there is no evidence to back up President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign. “Both FBI and NSD (National Security Division) confirm that they have no records related to …

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S. Korea’s ex-spy chief jailed for election meddling

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | A former South Korean spy chief was jailed for four years Wednesday for leading an online smear campaign against the man who is now president, Moon Jae-In, during the 2012 election. Won Sei-Hoon, who led the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from 2009 to 2013, orchestrated …

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