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Maybe Private Russian Hackers Meddled in Election, Putin Says

MOSCOW — Shifting from his previous blanket denials, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia suggested on Thursday that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved in cyberattacks last year that meddled in the United States presidential election. While Mr. Putin continued to deny any state role in the ...

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Even If Dana Rohrabacher Was a Russian Asset, Would He Know?

Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican who has represented Huntington Beach, California for 14 terms on Capitol Hill, has a bummer of a nickname: Putin’s Favorite Congressman. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that, during a closed meeting of House Republicans, Representative Kevin McCarthy—another Californian and, like Rohrabacher, a stalwart ally of ...

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U.S. Accuses Russian Email Spammer of Vast Network of Fraud

Several years ago, federal agents traveled to Moscow to enlist the help of their Russian counterparts in arresting one of the world’s most pernicious email spammers. They were rebuffed, a former American law enforcement official who was there said. The spammer, who used the pseudonym Peter Severa, was protected, probably ...

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A Russian Volcano Just Erupted for the First Time in Centuries

This weekend saw a new eruption from Kambalny in southern Kamchatka. Now, the Kamchatka Peninsula is a very volcanically active area, with multiple eruptions going on simultaneously much of the time. There are certain volcanoes that are in almost-constant unrest, like Shiveluch, Kliuchevskoi, and Karymsky. However, Kambalny is not one ...

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Sergey Kislyak, Russian Envoy, Cultivated Powerful Network in U.S.

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR and PETER BAKER March 2, 2017 Sergey I. Kislyak, the longtime Russian ambassador to the United States, hosted a dazzling dinner in his three-story, Beaux-Arts mansion four blocks north of the White House to toast Michael A. McFaul just weeks before he took up his post as the American envoy to ...

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Putin's party headed for big win in Russian elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a visit to the United Russia political party’s election campaign headquarters in Moscow on Sept. 18.(Photo: AFP/Getty) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party was on track for a big win in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, the Central Election Commission said on Monday with ...

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A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories

STOCKHOLM — With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions of the issue. The claims were alarming: If Sweden, a ...

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