Tag Archives: Russia

Nokia X6 Name Spotted on Bluetooth Certification Site; Unnamed Nokia Phones Spotted in Russia

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia X might be called Nokia X6 The phone’s launch is set for May 16 in China Unnamed Nokia phones have been seen on Russian certification website Nokia X might just be called the Nokia X6. That’s what new developments suggest. According to a Bluetooth certification website, allegedly, Nokia X6 will be the moniker the HMD Global smartphone with model number… Read More »

Telegram Block Begins in Russia, Says Regulator Roskomnadzor

Russia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to messenger service Telegram after the service’s owner refused to comply with an order to give Russian state security access to users’ secret messages. The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said in a statement on its website that it had sent telecoms operators a notification about blocking access to Telegram inside… Read More »

Russia security agency uncovers IS attack plot, detains 2

Russia’s top domestic security said Thursday it has detained two suspects from ex-Soviet Central Asia accused of plotting attacks on civilians in Moscow on behalf of the Islamic State group. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said the suspects were preparing to launch the attacks on Friday, the beginning of the school year in Russia. The agency said… Read More »

Russia sends jet fighter to intercept Norwegian plane over Barents Sea – agencies

Russia sent a MiG-31 jet fighter on Tuesday to intercept a Norwegian patrol plane flying along Russia’s border over the Barents Sea, Russian news agencies quoted Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying. The ministry said it had identified the Norwegian plane as an anti-submarine P-3 Orion aircraft and said it had switched off its transponder during the flight, the… Read More »

Russia inquiry expands to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

President Donald Trump’s lawyer has received requests for information from two congressional panels investigating alleged Russian political meddling. Michael Cohen confirmed to US media that he had been asked to “provide information and testimony” about any contacts he had with the Kremlin. Mr Cohen said he turned down the request because it was “overly broad” and “not capable… Read More »

Russia ‘is succeeding’ at influence, election interference around world, McCain says

Sen. John McCain said Russia is “succeeding” at exerting influence and interfering with elections around the world, with “little or no penalty.” “They’re succeeding,” the Republican chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week” Sunday. “They’re succeeding in their dismemberment of Ukraine. They’re succeeding in exerting an enormous influence in the… Read More »

US tanks and troops in Poland a threat, Russia says

Russia says it views the arrival of more than 3,000 US soldiers in Poland as a threat to its own security. The troops are part of President Barack Obama’s response to reassure Nato allies concerned about a more aggressive Russia. It is the largest US military reinforcement of Europe in decades. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told… Read More »

Trump election: Russia ‘tired’ of US hacking ‘witch-hunt’

Russia says US allegations that it ran a hacking campaign to influence the American presidential elections are “reminiscent of a witch-hunt”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Moscow was tired of the accusations. He said a report released by US intelligence agencies detailing the allegations was groundless. It is the first official reaction from Russia since President-elect Donald… Read More »

Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks

US President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US presidential election campaign. “We need to take action and we will,” he told US public radio network NPR. Russia stands accused by the US of hacking the emails of the Democratic Party and a key Hillary Clinton aide, which the… Read More »

EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine

EU leaders have agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for six more months. Earlier, France and Germany complained that the Minsk peace deal for Ukraine was still not being fulfilled. Russia’s military interventions, first in Ukraine, then in Syria, were high on the EU summit agenda in Brussels. But Italy and Slovakia want sanctions, that have cost… Read More »