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    NYT: Ex-CIA Director Brennan investigated as part of review of FBI Russia probe

    NYT: Ex-CIA Director Brennan investigated as part of review of FBI Russia probe

    Washington (CNN)The federal prosecutor leading the probe into the 2016 Trump-Russia investigation has begun examining the role former CIA Director John Brennan played in how the intelligence community assessed Russia's election interference, according to The New York Times. John Durham, the US attorney tapped by Attorney General William Barr to investigate, has requested Brennan's emails,…
    Strongman Putin stokes patriotism in small-town Russia

    Strongman Putin stokes patriotism in small-town Russia

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA mural in Kolomna shows Vladimir Putin as an Atlas figure carrying the globeKolomna has many stunning sights. This ancient Russian town has its own Kremlin and a myriad of onion domes from monasteries and churches. But what catches my eye is an ordinary nine-storey apartment block…
    2020 is prime time for Putin

    2020 is prime time for Putin

    Samantha Vinograd is a CNN national security analyst. She is a senior adviser at the University of Delaware's Biden Institute, which is not affiliated with the Biden campaign. Vinograd served on President Barack Obama's National Security Council from 2009 to 2013 and at the Treasury Department under President George W. Bush. Follow her @sam_vinograd. The…
    Russia to appeal against four-year ban from major sporting events for doping offences

    Russia to appeal against four-year ban from major sporting events for doping offences

    Athletes will not be allowed to compete under the Russian flag at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics or Beijing 2022 Winter GamesRussia has appealed against the World Anti-Doping Agency's (Wada) decision to ban it from all major sporting events for four years.The ban means Russia's flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as…
    Libya conflict: GNA and Gen Haftar’s LNA agree to ceasefire

    Libya conflict: GNA and Gen Haftar’s LNA agree to ceasefire

    Image copyright AFP Image caption These Libyans have found refuge from the fighting in an unfinished building in the capital, Tripoli The two sides in Libya's civil war have accused the other of breaking an internationally brokered ceasefire within hours of it taking effect.After pressure from their backers, Russia and Turkey, the ceasefire officially started…
    Russia deploys Avangard hypersonic missile system

    Russia deploys Avangard hypersonic missile system

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A still from the defence ministry video shows an Avangard warhead (computer simulation) Russia's first regiment of Avangard hypersonic missiles has been put into service, the defence ministry says.The location was not given, although officials had earlier indicated they would be deployed in the Urals.President Vladimir Putin has said…
    Why the NYT thinks Russia hacked Burisma — and where the evidence is still shaky

    Why the NYT thinks Russia hacked Burisma — and where the evidence is still...

    The disastrous Democratic National Committee hack in 2016 was a wake-up call for anyone worried about international chaos campaigns, and on Monday night, we got a new reason to be worried about 2020. The New York Times and cybersecurity firm Area1 broke the story of a new hack by Russian intelligence services targeting Burisma, the…
    If Russia Hacked Burisma, Brace For the Leaks to Follow

    If Russia Hacked Burisma, Brace For the Leaks to Follow

    The oil firm Burisma sits at the center of the Venn diagram of two of the Kremlin's hacking obsessions: It's in Ukraine, Russia's favorite playground for all manner of cyberattacks. And it's at the core of a political controversy that might further divide the US and aid Donald Trump's reelection campaign. All of that makes…