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US extracted spy from Putin's Kremlin: report

US extracted spy from Putin's Kremlin: reportUS agents extracted a high-level Russian government source who had confirmed Vladimir Putin’s direct role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election, American media reported. The individual had been providing information to US intelligence for decades, had access to Putin and had sent pictures of high-level documents on the Russian leader’s desk, CNN said. The Times reported that the CIA initially offered to extract the source in late 2016 over fears about media exposure, after officials revealed the severity of Russia’s election interference in extensive detail.



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US intelligence suggests Russia was fishing Putin's doomsday missile out of the sea when it mysteriously exploded

US intelligence suggests Russia was fishing Putin's doomsday missile out of the sea when it mysteriously explodedSources familiar with an intelligence report told CNBC that Russia was trying to recover the weapon after another unsuccessful flight test.



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The blast that killed 5 Russian engineers was apparently caused by another failed test of Putin's doomsday missile

The blast that killed 5 Russian engineers was apparently caused by another failed test of Putin's doomsday missileRussia's account of a deadly explosion that rocked a missile test site last week has been changing. It looks to be part of testing a new missile.



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Kremlin says it's not Putin's place to answer Briton whose mother died in poisoning

Kremlin says it's not Putin's place to answer Briton whose mother died in poisoningPresident Vladimir Putin will not reply to a letter from the son of a woman killed by a suspected Russian nerve agent near the English city of Salisbury last year because Russia’s ambassador to Britain has already done so, the Kremlin said on Monday. Ewan Hope called on Putin in a letter publicized by the Daily Mirror earlier this month to allow Britain to question two Russian nationals London suspects of trying to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter last year. Hope’s mother, Dawn Sturgess, died after coming into contact with the same nerve agent used in the attack, which her partner found in a discarded perfume bottle, police said.



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After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.

After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike.



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Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin's government

Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin's governmentBy Doina Chiacu and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said on Wednesday he delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government, but the senator and the White House offered different characterizations of the message. Three weeks after Trump was widely condemned for not standing up to Putin at their Helsinki summit, Paul said the letter from Trump had offered U.S. cooperation in various areas. The White House called it a letter of introduction for Paul, who was visiting Moscow.



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US takes aim at Putin's allies in Russia with new sanctions

US takes aim at Putin's allies in Russia with new sanctionsWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States punished dozens of Russian oligarchs and government officials on Friday with sanctions that took direct aim at President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, as President Donald Trump's administration tried to show he's not afraid to take tough action against Moscow.



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Putin's nuke boasts are unlikely to change balance of power

Putin's nuke boasts are unlikely to change balance of powerWASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's claim to have developed new strategic weapons impervious to Western defenses seems unlikely to change the balance of global power.



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On Putin's birthday, opposition activists protest, call for him to quit

On Putin's birthday, opposition activists protest, call for him to quitBy Vladimir Soldatkin and Jack Stubbs MOSCOW/ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – Police detained more than 200 opposition activists on Saturday for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, ahead of a presidential election in March, a monitoring group reported. Under grey skies and intermittent rain, over two thousand people gathered in central Moscow’s Pushkin Square and chanted “Russia will be free” and “Russia without Putin” before walking towards the Kremlin and parliament. It was a different story at rallies in other cities however, and the OVD-Info monitoring group, a non-profit organization, said at least 262 people had been detained in 27 towns.



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Thousands of Russians protest Putin's rule; Navalny arrested

Thousands of Russians protest Putin's rule; Navalny arrestedMOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of anti-government activists challenging President Vladimir Putin's rule were protesting across Russia on Monday, with police arresting main opposition leader Alexei Navalny outside his Moscow home before he could reach the main demonstration and scores of others.



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