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Who Attacked a Russian Military Base with a 'Swarm' Strike?

Who Attacked a Russian Military Base with a 'Swarm' Strike?Russia is pointing fingers in all directions as it attempts to decipher who, exactly, attacked the Khmeimim air base and Tartus naval base in Syria by deploying a massed flight of what appear to have been home-made GPS-guided drones. The coordinated attack marks the first time that drones have been used en masse—and may well mark a dangerous new moment in the history of technology and warfare. None of the thirteen bomb-laden drones made it to their targets—the Russians repelled the makeshift unmanned strike aircraft either by using anti-aircraft missiles or by intercepting them with electronic warfare to take them under direct control.



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Russian military shows drones it says came from Syria raid

Russian military shows drones it says came from Syria raidMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry on Thursday displayed a pair of drones that it said were captured following attacks on two Russian military bases in Syria, saying the attack required know-how indicating it was carried out with outside assistance.



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Trump slams 'Sneaky' Dianne Feinstein for releasing testimony in Russian dossier probe

Trump slams 'Sneaky' Dianne Feinstein for releasing testimony in Russian dossier probeThe president also said that “Republicans should finally take control” of the Russia investigation.



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The Latest: US denies aiding drone attack on Russian bases

The Latest: US denies aiding drone attack on Russian basesMOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):



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Royal Navy intercepts Russian naval ships in English Channel

Royal Navy intercepts Russian naval ships in English ChannelA Royal Navy frigate is escorting four Russian naval ships through the English Channel. HMS Westminster is accompanying two Russian frigates and two support ships as they head north returning from the Mediterranean. Naval sources said the contact was routine, but it comes amid an estimated 10-fold increase of Russian naval activity in waters around Britain and in the North Atlantic this decade. Commander Simon Kelly, the Commanding Officer of HMS Westminster, said: "HMS Westminster's role as the Royal Navy's Fleet Ready Escort is to be at very high readiness to respond to anything the British government requires. "While today most people are returning to work for the first time in the New Year, HMS Westminster's ship's company has been at sea and at readiness as part of the Royal Navy's commitment to keep Britain safe at all times. "The English Channel is an absolute lifeline for the UK, and it is very important HMS Westminster and the Royal Navy maintains a watchful eye on this key strategic link." HMS Westminster escorted five Russian ships through the English Channel Credit: Louise George Activity has risen in recent years with warships passing Britain on their way to join Russia's military campaign to prop up Bashar al-Assad in Syria.  On Christmas Day, the frigate HMS St Albans was dispatched to track the Russian vessel Admiral Gorshkov as it made its way through the North Sea close to Britain.  And on Christmas Eve, HMS Tyne was dispatched to escort a Russian intelligence-gathering ship through the North Sea and the England Channel. A Wildcat helicopter was then also dispatched to monitor two further Russian vessels. Royal Navy's HMS Westminster Giving a strong statement last month, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, said: "I will not hesitate in defending our waters or tolerate any form of aggression.  "Britain will never be intimidated when it comes to protecting our country, our people, and our national interests."   



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This Russian Submarine Is Called the "Black Hole" For One Terrifying Reason

This Russian Submarine Is Called the "Black Hole" For One Terrifying ReasonTwenty-four Kilo-class submarines were operated by the Soviet Union, of which eleven are still operated by Russia. Iran has three Kilos, and Algeria has two. China had two submarines, purchased after the end of the Cold War.



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Bannon Calls Donald Trump Jr.'s Meeting with Russian Lawyer 'Treasonous' and 'Unpatriotic'

Bannon Calls Donald Trump Jr.'s Meeting with Russian Lawyer 'Treasonous' and 'Unpatriotic'The former White House chief strategist, who many consider was largely responsible for Trump's presidential win, is quoted in a new book, "Fire and Fury."



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Russian security agency arrests supermarket bombing suspect

Russian security agency arrests supermarket bombing suspectMOSCOW (AP) — A man was arrested Saturday in connection with a St. Petersburg supermarket bombing that wounded 18 people, Russia's main domestic security agency said.



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Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea – sources

Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea - sourcesBy Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul and Polina Nikolskaya LONDON/MOSCOW – Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state. The sales of oil or oil products from Russia, the world’s second biggest oil exporter and a veto-wielding member of the United Nations Security Council, breach U.N. sanctions, the security sources said. The transfers in October and November indicate that smuggling from Russia to North Korea has evolved to loading cargoes at sea since Reuters reported in September that North Korean ships were sailing directly from Russia to their homeland.



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Nikki Haley seemingly tricked by Russian pranksters into commenting on fictional country 'Binomo'

Nikki Haley seemingly tricked by Russian pranksters into commenting on fictional country 'Binomo'A pair of Russian comedians appear to have successfully tricked the US’ Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, into commenting on a fictional Asian country. The two comedians Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, known as Vovan and Lexus, posted a 22 minute audio clip of their conversation with the ambassador where they get her to comment on the situation in Binomo – a fictional country in the South China Sea. Posing as the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, they spoke to Ms Haley in the days after Poland was one of 35 countries to abstain on a UN vote to reject Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as “null and void”.



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