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Suspected Russian spy caught working at US embassy in Moscow for more than a decade

Suspected Russian spy caught working at US embassy in Moscow for more than a decadeThe Russian woman had been hired by the US Secret Service and had access to the agency’s intranet and email systems before her clearance was reportedly revoked in the summer of 2017. The State Department’s resident agents alerted the Secret Service in January 2017, The Guardian was told, and at least nine high-ranking Secret Service officials were made aware of the findings. The CIA and FBI were also conducting separate inquiries at the time, but the paper said the Secret Service failed to take the lead, allowing her to continue working until her security clearance was revoked shortly before the Kremlin demanded the expulsion of US embassy staff.



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Kremlin critic vows to find killers of Russian TV crew in Central African Republic

Kremlin critic vows to find killers of Russian TV crew in Central African RepublicBy Denis Pinchuk and Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said he would try to find those responsible for the murder of three journalists working for his online news organization in Central African Republic who he said had been reporting on Russian mercenaries. Orhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko were working for TsUR, which is financed by Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky, when they were ambushed on Monday.



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Ahead of Putin summit, Trump casts doubt on Russian meddling

Ahead of Putin summit, Trump casts doubt on Russian meddlingThe commander in chief reiterated via Twitter Moscow’s denial that it interfered in the 2016 presidential election — despite the conclusions of top U.S. intelligence agencies that it did.



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Russian pop singer linked to Trump says music video was 'satire'

Russian pop singer linked to Trump says music video was 'satire'A surreal new You Tube video released by a Russian pop singer who is a key figure in the investigations into ties between the Kremlin and the 2016 Trump campaign was a “satire” making fun of “some of the things I’ve been accused of,” the singer said Wednesday.



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Russian company seeks to dismiss U.S. charges brought by Mueller

Russian company seeks to dismiss U.S. charges brought by MuellerBy Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Russian company accused of helping fund a propaganda operation to sway the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, saying Mueller was unlawfully appointed and lacks prosecutorial authority. Concord Management and Consulting LLC, a firm that prosecutors say is controlled by a businessman dubbed by Russian media as “Putin’s cook,” argued in a filing in U.S. district court in Washington that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein violated the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution when he hired Mueller in May 2017. Concord is one of three entities, along with 13 Russian individuals, indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office in February in an alleged criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper with the U.S. race, boost Trump and disparage his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.



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Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016

Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016Michael Daniel, Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.



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Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash

Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlashMOSCOW (AP) — Russian women and visiting World Cup soccer fans: be fruitful and multiply.



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As North Korea danger recedes ever so slightly, renewed Russian threat looms

As North Korea danger recedes ever so slightly, renewed Russian threat loomsSenate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing Tuesday that focused on the uneasy realization that Russia will likely try to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections.



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US blacklists Russian firms tied to FSB hacking ops

US blacklists Russian firms tied to FSB hacking opsThe United States placed five Russian companies and three individuals on its sanctions blacklist Monday for allegedly supporting the FSB intelligence agency’s hacking operations, including a firm involved in subsea operations. The US Treasury named Digital Security and two subsidiaries as helping develop offensive cyber capabilities for Russian intelligence services, including the already-sanctioned FSB. The Kvant Scientific Research Institute was also included on the blacklist, as a state enterprise supervised by the FSB.



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Mueller Adds to Manafort's Charges, Indicts Russian Operative Too

Mueller Adds to Manafort's Charges, Indicts Russian Operative TooRachel Maddow reports on special counsel Robert Mueller adding more charges to Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's case, including joint charges with Konstantine Kilimnik, a Russian intelligence operative who has worked with Manafort for years.



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