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White House again rejects talks with North Korea on nuclear issue | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday ruled out talks with North Korea except to discuss the fate of Americans held there, again appearing to rebuke Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said Washington was directly communicating with Pyongyang on its nuclear and missile programs.<p>“We’ve …

North Korea

HP Enterprise let Russia review the Pentagon's security software

Last year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) allowed a Russian defense agency to analyze the source code of a cybersecurity software used by the Pentagon, <i>Reuters</i> reports. The software, a product called ArcSight, is an important piece of cyber defense for the Army, Air Force and Navy and works by …

Cybersecurity

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny jailed for third time this year

Court sentences Russian opposition leader to prison again – preventing him leading a rally on Putin’s birthday<p>A Russian court has sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to his third jail term this year, disrupting plans by the long-time Kremlin critic to campaign before Russia’s coming election.<p>…

Russia

US drone shot down in Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> A US military MQ-9 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was shot down in western Yemen Sunday, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway told CNN Monday.<p>"This incident is under investigation," he added.<p>Yemen is currently beset by a civil war between the Houthi rebels, who control vast swaths of …

Middle East

Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress

<b>Updated at 2:17 p.m. ET, Oct. 3</b><p>Facebook said on Monday it has given Congress thousands of ads linked with Russian influence operations in the United States and is tightening its policies to make such interference more difficult.<p>"Many [of the ads] appear to amplify racial and social divisions," it …

Social Media

Is another October surprise likely in Russia in the coming years?

Tuesday marks the 24th anniversary of the three-day October Revolt in Moscow in 1993 that signaled the beginning of the end of President Boris …