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The Kremlin’s Oil Company Has a Man in Trumpland

The longtime political operative and veteran diplomat is the man some of Russia’s biggest interests turn to for help, and Trump goes to for …

Swalwell Launches Pages Diagramming Trump’s Ties to Russia

California Democrat also introduced legislation to set up independent investigation<p>California Rep. Eric Swalwell has set up web pages to show …

Saudi Arabia and Russia might sabotage the 'most important meeting of the last 3 decades'

All of this undermines the efforts of the smaller nations, which were hopeful of a production freeze from the meeting.<p>Instead, we're looking at Russia, whose oil production is now at a 30-year high after the nation produced 10.91 million barrels per day (bpd) in March, according to Reuters. In …

Oil

Shift to multipolar world: Lavrov says Russia working to adjust foreign policy to new reality

Moscow is working out a new concept for Russian foreign policy that will reflect the current transition to a multipolar world, Russian Foreign …

Putin’s secret army: Russian president is accused of building ‘battle groups’ trained in close combat who are ready for operations in western Europe

• <b>Putin is accused of forming secret 'battle groups' in western countries</b>• <b><br>Army of sleeper agents are</b> <b>trained in martial arts and knife</b> …

Russia-NATO Relations 2016: First Meeting Since Ukraine Crisis Will Not Be 'Business As Usual'

The NATO-Russia Council is scheduled to meet next week for the first time since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, but don’t expect it to …

The Latest: Finland tightens controls at Russian border

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on issues involving migrants in Europe (all times local):<p>7:30 p.m.<p>Czech and Austrian presidents have expressed …

Video purports to show Russia's proposed National Guard training to suppress a 'Moscow Maidan'

The video shows scores of troops with riot shields corralling a group of unarmed mock protesters with stun and smoke grenades, and presumably non-lethal ammunition.<p>This falls in line with other reports from The Moscow Times that says: "An employee of the National Guard troops has the right to use …

NATO-Russia: A step towards rapprochement?

Europe's security priorities have changed considerably since Russia's annexation of Crimea. But do new threats trump old alliances? DW asks whether …

Romania: Former Mossad agents arrested on suspicions of espionage

Four Israeli citizens are being investigated on alleged charges of espionage, Romanian sources reported this morning. Romania Insider reported that …

The spies of tomorrow will need to love data

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

A US Navy officer has been charged with spying — possibly for China and Taiwan

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the suspect as Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin, who was born in Taiwan and later became a naturalized US citizen, according a Navy profile article written about him in 2008.<p>A redacted Navy charge sheet said the suspect was assigned to the …

US Navy Officer Faces Accusations of Spying for China and Taiwan | VICE News

A US Navy officer with access to sensitive intelligence faces espionage charges over accusations he passed on state secrets, possibly to China and Taiwan.<p>An official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity identified the suspect as Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin, who was born in Taiwan and …

Giant 98ft sinkhole opens up in Russia

Incredible footage showing a 98-foot deep sinkhole has emerged online.<p>The video, filmed earlier this month near Gurbuki in southwest Russia, shows the sheer enormity and depth of the sinkhole.<p>The hole attracts a lot visitors because it’s believed to be the origin of many myths and legends.<p>Sinkholes …

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Ceasing fire is not a ceasefire

<i>On 2 April, fighting erupted at the ‘line of contact’ between Azerbaijan and the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which has been the subject</i> …

WEAPONIZATION OF FINANCE: Russia is turning to the Chinese yuan

"Two state energy companies, gas producer Gazprom and its oil arm Gazprom Neft, said they would use more Chinese currency in trade, while Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, has also promoted the use of the yuan," The Moscow Times' Peter Hobson writes.<p>"The Russian Central Bank said it was working to …

John Kerry heads to Beijing amid escalating South China Sea dispute

The large-scale Chinese land reclamation project is turning submerged reefs into airstrips and stoking fears of military ambitions<p>The US secretary of state, John Kerry, is flying into Beijing for a weekend of difficult talks with Chinese officials, likely to be dominated by escalating tensions …

China

China's naval exercises in the Mediterranean are linked to Beijing's ambitious 'New Silk Road' strategy

Although the exercise is framed as a way for China and Russia to increase bilateral military cooperation — the two countries had previously conducted a naval exercise in the Pacific together in 2012 — China's presence in the Mediterranean could mark the beginning of more assertive Chinese policy …

Operation Gladio: The Untold Story of the Unholy Alliance Between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<b>by Arif Jamal</b><p><i>After the Second World War ended, The Vatican, the CIA, the ex-Nazis, and the Sicilian/American Mafia forged an alliance to fight the</i> …

Israel is still occupying Saudi Arabian islands

It is a fairly well kept secret that Israel has been occupying parts of Saudi Arabia since 1967. Tiran and Sanafir are two islands with a combined …

Saudi Arabia

Revealed: China’s Cyberwar ‘Cannon’

It could be the most powerful item in China’s electronic arsenal: a system for injecting spyware onto any foreign computer that communicates with a …

China just revealed a terrifying new cyberweapon

People who try to gain access to Facebook in China, or search for terms considered a threat by the Communist Party, get screens saying their request or search has been "reset" or get nothing at all. All this is powered by a massive computer system.<p>The Great Firewall reflects the fear of China's …

Scientists Uncover Yet Another Cambrian Weirdo

There is nothing wrong with your monitor. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. The creature at the top of this post isn’t an April Fool’s joke, nor is it a Lovecraftian nightmare. Named <i>Yawunik kootenayi</i>, the archaic arthropod is a real animal that undulated through Earth’s seas 508 million years …

Paleontology