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Czechs blame notorious Russian spies for 2014 attack on munitions depot

Czechs blame notorious Russian spies for 2014 attack on munitions depot

The two Russian spies blamed by Britain for poisoning ex-spy Sergie Skripal and his daughter have been named by the Czechs as suspects in a 2014 explosion.

  • by Andrew Higgins and Hana de Goeij

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Robots, worms and satellites: How do you fight a cyberwar?

Robots, worms and satellites: How do you fight a cyberwar?

Total meltdown or death by a thousand hacks – how bad could a cyberwar get? And where is the line between espionage and all-out attack?

  • by Sherryn Groch
Russia was given Trump campaign polling data in 2016, US reveals

Russia was given Trump campaign polling data in 2016, US reveals

The statement was perhaps the most direct link the US government has ever drawn between the Trump campaign’s inner workings and the Kremlin’s intelligence services.

  • by Eric Tucker
Russia, retaliating against Washington, asks 10 US diplomats to leave

Russia, retaliating against Washington, asks 10 US diplomats to leave

“Now is the time for the United States to demonstrate good sense and to turn its back on a confrontational course,” the Russian foreign ministry said.

  • by Andrew Osborn
‘Could have gone further’: US expels Russian diplomats, imposes new round of sanctions

‘Could have gone further’: US expels Russian diplomats, imposes new round of sanctions

Russia swiftly warned of retaliation after the US expelled 10 Russian diplomats and announced sanctions against dozens of people and companies.

  • by Eric Tucker and Aamer Madhani
Manila crews ‘unavoidable’ as WA exporters forced to navigate COVID waters alone

Manila crews ‘unavoidable’ as WA exporters forced to navigate COVID waters alone

Iron ore exporters keeping the nation’s economy afloat have no choice but to use crews from the Philippines as coronavirus restrictions make it near impossible to change over staff on West Australian soil.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
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Biden administration to introduce tough sanctions to punish Russia

Biden administration to introduce tough sanctions to punish Russia

Sweeping financial sanctions will be used to punish Russia for government hacking, election meddling and paying bounties for dead American soldiers.

  • by Julian E. Barnes, David E. Sanger and Lara Jakes
‘Closer than ever to Moscow’: How Sputnik V is helping Russia regain foothold in Latin America

‘Closer than ever to Moscow’: How Sputnik V is helping Russia regain foothold in Latin America

“For the Kremlin, COVID was a godsend,” says a former US official of Russia’s vaccine outreach.

  • by David Biller and Christopher Sherman
‘The troops keep arriving’ but Putin snubs Ukraine’s request for talks

‘The troops keep arriving’ but Putin snubs Ukraine’s request for talks

It comes as the United States notified Turkey that two US warships will sail to the Black Sea and stay there to keep an eye on Russia.

  • by Yuras Karmanau
‘Avalanche of broken equipment’: On Gagarin anniversary, Russia faces a space crisis

‘Avalanche of broken equipment’: On Gagarin anniversary, Russia faces a space crisis

It is 60 years since the first man - a Russian - entered space. Now, Moscow is criticised for letting its once mighty space programme rust.

  • by Nataliya Vasilyeva
Russian tanks on Ukraine border have analysts guessing Putin’s next move

Russian tanks on Ukraine border have analysts guessing Putin’s next move

Tanks and soldiers seen in footage on the march look to be the largest deployment of Russian land forces toward the border with Ukraine in seven years.

  • by Andrew Kramer