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October 2016

NATO seeks to manage Russia’s new military deployments

By Robin Emmott | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS President Vladimir Putin’s high-profile military deployments aim to showcase Russian power in any global confrontation with the West, NATO…


Britain, U.S. sending planes, troops to deter Russia in the east

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg briefs the media during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir…


Government alleges former NSA contractor stole ‘astonishing quantity’ of classified data over 20 years

The inside track on Washington politics. The National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By Ellen Nakashima National Security October 20 at 5:42…


Iraqi army’s elite force pauses advance near Mosul

Iraqi special forces soldiers drive in a desert near Mosul, Iraq October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic 1/9 By Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli | EAST…


NATO says Russian battle group may be used against Aleppo civilians

HMS Richmond (L) and HMS Duncan (R) monitor the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsovon as it proceeds through the North Sea. Ministry of Defence/Crown Copyright…


Commentary: Why Putin is unleashing his only aircraft carrier

A photo taken from a Norwegian surveillance aircraft shows Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in international waters off the coast of Northern Norway on October…


Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia

Head of the Finnish government’s communication department Markku Mantila speaks at his office in Helsinki, Finland, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Tuomas Forsell By Jussi Rosendahl and…


U.S. weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: officials

Stacks of bread are seen at a damaged site after an airstrike in the rebel-held Bab al-Maqam neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail By Jonathan…


U.S. formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

  Politics | Fri Oct 7, 2016 | 6:45pm EDT The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016….


U.S. House panel slams former NSA contractor Snowden

http://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/hpsci_snowden_review_-_unclass_summary_-_final.pdf   Edward Snowden speaks via video link during a news conference in New York City, U.S. September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid By Mark Hosenball…


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