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Russian figures claim Trump scandal an Obama ruse to scupper better relations

Russian politicians are bemused by the chaotic transition in US politics, and most are convinced it is a Democrat ploy to sabotage any Trump rapprochement with Moscow.

Russian politicians are bemused by the chaotic transition in US politics, and most are convinced it is a Democrat ploy to sabotage any Trump rapprochement with Moscow.

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Trump blasts CNN at press conference

During his first press conference since winning the White House, Donald Trump attacked the publishing of an alleged Russian report and blasted CNN.

During his first press conference since winning the White House, Donald Trump attacked the publishing of an alleged Russian report and blasted CNN.

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Trump faces the press for first time since win, and lays into CNN

Donald Trump broke his post-election press silence on Wednesday with a pugnacious press conference performance, at one point engaging in a shouting match with CNN.

Donald Trump broke his post-election press silence on Wednesday with a pugnacious press conference performance, at one point engaging in a shouting match with CNN.

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Donald Trump refutes claims of Russian plot to compromise him

Russia has refuted claims that its intelligence agencies have assembled a file of personally compromising information about Donald Trump, describing the claims as ‘‘total…

Russia has refuted claims that its intelligence agencies have assembled a file of personally compromising information about Donald Trump, describing the claims as ‘‘total…

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Trump slams 'Russian hacking' allegations as 'political witch hunt'

US President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed a controversy over alleged Russian hacking during the 2016 US election campaign as a “political witch hunt,” the New York Times reported on Friday (Januar

US President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed a controversy over alleged Russian hacking during the 2016 US election campaign as a “political witch hunt,” the New York Times reported on Friday (Januar

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Russia and Ukraine in tit-for-tat detentions over Crimea

The past few days have seen a series of arrests by both sides over the disputed peninsula which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

The past few days have seen a series of arrests by both sides over the disputed peninsula which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

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Russia denies US cyber attacks

Russia angrily denies US accusations that it's launched a campaign of cyber attacks to influence the outcome of the American election.

Russia angrily denies US accusations that it's launched a campaign of cyber attacks to influence the outcome of the American election.

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Pardon Snowden campaign launched

Edward Snowden campaigners have launched a push for a pardon by the US president.

Edward Snowden campaigners have launched a push for a pardon by the US president.

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French submarine builder DCNS scuppered by leaks

Secret details of DCNS's Scorpene submarines have been leaked in an apparent case of industrial espionage which could have major financial consequences for the French military contractor.

Secret details of DCNS's Scorpene submarines have been leaked in an apparent case of industrial espionage which could have major financial consequences for the French military contractor.

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Former CIA agent to be extradited to Italy over 'extraordinary rendition'

Portugal’s High Court has ruled that former CIA agent Sabina De Sousa is to be extradited to Italy for her involvement in an illegal counter-terrorism…

Portugal’s High Court has ruled that former CIA agent Sabina De Sousa is to be extradited to Italy for her involvement in an illegal counter-terrorism…

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Russia accuses Estonian man of spying

An Estonian man has reportedly been arrested in St Petersburg, suspected of spying. He is accused of gathering classified information about the

An Estonian man has reportedly been arrested in St Petersburg, suspected of spying. He is accused of gathering classified information about the

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Russia gives heroes welcome to Cuban spies

Known as 'The Cuban Five', they were recently released by the US after 15 years in prison for espionage, as part of the thawing of relations between the former Cold War foes.

Known as 'The Cuban Five', they were recently released by the US after 15 years in prison for espionage, as part of the thawing of relations between the former Cold War foes.

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German intelligence chief 'fired on Merkel's orders'

The head of Germany’s version of the CIA is being removed on the orders of Chancellor Merkel, according to domestic media reports. Sources claim

The head of Germany’s version of the CIA is being removed on the orders of Chancellor Merkel, according to domestic media reports. Sources claim

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Helen Mirren stars in drone warfare drama

British thriller ‘Eye in the Sky’ raises the question of the use of drone warfare in international conflicts. As the plot unfolds, the film shows how

British thriller ‘Eye in the Sky’ raises the question of the use of drone warfare in international conflicts. As the plot unfolds, the film shows how

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Israel faces bill after Mossad agents get stuck in the mud!

A muddy mishap by two Mossad agents on an overseas mission is set to cost Israel’s secret service. The unfortunate pair were operating in German

A muddy mishap by two Mossad agents on an overseas mission is set to cost Israel’s secret service. The unfortunate pair were operating in German

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Italy: US ambassador summoned over Berlusconi spying reports

Italy’s foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador, over reports that American intelligence services tapped the phones of former prime minister

Italy’s foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador, over reports that American intelligence services tapped the phones of former prime minister

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Putin probably approved Litvinenko murder - inquiry

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. That’s the conclusion of

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. That’s the conclusion of

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Moscow: Litvinenko report could 'poison' relations with Britain

Russia is rejecting the findings of the UK’s inquiry into the murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, cautioning that it could “poison”

Russia is rejecting the findings of the UK’s inquiry into the murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, cautioning that it could “poison”

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Litvinenko widow wants Russian spies expelled from UK

Alexander Litvinenko’s widow has called for Russian agents to be expelled from Britain and for sanctions against Moscow. Marino Litvinenko also wants

Alexander Litvinenko’s widow has called for Russian agents to be expelled from Britain and for sanctions against Moscow. Marino Litvinenko also wants

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Panama: supreme court orders detention of ex-President Martinelli

Panama’s Supreme Court has ordered the provisional detention of former president Ricardo Martinelli amid accusations he illegally spied on his

Panama’s Supreme Court has ordered the provisional detention of former president Ricardo Martinelli amid accusations he illegally spied on his

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Ecuador signs deal with Sweden for Assange questioning

Ecuador and Sweden have agreed to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned by Swedish authorities at Ecuador’s embassy in London where

Ecuador and Sweden have agreed to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned by Swedish authorities at Ecuador’s embassy in London where