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    • Russia, China seek UN meeting on US missile test

      Russia, China seek UN meeting on US missile test

      Russia and China have asked the United Nations' Security Council to meet on Thursday over "statements by US officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles". Moscow and Beijing want to convene the 15-member council under the agenda item "threats to international peace and security", a request obtained by Reuters news agency shows.

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    • Russia suspected in Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency data breach

      Russia suspected in Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency data breach

      Kristiyan Boikov was 14 years old when his parents gave him his first computer as a gift. He was soon obsessed, teaching himself a variety of computer languages and then, like many of his friends, turning his focus to issues of network security. The world of cryptography held a special appeal, New York Times wrote in a big article devoted to the recent giant hack in Bulgaria.

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    • Dozens arrested at huge opposition rally in Moscow

      Dozens arrested at huge opposition rally in Moscow

      Nearly 50,000 people took part in an anti-government rally in Moscow on Saturday, carrying placards with slogans such as "Give us the right to vote!" and "You've lied to us enough", while others held up pictures of activists arrested at earlier demonstrations. The move marked one of the largest authorised protests since President Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012.

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    • US formally withdraws from the INF pact with Russia today

      US formally withdraws from the INF pact with Russia today

      Today the United States is to formally withdraw from the 1987 landmark nuclear missile pact with Russia after determining that Moscow was in violation of the treaty and had no plans to come into compliance with it. Some experts believe the deal’s collapse could undermine other arms control agreements and speed an erosion of the global system designed to block the spread of nuclear arms. 

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    • Russia flew a fresh S-400 shipment to Turkey

      Russia flew a fresh S-400 shipment to Turkey

      Russia on Saturday sent new components of its S-400 Long Range Air and Missile Defense Systems to a military air base near Ankara, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Twitter. The Balkan country received the first three shipments of S-400 components on Friday, defying threats of sanctions from the United States.

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    • US defence budget is 16 times that of Russia

      US defence budget is 16 times that of Russia

      “They are treating us like cannon fodder. We were told by the command that we were being sent on a training mission. We knew neither where we were going nor why.” This admission was made in 2014 by a Russian soldier captured by the Ukrainian security forces, as reported by the BTA news agency at the time. His words reached the international community after the Ukrainian command released a video of the interrogation of 10 paratroopers caught in August of that year after crossing into Donetsk territory.

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    • EU condemns Russia’s flight ban on Georgia

      EU condemns Russia’s flight ban on Georgia

      The European Union stated on 3 July that it considers the Russian decision to ban flights to Georgia as of 8 July “unjustified and disproportionate”. Bloc's statement comes a week President Vladimir Putin‘s temporary suspended Georgian airlines from flying to Russia amid rising tensions between the two nations.

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