U.S.-expelled Russian diplomats fly home with kin

Jan 2, 2017

U.S.-expelled Russian diplomats fly home with kin

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow’s alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported. “The plane has taken off, everyone is on board,” said the Russian embassy in Washington, ...

Sporadic fighting mars second day of Syria cease-fire

Dec 31, 2016

Sporadic fighting mars second day of Syria cease-fire

Parts of Syria saw continued fighting Saturday, on the second day of a nationwide cease-fire intended to pave the way for peace talks between the government and the opposition in the new year. Activists reported pro-government forces were pressing on several fronts against two ...

Putin refuses to expel U.S. diplomats; Trump applauds move

Dec 31, 2016

Putin refuses to expel U.S. diplomats; Trump applauds move

President Vladimir Putin on Friday ruled out tit-for-tat expulsions of Americans in response to U.S. sanctions over alleged cyberattacks, a move that won plaudits from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Putin’s decision came despite the Foreign Ministry asking him to send home 35 U.S. diplomats ...

Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian 'cyberwar'

Dec 30, 2016

Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian 'cyberwar'

Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. In December, Ukraine suffered attacks on its finance and defense ...