Jun 3, 2015

Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' sues to end pro-Putin propaganda campaign

A Russian journalist who says she went undercover as a pro-government Internet troll is suing her former employer in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin’s online army. “This propaganda on the Internet is very dangerous,” freelancer Lyudmila Savchuk, 34, said Tuesday. ...

Jun 3, 2015

Edward Snowden hails curbing of U.S. spying powers as 'historic'

Fugitive former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden on Tuesday hailed as “historic” efforts to end the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, while urging campaigners to go further. The United States Senate passed landmark legislation that limits the powers of the National Security Agency, ...

Corruption tarnishes Russia's new showpiece cosmodrome

May 31, 2015

Corruption tarnishes Russia's new showpiece cosmodrome

Designed to showcase a revamped space industry and divert attention from recent failures, Russia’s multibillion-dollar project to build its own space launch pad to take over from Soviet-era Baikonur has been mired in corruption scandals. Hailed by President Vladimir Putin as the country’s biggest ...

Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

May 31, 2015

Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted the appointment announcement on his website and presented Saakashvili to officials in the city of Odessa, the region’s capital. Odessa is Ukraine’s largest seaport ...