Tag Archives: Russia

30Oct/17

Siberian entrepreneurs mine bitcoins to heat private house

IRKUTSK, RUSSIA (REUTERS) – Cheap energy prices and a long winter season could make the Russian Siberian town of Irkutsk an ideal spot for eco-friendly bitcoin mining.
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24Oct/17

Pussy Riot protest for political prisoners in Trump Tower

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (TWITTER/@PUSSYRRRIOT) – Trump Tower was briefly shut on Monday (October 23) after Russian activists Pussy Riot staged a protest in the hotel, activist Maria Alyokhina said on her Facebook page. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Bannon takes swipe at Bush over Trump jabs

Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon took a swipe at former President George W. Bush on Friday, saying the 43rd president embarrassed himself in a speech that was critical of current President Donald Trump. Continue reading

10Oct/17
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia turns cold on crypto-currencies

SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 10, 2017) (RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (October 10) crypto-currencies were risky and used for crime, as Russia’s central bank said it would block websites selling bitcoin and its rivals – a change of tone from a month-old promise to legalise the market. Continue reading

08Oct/17

On Putin’s birthday, opposition activists protest, call for him to quit

Police detain more than 200 opposition activists on Saturday for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia, according to a monitoring group. Report by Pascale Davies. Continue reading

29Sep/17

Musk shrinks ‘Big F***ing Rocket,’ claims 2024 Mars mission

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims his company will land a person on the red planet at least a decade earlier than NASA, and has downsized the plans for its “BFR” rocket vehicle in an effort to cut costs. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Germany on high alert over cyber attacks at election nears

SHOWS: BERLIN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Germany is on high alert ahead of the Sept. 24 election, but government officials say they have not seen signs of any new cyber attacks or suspicious news leaks despite months of warnings about possible foreign meddling. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Cohen, close Trump business adviser, to testify before Senate committee

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (NBC) – Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump’s closest business advisers, told reporters on Tuesday (September 19) his scheduled testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, was postponed. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Trump campaign adviser was wiretapped: CNN

U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday. Alva French reports. Continue reading

07Sep/17

Facebook discovers Russia-funded misinformation campaign

Facebook says that is has uncovered a Russian-funded campaign to spread divisive social and political messages over its network. Continue reading