Tag Archives: Russia

05Sep/17

Cheap electricity makes Siberian city of Irkutsk the Russian capital of bitcoin mining

IRKUTSK, RUSSIA (RECENT – AUGUST 31, 2017) (REUTERS) – Russian Siberian city of Irkutsk has recently seen increased interest in crypto-currency mining due to the cheep energy prices in the region. Continue reading

03Sep/17

China says BRICS summit expected to oppose trade protectionism

XIAMEN, FUJIAN PROVINCE, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (REUTERS) – A meeting of the BRICS group of emerging economies is expected to rally against trade protectionism, China’s vice trade minister said on Sunday (September 3), the first day of the summit in southeastern China. Continue reading

03Sep/17

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

IN SPACE (SEPTEMBER 2, 2017) (NASA TV) – NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Sunday (September 3), capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record. Continue reading

30Aug/17

Kremlin: Trump Moscow real estate inquiry was ignored

The Russian government has confirmed that a close adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump contacted the Kremlin during the presidential campaign regarding a stalled real estate project in Moscow, but the emailed request was ignored. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

05Aug/17

Mueller requests White House records on Flynn: NYT

Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the White House for documents related to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the New York Times is reporting. Alva French reports. Continue reading

04Aug/17

Mueller convenes Washington grand jury in Russia probe – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE – JUNE 20, 2017) (NBC) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday (August 3), citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter. Continue reading

27Jul/17

Graham: Any effort to remove Mueller could be ‘beginning of end’ of Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (UNRESTRICTED POOL) — Republican U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday (July 27), slammed any effort by U.S. President Donald Trump to get rid of Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Continue reading

24Jul/17

Kushner: ‘All of my actions were proper’

After speaking to lawmakers on Captiol Hill about his contacts with Russia, President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner makes a statement from the White House saying, “All of my actions were proper.”. Continue reading

23Jul/17

IAAF president ‘can’t guarantee’ drug-free games

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 23, 2017) (BBC) – President of the IAAF and former athlete, Sebastian Coe, told BBC presenter Andrew Marr on Sunday (July 23) that he cannot guarantee that next month’s World athletics championships will be a drug-free games.
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23Jul/17

‘We are strong as our weakest leak’: Scaramucci

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci called leaks coming from the White House as ‘un-American’ and ‘an injustice to the institution of the American presidency’, and he said those leakers will be fired. Continue reading