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  • WASHINGTON, March 15- The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offences. The Kremlin, which denies Russia tried to influence the U.S. election in any way, said on Thursday...

  • The officers of the powerful FSB, Russia's Federal Security Service, are accused of employing cybercriminals to access Yahoo's systems and steal data on millions of ordinary users as well as U.S. and Russian officials, Russian journalists and executives at large companies. "There has been a lot of piggy-backing by the Russian state on the activities of Russian...

  • That includes a separate FBI investigation into whether the Russian government hired hackers to interfere with the November election that put President Donald Trump into the Oval Office. In the Yahoo case unsealed Wednesday, the Department of Justice alleged that two Russian intelligence agents hired a pair of hackers to engineer a heist that affected at...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- Wednesday's indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc provides the clearest details yet on what some U.S. officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow's security services and private Russian hackers. They say the arrangement offers deniability to Moscow and freedom from legal...

  • MOSCOW, March 15- If the government raises value added tax and the central bank sees inflation risks from the move, it would be logical for the bank to keep interest rates higher than without the tax changes, Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev said on Wednesday. Russia is considering raising value added tax to 22 percent from 18 percent, which, according to...

  • President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping should be able to forge a personal connection in an upcoming meeting, the SCMP reports.

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Friday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the German...

  • *Rosneft sees "significant risk" OPEC won't extend cuts. MOSCOW, March 13- A recovery in U.S. oil output may deter OPEC and non- OPEC producers from extending production cuts beyond June and might lead to a new price war, Russia's top oil major said on Monday. Russia agreed to join OPEC supply curbs late last year despite initial opposition from Rosneft's boss Igor...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

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    U.S. President Donald Trump will ask German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her views on the conflict in Ukraine, senior Trump officials said.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, March 9- Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday, presenting Silicon Valley with a potential dilemma on how to deal with the anti-secrecy group. If the offer is legitimate, it would place...

  • WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT, March 9- WikiLeaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses, to allow them to patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday. Responding to Assange's comments, CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu, said in a statement, "As weve said previously, Julian Assange is not exactly a...