Belarus has found spies working for West in state factories, president says

(Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said some employees at state-run factories were secretly working for the West against his government on Thursday after human rights activists reported the detention of 14 workers at a fertilizer plant. The plant, Grodno Azot, is one of several placed under Western sanctions in...
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The best James Bond villains, ranked in order of greatness

From Jaws to Ernst Stavro Blofeld, we've ranked the best James Bond villains ever. After more than a year of delays, James Bond is finally back on our screens with a brand new film this autumn. As Daniel Craig’s last instalment, No Time To Die sees Bond attempt to rescue...
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Litvinenko verdict signals hope for justice in MH17 shoot-down case

This week Vladimir Putin’s United Russia regime was judged and found liable by an international court for its widespread practice of assassinating political opponents. Fifteen years ago, Russian FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko died of radioactive poisoning in London, the apparent victim of a Kremlin-ordered political assassination. In 2016, a British...
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Putin is directing attacks on the US through cyberspace. Here's how companies can stay safe

For Russia today, past is prologue. The KGB was the vanguard of the Soviet Union. The Cold War was all about cloak and dagger espionage. Russian president Vladimir Putin served in the KGB and later as Director of Russia’s ruthless FSB security police. It should therefore come as no surprise that he is directing full throttled attacks on the U.S. in the unregulated, wide-open, man-made domain of cyberspace, which has become the backbone infrastructure of 21st century commerce and free expression.

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show 5 Intelligence Agencies Meeting In Delhi, India?

An image shared on Twitter allegedly shows intelligence agencies from five countries meeting in Delhi, India. The image shows Russian and Indian national security advisors meeting in New Delhi, India. Fact Check:. The image shows a group of about two dozen people in business attire sitting at a conference table...

The 10 Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

A good theme song is critical for a James Bond movie. You can’t just slap any old tune over the opening sequence and call it good. The theme song needs to be cool, memorable, and most importantly, fit the style of the film you’re advertising – so clear out those Britney Spears and Justin Bieber tracks and make way for some classic Sam Smith tunes or brought-back Adele! (And if you’re looking for an official list of the best Bond theme songs, here’s a great one from Cinemablend.

‘Far Cry 6’ Preview: How Outlandish Weapons Pay Tribute To Real Revolutions

Far Cry 6 is taking us to the island of Yara, a fictional location in the Caribbean that has been crushed under the cruel rule of a dictator. The narrative teams undertook an enormous volume of research to accurately and realistically represent this conflict, drawing from Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro and Augusto Pinochet for the character of Anton Castillo. In fact, the world itself reflects a lot of the anecdotes from real revolutionary fighters that Ubisoft interviewed for a foundation for Yara to be built upon.

Polish police confirm WEX owner arrest as $29M in related ETH move for first time

Authorities in Poland have confirmed the arrest of the man who operated WEX digital currency exchange. The exchange, which was the successor of the infamous BTC-e, reportedly went down with over $400 million in investor funds. Following his arrest, Ether that has been held in a wallet linked to the exchange moved for the first time in years.

Europe rights court: Russia responsible for assassination of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved the assassination of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko. Litvinenko died in 2006 due to drinking green tea poisoned with a radioactive isotope Polonium-210 in a London Hotel. Acting as an officer for the FSB security, Litvinenko was a consistent critic of Putin and fled to the UK where he was poisoned upon meeting the defendants. The Kremlin denies any involvement in the assassination of the officer. In response to the ruling, a Kremlin spokesperson called the claims made in the judgment “unsubstantiated.”
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Vladimir Putin is finally getting the Internet he wants

Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan are co-authors of “The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries.”. On Sept. 16, one day before Russia’s parliamentary election got underway, members of the upper house of the Russian parliament summoned representatives of Google and Apple to rebuke them for allegedly “interfering” in the vote. The tech companies’ ostensible offense: allowing users to access a voting assistance app created by supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In the end, both companies buckled and removed the app from their online stores.

Georgian prosecutors silent on Church paedophilia allegations

The Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia has refused to say if they are investigating allegations of sexual abuse of children against at least 12 priests which were found in secret documents allegedly leaked from the security services. A spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s Office repeatedly refused to clarify if they were investigating...

Vladimir Putin Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Birth place: Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. Marriage: Lyudmila (Shkrebneva) Putin (July 28, 1983-2014, divorced) Children: Yekaterina and Maria. Education: Leningrad State University, law, 1975. Religion: Orthodox Christian. Other Facts. Enjoys working out and has a black belt in...
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Nightlife events: Sept. 24-Oct. 1

1867 Bar — 9 p.m. Gestalt / A Band Called Hemingway / Ski Wives, $8, advance; $10 at the door. Art & Soul — 6-9 p.m. Bobby Gadoury, live jazz piano lounge. Bourbon Theatre — 9 p.m. Randall King / Jake Bush; $17, advance; $20, day of show; $2, minor fee at the door. Tickets: