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Microsoft Says Russia-Linked Hackers Exploiting Google-Discovered Windows Flaw

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government and US political hacks was behind recent cyber attacks that exploited a newly discovered Windows security flaw. The software maker said in an advisory on its website there had been a small number of attacks using “spear phishing” emails from a hacking group known Strontium, ... Read More »

EU Drops Sanctions Threat Against Russia Over Syria

Brussels:  EU leaders backed down Friday from an explicit threat of sanctions against Russia over the bombing of Aleppo but warned that they would consider “all available options” if atrocities in Syria continue. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi demanded that any mention of possible punitive measures against Moscow over the Syrian carnage should be removed from a statement issued after ... Read More »

U.S. Urged Ecuador to Act Against WikiLeaks Leader Assange

Quiet pressure from the U.S. government played a role in Ecuador’s decision to block WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from using the internet at Ecuador’s London embassy, U.S. officials told NBC News. “It was a bit of an eviction notice,” said a senior intelligence official. Ecuador’s government said Tuesday it had partly restricted internet access for Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy ... Read More »

Donald Trump cites India’s growth rate to compare it with US economy

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump today cited India and China’s high growth rates to compare them with America’s economy, which he said is “dying”, as he slammed his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s plans to boost the economy and called her tax plan a disaster. As the two candidates came face-to-face for the third and final presidential debate at the University ... Read More »

Brics Summit: India must note Russia is still its most important strategic partner

Russian President Vladimir Putin is commencing his four-day visit to India on Friday (14-17 October). His visit assumes significance since serious doubts have clouded, of late, on the nature of Indo-Russian relations, particularly in the wake of growing ties between Moscow and Islamabad. Putin’s visit is two-pronged. He is attending the 8th Brics summit that is being held in Goa, ... Read More »

Russia under fire at United Nations as air strikes pound Syria’s Aleppo

United Nations: Britain, France and the United States lashed out at Russia on Sunday over the worsening carnage in Syria as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded Aleppo in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war. US Ambassador Samantha Power accused Russia of “barbarism” during a Security Council emergency meeting called to demand that Moscow rein in its ... Read More »