May 23, 2018

Grenada ambassador’s Russian hacker threatens Caribbean News Now

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By Youri Kemp From Caribbean News Now ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — On January 31, 2018, Caribbean News Now published an article entitled “Is Grenada’s iconic nutmeg production now in Russian hands?” regarding the activities of Oleg Pavlovich Firer, and his company Star Capital. Star Capital has its headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and also […]

My friend paid with his life for standing up to the Kremlin

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That is why I know we HAVE to hit Putin where it hurts – in his wallet. By BILL BROWDER, former British financier in Russia From Mail On Sunday When I got the call about Sergei Skripal’s poisoning, it confirmed my worst fears: Russian government now feels so comfortable that it can kill at will […]

St. Petersburg police bust gang selling fake IDs from fictional Caribbean state

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From tass MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. Police in St. Petersburg have uncovered a gang suspected of manufacturing and selling phony IDs of a fictitious country, the Interior Ministry’s spokesperson, Irina Volk, said on Wednesday. “The gang members set up a so-called consulate of a non-existent Caribbean island state in St. Petersburg. They were making fake […]

Ex-Russian spy critically ill after ‘unknown substance’ exposure

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By Solange Reyner From Newsmax A man exposed to an “unknown substance” in Salisbury, England, on Sunday was identified as Sergei Skripal, a Russian national convicted of spying for Britain, BBC reports. Skripal, 66, and a woman were found unconscious on a bench near a shopping area and were taken to a nearby hospital where […]

Russia plans to install modern astronomical earth stations in Cuba

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From Caribbean News Now HAVANA, Cuba — Russia is planning the installation, organization and cooperative operation of two astronomical observation earth stations in Cuba. A collaboration agreement in this regard was initiated in August of this year in Moscow, during the second working meeting of the Russian-Cuban group for collaboration in the field of science, […]

Costa Rica, Mexico & Panama learn World Cup opponents

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From CONCACAF A general view of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at the State Kremlin Palace on December 1, 2017, in Moscow, Russia. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images) MOSCOW – The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place on Friday at the State Kremlin Palace. CONCACAF’s trio […]

Newly-obtained flight records shed light on Paul Manafort’s extensive Russia ties

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By Natasha Bertrand From Business Insider UK Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s flight records show that he traveled to Moscow at least 18 times while advising the pro-Russian strongman Viktor Yanukovych, who later became Ukraine’s president. Yanukovych fled to Russia in 2014, but Manafort continued advising Ukraine’s Opposition Bloc — a political party that is considered […]

Trump commerce secretary’s business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files

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By Jon Swaine and Luke Harding From The Guardian UK Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is doing business with Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law through a shipping venture in Russia. Leaked documents and public filings show Ross holds a stake in a shipping company, Navigator, through a chain of offshore investments. Navigator operates a lucrative partnership […]

Why Russia hasn’t successfully screwed with Germany’s election — yet

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BY COLIN DAILEDA From Mashable Germany heads to the polls on Sunday and, as the country’s election quickly approaches, signs of a giant Russian effort to sway voters are vanishingly small. Russia-linked hackers actually launched their most obvious cyber assault on Germany more than two years ago, which was thought to be just the start […]

Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

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From BBC A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian nuclear early warning centre in 1983 when computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. He took the decision […]