Russia military adds” info warfare troops’ a hacking branch

By: Vladimir Isachenkov, Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia’s defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military — information warfare troops. Sergei Shoigu’s statement — which came amid Western allegations of Russian hacking — marked the first official […]

Trump’aide Conway sidelined after contradicting his administration’s official stance

The White House is barring counselor Kellyanne Conway from television appearances after the high-profile aide made multiple on-air statements contradicting the Trump administration’s official stance, CNN reported Wednesday. Conway, who was recently a regular fixture on TV news, hasn’t appeared for an on-air interview since early last week. That Monday, she argued that then-national security […]

Le Pen aides questioned in police custody over jobs scandal

Two aides to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen were being questioned in police custody Wednesday, a source close to the inquiry told Agence France-Presse. French anti-graft police were questioning the pair over suspicions that Le Pen’s National Front (FN) party defrauded the European Parliament of about 340,000 euros ($360,000). A source in the party […]

‘Venezuela is not a democracy’ Argentina’s president tells Spanish media

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri used some of his harshest language yet against Venezuela’s socialist government in comments to Spanish media published on Saturday ahead of his trip to Madrid. “Enough with euphemisms, Venezuela is not a democracy,” the center-right Macri said, according to leading newspaper El Pais. “I know what the Venezuelan people are suffering, […]

Putin wants Russian, U.S. spies to restore ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was in the interests of both Russia and the United States to restore communications between their respective intelligence agencies. “It’s in everyone’s interest to resume dialogue between the intelligence agencies of the United States and other members of NATO,” Putin said, addressing Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). […]

Americans Just Broke the Psychologists’ Stress Record

A national survey of anxiety finds a statistically significant increase for the first time since it was launched in 2007. by Deena Shanker If misery loves company, it should be thrilled: Americans left and right are under so much stress it’s now registering on the American Psychological Association’s anxiety meter. For 10 years, the APA […]