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NATO mounting build-up near Belarus, Russia claims

Amid heightened tensions with NATO, Moscow has vowed that it will not turn a blind eye to the US-led military bloc’s purported build-up near Belarus, as Russian officials seek responses to their proposed security guarantees. Speaking as part of an interview with TASS published on Tuesday, Russia’s ambassador to Minsk, …

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Ukraine warns Russian tactic could start war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sounded the alarm, saying that Russia could claim that it needs to protect its citizens in the war-torn Donbass as an excuse for military action beyond its borders. Zelensky’s office published the claim on its website on Tuesday, after a meeting between the Ukrainian leader …

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Ex-KGB officer in Britain complains of death threats

A former agent of the Soviet Union’s main security agency KGB, who defected to the UK in 1998, has claimed that he has received seven death threats since the British authorities revealed his identity to Latvian law enforcement. According to tabloid The Mirror, Boris Karpichkov was a KGB major in …

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Germany reveals when it will run out of gas

Natural gas reserves in Germany, which has one of the highest underground gas storage capacities in Europe, have fallen to historically low levels compared with previous years. “According to the consolidated register of gas storage facilities of the European association Gas Infrastructure Europe, Germany’s gas storage facilities are 50.6% full …

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Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard in all-time record deal

Microsoft revealed it will purchase Activision Blizzard, the game studio behind several popular franchises, in a record-breaking $68.7 billion all-cash deal. Activision Blizzard has recently been engulfed in controversy. The deal shatters the previous industry record set just last week when Take Two offered Zynga $12.7 billion for their acquisition. …

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Ukraine’s Zelensky secretly met with CIA boss – media

The head of America’s Central Intelligence Agency, William Burns, met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and representatives of Kiev’s intelligence services last week, CNN reported on Monday. According to the American outlet, Burns’ secret trip had been planned long in advance and was not an emergency meeting based on the current …

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Epstein worked to ‘whitewash’ Clinton ties – media

Jeffrey Epstein reportedly had ex-managers of his ‘orgy island’ sign an affidavit affirming they never saw Bill Clinton visiting the place. Miles and Cathy Alexander were employed by Epstein between 1999 to 2007. According to the Daily Mail, in 2016, they were contacted by Epstein’s lawyer Darren Indyke, who wanted …

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