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Trump is playing up China's threat to the 2020 election. But the evidence shows, Russia is the real danger

For months, the Trump administration has been warning of the dangers of political interference by China in the US election.
Tags: China, Russia, US, Cnn, Trump


Headsup: Lorne Greene, a Young Queen, and Halloween

“One of the longest running and most popular classic Western series, Bonanza follows wise patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene, ‘Earthquake’) and his three sons, Adam (Pernell Roberts, ‘Trapper John, M.D.’), Hoss (Dan Blocker, ‘Cimarron City’) and Little Joe (Michael Landon, ‘Little House on the Prairie’). The Cartwright family runs and defends the Ponderosa, their thousand-square mile ranch above the shores of Lake Tahoe, while helping the surrounding community.” – from CBS Bonanza: The Eleve...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Russia, Stephen King, Earth, David Cronenberg, Catherine Zeta Jones, Lake Tahoe, Headsup, Chevrolet, Blu-ray, Dvd, Blu, Golden Globe, Cartwright, Prussia


ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Debate Doesn’t Move The Needle It was President Trump’s last best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. But even with a more subdued performance, the debate Thursday night failed to shake up the race, with polls showing Trump trailing Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Trump threw a lot against the wall during the 90-minute debate, little of it decipherable: Biden got money from Russia! Biden’s brother got money in Iraq! And on and on it went. The President also made a number of racis...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Cbs News, White House, Iraq, Russia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Cbs, Republican, Biden, North Carolina, Trump, Tierney Sneed, The Supreme Court, Welker


Russia has a secret chemical weapons program, and its scientists have been in contact with suspected Russian assassins, investigation says

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, April 21, 2014. Putin said on Monday he had signed a decree rehabilitating Crimea's Tatars and other ethnic minorities, who suffered under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin A year-long investigation by Bellingcat conducted in partnership with international media outlets concluded that Russia is operating a clandestine Novichok program. Novichok is ...
Tags: Europe, UK, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, European Union, Afghanistan, Taliban, Crimea, Moscow, Gru


US Navy F/A-18s would 'destroy' China's J-15 carrier fighters in air-to-air combat today, but the future could be a different story

F/A-18E Super Hornets US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe China's carrier-based J-15 fighter jets have some advantages over the US Navy's F/A-18s in air-to-air combat, but the limitations of China's existing carriers negate them. "If you're talking about the J-15 going up against the F/A-18 at sea, then the F/A-18 is going to destroy the J-15," a defense expert told Insider. But the new carrier that China is building could give the J-15 the opportunity to l...
Tags: Hong Kong, Technology, Navy, China, Russia, US, International, America, Trends, Ukraine, Aircraft Carrier, Ford, Pentagon, Air Force, US Navy, PLA


Bellingcat: Russian scientists secretly developing Novichok nerve agent, and working with military intelligence

The investigative group Bellingcat has uncovered new details about Russia's development of the Novichok nerve agent, which was used against the former Russian agent Sergei Skripal in England in 2018 and the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny in August.
Tags: England, Russia, Cnn, Bellingcat, Alexey Navalny, Sergei Skripal


Death of Sea Life Off Russia Peninsula 'Caused by Algae'

Blooming algae was behind a recent mass death of sea animals that saw octopuses and seals wash up on the shore off a Russian peninsula, scientists said on Friday in the final conclusion to their probe. From a report: Locals in Kamchatka, a volcanic peninsula in Russia's Far East, raised the alarm in September after the animals were found dead and surfers complained of stinging eyes. Scientists later said that up to 95 percent of marine life living along the seabed in the affected area had died. ...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Kamchatka, Far East, Academy of Sciences, Svetlana Radionova, Russia Peninsula, Andrei Adrianov, Rosprirodnadzor


EU slaps extra sanctions on Russian spy chief and APT28 malware dev over 2015 Bundestag hack

Better late than never, eh The European Union has imposed sanctions on a Russian military malware developer and the commander of Russia’s MI6 equivalent, a mere five years after the two targeted Germany's parliament with a cyberattack.…
Tags: Germany, Russia, Eu, Software, The European Union


GOA & Journalist Notify FBI Regarding FaceBook & Foreign Election Interference VIDEO

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 the FBI announced in a news conference that foreign states, including Iran, Russia, and other actors, have taken “specific actions” to influence public opinion during the U.S. election by obtaining voter registration. FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced that Iranian intelligence was responsible for a recent campaign of emails sent to intimidate Florida voters. They also rep...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Russia, Joe Biden, Iran, Fbi, Washington Dc, Moscow, Goa, Kamala Harris, Gun Owners of America GOA, Crump, FEC, Christopher Wray, Iran Russia


Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Maps, UK, London, Sweden, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India


Russia says COVID "under control" despite record infections, bodies lined up in hospital basement

Record number of new cases in a single day, more daily deaths than in the spring, and dozens of bodies in a hospital hallway, but the...
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Bot Generated Fake Nudes of Over 100,000 Women Without Their Knowledge, Says Report

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: Around 104,852 women had their photos uploaded to a bot, on the WhatsApp-like text messaging app Telegram, which were then used to generate computer-generated fake nudes of them without their knowledge or consent, researchers revealed on Tuesday. These so-called "deepfake" images were created by an ecosystem of bots on the messaging app Telegram that could generate fake nudes on request, according to a report released by Sensity, an intelligence f...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Forbes


The Road to 270: Biden wants to turn this historically red state blue

• Fact check: Trump falsely claims Covid-19 is 'going away' and other lies from the final debate • Fact Check: Did Biden get $3.5 million from Russia? No • Fact check: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking
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Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking

• Fact check: Trump falsely claims Covid-19 is 'going away' and other lies from the final debate • Fact Check: Did Biden get $3.5 million from Russia? No • Fact check: Trump's references to the anti-police chant 'pigs in a blanket'
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Biden, Trump


Morning Docket: 10.23.20

* A lawyer for Edward Snowden claims the whistleblower has received permanent residency from Russia. Guess he'll be going without Hot Pockets for a while longer... [New York Daily News] * A judge has thrown out the Trump Campaign's lawsuit against New Jersey's mail-in-voting plans. [Politico] * A Pennsylvania lawyer who was disbarred in 2000 for substance abuse issues and criminal convictions was denied reinstatement, even though he completed rehabilitation. [Bloomberg Law] * President Tru...
Tags: Law, Russia, Walmart, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Edward Snowden, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, Trump, Chicago Tribune, Seventh Circuit, Trump Campaign, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, President Trump, Amy Coney Barrett


Trump falsely claims Joe Biden received $3.5 million from Russia

President Donald Trump claimed that former Vice President Joe Biden received $3.5 million from Russia and that it "came through Putin because he was very friendly with the former mayor of Moscow, and it was the mayor of Moscow's wife. You got $3.5 million. Your family got $3.5 million."
Tags: Putin, Russia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Moscow, Donald Trump, Trump


North told citizens to stay inside, claiming (with no scientific basis) that a storm of yellow dust coming from China was carrying COVID-19

A still from a weather report on the state-run KCTV news channel on October 21, 2020, that warned of a yellow dust storm coming to North Korea. KCTV North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors to avoid a yellow dust storm which it claims could carry the coronavirus over from China. The state-run KCTV network warned Wednesday that the storm would arrive Thursday. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the storm posed a "danger of invading malicious viruses." Yellow dust storms are common ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, South Korea, Politics, Science, North Korea, China, Russia, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Pyongyang, Dprk, Pyongyang North Korea, Kim Jong, Politburo


North Korea told citizens to stay inside, claiming (with no scientific basis) that a storm of yellow dust coming from China was carrying COVID-19

A still from a weather report on the state-run KCTV news channel on October 21, 2020, that warned of a yellow dust storm coming to North Korea. KCTV North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors to avoid a yellow dust storm which it claims could carry the coronavirus over from China. The state-run KCTV network warned Wednesday that the storm would arrive Thursday. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the storm posed a "danger of invading malicious viruses." Yellow dust storms are common ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, South Korea, Politics, Science, North Korea, China, Russia, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Pyongyang, Dprk, Pyongyang North Korea, Kim Jong, Politburo


Kamchatka: Toxic algae blamed for mass marine death in Russia

Russian officials say it was algae, rather than man-made factors, behind an incident in the east.
Tags: News, Russia, Kamchatka


Erdogan says Turkey tested Russian S-400s, shrugs off U.S. objections

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Friday that Turkey had been testing the S-400 air defence systems that it bought from Russia and said U.S. objections on the issue did not matter. Washington says Ankara's purchase of the Russian systems compromises NATO defences, and has threatened sanctions. An apparent firing test of S-400s test last week prompted a furious response from the U.S. State Department and the Pentagon.
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Turkey, Nato, Erdogan, Ankara, Tayyip Erdogan, U S State Department


Inside Putin’s Mysterious Purge of Top FSB Official General Sergei Smirnov

MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin vowed on Thursday he would not be swayed by Western pressure over the poisoning of his most prominent domestic critic, Alexei Navalny.Nonetheless, a reported mysterious shakeup in a Russian intelligence agency, and other comments by Putin, suggest the Kremlin has been forced to at least try to demonstrate distance between the president and those who might be behind Navalny’s poisoning with the military nerve agent Novichok.Speaking in front of Russian businessmen,...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Moscow, Siberia, Ussr, Kremlin, The Daily Beast, Alexei Navalny, St Petersburg, Boris Nemtsov, Fsb, Alexander Litvinenko


Largest Russian Bank to open office in #AbuDhabi | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Largest Russian Bank to open office in Abu Dhabi | ZAWYA MENA EditionThe largest commercial bank in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe is on course to opening an office in Abu Dhabi by the end of this year, according to a top executive.In late September, the state-owned bank signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Company to "tap the potential of mutually beneficial opportunities ".The agreement covers cooperation in areas including co-investments, debt and equi...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Abu Dhabi, Mena, Sberbank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Mubadala Investment Company, Largest Russian Bank, Russia Central and Eastern Europe, Sber Investment Middle East SIME


UK: Markets-Based Money Laundering: Spotting The Signs Early - FTI Consulting

These ‘mirror trades' transferred billions in roubles originating in Russia to dollars paid into offshore companies based in Cyprus and the British Virgin Islands between 2011 and 2015.
Tags: UK, News, Russia, Cyprus, British Virgin Islands


Ed Snowden doesn’t need to worry about being turfed out of Russia any more

Immigration reforms allowing more skilled workers to stay seem to have resulted in permanent residency Russia has apparently given super-leaker Edward Snowden de facto permanent residence.…
Tags: Russia, Software, Edward Snowden, Ed Snowden


Edward Snowden gets permanent residency in Russia - lawyer

Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been given permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told state-run news agency RIA Novosti.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, Edward Snowden, US National Security Agency, Anatoly Kucherena


Did Biden get $3.5 million from Russia?

• Fact check: Toned-down Trump continues his onslaught of falsehoods • Fact check: Trump's references to the anti-police chant 'pigs in a blanket' • Analysis: The clock is running out on the 2020 election
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Biden, Trump


Fact Check: Did Biden get $3.5 million from Russia? No

• Fact check: Toned-down Trump continues his onslaught of falsehoods • Fact check: Trump's references to the anti-police chant 'pigs in a blanket' • Analysis: The clock is running out on the 2020 election
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Biden, Trump


Toned-down Trump continues his onslaught of falsehoods

• Fact check: Trump's references to the anti-police chant 'pigs in a blanket' • Fact check: Did Biden get $3.5 million from Russia?
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Biden, Trump


Fact check: Did Biden get $3.5 million from Russia?

President Donald Trump claimed that former Vice President Joe Biden received $3.5 million from Russia and that it "came through Putin because he was very friendly with the former mayor of Moscow, and it was the mayor of Moscow's wife. You got $3.5 million. Your family got $3.5 million."
Tags: Putin, Russia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Moscow, Biden, Donald Trump


Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer says

Edward Snowden at the 2019 Web Summit conference. Henrique Casinhas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Edward Snowden, a former US security contractor and whistleblower, has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday. He has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the US after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs. Snowden said last year that he was willing to return to the US if he's guaranteed a fair tria...
Tags: Politics, Snowden, Nsa, Russia, US, Trends, Getty Images, Edward Snowden, Interfax, U S National Security Agency, TASS, Anatoly Kucherena, Nsa Leak, Insider Inc, Kucherena, Henrique Casinhas