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Putin Must Wonder What Else America Knows About Russia

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON — When President Vladimir Putin sits down at the table in Helsinki on Monday, he will surely have in the back of his mind some intelligence worries that have nothing to do with the U.S. president seated across from him. Putin’s elite spy world has been penetrated by U.S. intelligence. That’s the implication of the extraordinarily detailed 29-page indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence (GRU) officers handed up by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators on Friday. The 11-count charge includes names, dates, unit assignments, the GRU’s use of “X-agent” malware, its Bitcoin covert funding schemes and a wealth of other tradecraft. Putin must be asking himself: How did the Americans find out ...

So You Think You’re Tolerant?

Are you tolerant? You probably think so. But who is tolerant in America today? Is it those on the left, or those on the right? In this Prager U video, Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report analyzes this question and shares his experience. Whatever differences we have, tolerating others’ opinions is a prerequisite to a functioning and free society. America itself was built on a foundation of tolerance. The Declaration of Independence guarantees us life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But there is an implicit contract there. To have your life, your liberty, and your pursuit of happiness, you have to be tolerant of others’ lives, their liberty, and their pursuit of happiness. This contract though seems to be breaking down. If you listen to the mainstream media, only...

Ella Rose Cools Off In Green Bikini at Beach

Ella Rose I’m Rooting For Green! 7/15/2018 12:20 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Ella Rose is about to overheat … her phone that is, if she doesn’t put it away.  Julian Edelman‘s baby mama hit the beach in Santa Monica during L.A.’s heatwave. Don’t worry … she managed to cool off in the Pacific sans her phone.  With her choice in bikini color, you’d think Ella would be rooting more for the Seahawks or Packers instead of the New England Patriots, where Edelman plays wide receiver … but, it’s hard to think football at all when Ella hits the sand. 

Former NHL Goalie Ray Emery Dead at 35 from Apparent Drowning

Ex-NHL Goalie Ray Emery Dead at 35 … From Apparent Drowning 7/15/2018 2:25 PM PDT Former NHL goalie Ray Emery died this weekend from an apparent drowning.  Emery was reportedly swimming Sunday at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in Ontario, where police say his body was discovered after an early morning swim near the docks. They say he failed to emerge after diving in with a friend … and resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. The NHL Alumni Association tweeted about Emery’s death shortly after the news broke, offering condolences to his friends and family.  We are saddened to hear about the tragic passing of #NHLAlumni and former goalie Ray Emery. Our deepest condolences go out to his friends and family pic.twitter.com/kynSigeYRM — NHL Alumni (@NHLAlumni) July 15, 2018 Eme...

Analysis: Just Sitting Down With Trump, Putin Comes Out Ahead

MOSCOW — When President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia sits down with President Trump in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday for a meeting he has long wanted, he will already have accomplished virtually everything he could reasonably hope for. All he really needs to make his meeting with Mr. Trump a success is for it to take place without any major friction — providing a symbolic end to Western efforts to isolate Russia over its actions against Ukraine in 2014, its meddling in the United States election in 2016 and other examples of what the United States Treasury Department has described as Russia’s “malign activity” around the world. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter “If Trump says, ‘Let bygones be bygones because we have a world to run,’ that is essentially what Moscow needs from this,”...

Guccifer 2.0: How Russian Hackers Spread Stolen Records

The message from WikiLeaks in July 2016 to a group of Russian intelligence officers who prosecutors say were posing as a Romanian hacker named Guccifer 2.0 urged swift action before the opening of the Democratic National Convention that month. “If you have anything hillary related we want it in the next tweo days prefable because the DNC is approaching,” the error-ridden message read. “and she will solidify bernie supporters behind her after.” WikiLeaks had begun seeking stolen files from Guccifer 2.0 weeks earlier, after revelations that the Democratic National Committee’s server had been hacked, according to private messages cited in an indictment filed Friday by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. The organization had told Guccifer that publishing the stolen material on the Wiki...

Nicaragua troops raid towns in south

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Riot police moved into the neighbourhood of Monimbo Nicaraguan government forces have launched raids to clear protesters’ barricades in towns in the south-east of the country, leaving at least 10 dead. Human rights organisations say at least six civilians were killed along with four members of the security forces. The operation targeted the city of Masaya and several smaller communities and neighbourhoods in the area. The EU, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador criticised the government’s actions. Alvaro Leiva, the head of Nicaraguan Association For Human Rights (ANPDH), said at least 22 vehicles carrying government security forces had arrived in the area. Labelled “Operation Clean-up” by the government, it concentrated on the city of M...

Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption

Image copyright AFP Image caption European companies have invested heavily in Iran’s energy sector The US has rebuffed high-level pleas from the European Union to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran. In a letter to European nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US rejected the appeal because it wants to exert maximum pressure on Iran. It said exemptions would only be made if they benefited US national security. The EU fears that billions of dollars’ worth of trade could be jeopardised as a result of Washington’s new sanctions. “We will seek to provide unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime,” the letter, which was also signed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, said, according to NBC news. It added...

Romo wins celebrity golf tourney; Barkley last

8:44 PM ET Associated Press SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship on Sunday at Lake Tahoe. Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 points on the day to beat three-time defending champion Mark Mulder and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, the leader after the first two rounds. “It’s a special win,” said Romo, who finished second three times in seven previous trips to the annual celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. “It feels like you’re playing a tournament back home here. The day felt good for a lot of reasons.” Romo tapped in for par, worth one point, on the 18th hole to finish with...