October 19, 2021
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Mysterious health attacks like those seen in Cuba have come to DC

Enlarge / The White House, the South Lawn, and part of the Ellipse are seen from the observation deck of the Washington Monument on October 1, 2014, in Washington, DC. Getty | Chip Somodevilla At least two US government officials in the Washington, DC, area have experienced mysterious health incidents that are strikingly similar to the brain-damagi...
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US government strikes back at Kremlin for SolarWinds hack campaign

EnlargeMatt Anderson Photography/Getty ImagesUS officials on Thursday formally blamed Russia for backing one of the worst espionage hacks in recent US history and imposed sanctions designed to mete out punishments for that and other recent actions. In a joint advisory, the National Security Agency, FBI, and Cybersecurity and Information Security Ag...
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Russia cries “sabotage” after Slovakia questions quality of Sputnik vaccine

Enlarge / Former Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic wears a face mask as he gives a press statement at the International Airport in Kosice, Slovakia, on March 1, 2021, after an aircraft of the Slovak Army arrived from Moscow, carrying doses of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19.Getty | Peter LazarRussia has asked Slovakia to return 200,000 dose...
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Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities

Enlarge / What's happened to Russia's flag?Sean Gladwell / Getty ImagesRussia has implemented a novel censorship method in an ongoing effort to silence Twitter. Instead of outright blocking the social media site, the country is using previously unseen techniques to slow traffic to a crawl and make the site all but unusable for people inside the cou...