MOSCOW | Bomb injures 3 Russian security officers; attacker dead

MOSCOW — A man set off a bomb at the entrance of the local branch of Russia‘s main intelligence agency in a northern city Wednesday, injuring three security officials and killing himself, authorities said. The man entered the local branch of the FSB intelligence agency in Akhangelsk and removed the improvised explosive device from a … Continue reading MOSCOW | Bomb injures 3 Russian security officers; attacker dead

3 injured in explosion in Russia’s north that kills attacker

MOSCOW — A man set off a bomb at the entrance of the local branch of Russia‘s main intelligence agency in a northern city Wednesday, injuring three security officials and killing himself, authorities said. The man entered the local branch of the FSB intelligence agency in Akhangelsk and removed the improvised explosive device from a … Continue reading 3 injured in explosion in Russia’s north that kills attacker

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Former Bank CEO, Financier, And Business Owner Indicted For Regulatory And Bank Fraud

NEWARK, N.J. – The former CEO of First State Bank, a financier, and a New Jersey business owner were indicted today by a federal grand jury for their roles in an elaborate scheme to deceive the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and to deceive and defraud the now defunct First State Bank (FSB), formerly located … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Former Bank CEO, Financier, And Business Owner Indicted For Regulatory And Bank Fraud

MOSCOW | Russia says it busted up an Islamic State group sleeper cell

MOSCOW — Russia’s top domestic security agency says it has busted up a sleeper cell of the Islamic State group that plotted terror attacks in the Russian capital. The Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has arrested six suspected members of the IS cell in the Moscow region. It added that they have received orders … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says it busted up an Islamic State group sleeper cell

Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

MOSCOW/December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said. During the call, the two leaders’ second in three days, Putin expressed gratitude for the CIA information. The Kremlin said it … Continue reading Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

Russian hackers get burned in deal with Russia’s spy agency

MOSCOW (AP)(STL.News) — For several years a group of hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation’s spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal. A member of the Shaltai Boltai (Humpty Dumpty) group said in an interview broadcast Thursday that the hackers … Continue reading Russian hackers get burned in deal with Russia’s spy agency

Ex-Russian minister jailed for 8 years in sting case

MOSCOW/December 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Russia’s former economics minister was handed an eight-year prison sentence Friday after being convicted of accepting a $2 million bribe from President Vladimir Putin’s top associate. The high-profile trial of Alexei Ulyukayev has been widely seen as part of infighting between Kremlin clans. Ulyukayev was a prominent member of a … Continue reading Ex-Russian minister jailed for 8 years in sting case

WASHINGTON | US backtracks on Russian spy suspect offering sex for access

WASHINGTON— Federal prosecutors are backtracking on their allegation that a Russian woman accused of working as a secret agent offered to trade sex for access, according to a Justice Department court filing. Prosecutors had earlier accused Maria Butina, a gun rights activist in U.S. custody on charges she worked as a covert agent and tried … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US backtracks on Russian spy suspect offering sex for access