Russia secretly offered Taliban-linked militants bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials say
Islamist militants, or armed criminal elements closely associated with them, are believed to have collected some bounty money, the officials said. Twenty Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2019, but it was not clear which killings were under suspicion.
Minions: The Rise of Gru teaser explores rise of Despicable Me supervillian; trailer to release on 5 February
Minions: The Rise of Gru features the voices of Steve Carell, as the bumbling villain Gru, and Pierre Coffin, who voices Kevin, Stuart, and Bob.
Russia military intelligence accused of hacking weapons database at The Hague; Moscow's 'cyber troops' face global criticism
The skills of Russia's hackers today developed from a tradition of excellent computing and programming skills dating back to the Soviet era. Many young Russians now may choose to work for the military and secret services for reasons of patriotism, some may still be more interested in the money.
UK defence minister calls Russia 'pariah state', accuses Moscow's spy agency of launching cyber attacks on civilian bodies
Cyber experts from the UK have identified operatives from Russia's GRU military intelligence as being behind a string of high-profile incidents, including an attempted hack on the World Anti-Doping Agency in Switzerland last year.
The ivestigative group, Bellingcat, said the suspect whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov, is in fact Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, who was awarded Russia's highest medal, the Hero of Russia in 2014.
Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials as he sought to defeat Marine Le Pen in the election.
International reviews of Despicable Me 3 have pointed out that it is still a pleasurable watch, despite tending to get tiring sometimes.
The Kremlin denied a leaked US report that Russian military intelligence tried to infiltrate US voting systems before last year's presidential election.
Targets included a former Russian prime minister and other officials from Russia, military officers, energy executives and an American working for a broadcaster.
Will Despicable Me 3 have Gru go on one last heist with his long-haired, super rich twin Dru?
Despicable Me 3 will introduce a new villain in Balthazar Bratt whose voice has been lent by the Grammy Award-winning co-founder of South Park, Trey Parker
Most Republicans believe Russia is attempting to influence the 2016 US Presidential Election, according to a poll, despite comments by the party’s nominee, Donald Trump, downplaying the possibility
The directors and writers of Minions are very aware that their core audience are children below five and clearly, the prevalent belief is that audience is easy to please
In their search for the most despicable master, the trailer documents how the minions ran through a range of masters from the Tyrannosaurus Rex to Dracula thanks to some minor errors.