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Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor’s Internet fame

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Russia tried Tuesday to stop a flood of inquiries about the telegenic young lawyer it has appointed as prosecutor for newly annexed Crimea, whose looks have won her a huge Internet following.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Snowden’s father arrives in Moscow in search of son

A man looks in Moscow on October 10, 2013, at a computer screen displaying  Lon Snowden (R), the father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, speaking during his interview with Russian website LifeNews  upon his arrival  in at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. Lon Snowden  arrived early today in Moscow, hoping to meet his son for the first time since the latter became a fugitive. AFP

The father of Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow Thursday, hoping to meet his son for the first time since the former US intelligence contractor became a fugitive after leaking sensational details of US covert surveillance.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Spacecraft docks at orbiting Space Station

From left, U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, walk to a bus prior the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. AP

A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station early Thursday, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting outpost to six.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Russia threatens to block Facebook over drug ads

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Russia on Thursday threatened to block Facebook for allegedly publishing ads for illegal designer drugs on its website.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Wanted: 20 electric typewriters for Russia to avoid leaks

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Got an old typewriter in your garage? Call the Kremlin, they need some. A Russian state service in charge of safeguarding Kremlin communications is looking to purchase an array of old-fashioned typewriters to prevent leaks from computer hardware, sources said.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Snowden’s hits hurdles in search for asylum

This June 23, 2013 file photo shows a TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong. President Barack Obama brushed aside sharp European criticism on Monday, suggesting all nations spy on each other, as the French and Germans expressed outrage over alleged U.S. eavesdropping on European Union diplomats. American analyst-turned-leaker Edward Snowden, believed to be stranded for the past week at Moscow’s international airport, applied for political asylum to remain in Russia. AP

NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s attempts to seek refuge outside the United States hit hurdles Tuesday, after Russian media reported he canceled his asylum bid in Russia and several European countries said such applications wouldn’t be considered if they were made from abroad.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

2 space rocks hours apart point up the danger

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A space rock even bigger than the meteor that exploded like an atom bomb over Russia could drop out of the sky unannounced at any time and wreak havoc on a city. And Hollywood to the contrary, there isn’t much the world’s scientists and generals can do about it.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Russian Wikipedia shuts down in protest at Internet bill

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The Russian-language Wikipedia website shut down Tuesday with a stark black line across its main page in protest at a bill it warned could be used to censor the Internet.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cosmonauts launch Gagarin satellite on second try

Two Russian cosmonauts on Thursday completed a six-hour spacewalk in which they launched a micro satellite honouring the first spaceman Yuri Gagarin after initially aborting the delicate task.

Posted: August 4th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US space entrepreneur accused of aiding Iran

U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, at the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan (AP Photo).

WASHINGTON — Growing up in a provincial town in Iran, Nader Modanlo was fascinated by the flickering TV images of astronauts walking on the moon. As a teenager, he came to the United States, where he earned degrees in aerospace engineering, became a U.S. citizen and co-founded a pioneering satellite telecommunications company that at one [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Russian spacecraft blasts off for space station

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-02M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (AP Photo)

A Russian Soyuz craft lit up the starry skies of the southern Kazakh steppe early Wednesday, as it blasted off to carry a three-man crew for a mission to the International Space Station that will take in the U.S. shuttle’s farewell voyage.

Posted: June 8th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Revamped Soyuz spacecraft readied for launch

The Russian Soyuz TMA-02M space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A revamped digital version of the venerable Russian Soyuz spacecraft was winched into place at its launch pad Sunday for its second manned run to the International Space Station. A crew comprised of Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, NASA’s Michael Fossum and Satoshi Furukawa of Japan’s JAXA space agency is primed to blast [...]

Posted: June 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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