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How the shadowy Wagner Group and its mercenaries help Putin expand Russia"s influence

EMIDIO JOSINE/AFP via Getty Images The recent deaths of Russian security personnel in Mozambique appear to indicate a new job for the shadowy Wagner Group. The Wagner Group, which has close ties to the Kremlin, has been instrumental in .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 8th, 2019

These are the countries where Russia"s shadowy Wagner Group mercenaries operate

RamiroWTF/YouTube Two members of the Wagner Group were arrested in Nov.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 19th, 2019

A shadowy Russian clinic treated mercenaries injured in Putin"s secret wars

A secretive clinic in St. Petersburg has been treating mercenaries injured overseas. The clinic is run and partly owned by people with ties to President Vladimir Putin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ST PETERSB.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 7th, 2020

Putin and Erdogan agreed a "historic" deal to consolidate power in Syria and humble Kurdish forces. Here are the winners and losers.

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russia and Turkey on Tuesday reached an agreement that would expand their control in Syria and minimize Kurdish territory.  The deal bet.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 23rd, 2019

Putin and Erdogan agreed a "historic" to consolidate power in Syria and humble Kurdish forces. Here are the winners and losers.

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russia and Turkey on Tuesday reached an agreement that would expand their control in Syria and minimize Kurdish territory.  The deal bet.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 23rd, 2019

New Russia Sanctions Target Shadowy Business Empire Of "Putin"s Chef" For US Election Interference

New Russia Sanctions Target Shadowy Business Empire Of 'Putin's Chef' For US Election Interference On Monday the US Treasury unleashed a r.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 30th, 2019

Trump says Russia might be invited to next year"s G7 Summit, though other leaders disagree

Chris McGrath/Getty Images President Donald Trump said it is "certainly possible" that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be invited to next year's Group of Seven Summit, though .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 25th, 2019

Putin presents ambitious Arctic expansion program

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 9th, 2019

Russia"s Antifa Is Being Tortured and Detained by Putin"s Shadowy Security Service, Sources Say

One victim told Newsweek he was forced into a minivan at night and tortured for over three hours with an electrical cattle prod......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 6th, 2018

Watch: NRA Blasted For Cozying "Up To Putin" In Latest Video Trolling Gun Rights Group At Convention

"The drumbeat of alarming news about the NRA and Russia is only getting louder," an Everytown For Gun Safety official said......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 2nd, 2018

Russian woman charged with conspiring to infiltrate U.S. politics using gun-group front

A 29-year-old Russian woman who entered the U.S. on a student visa was charged with seeking to influence American politics on behalf of Russia before and after the 2016 presidential election......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 16th, 2018

Russia Releases Video Of Six New Super Weapons After Trump Summit

On Thursday, the same day that Putin warned that any country looking to try and include Ukraine or Georgia in the NATO sphere of influence .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 20th, 2018

Russia indicates that Putin would rather see Trump in a group setting next time

AP President Donald Trump invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in Washington just three days after their summit in He.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 25th, 2018

Russia Takes Over Global Coal Market

Russia Takes Over Global Coal Market Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to expand the country’s coal exports on the global markets as the Australians are shut ou.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsAug 28th, 2018

Alibaba Is Teaming Up With a Kremlin-Backed Fund to Expand in Russia

Asia’s most valuable company signed an accord with the Russian Direct Investment Fund and Mail.ru. Alibaba Group Holding.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 11th, 2018

Cold War Games: U.S. Is Preparing to Test the Waters in Icy Arctic

The Navy is planning to expand its role in the Arctic as climate change opens up more ocean waterways and the U.S. vies with great-power rivals Russia and China for influence in the far north......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjJan 12th, 2019

Equity group asks Putin to intervene after U.S. investor detained

Russia-based private equity group Baring Vostok appealed on Monday for President Vladimir Putin to take a criminal investigation into its U.S. founder Michael Calvey and other executives under his personal control......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 25th, 2019

Baring Vostok asks Putin to intervene after U.S. investor detained

Russia-based private equity group Baring Vostok appealed on Monday for President Vladimir Putin to intervene in a criminal investigation into its U.S. founder Michael Calvey and other executives......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 25th, 2019

Ride-Sharing Company Grab Raises $856M, Seeks To Expand Its Financial Services

SoftBank Group Corporation (OTC: SFTBY) backed Grab, a ride-hailing company operating in Southeast Asia, is raising more than $850 million from Japanese firms Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaFeb 25th, 2020

Escobar: Putin Keen To Cool Turkish Hawk Down

Escobar: Putin Keen To Cool Turkish Hawk Down Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Idlib is Erdogan's last stand, but the fighting goes way beyond Syria - it’s shaping as another NATO-Russia proxy war That pesky .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 25th, 2020

SoftBank-backed Grab raises $856 million from Japanese investors in financial services push

Southeast Asia's Grab said Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) and IT services firm TIS Inc have agreed to invest a combined $856 million in the ride-hailing firm, as it seeks to expand aggressively into financial services......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 25th, 2020