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[UPDATE] Kaspersky to Challenge US Ban in Court Following Kremlin's 'Unfair' Response to Biden

The Kremlin accuses Biden of using a sales ban to stifle competition. Meanwhile, Kaspersky plans to pursue legal action to defend its independence and product integrity.

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After Vladimir Putin Meets Xi Jinping, Russia and China Establish Payment Alternatives to Evade US Sanctions for Now

After Vladimir Putin Meets Xi Jinping, Russia and China Establish Payment Alternatives to Evade US Sanctions for Now

Russia's President Vladimir Putin's visit to China last month reportedly secured alternative payment methods for the two nations.

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Biden Bans Kaspersky Software in the US Over Russian Ties, Citing Security Concerns

The Biden administration prohibited the sale of Kaspersky Lab's antivirus software in the US, citing concerns over its ties to the Russian government and potential cybersecurity threat.

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Vladimir Putin Gifts Kim Jong Un a Lavish Russian Limousine During Visit to North Korea to Deepen Economic Ties

Vladimir Putin Gifts Kim Jong Un a Lavish Russian Limousine During Visit to North Korea to Deepen Economic Ties

During a visit to North Korea to strengthen economic ties, Russia's President Vladimir Putin gifted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a Russian-made limousine, a tea set, and artwork.

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Russia Arrests Managers of Delivery Service Following Rare Disease Outbreak Linked to Ready-to-Eat Salads

Russian authorities have detained three individuals connected to a botulism outbreak due to contaminated salads and canned beans.

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Sanctioned Russian Billionaire Files Lawsuit Against UBS Over Money Laundering Alerts

Sanctioned Russian Billionaire Files Lawsuit Against UBS in Germany Over Money Laundering Alerts

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has filed a lawsuit against a German unit of UBS Group AG over anti-money laundering reports that triggered a criminal investigation of him.

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Italy Arrests Russian Businessman Accused of Helping Son of Putin Ally Escape From House Arrest

Italy Arrests Russian Businessman Accused of Helping Son of Putin Ally Escape From House Arrest

Italian authorities have arrested a Russian businessman accused of assisting the son of a Putin ally in escaping house arrest in Italy.

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Starbucks, Coca-Cola Seek Trademark Renewal in Russia

Starbucks, Coca-Cola Seek Trademark Renewal in Russia

Coca-Cola and Starbucks have sought to re-register their trademarks in Russia to protect their intellectual property rights.

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G7 Agrees to Give Ukraine $50 Billion Loan Amid War vs. Russia

G7 Agrees to Give Ukraine $50 Billion Loan Amid War vs. Russia

The leaders of the Group of Seven, the world’s wealthiest nations, have agreed to create a $50 billion loan to help Ukraine in its fight to survive Russia’s onslaught, with interest earned on profits from Russia’s frozen central bank assets used as collateral.

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2 Russian-Born American Citizens Arrested for Conspiring to Illegally Smuggle Snowmachines From US to Russia

2 Russian-Born American Citizens Arrested for Conspiring to Illegally Smuggle Snowmachines From US to Russia

Two Russian-born American citizens were arrested for attempting to illegally export $500,000 worth of snowmachines from the US to Russia via China.

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US Sanctions Several Firms in Hong Kong, UAE for Involvement in Russian Gold Trade

US Sanctions Several Firms in Hong Kong, UAE for Involvement in Russian Gold Trade

The US has imposed sanctions on several companies based in Hong Kong and the UAE for involvement in the trade of gold produced by a sanctioned Russian miner.

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EU Plans to Sanction Russia's Sovcomflot PJSC to Curb Kremlin's War Financing

EU Plans to Sanction Russia's Sovcomflot PJSC to Curb Kremlin's War Financing

The European Union is considering sanctions against Russia's Sovcomflot PJSC, a major oil-shipping company, aiming to curtail the Kremlin's financial support for its military actions in Ukraine.

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US Expects The G7 to Warn Chinese Banks Over Ties With Russia: Report

The United States anticipates the G7 to issue a stern warning to smaller Chinese banks to halt their assistance to Russia.

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Russia's Vladimir Putin Says Nearly 40% of Russian Trade Turnover Now in Rubles Amid Growing Conflict With West

Russia's Vladimir Putin Says Nearly 40% of Russian Trade Turnover Now in Rubles Amid Growing Conflict With West

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has claimed that almost 40% of the country's trade is now transacted in Russian rubles.

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Australia Sues Medibank for Data Breach due to Russian Hacking

Australia Sues Medibank for Data Breach due to Russian Hacking

The Australian Information Commissioner has filed a lawsuit against a Medibank for allegedly failing to protect data from being misused.

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