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New Russian Weapon Can Travel 27 Times the Speed of Sound

MOSCOW — A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia's defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country's nuclear strike capability. “I congratulate you on this landma...
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Putin Hails Russian Arms Sales Abroad

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that arms sales abroad have continued to increase over the past year. Russian arms shipments abroad this year included the delivery of the S-400 air defense mis...

Fresno COG Recovers from ‘Catastrophic’ Cyber Attack

Cyber hackers, believed to be from Russia, encrypted thousands of files from the Fresno Council of Governments, demanding an $8,000 ransom. The public agency declined to pay and lost access to the files. Listen to this article: https://d28jd3p91iwyr0...
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Anti-Doping Agency Imposes 4-Year Ban on Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will st...

Russian Scientists Present Ancient Puppy Found in Permafrost

YAKUTSK, Russia — Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country’s Far East. “This puppy has all its limbs, pelage – fur, even whiskers. The nose is visible. There are teeth. ...