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Russian Pranksters Trick
Polish Leader. Again
Nov 22, 2022 11:31 AM CST
Russian Pranksters Trick Polish Leader. Again
This time, callers pose as French leader Macron
- Russian comedians pretending to be the French president tricked the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, into giving them sensitive information after a missile exploded in eastern Poland last week. Duda's office confirmed on Tuesday that he was put through last week to a person claiming to be France's president,...
Russian Energy Bigwig
Falls Out of Hospital Window
Sep 1, 2022 9:39 AM CDT
Russian Energy Bigwig Falls Out of Hospital Window
What led to death of Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov, after other mysterious deaths this year, isn't clear
- What's not being disputed is that the chair of one of Russia's largest oil producers has died after falling out of a hospital window. What's murkier, however, is what led to Ravil Maganov's demise—what CBS News notes is the sixth death this year of a...
for Ukraine, Gets
Jun 21, 2022 6:20 AM CDT
Nobel Winner Sells Medal for Ukraine, Gets Huge Price
Journalist Dmitry Muratov's gold prize went for a staggering $103.5M; proceeds will go to UNICEF
- Ukrainian children and their families who've been uprooted from their homes due to the Russian-led invasion are about to get a boost from a benevolent benefactor. Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russia's independent
newspaper, announced earlier this year that he was selling the gold Nobel Peace Prize...
He Wore a 'Z' After
Medaling. Now, a Ban
May 18, 2022 9:25 AM CDT
He Wore a 'Z' After Medaling. Now, a Ban
Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak sported letter, symbol of Russian invasion, while next to Ukrainian
- The letter "Z," a letter proudly tied by the Russians to their invasion of Ukraine, has been spotted everywhere from military tanks to warmongering politicians. One of the country's gymnasts, however, is now paying the price for defiantly wearing his own version of it after medaling in...
Arrested at French Open
Jun 4, 2021 10:53 AM CDT
Russian Player Arrested at French Open
Yana Sizikova accused of match-fixing at last year's tournament
- The French Open has moved from one controversy to another with a Russian player now accused of match-fixing. Thursday got progressively worse for Yana Sizikova, who lost her opening round doubles match with fellow Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova in Paris, then was arrested and had her hotel room searched, French newspaper...
Guy 'Trapped' in
Boy Band Contest
to Boot Him
Apr 27, 2021 7:37 AM CDT
Guy 'Trapped' in Boy Band Contest Begged Viewers to Boot Him
Vladislav Ivanov made the mistake of agreeing to be on Chinese reality TV and instantly regretted it
- Many people eagerly allow themselves to be subjected to unpleasant situations in the name of reality television. For Vladislav Ivanov, that wasn't quite the case. Thanks to his Mandarin skills, the 27-year-old from Russia had originally been recruited to serve as a teacher and translator for
Produce Camp 2021
Among Charges in Capitol Riot,
a 'Bizarre Claim' About Russia
Jan 18, 2021 6:21 AM CST
Among Charges in Capitol Riot, a 'Bizarre Claim' About Russia
FBI investigating whether Pa. woman swiped computer from Pelosi office to sell to Russians
- An engraved nameplate apparently isn't the only thing swiped from Nancy Pelosi's office during the Capitol riot. The FBI filed an arrest warrant Sunday against Pennsylvania woman Riley June Williams, with charges linked to the Jan. 6 attack in DC including entering a restricted building, disrupting the orderly...
Navy Sailor Charged With
Giving Intel to a Russian
Jul 17, 2020 7:44 AM CDT
Navy Sailor Charged With Giving Intel to a Russian
Charles T. Briggs was also hit with child pornography charges
- A US Navy sailor based out of Portsmouth, Va., is heading to a general court-martial next week, accused of handing over classified information to a Russian he reportedly knew. Per a charge sheet cited by the
, Chief Petty Officer Charles T. Briggs is said to have used a government...
Russian Pranksters: Harry Said
Trump Has 'Blood on His Hands'
Mar 11, 2020 1:00 PM CDT
Russian Pranksters: Harry Said Trump Has 'Blood on His Hands'
Vovan and Lexus reportedly got prince to dish on several topics during 2 prank calls
- Jokesters Alexey Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov apparently like impersonating Greta Thunberg —so much so that they reportedly spent New Year's Eve pranking Prince Harry, pretending they were the Swedish teen climate activist. Per the BBC , the notorious Russian duo known as Vovan and Lexus reportedly placed two calls...
Jan 6, 2020 7:55 AM CST
Latest Victim of Russian Pranksters: Maxine Waters
Democratic congresswoman thought she was talking to Greta Thunberg
- They've gotten Rick Perry , Elton John , Lindsey Graham , and Maxine Waters , among others, and now, Maxine Waters again. "They" being Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, aka Russian rogues Vovan and Lexus, who've placed prank calls to high-profile names worldwide. This time, they fooled the Democratic congresswoman into...
Cop Found Her
Singing in the
She's a Viral Hit
Oct 1, 2019 9:20 AM CDT
Cop Found Her Singing in the Subway. Now She's a Viral Hit
People want to help Emily Zamourka, a homeless immigrant—but it's complicated
- It's "like the
story, but on social media." That's how a rep for a Los Angeles councilman describes the plight of Emily Zamourka, a homeless woman discovered singing in an empty subway station by an LAPD officer. Zamourka may now have a new lease...
Calls With Putin,
Sep 28, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
WH Concealed Calls With Putin, Crown Prince: Report
As well as reported convo in which Trump told Russians election interference didn't concern him
- As an impeachment inquiry into President Trump gains momentum after a whistleblower complaint regarding his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky, more stories are breaking that suggest a concealment like the one alleged after the Trump-Zelensky call may not have been limited to that call. Sources tell CNN...
Russian Navy Boat Gets
Sunk by Angry Mammal
Sep 25, 2019 6:01 PM CDT
Russian Navy Boat Gets Sunk by Angry Mammal
Seems a walrus was protecting her cubs
- A Russian Navy vessel was apparently sunk last week by an ill-tempered walrus, CBS News reports. Researchers on an Arctic tugboat had boarded a rubber landing craft for shore when the marine mammal attacked. "During the landing at Cape Heller, a group of researchers had to flee from a...
Russian Sailors Were Doing
This During Near-Collision
Jun 9, 2019 5:34 PM CDT
Russian Sailors Were Doing This During Near-Collision
In a Navy video, they appear to be sunbathing
- A Navy cruiser and a Russian destroyer nearly collided Friday in the Philippine Sea, sparking an instant blame game between the two nations. Now for another issue:
Navy video of the incident appears to show shirtless Russian sailors soaking up rays on a rear helipad as the crisis unfolded,...
'Unexplained Phone Call' Raises
Eyebrows in Skripal Case
May 20, 2019 7:55 AM CDT
'Unexplained Phone Call' Raises Eyebrows in Skripal Case
Authorities say 2 Russian suspects may have received a 'signal'
- The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal just slathered another layer of mystery on. The
reports Anatoliy Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin, the two Russians suspected of attacking the father and daughter in Salisbury, England, in March 2018 with a Novichok nerve agent, may have had some off-site assistance. Investigators...
Should 'Stop the Bull'
Apr 21, 2019 5:00 PM CDT
Giuliani: Romney Should 'Stop the Bull'
Trump's lawyer dukes it out on the Sunday morning shows
- President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, per the AP...
Indicted Russian Firm Rails
Against Mueller's 'Nude Selfie'
Dec 28, 2018 10:55 AM CST
Indicted Russian Firm Rails Against Mueller's 'Nude Selfie'
Concord Management and Consulting says special counsel 'collected' a naked pic in his Russia probe
- Not surprising: There are lots of nude selfies floating around. Perhaps surprising: Robert Mueller has one of them. That's the claim being made by a Russian firm indicted by Mueller over the summer on charges it helped a Russian troll farm interfere in the US 2016 elections, per the...
His Odor Grounded a Plane.
A Month Later, He Died
Jun 28, 2018 8:51 AM CDT
His Odor Grounded a Plane. A Month Later, He Died
It turns out Andrey Suchilin was suffering from necrosis, which was causing the smell
- A story that began embarrassingly has ended tragically.
reports on the death of 58-year-old Andrey Suchilin, a Russian guitarist who spurred an emergency landing of a Transavia Airlines plane in Portugal. Per
via WJW , Suchilin's odor during the May 29 flight from Spain to the Netherlands...
Fly Out to Meet
May 12, 2018 9:30 AM CDT
US Fighters Fly Out to Meet Russian Bombers
F-22s intercept visitors near Alaska
- Giddyup, those are Russians: American F-22s flew out to monitor two Russian TU-95 "Bear" bombers flying close to Alaska on Friday, CNN reports. The F-22s stayed close until the Russians left a stretch of mostly international airspace along Alaska's coastline, per Fox News . The nuclear-capable bombers didn't...
Trump Responds to Bannon's
Damning Comments in Book
Jan 3, 2018 1:00 PM CST
Trump Responds to Bannon's Damning Comments in Book
'He lost his mind,' says the president of former adviser's comments to author Michael Wolff
- A highly anticipated book about the Trump White House comes out next week, and some advance peeks already are making headlines. Two in particular from
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
by Michael Wolff (a Newser founder): The Trump team, including Trump himself, genuinely did not expect to...
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