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Security Council meeting. President Putin chaired a meeting of the Russian Federation Security Council via videoconference.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues. Today we will discuss issues pertaining to protecting and ensuring the reliable operation of our information systems and communications networks, as well as measures to counter external threats in this area. This is a complicated topic that is, of course, extremely relevant. Everybody understands that. It is of primary importance for our sovereignty and security, for the economy, governance and public stability.  The number of cyberattacks on Russian information infrastructure has been growing in the past

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Tattoos vs tradition as funerals evolve 

Modern Aussies have little interest in traditional funerals – they’re more for being farewelled at a beach or bowlo before being pressed into a jewel, rocketed into space in a firework or tattooed into someone’s skin. Increasingly, conventional services are being boycotted in favour of informal gathering as families look for alternative ways to celebrate loved ones who might not

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Two asylum seeker boats turned back 

The outgoing home affairs minister Karen Andrews has confirmed two asylum seeker boats on their way to Australia have been turned back since Wednesday. The Liberal MP retained her Queensland seat of McPherson in Saturday’s federal election bloodbath, which saw her party lose government. The coalition came under fire for revealing on election day that asylum seekers on a boat

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Sleepy Joe has two words for the North Korean leader

The US president had little to say to Kim Jong-un when asked what message he wanted to relay Asked by a reporter if he had a message for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Joe Biden succinctly replied “Hello. Period” on Sunday, his last day in South Korea before moving on to the Japanese leg of his Asian trip.

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The US is using Ukraine to ramp up Taiwan tensions, but China is unlikely to fall into Washington’s trap 

Washington believes its response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict gives it a stronger hand against China By Timur Fomenko The US Department of State’s fact sheet on America’s relationship with Taiwan has recently changed. References to America’s commitment to the One China Policy, the acknowledgement that Taiwan is “part of China,” were removed, and replacedwith a series of paragraphs which instead detailed the importance of America’s

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By moving to trash their relations with Russia, Sweden and Finland’s leaders are taking their people down a dangerous road by Robert Bridge

Neutrality has been abandoned for no objective reason other than American-driven Russophobia Sweden and Finland have broken their status of neutrality and are seeking NATO membership in response to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. It’s the latest sign that entire countries are falling for the media’s anti-Russia spiel. After years of relatively calm relations with Moscow, Stockholm and Helsinki have cast their

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Frydenberg, vanquished, struggles to comprehend the depth of disaster 

There was a sense of unreality about Josh Frydenberg’s appearance in a Hawthorn park in inner Melbourne, where, 12 hours after virtually all hope was lost, he was still feigning to cling to the fantasy that somehow a mailbox full of postal votes could save him. “With 16,000 postal votes still to count in Kooyong, it is mathematically possible that I could

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Labor well-placed for narrow majority 

Labor has the potential to govern in its own right, as vote counting continues following the federal election. On Sunday morning, official figures from the Australian Electoral Commission had Labor on 75 seats in the House of Representatives – one short of a majority. The Liberal-National coalition was holding 51 seats. Ten independents were on track for victory, joined on

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The country expects $100 billion from exports to Europe this year 

Russia could earn a record $100 billion from gas sales to European countries in 2022 due to the sharp rise in energy prices, French newspaper Les Echos reported this week, citing Citibank analysts. According to the paper, the projected income from gas sales will be almost twice as much as last year. The analysis does not take into account profits

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