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Russia says ready to thwart World Cup security threats

Russia said Wednesday it was ready to thwart any threats to the World Cup, which kicks off in Moscow next week, as a massive security effort ramps up.

Facts about Kremlin critics murdered in Ukraine

Kiev on Wednesday admitted staging the murder of anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko in an elaborate operation by its security services to thwart an alleged Russian plot to kill him.

Paris attack latest linked to Russian Caucasus

A knife attack in Paris that killed one man on Saturday, carried out by a French citizen born in Chechnya, is the latest of numerous suspected acts of terrorism linked to the troubled Russian region.

Russia orders Telegram to hand over users’ encryption keys

Encrypted messaging app Telegram has lost an appeal before Russia’s Supreme Court where it sought to block the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB) from gaining access to user data, as reported by Bloomberg.

UK authorities know more about substance that made Russian ex-spy ill

The British authorities know more about a substance which Russian ex-spy, Sergei Skripal, was exposed to before he became critically ill, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday.

Russia to shut down factories for World Cup

Russia is overruling fearful big business owners and looking to shut down dozens of gigantic factories to avert accidents and the threat of terror attacks during this year's World Cup.

FIFA says it trusts Russia to ensure safe World Cup despite clashes

The world football governing body FIFA expressed "complete trust" Friday in Russia's ability to ensure a safe World Cup despite fan violence in Spain during which a policeman died.

Russia’s Putin calls Saint Petersburg blast ‘act of terror’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called an explosion that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people, "an act of terror."

Nigerian scholars abroad owed N2.4 billion

The Director in charge of Scholarship at the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) said N2.4 billion is owed Nigerian scholars abroad by the Board due to inadequate or lack of budgetary provisions.

Senator Saraki directs MDAs to submit outstanding scholarships to Senate

President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday met with representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for the welfare of Nigerian Students on scholarships abroad now stranded due to non-payment of their living allowances and tuition fees by relevant government agencies.

Russia detains two over suspected terror plot

Russia’s FSB intelligence agency said Thursday that it had detained two men from ex-Soviet Central Asia who were plotting to carry out stabbing and suicide bomb attacks in Moscow.

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