Video: Here's a useful driving safety tip from our friends in Russia who all seem to have in-vehicle dash cams: If you find yourself on the road behind a mysterious cloud of smoke, it might be a good idea to slow down and drive around the obstacle, instead of speeding up and finding out what's behind all that smoke the hard way. Judging by a video of the aftermath, the results aren't pretty.
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During the Cold War, the United States fought a war of information (and disinformation) against communism. The lead agency of that war was the United States Information Agency (USIA), the propaganda arm of the US government, which was dissolved in 1999. But now James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, says the US needs that group again. Actually, he just told Congress that they need a "USIA on steroids".
In response to Russian "cyber operations aimed at the US election", the White House released a declassified joint analysis by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security earlier this week of the campaign they have named "Grizzly Steppe".
President Obama wrapped up a much anticipated press conference earlier today, where he mostly answered questions about Russia hacking the US election. Did the commander-in-chief announce a superheroic effort to bring Putin to justice and find a way to re-do the election? Nah. But he did blame the media for being gossipy sensationalists.
Following President Obama's order for a full report on "cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election," multiple sources aretelling multiple publications that Russia used hacking as a tool to benefit the election of Donald Trump and harm his opponent, Hillary Clinton. A flurry of information has led to accusations of partisanship harming national security.
Earlier this month, an HIV epidemic was officially declared in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, where the health department estimates 1 out of every 50 residents is a carrier of the virus. The government has been hesitant to recognise that Russia is experiencing one of the world's fastest-growing HIV epidemics.
In May, the head of the state AIDS center said that the country hit a tragic milestone of one million diagnosed HIV cases; it's estimated that three million people will be infected by 2020.
Video: We can't read any of the text in this trailer, though presumably it's the set-up for director Svyatoslav Podgayevskiy's The Bride. But who needs words when the images are so freakin' terrifying? Clearly, a white-gowned spirit who's been in the grave for a century or so has risen to be the ultimate Bridezilla.
Russia is flexing its military muscle as tensions with the US simmer in the wake of a heated third presidential debate, where Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton called Republican candidate Donald Trump a "puppet" for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now, Russia has declassified the first image of its new thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.
Patrons of the National Republican Senatorial Committee's merchandise, such as #NeverHillary stickers or Make America Great Again wristbands, may be in for a nasty surprise. Why? Well, there's a pretty good chance that credit card details from these transactions are being sold online by Russian hackers right now.