The US is furious over Russia's decision to grant asylum to whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
Russian cyber firm Kaspersky Lab says its consumer anti-virus software snagged a secret American hacking tool in 2014 but then deleted it. The admission follows US blacklisting and claims that it aided Russian spying.
Russian government-backed hackers stole US secrets on how to penetrate foreign computer networks in 2015. This after a National Security Agency contractor put highly classified information on his home computer.
Madrid stopped short of blaming the Kremlin of outright interference in Spain's domestic affairs. But there is growing evidence that the Kremlin feels empowered by sowing divisions in Europe and the United States.
Germany has decided against launching a formal inquiry into accusations of NSA espionage in the country. Revelations by Edward Snowden do not provide "concrete evidence" for the offense, prosecutors said.
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