The US, Britain and Australia have accused Russia of cyber attacks on computer networks that could be used to sabotage critical infrastructure. They say Russia is using the internet for political and economic espionage.
A new framework to allow sanctions over chemical weapon use could see restrictions placed on Russia over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. Potential sanctions could involve travel bans and asset freezes.
From Berlin to Washington, Western governments have accused Moscow of staging all kinds of cyberattacks. DW examines the revelations about Russia's counterintelligence operations on foreign soil.
The NATO allies have agreed to expand their decades-old military alliance as they brace for Britain's exit from the EU. The UK has already said it would retain military presence in Germany even after next year's Brexit.
Germany has joined British and Dutch authorities in accusing Russia of instigating massive international cyberattacks. Berlin said such attacks could endanger public security and democracy.
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