Tag Archives: Russia

New car sales in Russia seen slowing in 2019: AEB

MOSCOW: Sales of new cars in Russia are expected to rise 3.6 percent this year to 1.87 million, marking a slowdown from last year’s surge, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) lobby group said on Monday. New car sales in 2018 rose 12.8 percent year on year, while the number of new cars sold in December was 5.6 percent higher than ... Read More »

Trump defends ‘absolute right’ to share ‘facts’ with Russia

US President Donald Trump has defended his “absolute right” to share information with Russia, following a row over classified material. Mr Trump tweeted that he had shared “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety” and wanted Russia to do more against so-called Islamic State. He met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office last week. US media said ... Read More »

Apple Rejects iPhone Price-Fixing Allegations in Russia

Apple Inc on Tuesday rejected allegations from Russia’s state competition watchdog it may have been involved in fixing prices for iPhones, saying resellers set their own prices. Apple reacted a day after Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) said it had opened a case into the allegations after a consumer had pointed out that identical prices had been set for iPhone ... Read More »

Russia Says Investigating iPhone Price-Fixing Allegations

Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service said on Monday it had opened a case into price-fixing allegations concerning Apple iPhones. “The Anti-Monopoly Service sees signs of price fixing violations in the Russian Federation at Apple iPhone resellers, which resulted in the same prices for these smartphones,” it said in a statement. A representative for Apple in Russia was not immediately available for ... Read More »

New Spyware Detected Targeting Firms in Russia, China: Symantec

A previously unknown group called “Strider” has been conducting cyber-espionage attacks against selected targets in Russia, China, Sweden, and Belgium, US-based computer security firm Symantec said on Monday. The group, which has been active since at least October 2011 and could have links to a national intelligence agency, has been using an advanced piece of hidden malware identified by Symantec ... Read More »

Google, Apple Face Kremlin Tax Fire for ‘Milking’ Russia

When he’s not checking Gmail on his MacBook, Vladimir Putin’s new Internet czar can’t stop railing against American technology companies. Google, Apple and Microsoft, collectively worth more than Russia’s gross domestic product, have all entered German Klimenko’s crosshairs since he was named Putin’s first Internet adviser six weeks ago. In a 90-minute interview peppered with expletives, Klimenko said forcing Google ... Read More »