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August 18, 2015
Kerry says China and Russia 'very likely' reading his emails
Washington (AFP) Aug 12, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry accused China and Russia of "very likely" reading his emails Tuesday, adding that the US has and will continue to discuss cyber attacks with China. "The answer is it is very likely. It is not ... outside the realm of possibility, and we know that they have attacked a number of American interests over the course of the last days," Kerry said on the TV show CBS Evening News. His comments came in response to a question from host Scott Pelley about whether he thought ... read more

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