The ferry service was launched in May in spite of calls by the United States for countries to curtail relations with Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.
Ukraine, which believes Russia is behind regular attacks on its computer systems, is trying to roll out a national strategy to keep state institutions and major companies safe. Moscow denies that it is behind cyber attacks on its neighbour.
In July, Moscow ordered the United States to cut the number of its staff working in Russia by around 60 per cent, as part of a diplomatic row.
“According to the latest information, 19 people have been killed,” the head of the regional health service, Alexandre Kiryukhin, told the TASS news agency.
Some 470 accounts spent a total of approximately $100,000 between June 2015 to May 2017 on ads that touted fake or misleading news or drove traffic to pages with such messages, a Facebook official said.
The FSB said in a statement it had “thwarted the illegal activities of … the international terrorist organisation Islamic State” on September 30, by detaining all members of a cell in the Moscow region.
The FSB security service said in a statement that it had detained a man who was serving as a conscript in the Russian armed forces in Crimea and a woman.
Major-General Igor Konashenkov of the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement that the Russian and Syrian air forces did not bomb residential areas and accused the observatory of making up allegations and of sympathising with radical Islamist militants.
A Russian fugitive, accused of committing murder in his homeland, has been sent to judicial custody for four days by a special Delhi court, dealing with the extradition proceedings initiated by the Centre.
Washington, European countries, Turkey and Iran have all lined up to oppose a move by Iraq’s Kurds to hold a Sept. 25 independence referendum, which the Kurds consider the culmination of decades of struggle for a state of their own, but Iraq calls a violation of its constitution.
Regional tensions have soared this month as North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test and staged an intermediate-range missile test over Japan. Trump has not ruled out a military option for dealing with Pyongyang.
The supplies to Venezuela will be carried out as part of commercial contracts between Russian and Venezuelan state companies, Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said in an interview for the Reuters Russia Investment Summit.
17-year-old Viktoria Kuznetsova left her nine-month-old baby, Egor, alone in the house to visit her friends, after her husband who works in the military left for service.
In Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency said China and Russia began naval drills off the Russian far eastern port of Vladivostok, not far from the Russia-North Korea border.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting with the US-led coalition, said six of its fighters had been wounded in the strike.