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    Macron campaign was target of cyber attacks by GRU-linked hackers – Reuters
    Apr25

    Macron campaign was target of cyber attacks by GRU-linked hackers – Reuters

    The campaign of Emmanuel Macron, the favorite to win France`s presidential election, has been targeted by a cyber espionage group linked by some experts to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, according to Reuters. Feike Hacquebord, a researcher with security firm Trend Micro said he had found evidence that the spy group, dubbed ”Pawn...

    White House calls Senate to briefing on North Korea – media
    Apr25

    White House calls Senate to briefing on North Korea – media

    In a rare move, the entire U.S. Senate is being called to the White House for a briefing on North Korea, according to the BBC. Washington has become increasingly concerned at North Korean missile and nuclear tests and threats to its neighbors and the U.S., the BBC wrote. The briefing, involving 100 senators as well as Secretary of State Rex...

    Russian journalist presents proofs of Russian Colonel Sergey Dubinsky involvement in MH17 downing
    Apr25

    Russian journalist presents proofs of Russian Colonel Sergey Dubinsky involvement in MH17 downing

    Special correspondent of Russia`s Novaya Gazeta Pavel Kanygin has found exclusive proof of involvement of Russian Colonel Sergey Dubinsky, nom de guerre Khmuryi (‘Gloomy’ or ‘Grumpy’), in the organization of the MH17 downing in occupied territory in Donbas in July 2014. See also: Short summary of MH17 crash investigation....

    U.S. may cut financial assistance to Ukraine by 70% in 2018 – media
    Apr25

    U.S. may cut financial assistance to Ukraine by 70% in 2018 – media

    U.S. President Donald Trump`s vow to put ”America first” includes a plan to drastically cut assistance to developing countries and merge the State Department with USAID, according to an internal budget document and sources, according to Foreign Policy. The administration`s March budget proposal vowed to slash aid to developing countries by over...

    Moscow court rejected appeal against ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses – they still in status of “extremist organization”
    Apr25

    Moscow court rejected appeal against ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses – they still in status of “extremist organization”

    Moscow`s Zamoskvoretsky court has rejected a lawsuit filed by the Jehovah`s Witnesses religious group against the Justice Ministry`s ruling on banning its activity in Russia, according to the Russian news agency TASS. The organization asked the court to recognize the Justice Ministry`s ruling as illegal and order its cancellation, TASS reported...

    EU considers Russia main threat to Black Sea region – Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine
    Apr25

    EU considers Russia main threat to Black Sea region – Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli has said that Russia is seen as the main threat to the Black Sea region, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Speaking at the meeting of the international roundtable in Kyiv, he said that the European Union understands that it needs to strengthen relations with Russia and...

    Trump and Merkel discussed by phone a peaceful solution of Donbas crisis
    Apr25

    Trump and Merkel discussed by phone a peaceful solution of Donbas crisis

    U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed by phone a peaceful solution of the Donbas conflict, according to the White House. ”The President also reaffirmed our support for German- and French-led efforts to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine on the basis of the Minsk agreements,” the...

    Gazprom`s western partners agree Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline financing – Reuters
    Apr24

    Gazprom`s western partners agree Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline financing – Reuters

    Western partners of Russian gas giant Gazprom agreed on Monday on financing the 9.5-billion euro Nord Stream 2 pipeline, removing a key hurdle for the Russian plan to pump more gas to Europe, according to Reuters. At a signing ceremony in Paris, Uniper, Wintershall, Shell, OMV and Engie agreed to each loan 10 percent of the cost of the venture,...

    U.S. not to lift sanctions against Russia until Minsk accords implemented – Tillerson
    Apr24

    U.S. not to lift sanctions against Russia until Minsk accords implemented – Tillerson

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson phoned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday to discuss his recent trip to Moscow and his message to the Russian leadership, the U.S. Department of State said in a press release. Although the United States is interested in improving relations with Russia, Russia`s actions in eastern Ukraine remain an...

    Mogherini in Moscow says EU doesn’t recognize Crimea annexation but Russian foreign Minister considers Crimea Crisis like Falkland Islands issue
    Apr24

    Mogherini in Moscow says EU doesn’t recognize Crimea annexation but Russian foreign Minister considers Crimea Crisis like Falkland Islands issue

    The European Union does not recognize the annexation in Crimea, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said at a joint press conference in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday. See also: Russian aggression against Ukraine, international law and global security: 25 key theses ”We also...

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