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    EU into extension of sanctions against Russia – Ukrainian Foreign Minister
    May15

    EU into extension of sanctions against Russia – Ukrainian Foreign Minister

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has announced the foreign ministers of the European Union countries who participated in a meeting of the EU Informal Group ”Friends of Ukraine” supported the extension of sanctions against Russia. ”There was a very informative meeting with the EU foreign ministers, as we had time to discuss...

    Putin says Russia right to boycott Eurovision over Ukraine
    May15

    Putin says Russia right to boycott Eurovision over Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia was right to boycott this year`s Eurovision song contest because Ukrainian authorities were not up to the job of organizing such events, according to Reuters. Russia`s state broadcaster boycotted the contest after Ukraine, the host country, barred entry to the Russian contestant because...

    New wave of ransom threats seen in unprecedented global attack – Bloomberg
    May15

    New wave of ransom threats seen in unprecedented global attack – Bloomberg

    An unrivaled global cyber-attack is poised to continue claiming victims Monday as people return to work and turn on their desktop computers, even as hospitals and other facilities gained the upper hand against the first wave, according to Bloomberg. More than 200,000 computers in at least 150 countries have so far been infected, according to...

    China to repair collapsed bridge in Kyiv and build new one near Kremenchuk
    May15

    China to repair collapsed bridge in Kyiv and build new one near Kremenchuk

    Ukrainian delegates led by First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv and China Road and Bridge Corporation`s management have agreed in Beijing on the reconstruction of Kyiv`s Shuliavsky overpass and the construction of a bridge near the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk, according to the Ukrainian...

    North Korea: New rocket can carry nuclear warhead
    May15

    North Korea: New rocket can carry nuclear warhead

    North Korea has announced that Sunday`s missile launch tested a new type of rocket capable of carrying a ”large-scale heavy nuclear warhead.” The test led to an international outcry and a call for harsher sanctions, according to Deutsche Welle. Sunday`s launch was a ”newly-developed mid/long-range strategic ballistic rocket, Hwasong-12,” North...

    PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer Oleh Sentsov
    May15

    PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer Oleh Sentsov

    Authors, television hosts, and other creative allies joined PEN America in a letter calling on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to press for the immediate release of Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian writer and filmmaker imprisoned in Russia`s Siberia on terrorism charges widely considered to be a groundless attempt to silence his criticism of...

    U.S. Mission to OSCE says Russia boosting artillery presence in Donbas
    May14

    U.S. Mission to OSCE says Russia boosting artillery presence in Donbas

    In the past three months, Russian-occupation forces in Donbas have massively deployed heavy artillery banned under the Minsk agreements, according to Kate Byrnes, the U.S. envoy to the OSCE, who addressed the organization`s Permanent Council on Thursday, May 11. ”Despite a deliberate pattern of behavior by Russian-led separatist forces aimed at...

    Suspected Russia-backed hackers target Baltic energy networks
    May14

    Suspected Russia-backed hackers target Baltic energy networks

    Suspected Russia-backed hackers have launched exploratory cyber attacks against the energy networks of the Baltic states, sources said, raising security concerns inside the West`s main military alliance, NATO, according to Reuters. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, all members of NATO and the European Union, are on the political front line of...

    British foreign secretary Boris Johnson believes Russia will try to hack UK election
    May14

    British foreign secretary Boris Johnson believes Russia will try to hack UK election

    There is a ”realistic possibility” Russia might try to interfere in Britain`s national election next month, according to Boris Johnson, British foreign secretary, Newsweek reported citing Johnson`s interview with The Telegraph. Johnson also said Russian president Vladimir Putin would ”rejoice” if Jeremy Corbyn`s Labour party won the June 8...

    N. Korea fires ballistic missile, S. Korea convenes National Security Council session
    May14

    N. Korea fires ballistic missile, S. Korea convenes National Security Council session

    North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning from a site north of Pyongyang, South Korea`s military said, as President Moon Jae-in immediately convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the issue, according to South Korea`s Yonhap news agency. ”North Korea fired an unidentified missile at around...

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