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    U.S. jury convicts son of Russian lawmaker for massive online theft scheme
    Aug26

    U.S. jury convicts son of Russian lawmaker for massive online theft scheme

    A U.S. jury has convicted a Russian man on charges related to a massive computer hack into American businesses to steal credit-card information, according to Radio Liberty. The jury in Seattle federal court found Roman Seleznev guilty on 38 charges on August 25, including hacking and wire fraud. He faces up to 34 years in prison, RFE/RL reports....

    Ships of Russian Black Sea Fleet, Caspian Flotilla put to sea for snap check
    Aug26

    Ships of Russian Black Sea Fleet, Caspian Flotilla put to sea for snap check

    The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that warships, boats and support vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla have left their permanent bases for dispersal areas in the waters of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea for a surprise combat readiness inspection, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”More than 15 warships...

    Oil prices dip as Saudi Arabia dampens prospects of output freeze – Reuters
    Aug26

    Oil prices dip as Saudi Arabia dampens prospects of output freeze – Reuters

    Oil prices dipped in early trading on Friday after the Saudi energy minister tempered expectations of strong market intervention by producers during talks next month, according to Reuters. International benchmark Brent crude oil prices were trading at $49.55 per barrel at 01:14 GMT, down 12 cents from their previous close, as reported by Reuters....

    Blast hits police building in Cizre, Turkey
    Aug26

    Blast hits police building in Cizre, Turkey

    A large car bomb has exploded outside a police building in Cizre, in south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and injuring more than 45, reports say, according to the BBC. The explosion occurred at 07:00 (04:00 GMT). Pictures show a multi-storey building in ruins, the BBC wrote. It is unclear who carried out the attack, but Turkish media blamed...

    Bloomberg: Russia says Chinese hackers are getting more aggressive
    Aug26

    Bloomberg: Russia says Chinese hackers are getting more aggressive

    While the West sees Russia as a cyber predator, hackers in the East increasingly view it as prey, according to online security company Kaspersky Lab, which says there`s been a sharp spike in attacks from China, according to Bloomberg. Cases of Chinese hacking of Russian industries including defense, nuclear, and aviation rose almost threefold to...

    Ukraine Intelligence outlines threats posed by sudden combat readiness check of Russian troops
    Aug26

    Ukraine Intelligence outlines threats posed by sudden combat readiness check of Russian troops

    Representative of the Main Intelligence Department of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry, Vadym Skibitskyi, said that the Russian government may at any moment change the declared purpose of new military exercise carried out in Russia. Skibitskyi made this statement commenting on Russia`s sudden announcement of combat readiness check of military districts...

    Ukraine, China draw roadmap for economic cooperation
    Aug26

    Ukraine, China draw roadmap for economic cooperation

    Ukraine and China are developing an economic cooperation roadmap for joint implementation of projects in agricultural, industrial, energy and infrastructure areas, Ukraine Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska said following the 4th meeting of the Subcommittee on trade and economic cooperation of the Commission for Cooperation between the...

    Ukrainian Appeal Court rejects recovery of UAH 300 mln from Imexbank owner in favour of NBU
    Aug26

    Ukrainian Appeal Court rejects recovery of UAH 300 mln from Imexbank owner in favour of NBU

    The Court of Appeal of Odesa region has overturned a decision of the Prymorskyi District Court of Odesa city, dated March 16, that ordered MP Leonid Klimov to pay UAH 309.851 million in favor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), as a guarantor under the agreement on the provision of a stabilization loan to Imexbank, which is owned by the MP....

    Militants shell checkpoint in Maryinka, people evacuated
    Aug25

    Militants shell checkpoint in Maryinka, people evacuated

    The Russian-backed separatists have attacked a checkpoint in Maryinka, Ukrainian Border Guard Service press secretary Oleh Slobodyan wrote on Facebook. According to Slobodyan, at about 7:30 p.m. militants shelled the checkpoint in Maryinka using 80-mm mortars from the uncontrolled territory of the village of Oleksandrivka. Slobodyan informed that...

    Tombinski warns against introducing ”mirror” trade sanctions against Russia by Ukraine
    Aug25

    Tombinski warns against introducing ”mirror” trade sanctions against Russia by Ukraine

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski believes that Ukraine`s decision to respond with ”mirror” trade sanctions against Russia would not be a reasonable measure. Tombinski said this in a radio interview to EU Radio – European Station.  Tombinski pointed to Ukraine`s role as a transit country in trade....

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