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    For Ransom, Bitcoin Replaces the Bag of Bills
    Jul27

    For Ransom, Bitcoin Replaces the Bag of Bills

    Photo A Bitcoin conference and trade show in New York last year. The currency was unveiled by an anonymous creator in 2009. Credit Mark Lennihan/Associated Press In the old days, criminals liked their ransom payments in briefcases full of unmarked bills. These days, there’s a new preferred method for hostage takers: the virtual currency...

    Ukraine detains another suspected Russian soldier
    Jul26

    Ukraine detains another suspected Russian soldier

    KIEV: Ukrainian state security agents on Sunday questioned a soldier suspected of being a Russian army officer who was picked up while riding in a military truck packed with ammunition in the country’s east. If he is confirmed as a Russian soldier, Ukraine is likely to use the case to bolster its charges that Russia is continuing direct...

    China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached
    Jul26

    China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached

    Photo Water pipes set aside near where Ecuador wants a Chinese oil company to build a giant refinery, outside the port of Manta. China has invested heavily in overseas oil projects. Credit Ivan Kashinsky for The New York Times EL CHACO, Ecuador — Where the Andean foothills dip into the Amazon jungle, nearly 1,000 Chinese engineers and workers...

    Football: 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw held
    Jul25

    Football: 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw held

    Turkey ends up with Croatia, Iceland, Ukraine and Finland at Group I after ceremony in Russian city Saint Petersburg …read more Source: Anadolu...

    ‘US would like Russia to cease to exist as a country’ – Russia’s top security official — RT News
    Jul25

    ‘US would like Russia to cease to exist as a country’ – Russia’s top security official — RT News

    Russia’s extreme wealth doesn’t allow the US to rest, prompting Washington to invent a putative “Russian threat” and scheming against Moscow through the Ukrainian crisis, the head of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, told Kommersant daily. The US is not a universal evil, yet Washington takes the decision whom to...

    US strengthening Ukraine’s ‘puppet government’: Analyst
    Jul25

    US strengthening Ukraine’s ‘puppet government’: Analyst

    The US wants to “strengthen the puppet government” in Ukraine against mass opposition, an analyst says. …read more Source:...

    Crimea’s integration into Russia lawful: Medvedev
    Jul25

    Crimea’s integration into Russia lawful: Medvedev

    Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has defended the rejoining of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea with the Russian Federation, describing the region’s decision to separate from Ukraine as legal under international rules. “The issue of Crimea is really closed and it was primarily closed by its residents who decided their future …...

    Ukrainian Jews escape war and return to their roots
    Jul25

    Ukrainian Jews escape war and return to their roots

    70 years of Communist repression left countless Ukrainian Jews disconnected from their Jewish heritage and tradition.‏ …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    US troops to train regular Ukrainian army
    Jul25

    US troops to train regular Ukrainian army

    This fall US will start training Ukrainian military troops …read more Source: World...

    State Department: US troops to train regular Ukrainian military troops
    Jul25

    State Department: US troops to train regular Ukrainian military troops

    US troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday. “This training is part of our long-running defense cooperation with Ukraine and is taking place at...

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