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    Russia Scandal: Senate backs sanctions on country over US election hacking
    Jun15

    Russia Scandal: Senate backs sanctions on country over US election hacking

    This new bill would give sanctions imposed by then president Barack Obama via an executive order the full force of law. The US Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to punish Russia over its alleged election meddling, passing a bill that would bar President Donald Trump from unilaterally easing existing sanctions on Moscow.The vote at a time of...

    CIA Closely Monitored Ukraine in 2014 – Putin
    Jun15

    CIA Closely Monitored Ukraine in 2014 – Putin

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) closely monitored Ukraine in 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with US filmmaker Oliver Stone. “The CIA watched it [Ukraine] very closely. All you need is to look at how the events unfolded. After [then Ukrainian President Viktor] Yanukovych announced that...

    Putin Vows to Defend Crimea With All Possible Means
    Jun15

    Putin Vows to Defend Crimea With All Possible Means

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russia in case of a threat to Crimea will defend it with all available means, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “After Crimea became a fully-fledged part of the Russian Federation, our attitude to this territory radically changed. And if we see a threat to our territory — and the Crimea is our territory — we, like any...

    EU Parliament, Council of EU Agree on New Trade Preferences for Ukraine
    Jun15

    EU Parliament, Council of EU Agree on New Trade Preferences for Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached an agreement on proposals of the European Commission to introduce additional trade preferences for Ukraine, but this is not to be their final act of approval, a European Commission spokesperson told RIA Novosti. “The European Parliament and the Council...

    Politics: Congress just dealt a huge blow to Trump’s Russia plans, and the White House is already ‘pushing back’
    Jun15

    Politics: Congress just dealt a huge blow to Trump’s Russia plans, and the White House is already ‘pushing back’

    The Senate voted Wednesday, by a 97-to-2 margin, to pass a measure that would toughen sanctions on Russia The Senate voted Wednesday, by a 97-to-2 margin, to pass a measure that would toughen sanctions on Russia and, in Republicans’ first significant blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda, prevent the White House from unilaterally...

    Civilians in Donetsk Threatened by No Access to Drinking Water – UN
    Jun14

    Civilians in Donetsk Threatened by No Access to Drinking Water – UN

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The well-being of hundreds of thousands of civilians on both sides of the contact line in Donetsk is under threat because of lack of access to drinking water, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien said in a statement on Wednesday. “I am deeply concerned for the well-being of some 400,000...

    Tech: Paul Allen’s rocket-launching plane is the biggest in the world — here is how it stacks up to other great flying machines
    Jun14

    Tech: Paul Allen’s rocket-launching plane is the biggest in the world — here is how it stacks up to other great flying machines

    The Stratolaunch plane is now the biggest in the world. This GIF shows its immense size in comparison to other planes. The Stratolaunch plane is now the biggest in the world. Owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, its 385-foot wingspan bests the next biggest, Ukraine’s Antonov An-225 at 290 feet. The 500,000-pound aircraft is 238 feet...

    Mission Complete: What the US Really Had in Mind for Ukraine
    Jun14

    Mission Complete: What the US Really Had in Mind for Ukraine

    On Tuesday, Nikolai Silaev, Senior Researcher at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and Research Director for Foreign Policy, and Andrei Sushentsov, the Valdai Club’s Program Director and a managing partner with Foreign Policy presented their report on four possible scenarios for the further development of Ukraine....

    ‘Industroyer’ virus could bring down power networks, researchers warn
    Jun14

    ‘Industroyer’ virus could bring down power networks, researchers warn

    Discovery of new malware shows vulnerability of critical infrastructure, just months after the WannaCry ransomware took out NHS computers Six months on from a hacking attack that caused a blackout in Kiev, Ukraine, security researchers have warned that the malware that was used in the attack would be “easy” to convert to cripple infrastructure in...

    Over 10,000 Killed, Nearly 24,000 Injured in Ukraine’s Conflict Since 2014 – UN
    Jun13

    Over 10,000 Killed, Nearly 24,000 Injured in Ukraine’s Conflict Since 2014 – UN

    KIEV (Sputnik) – The violence in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbass has left over 10,000 people killed and nearly 24,000 injured since its outbreak in 2014, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a report on Tuesday. “From the start of the conflict in mid-April 2014 up to 15 May 2017, at least...

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