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Intel Report: Kremlin Sees US Urging Regime Change in Russia 
Jun28

Intel Report: Kremlin Sees US Urging Regime Change in Russia 

WASHINGTON – Kremlin leaders are convinced the U.S. is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon’s intelligence arm has assessed. The unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency, which will be publicly released later Wednesday,...

Companies, Governments Assess Damage from Latest Malware 
Jun28

Companies, Governments Assess Damage from Latest Malware 

PARIS – Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets — though everyday life remained affected, with cash machines out of order and...

As Firms Gauge Cost, Ukraine says Cyberattack Under Control
Jun28

As Firms Gauge Cost, Ukraine says Cyberattack Under Control

The data-scrambling software epidemic that paralyzed computers globally is under control in Ukraine, where it likely originated, officials said Wednesday, as companies and governments around the world counted the cost of a crisis that is disrupting ports, hospitals and factories. In a statement published Wednesday, the Ukrainian Cabinet said that...

New Cyberattack Causes Mass Disruption Globally
Jun27

New Cyberattack Causes Mass Disruption Globally

PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard. Officials in Ukraine reported serious intrusions of the country’s power grid as well as at banks and government offices, where one senior...

‘Petya’ ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe
Jun27

‘Petya’ ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe

Ukraine has blamed Russia for previous cyber-attacks, including one on its power grid at the end of 2015. Photograph: Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA (The Guardian) A major cyber-attack has struck large companies across Europe, with Ukraine’s government, banks, state electricity grid, telephone companies and even metro particularly badly affected. The...

Hackers Strike across Europe, Sparking Widespread Disruption
Jun27

Hackers Strike across Europe, Sparking Widespread Disruption

Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices. Russia’s Rosneft oil company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk. “We are...

Trump Eager for Big Meeting with Putin; Some Advisers Wary
Jun26

Trump Eager for Big Meeting with Putin; Some Advisers Wary

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian...

Russia’s Putin: Top Goal for Journalists Is ‘Do Not Offend’
Jun24

Russia’s Putin: Top Goal for Journalists Is ‘Do Not Offend’

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says the most important principle for journalists is to avoid upsetting those featured in their articles and television broadcasts. Journalists should ensure their work “won’t be offensive to those about whom they do their reports,” Putin said Saturday, according to a news agency. The...

Britain’s May vows EU citizens can stay after Brexit
Jun23

Britain’s May vows EU citizens can stay after Brexit

Theresa May BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday to let EU citizens stay after Brexit as she met sceptical European leaders for the first time since her disastrous election gamble. Under pressure from all sides since losing her parliamentary majority, May held out an apparent olive branch on the uncertain...

Ryan Backs Russia Sanctions; Dems Say GOP Delay for Trump
Jun22

Ryan Backs Russia Sanctions; Dems Say GOP Delay for Trump

WASHINGTON – Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill that would hit Iran and Russia with sanctions amid Democratic criticism that House Republicans are stalling for time to weaken the penalties at the Trump administration’s request. “We just want to get moving on it,” the Wisconsin Republican told reporters on...

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