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Tillerson Warns Against Steps That Cut off Talks with Russia
Jun13

Tillerson Warns Against Steps That Cut off Talks with Russia

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. relationship with Russia is at an all-time low and deteriorating further, yet he cautioned against taking steps that might close off promising avenues of communication between the two former Cold War foes. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tillerson...

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...

Russian Investigators Open Case Against Ukraine Lawmaker on Consulate Attack
Jun13

Russian Investigators Open Case Against Ukraine Lawmaker on Consulate Attack

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said “the investigation received sufficient evidence that on March 9, 2016, Parasyuk also enlisted people gathered near the Consulate General to commit an attack on the Russian diplomatic mission.” “In this connection, a criminal case has been instituted against Parasyuk on the grounds of...

Daily Mail Casually Recognizes Crimea as Part of Russia
Jun13

Daily Mail Casually Recognizes Crimea as Part of Russia

“The dramatic incident took place in the port city of Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula, in south-western Russia”, the story reads. © Photo: Daily Mail screenshot Daily Mail screenshot The dangerous object was identified as the German LMB-type mine probably dropped on the Crimean port city of Sevastopol by the Luftwaffe during its early raids...

Researchers: We’ve Discovered Power Grid-Wrecking Software
Jun12

Researchers: We’ve Discovered Power Grid-Wrecking Software

PARIS – Researchers have found a troubling new form of power grid-wrecking software, tying the discovery to a recent Ukrainian blackout in two reports published Monday. The malicious software has the ability to remotely sabotage circuit breakers, switches and protection relays, the reports say, a nightmare scenario for those charged with keeping...

EU Disappointed by Slow Progress in Ukrainian Reforms in Intellectual Property
Jun12

EU Disappointed by Slow Progress in Ukrainian Reforms in Intellectual Property

KIEV (Sputnik) — The European Union is “disappointed” by the stagnant situation in reforming Ukrainian legislation in the field of intellectual property rights (IPR), the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine said in a press release Monday. “18 months after the EU-Ukraine [Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas] DCFTA came into force, most...

Politics: One of the most alarming moments of James Comey’s testimony has gone overlooked
Jun12

Politics: One of the most alarming moments of James Comey’s testimony has gone overlooked

Former FBI Director James Comey said Trump never once asked him about Russia's interference in the US election as it related to national security. “Did the president, in any of those interactions that you shared with us today, ask you what you should be doing, or what our government should be doing, or the intelligence community, to...

Ukrainian President Signs Bill Banning St. George’s Ribbon
Jun12

Ukrainian President Signs Bill Banning St. George’s Ribbon

KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed into force the bill banning the use of St. George’s ribbons in Ukraine on Monday. “Signed the law banning St. George ribbons. Since it is not a symbol of the World War II, it is a symbol of aggression against Ukraine in 2014-2017,” Poroshenko said on Twitter. The bill was...

Kiev Accuses Donbass Militia of Violating Ceasefire 67 Times Over Past 24 Hours
Jun12

Kiev Accuses Donbass Militia of Violating Ceasefire 67 Times Over Past 24 Hours

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ukrainian forces accused Donbass region’s militia of breaching ceasefire 67 times and killing two Ukrainian army’s soldiers during the past 24 hours, the press service of Kiev’s special military operation in Donbass said in a statement Monday. “[Donbass] militia opened fire on Ukrainian Armed Forces’...

Tech: ‘Metro: Exodus’ is a gorgeous action-adventure game coming to Microsoft’s new Xbox One X
Jun12

Tech: ‘Metro: Exodus’ is a gorgeous action-adventure game coming to Microsoft’s new Xbox One X

Microsoft took the wraps off its new Xbox One X console on Sunday, and showcased a number of good-looking new games alongside it. Here's one: "Metro: Exodus." At its E3 presentation Sunday, Microsoft took the wraps off its new game console, the Xbox One X, and showcased a number of new games that aim to make use of its enhanced...

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