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    Can the 2016 Election Be Hacked or Disrupted? Congress Listens to Tech Experts
    Sep15

    Can the 2016 Election Be Hacked or Disrupted? Congress Listens to Tech Experts

    Click here for reuse options! Election officials say not to worry. But computer scientists do. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology was briefed Tuesday on 2016′s doomsday election scenario: what would happen if Russians, or another army of cyber hackers, attempted to infiltrate and corrupt the presidential election voting...

    Aligned with Russia in Syria, Pentagon awkwardly treads on new terrain
    Sep15

    Aligned with Russia in Syria, Pentagon awkwardly treads on new terrain

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For Pentagon officers who cut their teeth during the Cold War, the prospect of U.S. battlefield cooperation with Russia in Syria is not only uncomfortable. It’s also unprecedented.Against that background, the reactions of U.S. military officials range from caution to outright skepticism over a Geneva-based joint...

    Tension Grows between Kiev and Moscow
    Sep15

    Tension Grows between Kiev and Moscow

    From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT. Moscow-The past few days have been witnessing an exchange of violent statements between Moscow and Kiev, marking a new phase … continue reading Tension Grows between Kiev and Moscow …read more Source: ASHARQ...

    In Moscow’s grip, Crimea holds first vote to Russian parliament (AFP)
    Sep15

    In Moscow’s grip, Crimea holds first vote to Russian parliament (AFP)

    Simferopol (AFP) – Shaded by cypress trees on Crimea’s Black Sea shore, a group of locals watch as folk singers in tall headdresses boom out a patriotic song about Russia with the lyrics: “I have no other motherland.” …read more Source: The West...

    IMF approves $1 bn in Ukraine aid held up on corruption concerns
    Sep15

    IMF approves $1 bn in Ukraine aid held up on corruption concerns

    A message posted to the official Twitter account of Ukraine’s current president, Petro Poroshenko, welcomed the news. …read more Source:...

    IMF releases long-awaited $1bn in aid for Ukraine
    Sep15

    IMF releases long-awaited $1bn in aid for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund said its board on Wednesday approved a long-awaited loan disbursement to Ukraine of about $1 billion after a review of the country’s bailout program. …read more Source: France...

    IMF approves $1 billion in Ukraine aid after long delay
    Sep15

    IMF approves $1 billion in Ukraine aid after long delay

    The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday resumed its bailout of war-torn Ukraine, approving disbursement of $1 billion from an aid package that had been held up in part on corruption concerns. Kiev had been waiting for the resumption of lending since August of last year in a $17.5 billion program intended to help stabilize the country after...

    Clinton to meet Ukrainian leader in jab at Trump
    Sep15

    Clinton to meet Ukrainian leader in jab at Trump

    WASHINGTON: White House hopeful Hillary Clinton will meet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko later this month, her campaign said Wednesday, hoping to contrast her pro-Kiev stance with Donald Trump’s embrace of neighbouring Russia. Officials said Clinton would meet the beleaguered Ukrainian leader, who has struggled to keep his country on...

    Germany, France See Fresh Momentum From Ukraine Cease-fire
    Sep15

    Germany, France See Fresh Momentum From Ukraine Cease-fire

    The German and French foreign ministers said on Wednesday an attempt to revive a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine from midnight could set the scene for agreement next week on further peace moves. Visiti …read more Source: Big News...

    Clinton Meeting With Poroshenko To Contrast With Trump’s Putin Embrace
    Sep15

    Clinton Meeting With Poroshenko To Contrast With Trump’s Putin Embrace

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, contrasting her pro-Kyiv stance with her Republican opponent Donald Trump’s embrace of Russia, her campaign said on September 14. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...