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    How Ukraine became the Wild East of cryptocurrencies
    Mar09

    How Ukraine became the Wild East of cryptocurrencies

    KIEV — Welcome to Europe’s Wild East. Forty-year-old Pavel Lerner, the CEO of Exmo Finance, a popular bitcoin exchange, was leaving his office on the day after Christmas when he was accosted and dragged into a black Mercedes-Benz by armed men in balaclavas. The leading Russian blockchain expert was released 48 hours later after paying a...

    It’s Time to Get Over Our Russophilia
    Mar09

    It’s Time to Get Over Our Russophilia

    Unless there is a late surge for Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, who is running in second place with 7 percent, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected president of Russia for another six years on March 18. Once he is, we must decide whether to continue on course into a second Cold War, or to engage Russia, as every president sought to do in...

    Ex-Trump campaign head Manafort pleads not guilty in second case
    Mar09

    Ex-Trump campaign head Manafort pleads not guilty in second case

    WASHINGTON: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of bank and tax fraud in special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s sprawling Russia meddling probe. Answering the second set of charges brought against him by Mueller’s team, Manafort asked the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia for a jury...

    More women are in charge of Jewish groups in the former Soviet Union, thanks to a communist legacy
    Mar09

    More women are in charge of Jewish groups in the former Soviet Union, thanks to a communist legacy

    Anna Grigolaya, left, with her son and daughter. (Courtesy of Grigolaya) (JTA) — For a man to gallantly open a door for a female stranger is neither common nor universally appreciated in Ukraine, where gender salary gaps used to be illegal and female tank crews fought the Nazis. Throughout the former Soviet Union, the communist revolution...

    Georgia Mulls Expedited NATO Membership Strategy
    Mar09

    Georgia Mulls Expedited NATO Membership Strategy

    Georgian legislators in Tbilisi are mulling an expedited North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership strategy following nearly a decade of frustrated efforts to join the military alliance. NATO leaders pledged in 2008 to secure membership for Georgia and Ukraine but stopped short of granting the former Soviet republics Membership Action...

    Women Demand Equal Rights In Kyiv March
    Mar08

    Women Demand Equal Rights In Kyiv March

    KYIV — Several hundred women marched in Kyiv on March 8, demanding equal rights in a demonstration on International Women’s Day. The women marched in the center of the capital, chanting ‘Women’s rig …read more Source: Big News...

    Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges In Russia Probe
    Mar08

    Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges In Russia Probe

    President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief has pleaded not guilty to the latest set of criminal charges brought by the U.S. special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Politics: Trump received a mysterious letter from Putin in 2013 — and no one knows what was in it
    Mar08

    Politics: Trump received a mysterious letter from Putin in 2013 — and no one knows what was in it

    The letter was personally delivered to Trump in New York by the daughter of a Russian oligarch. It's contents remain a mystery to this day. President Donald Trump reportedly received a letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin as a gift in 2013, and its contents remain a mystery. The gift supposedly arrived after Trump put on the Miss...

    On Twitter, false information travels farther and faster than the truth. Really.
    Mar08

    On Twitter, false information travels farther and faster than the truth. Really.

    Call it the curse of the Internet age: Lies spread farther, faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth. In the first detailed analysis of how misinformation spreads through the Twittersphere, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that false news is 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than the truth. It takes the...

    Manafort pleads not guilty at arraignment in Russia probe
    Mar08

    Manafort pleads not guilty at arraignment in Russia probe

    President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to money laundering and tax evasion charges as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. He is accused of laundering millions of dollars he was paid by Viktor F. Yanukovich, a former Ukrainian president with ties to the Kremlin....