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    Obama denounces Russia’s ‘aggressive’ military stance in Europe
    May14

    Obama denounces Russia’s ‘aggressive’ military stance in Europe

    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama warned Russia about its military build-up in northern Europe Friday as he hosted leaders from five Nordic countries at the White House. “We are united in our concern about Russia’s growing, aggressive military presence and posture in the Baltic-Nordic region,” Obama said at the end of the meeting. As...

    U.S. To Move Forward With $1 Billion Loan Guarantee For Ukraine
    May14

    U.S. To Move Forward With $1 Billion Loan Guarantee For Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Biden told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the United States will move forward with a third loan guarantee agreement to support reforms against corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US-Nordic Summit Takes on Russian Aggression
    May14

    US-Nordic Summit Takes on Russian Aggression

    President Barack Obama said Friday that an agreement between the U.S. and five Nordic nations to increase cooperation in the face of rising Russian aggression is an effort to ensure that “smaller nations are not bullied by larger nations.” The president hosted the leaders of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland at the White House...

    Germany Accuses Russia of Being Behind Parliament Cyberattack
    May14

    Germany Accuses Russia of Being Behind Parliament Cyberattack

    Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says Russia was likely behind a cyberattack on Germany’s lower house of parliament last year, which forced its computer system to be temporarily shut down. The BfV intelligence agency said a group known as Sofacy, or APT 28, was behind the parliament cyberattack and said it has indications that...

    Belarus capital Minsk receives first Limmud Jewish learning event
    May14

    Belarus capital Minsk receives first Limmud Jewish learning event

    (JTA) — Hundreds of Jews from across Belarus gathered in the capital Minsk for its first Limmud conference, a festival of Jewish learning that also drew visitors from Israel to the isolated country in Eastern Europe. Approximately 750 people came to the three-day event’s opening session Friday, organized by Limmud FSU together with...

    Ukraine hackers name thousands of journalists
    May14

    Ukraine hackers name thousands of journalists

    The list included reporters from the BBC, ‘USA TODAY,’ CNN, the ‘New York Times’ and Al Jazeera. …read more Source: USA...

    Russia is pinning its Eurovision hopes on a gay-friendly singer who spurns its Crimean policy
    May14

    Russia is pinning its Eurovision hopes on a gay-friendly singer who spurns its Crimean policy

    For Russia’s leaders, Eurovision is no minor frivolity. When Russia won the contest for the first time in 2008, Vladimir Putin himself made a surprise entrance at one of the rehearsals, to reinforce the music competition’s priority status in bringing Russia’s cultural ascendance to the world. And when Azerbaijan didn’t...

    White House: Biden tells Ukraine US ready to OK loan guarantee
    May13

    White House: Biden tells Ukraine US ready to OK loan guarantee

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    European Missile Defense Sites: Rolling Back the Russian Bear
    May13

    European Missile Defense Sites: Rolling Back the Russian Bear

    Dan Goure Missile Defenses, Europe It is a good thing when Washington refuses to be intimidated by the thugs in the Kremlin. Today marks the first significant setback for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assault on Europe. For more than two years, Russia has been on the march in Europe and elsewhere, undermining the political and economic...

    Duma to Restrict Foreign Travel for Russians
    May13

    Duma to Restrict Foreign Travel for Russians

    A package of “counterterrorism bills” was approved by the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament at its first reading today. The bills seek to amend the Russian Criminal Code by adding severe punishments for promoting terrorism and extremist activities. Earlier this week, the Kremlin had recommended to the Duma that it pass these bills. If—or...