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    Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities
    Mar07

    Cyberattack in Ukraine exposes U.S. power grid vulnerabilities

    American investigators have concluded a coordinated cyberattack brought down much of Ukraine’s power grid on Dec. 23, leaving 225,000 Ukrainians without power for several hours. The attack, executed over a period of six months, appears to be the first deliberate attempt to shut down a national electrical grid using cyber warfare, according...

    Ukraine urges US, EU to press Russia over jailed pilot
    Mar07

    Ukraine urges US, EU to press Russia over jailed pilot

    ‘Ukraine has sent a letter to EU nations and the United States with the request to intensify their pressure on Russia aimed at securing’ Nadiya Savchenko’s release …read more Source: World...

    Political Leaders, Others Sign Letter Urging Savchenko’s Release
    Mar07

    Political Leaders, Others Sign Letter Urging Savchenko’s Release

    More than 200 political leaders and other prominent individuals have signed an open letter to European leaders urging them to take “emergency measures” to demand that Russia release Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union
    Mar07

    A Surge in Psychiatric Punishment in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Griszka Niewiadomski A particularly despicable way of punishing dissidents during Soviet times was committing them to insane asylums. In those institutions, perfectly sane dissidents were surrounded by real lunatics, including many prone to violence; were abused by asylum staff; and were often forced to take...

    Ukraine urges US, EU to press Russia over jailed pilot
    Mar07

    Ukraine urges US, EU to press Russia over jailed pilot

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on Washington and Brussels Monday to step up pressure on Moscow to secure the release of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot from a Russian jail …read more Source: The Daily...

    Nobel laureates join plea for pilot’s release
    Mar07

    Nobel laureates join plea for pilot’s release

    KIEV: Three Nobel Prize laureates were among thousands of people who signed a petition urging European leaders to secure the release of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot from a Russian jail. The 34-year-old Nadiya Savchenko is standing trial for alleged involvement in the death of two Russian journalists in war-torn Ukraine. She faces up to 23...

    EU to prolong sanctions against Russia without discussions
    Mar07

    EU to prolong sanctions against Russia without discussions

    In September 2015 the European Union extended individual sanctions until March 15, 2016, which aimed to “counter threats to Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.” …read more Source:...

    Questions cloud future of Malaysia Airlines
    Mar07

    Questions cloud future of Malaysia Airlines

    Two years after twin air crashes that left its brand in tatters, Malaysia Airlines is still a company in limbo. ||| Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur – Two years after twin air crashes that left its brand in tatters, Malaysia Airlines is still a company in limbo. The loss of two Boeing 777s just months apart in 2014 triggered a much needed state...

    Levon Aronian to participate in Norway Chess 2016
    Mar07

    Levon Aronian to participate in Norway Chess 2016

    Armenia’s chess player Levon Aronian has been invited to participate in Norway Chess-2016, one of the strongest super tournaments ever. Renowned chess players, including the World Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway), the ex-world champions Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Anish Giri (The Nederlands), and Maxime...

    Protests Over Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Lead To Assaults On Embassies In Kiev, Moscow
    Mar07

    Protests Over Ukrainian Pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Lead To Assaults On Embassies In Kiev, Moscow

    MOSCOW — Tit-for-tat embassy attacks in Moscow and Kiev Sunday, sparked by protests over Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, could further strain ties between the two former Soviet countries. Savchenko is facing a 25-year prison sentence in Russia. Windows and CCTV cameras were reportedly smashed and diplomatic cars broken into at the Russian...